Lindsey & Mark’s Fresh, Fun and Creative Fair Barn Wedding
Remember that fantastic Dudley Do-Right / silent film engagement session I showed you guys a while back? Well the fun pair got married and here they are (*points below*) looking oh-so-fabulous! Mark and Lindsey’s gorgeous wedding at the Fair Barn in Pinehurst was filled with so many creative DIY-ed details, beautiful elements, and lots of fun, laughter, and love!
So honored to be able to share this lovely couple’s journey from e-session to wedding! I’m grateful to the always-wonderful Carolyn Scott Photography for sending such awesome celebrations my way (see all previously featured shoots by Carolyn + get to know here behind the lens) and here she is with the story:
Lindsey and Mark’s wedding was held on a ridiculous scorching 112 degree day (yes, it’s true!) in Pinehurst, NC. Their ceremony and reception was held at an old Fair Barn near a horse racing track and some horse stables. It’s a gorgeous building! They made all of the wedding details themselves and had their families and friends pitch in to make the cake and food… and even the Best Man DJ’ed the wedding. Everyone pulled their weight and made it a fantastic event that was very DIY and beautiful. Their guest book was made up of post cards from their home states that the guests could write on and put into a mailbox. The seating chart was a bunch of mason jars with a name and table number on them that doubled as the guest favors. Stuffed inside the dinner napkin was the wedding programs and a piece of pine… very appropriate for their Pinehurst wedding! Lindsey looked gorgeous in a lace gown and Mark looked handsome in his grey vest and pants (I love the more casual look for grooms, especially on summer weddings!). The couple did a first look and most of their photographs prior to the wedding then partied the night away after the ceremony!
El scorcho! (Carolyn wasn’t kidding! )
Totally digging these portraits on the train tracks — a nod to their e-session of course. As for their wedding, Lindsey shares:
We wanted a wedding that was personal, fun, creative, and natural. We didn’t really have a singular theme. We picked a few words to describe our dream wedding and made decisions that were in the same vein.
(That’s a great tip to follow if you’re stumped trying to come up with ideas for your wedding!)
Are you loving the fresh, vibrant colors of this celebration? I sure am!
The venue really allowed for breathtaking available light photography! If you’re loving how beautiful everything is, well there’s so much more to come. Prepare for some inspiring DIY eye candy!
Lindsey & Mark really paid attention to the details and tried to do a lot of things themselves… like this mailbox “guestbook” station which is such a great idea:
For our guestbook, we purchased postcards from Fayetteville, NC (my hometown) and Columbus, OH (Mark’s hometown), and asked our guests to mail us “love letters”.
Our birch rounds we used for centerpieces were actually cut from a tree in Michigan by my mom’s boyfriend and his father. Even the rosemary sprigs that we tied to our programs came from my dad’s backyard!
I also love how each jar has photos from the couple’s e-session in them!
Our event was catered by a family friend, the menu was based on our favorite foods and inspired by the state I grew up in (North Carolina BBQ).
The cake was made by one of the bridesmaids, and our best man DJ’ed the reception! All the decor (with the exception of the flowers) was made by my mom, my aunt, my stepmom, dad and myself!
What really made our day truly unique was all the love and hard work other people were so willing to put into it. A lot of very dear friends and family came together to make our wedding one big labor of love. It was incredibly overwhelming to look around the room and realize there was a story or reason behind every single thing, and that it had been created by someone who loved the both of us very much.
Parting words of advice from the newlyweds:
Don’t worry! The day goes by incredibly fast and worrying takes away from it. Yes, something will probably go wrong, but it doesn’t really matter. Just remember that at the end of the day, you will be married to your best friend and that’s really what it’s all about!
Before I end this feature, I wanted to include this bit from the sweet note Lindsey sent me:
I love the blog, the couples you feature, and their special days. I am so thrilled that you would include us not once but twice! Carolyn and Geoff did such an incredible job with our engagement shoot and our wedding day! We can’t thank them enough for their creativity, fearlessness, and ability to capture the most special moments.
Huge thanks to Carolyn for sharing her spectacular images with us, and congratulations Lindsey & Mark! Featuring you twice was my pleasure and thank you for giving us a VIP pass into your gorgeous day!
Photographer: Carolyn Scott Photography
Venue: The Fair Barn, Pinehurst, NC
Florist: Aldena Frye Design, Aberdeen, NC
Hair: Lacey King / Blues Crossing Barber Shop , Aberdeen, NC
Wedding Dress, Bridesmaids Dresses and Mantilla: Alfred Angelo
Groom’s Suit and Best Man’s Suit: Express
Officiant: Darlene Liedig, Hope Mills
Cake: Cassandra Rayne and Max Gross (Personal Friends)
Caterer: Jack Combs (Personal Friend)
DJ: Brent Scheidell (Personal Friend) – ”the villain” from Lindsey & Mark’s engagement session!
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