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The Bradford Wedding { Sarah + Chad } New Hill, NC

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!


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. 

Priya & Peyton at the Oaks at Salem


Photo by JMF Photography

“My husband and I can’t express enough how wonderful Katherine is. She is one of the nicest and sweetest people you will ever meet. She made everything so easy and simple for us. She helped us create an incredibly meaningful, customized ceremony that helped reflect both of our backgrounds… Hindu and Christian, while also focusing on us and our love for one another. Katherine was a pleasure to work with from the moment we met her. Throughout the entire process, Katherine was responsive, attentive and offered feedback on all the questions we had.

Katherine was so engaging and all of my guests felt so comfortable in her presence. She helped guide our ceremony with perfect ease and confidence. Katherine is one of those people who will have an incredibly calming effect on you and any worries or concerns you may have she will quickly take care of. Every time I started to feel overwhelmed or anxious, I could just look at Katherine and she helped make me feel relaxed again.

All the big and small details that come with getting married were made so easy with Katherine’s help and guidance. Katherine did a great job of reminding us about everything throughout the process and even emailed us after our wedding to help with the next steps of changing my name, etc.

The ceremony was exactly what we imagined and everyone in attendance said it was the most unique, heartfelt wedding they have ever been to. We obviously couldn’t have done this without Katherine and we are so lucky to have met her. She helped make one of the most important days of our lives so very special. We will never forget how much she cared in making our day so memorable. We can’t thank her enough and know that you won’t find another officiant as sweet, caring and helpful has Katherine.”


Ashlie & David at the NC State University Club

“We are so glad that we chose Katherine Edwards as our officiant. When we first met her we instantly knew she would be a perfect fit for our wedding. She had several selections and options for how the ceremony would flow. We loved that we could customize it to exactly what we wanted. She checked in with us all the way through to make sure we didn’t need anything. She was great at our rehearsal and helped us understand exactly what to expect and how it would flow. Our ceremony was wonderful! All of our guests asked us if Katherine Edwards was a close friend because she was so personal in the delivery and seemed to know us. They were all impressed by her and said it was one if the best wedding ceremonies they had ever attended. She made sure to make us feel extremely important and not just another ceremony she was performing. She also followed up with us after the wedding to let us know how to get copies of our marriage license and helpful tips on changing my name. If you are looking for a professional and friendly officiant then stop looking and book with Katherine. We can’t say enough good things about her!”