Real NC Wedding : Betsy & Ed at A Southern Soiree Wedding
On April 11th of this year, I received a call from Betsy telling me she and her fiance, Ed, would like to get married on June 11th at their farm and that they needed help with planning everything from start to finish.
A quick calculation in my head told me that gave us two months to plan an entire wedding. One consultation later that day and we were off with a bang!
Something I’d like to mention that makes Betsy special (not that all our brides aren’t special!) is that Betsy is the founder of Petfinder.com. Started in 1996, Petfinder.com houses and offers access to the largest database of homeless pets on the Web, and to this date has assisted in the adoption of 17 million pets! So, needless to say, Betsy loves animals!
Something else that was important to Betsy was serving an entire vegetarian and gluten-free menu to all of her wedding guests. Betsy told me that with all of the traveling she did for work, she had eaten too many terrible gluten-free and vegetarian meals in her day and that on her wedding day, she wanted to serve an awesome menu where she knew she could eat everything that was offered.
Betsy and Ed told me that several of their friends and family would be traveling from all over the United States and they wanted to make a weekend out of their wedding. It started Saturday morning with a brunch and pool party and went into Saturday evening with the ceremony, dinner and dancing. Sunday morning, everyone was invited back out to the farm for a farewell brunch.
I’m so proud of my team, Kailey and Melissa, for managing this event on the day of with such grace, dedication, and flexibility. Due to a torrential downpour that occurred the evening of the wedding, all of the vendors worked together to move tables and seating onto the porch for the meal, move the photobooth, and re-arrange the timeline of the evening activities to create a seamless event for the guests. A fun-filled, farm-tastic wedding was had by all and I’m excited to share these images below by Shane Snider
Written by: Megan Brewer Gillikin
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Wedding Planner: A Southern Soiree