Southern Rustic Wedding – Real Wedding

It’s my 4 year wedding anniversary and I’ve never shared my personal wedding on the blog! We had a Southern Rustic Wedding in Wallace, North Carolina. Whenever I tell someone that they look at me like I have two heads. Wallace is about half way (ish) between Raleigh and Wilmington. River Landing is a private community with the most gorgeous ceremony and reception sites.  We had our ceremony right on the Cape Fear River and our reception in the River Lodge overlooking the water.

River Landing Wallace, North Carolina Real Wedding - River Lodge at River Landing - #NorthCarolina #NorthCarolinaWedding #RusticWedding - Real Wedding by High Cotton Events by Design

This is my very favorite picture from our wedding. We have a large print of it hanging in our foyer. One of my favorite parts of our southern rustic wedding location was this gorgeous covered bridge.

River Landing Wallace, North Carolina Real Wedding - River Lodge at River Landing - #NorthCarolina #NorthCarolinaWedding #RusticWedding - Real Wedding by High Cotton Events by Design

Our wedding favors doubled as our guest’s glass for the night. We had mason jars with paper straws because #savetheturtles. Mason jars are a staple for southern rustic weddings and I still see them used for all kinds of themes!

River Landing Wallace, North Carolina Real Wedding - River Lodge at River Landing - #NorthCarolina #NorthCarolinaWedding #RusticWedding - Real Wedding by High Cotton Events by Design

River Landing Wallace, North Carolina Real Wedding - River Lodge at River Landing - #NorthCarolina #NorthCarolinaWedding #RusticWedding - Real Wedding by High Cotton Events by Design

River Landing Wallace, North Carolina Real Wedding - River Lodge at River Landing - #NorthCarolina #NorthCarolinaWedding #RusticWedding - Real Wedding by High Cotton Events by Design

River Landing Wallace, North Carolina Real Wedding - River Lodge at River Landing - #NorthCarolina #NorthCarolinaWedding #RusticWedding - Real Wedding by High Cotton Events by Design

River Landing Wallace, North Carolina Real Wedding - River Lodge at River Landing - #NorthCarolina #NorthCarolinaWedding #RusticWedding - Real Wedding by High Cotton Events by Design

The flowers are easily one of my favorite parts of my wedding. They were all from the North Carolina Farmer’s Market in Raleigh. I purchased several buckets and we put together all of the arrangements and bouquets by hand. I put together my bridal bouquet with my bridesmaids the night before the wedding – I wanted it to look like I just picked some wildflowers. It was everything I wanted it to be!

River Landing Wallace, North Carolina Real Wedding - River Lodge at River Landing - #NorthCarolina #NorthCarolinaWedding #RusticWedding - Real Wedding by High Cotton Events by Design

River Landing Wallace, North Carolina Real Wedding - River Lodge at River Landing - #NorthCarolina #NorthCarolinaWedding #RusticWedding - Real Wedding by High Cotton Events by Design

River Landing Wallace, North Carolina Real Wedding - River Lodge at River Landing - #NorthCarolina #NorthCarolinaWedding #RusticWedding - Real Wedding by High Cotton Events by Design

This was our first look! I’m so glad we did a first look before the ceremony to capture this moment. We got some very memorable photos from this moment and I suggest it to all my brides!

River Landing Wallace, North Carolina Real Wedding - River Lodge at River Landing - #NorthCarolina #NorthCarolinaWedding #RusticWedding - Real Wedding by High Cotton Events by Design

River Landing Wallace, North Carolina Real Wedding - River Lodge at River Landing - #NorthCarolina #NorthCarolinaWedding #RusticWedding - Real Wedding by High Cotton Events by Design

River Landing Wallace, North Carolina Real Wedding - River Lodge at River Landing - #NorthCarolina #NorthCarolinaWedding #RusticWedding - Real Wedding by High Cotton Events by Design

River Landing Wallace, North Carolina Real Wedding - River Lodge at River Landing - #NorthCarolina #NorthCarolinaWedding #RusticWedding - Real Wedding by High Cotton Events by Design

River Landing Wallace, North Carolina Real Wedding - River Lodge at River Landing - #NorthCarolina #NorthCarolinaWedding #RusticWedding - Real Wedding by High Cotton Events by Design

 

River Landing Wallace, North Carolina Real Wedding - River Lodge at River Landing - #NorthCarolina #NorthCarolinaWedding #RusticWedding - Real Wedding by High Cotton Events by Design

Our cake was from Tammy the Cake Lady in Wilmington, North Carolina. She is hands down my favorite baker EVER. Our cake was delicious and I ate mostly cake for days after the wedding. It was my favorite snack driving to our honeymoon! All five layers were different flavors. It was decorated with wildflowers and topped with bride and groom pine cones.


If you’re ready to plan your own Southern Rustic Wedding, we’re here to help! High Cotton Events by Design, LLC is based in North Carolina and has helped Brides all over the East Coast create the wedding of their dreams! Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation and to receive our package guide!

Contact Us!

event planning and design

north carolina & BEYOND