Sarah and Chad were married at The Bradford in New Hill, NC on Labor Day weekend. It was a beautiful, warm day filled with love and many thoughtful details.

The Vendor Team

Venue: The Bradford
Photographer: Rose Trail Images
Coordination: Carolina Fete
Florals: Bushel & Peck Weddings
DJ: Island Sound
Catering: Rocky Top
Cake: Ashley Cakes
Video: Martin Photography & Video
Hair & Makeup: The Makeup Culture

Image of outdoor ceremony set up at The Bradford wedding venue in New Hill, NC
Photo by Rose Trail Images

 

The Details

Oh goodness, it is hard to pick which pictures to share here without going into overload! There were so many thoughtful, beautiful details at this wedding.

Photo by Rose Trail Images
Photo by Rose Trail Images
Photos by Rose Trail Images

Can you tell I really enjoyed the florals by Bushel & Peck Designs?

The Ceremony

Photo by Rose Trail Images

This photo of Chad as he sees Sarah for the first time is priceless!

Photo by Rose Trail Images

And then he can’t take his eyes off of her!

Photo by Rose Trail Images

Sarah and Chad chose to include a handwashing ceremony, which was quite meaningful.

Sarah and Chad, today you start your life together anew as a married couple. And as with any new endeavor, it is best to start with a clean slate. You come acknowledging that neither you nor the person you are marrying is perfect, but yet you two are perfect for each other. As you wash your hands together, you are washing away your past failures and mistakes, putting problems big and small behind you. May this cleanse more importantly represent a complete and utter forgiveness of yourselves and of each other. Recognize that all you have gone through up to this moment has been necessary for you to stand here with the depth and capacity to love one another as deeply as you do. Thus, from here forward, you are beginning your marriage and lives together anew.

Photo by Rose Trail Images
Photo by Rose Trail Images

The hand washing ceremony symbolizes a clean beginning for the couple as they enter this new union, free of past failures or mistakes. For that reason, it took place early, and was followed by the couple’s personal vows and then the ring exchange.

Photo by Rose Trail Images

These two were excited to be pronounced as Mr. & Mrs. for the first time!

Photo by Rose Trail Images

Everyone should try to get a group photo of all of their guests, and The Bradford is one of the best places to do this, since there is a balcony off the second floor where the photography can go to capture it!

Review

Thank you Sarah and Chad for leaving this kind review on Wedding Wire!

Image of Katherine Edwards, Interfaith Wedding Officiant and the bride and groom
Photo by Rose Trail Images

“Katherine did an exceptional job! She was well organized and detailed (e.g., contacted us via email regularly, provided a detailed script for our review, provided directions on name change as well as obtaining official marriage licenses). She was very receptive to our changes and was always accommodating to our needs.”

You can check out the feature on this week (to see even more gorgeous pics!) over at Bustld. 

Also, the highlight reel from Martin Photography & Video is available here.