It's hard to beat a North Carolina wedding in November. The air is still warm, but the leaves have turned from bright green to orange, yellow and deep red. Elizabeth and Clay could not have chosen a better day to celebrate their nuptials!
Until the weekend of the wedding, the couple only visited once for a full day of planning. Clay is a Marine and could only make one trip to the Carolinas, but they made the most of their time and made decisions quickly. Even with just a short trip (and so much help from Elizabeth's sweet mother!), the day was absolutely perfect with sophisticated and classic autumn accents.
The outdoor morning ceremony was officiated by a close family friend of Elizabeth's. As Elizabeth walked down the aisle, her dress flowed in the breeze while Clay, in his dress blues, regally awaited his bride to be. It was truly a divine day.
Following their vow exchange, guests enjoyed a mimosa bar with a variety of mixed concoctions and a delicious brunch spread. The vanilla pound cake with vanilla buttercream icing was the perfect end to the brunch. It was adorned with Elizabeth's family's tartan, as was a sweet arrangement at the sweetheart table.
After brunch, DJ Frank Meldau invited all to the dancefloor. If guests hadn't woken up from their coffee, they were certainly up and at 'em with all the dancing! The couple danced their way out of the reception as guests blew bubbles, eventually on their way to Louisiana where they would make their first move as husband and wife.