Posts Tagged 'The Arbors'

January 26, 2018

I’ve often found that lovers of nature are often the ones who are most comfortable with themselves. While many succumb to the rush and hurry world, nature tends to provide just the opposite — one notices the colors of the sunset, the majesty of the mountains, the whisper of wind through the trees, the nurturing of the soul.
It was in this setting that Heather and Tyler had their engagement session, and the same gentle spirit of nature carried itself to their wedding at The Arbors.
One of my favorite venues, The Arbors combines the beauty of nature and the rustic charm of yesteryear with all the elegance needed for an extraordinary wedding.
Caroline with Mint to be Weddings insured that the simple inspirations of nature could be seen — from the flower covered wooden barrels and sprigs of fresh flowers designed by Nectar Floral Designs to the cut wood stands and the birch bark flower pots — a reminder from the woods to gently nurture the soul.

Congratulations to this lovely couple – wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

“Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” — John Muir

Wedding Planner: Caroline Emmons – Mint to be Weddings
Makeup: Simply Beautiful Artistry by Sissy
June 08, 2015

No two clients are the same, and no two weddings can ever be duplicated  — and this was a perfect example. For this couple and their families, the first Saturday of May was always planned around The Kentucky Derby, and likewise, so would their wedding.
As the crowds were pouring into Churchill Downs, a similarly excited, albeit somewhat smaller, crowd was convening at The Arbors Events near Lake Norman, North Carolina to celebrate a wedding like none other.
In North Carolina, the bride and her parents were walking toward the rose covered arch, while in Kentucky, the contenders were making their way from the barn to the paddock.
In North Carolina, a couple deeply in love were saying their vows, while in Kentucky, the participants were listening for the ‘Rider’s Up’ call.
Once in the reception area, the wedding party and guests quickly wrote down their favorites on the betting board, grabbed their champagne and turned toward the big screen television. As toasts were made to the bride and groom, American Pharoah was making his way across the finish line.

Although I may be one of the few Americans who have never seen The Kentucky Derby, something tells me I’ll be tuning in next year. Perhaps not to see the race itself, but rather to search among the spectators for Katie & Ben as they celebrate their first anniversary.

Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite.  – Unknown

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Photographer | Julia Laible Photography
Assistant Photographer | Jessica Kait Photography 
Videographer | Crown Alley Films
Venue | The Arbors Events
Caterer | Visions Catering
Florals | Nectar
Baker | Ella’s Celestial Cakes
Ceremony Musician | Musically Yours NC
Pastor | Tom McCrea
HMUA | LINDSEY REGAN THORNE “b e p r e t t y”
Caricaturist | Jerry Frazee
DJ | All The Right Grooves Professional DJ Services
Transportation | T&J Shuttle & Limousine
Paper Goods | Olive Paper
Planning & Coordination | Brandy Childs
May 28, 2014

My blog readers first met Megan & Robbie when I wrote about their Engagement Session at The Arbors in Cleveland, NC. This playful and spontaneous couple recently married at The Arbors and I wanted to share some highlights from their beautiful wedding.
We couldn’t have asked for a more gorgeous day — hardly a cloud in the sky, a gentle breeze,  just perfect for an outdoor wedding.  The ceremony and reception went flawlessly with a few unique surprises along the way.  As the darkness fell, the dancing slowed and the crowd began to disperse, we were left with the last remnants of the evening. Snuggled together by an outdoor fire in their wedding finery, Megan & Robbie prove their spontaneity yet again as the marshmallows and chocolate miraculously appear as they celebrate together by roasting smores over the flames.

Love is sweet…


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Vendor Love :

Wedding Gown The Lily Rose Bridal Designer Watters
Bridesmaids Dresses
David’s Bridal
A very special thank you to my Second Shooter Hayley from Lovely & Light Photography.
April 23, 2014

When you see two people who are obviously meant for each other, watch how their personalities mesh together, observe their caring and devotion, you can’t help but wonder how they met. Were they classmates in school? Did they grow up in the same community? Did they meet online? A multitude of scenarios from which to choose, but sometimes it comes from a totally unexpected encounter.

While Neil was working at Suntrust Bank, Jennifer came in to open an account and they struck up a conversation. The following day, Neil called Jennifer to inform her that he’d be transferring banks and to give her updated contract information.  Just another typical day at the office…… until Jennifer texted him:
Good luck with the new job!

That single text ultimately led to a relationship, and the couple plan to marry at The Arbors this Fall.

While they are quite indecisive as a couple when it comes to everyday decisions such as what movie to watch and where to eat, I think they’d both quickly agree they were destined to be together!

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Jennifer’s hair and makeup done by the very talented Sissy Duncan of Simply Beautiful Artistry.