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I had the pleasure of marrying a wonderful couple on Friday, January 31st at the Het Landhuis in Pittsboro. If you aren’t familiar with that venue, check out their website here. There are so many cool things about the Het Landhuis, it is hard to know where to start! I think what I like most is that this is really like 6 or 8 venues in one! There are a number of really beautiful spots to get married on the property, including the veranda near the pond, the under the huge pecan tree, in front of one of the historic guest houses, inside the barn, or on the lawn beside the barn in front of the massive gates… so many choices! There are both indoor and outdoor cocktail hour and reception options as well.

photo(2)_editedThe Barn nearing sunset.

I also LOVE that this is a family operation! The property has been in the family for 14 years and has been lovingly restored over that time. Lisa, the owner, is wonderful to work with and Beth, her sister, is available as a day-of coordinator for your big day! Their father did all of the absolutely breathtaking iron work on the property. It is really such a cool place. There are a lot of neat little touches as well, like the engraved bricks found throughout the property, one for each couple that was married there. Couples also receive a bottle of wine made from grapes grown on the property! You can tell a lot of thought and personal unique touches go into each wedding here.

It was actually day-of coordinator Beth and her fiance, Patrick, who I was honored to marry on the 31st. They chose the upstairs of the barn for a small family event, utilizing the space for both their ceremony and reception. They incorporated a Chinese New Year theme with Chinese food for the reception, gorgeous decorations including Chinese fans and Japanese lanterns, cute little favor boxes made from chinese take out boxes, and a really yummy almond cookie stick from Korea called “Pepero.” (I ate more than one of those!)

Boyd Tillett 1 31 14Me and the happy couple after the ceremony.

I think by far my favorite part of the evening was when Beth and Patrick recessed (danced, rather!) down the aisle to Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get it On!” I do love a fun recessional. Its a celebration, right?!

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