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Modern Wedding Ideas for a Super Chic Affair
“Enhance the food and beverage experience by channeling the excitement of a pop-up dinner for a modern, discerning foodie crowd,” says Chelsey Jean Morrison, owner and principal designer/planner at Gather Together Events. “Plan for perfectly paired passed bites and sips at cocktail hour, curated wine pairings, or seasonal/locally sourced foods." Enhance the look of your presentation by creating a fuss-free tray organized by quality treats and hors d'oeuvres.”
“Home is where the heart is. For Caroline and Jared, the Hines Family Farm in Selma NC is where their love story has unfolded. And how could you blame them, when it is such a serene and lovely setting? Jared even proposed to Caroline during an evening walk the property. So when they began planning their wedding, the natural choice for a setting easily turned out to be at home. With the help of wedding planner Chelsey Morrison of Gather Together, they planned a very personal outdoor fall wedding followed by a joyful tented reception. This NC farm wedding was Southern-rustic with added glam.”
“Just as fall leaves, pine cones, and branches layer the forest floor, layer your tablescape with coordinating points of interest from the place setting to the centerpieces for a beautiful overall table design. Remember your centerpieces, runners, china, flatware, and glassware. Here, we chose a natural greenery runner with wood pillar candle holders, colored glassware, dark rattan chargers, and the most welcoming apple to bring together the entire look.” – Chelsey Morrison, Owner, Gather Together
“If your family has a large home, farm, or even a big backyard, the thought may have crossed your mind to host your wedding at home! Private home weddings are our favorite, but is it a good fit for you? If all of the below apply, there’s no place like home for your wedding!”
“Chelsey Morrison, owner of Gather Together Events, favors clear top tents to tie in elements of the outdoors. “When you have a beautiful setting, there is no better way to feel connected to the landscape while still protecting your guests from the elements,” she says. One of her most favored benefits of translucent structures? The silhouettes created from surrounding trees and landscapes that can be seen at dusk.”
“Choose a ceremony site with intention. The front porch or tree grove where the two of you first held hands, shared a kiss, or said ‘I love you’ can become the most meaningful location for your ceremony.”
“When your Chapel Hill wedding venue is set on a serene farm outside with wooded views and a most elegant historic barn, you know your day will have plenty of Southern charm. Gather Together fashioned a styled shoot just as they would a real wedding, for a bride getting married in her own home surrounded by the place and things she loves. This summer NC wedding at The Barn of Chapel Hill event venue, is filled with tradition and glam.”
21 Ways to Make Your Wedding Feel More Modern, Straight from the Experts
Martha Stewart Weddings
"Use home décor pieces to create a modern lounge area. We are always inspired by interior design and love to mix classic and modern furniture for a timeless look. Guests will feel at home and appreciate a place to rest their feet between dancing!"
“Majestic mountains are always a good idea for a wedding ceremony backdrop – just take a look at this Asheville celebration captured by Katherine Miles Jones. The team at Gather Together drew inspiration from the raw beauty of the setting, incorporating the colors and textures of the mountain range into everything from the invitations to the blooms by Floressence Flowers. So get scrolling, because this gallery is a breath of fresh air.”