Morning and welcome to this ‘Wedstock’ themed woodland barn wedding, brought to us all the way from North Carolina. Anja and Nate planned a super laid-back festival themed wedding and it was a blast! Despite the rain, they danced the night away to live music and camped out in tents right outside the barn reception. And please note, not just any old barn – authentic and deeply sentimental, this place (and I mean the entire venue) has been in the Wickerville family for decades, passed on by Anja’s much loved Grandfather. Previously his working woodshed, the barn was restored by the family and played the perfect host to an incredible celebration of love and life.
Anja walked barefoot down the aisle in a gorgeous two-piece gown from Wildflower Bridal with a seriously gorgeous feather bouquet and the couple married under a bursting arch of greenery and wildflowers. They went ahead in full festival fashion from the get-go, sending out Woodstock ticket mock ‘Save the Dates’ and picking up old wood pallets for signage from the side of the road. So cool! The amazing Amanda Sutton Photography captured this wild, naturally whimsical and bohemian wedding and we just love it….DIY décor at it’s absolute best. Oh, and if you love a pooch at a wedding, then this one’s for you!
Here’s beautiful Anja to tell you more….
We love festivals and have gone to several throughout our relationship. The way people come together in harmony in order to have fun and let go of their everyday stresses is incredible and you can often get to know a person in that environment better than anywhere else.
CHRISTMAS PROPOSAL IN NORTH CAROLINA
We both love live music and theatre in a multitude of settings, so Nate took me to a performance of The Nutcracker and then on a walk through Charlotte, North Carolina and proposed in front of the newly lit Christmas tree. Cliché, but so sweet!
SENTIMENTAL VENUE: MARRIED AT GRANDPARENT’S BARN
We were married at ‘The Shop’ at Wickerville in Sanford, NC. Wickerville is a plot of land that my grandparents owned. My Grandfather had a woodworking shop referred to as “The Shop” which hosted pig pickin’s and celebrations of all kinds over the years. This place holds a lot of sentimental value – I tried to imagine getting married at another venue but felt that no other place would justify. When it was decided that we were to get married out at The Shop, my Dad worked endlessly for months converting the pole barn into a full fledge barn. Today, it serves as a gathering place for family and friends
TWO-PIECE CROP TOP AND LONG BOHO SKIRT
I got my dress from Wildflower Bridal in Asheville NC; It was a two-piece crop top that was a lacy halter top and a flowy, light tool skirt bottom. I just wanted to be comfortable on the day and especially wanted to make sure that I could freely move, dance and jump around! I wore shoes by Dance of the Pearls barefoot sandals by Fulyak and wore small flower jewels place in my hair.