A Fun Idea

There are so many ways to add simple, personal touches to wedding décor, and we certainly welcome creative ideas at Fearrington. One thing that I often encourage couples to do is personalize what they call their tables in the seating plan. Of course you can never beat the good old numbering system (1, 2, 3), but how about calling them names of cities traveled together, places of significance from college, names of flowers? You name it – there’s no end to creative options. Personally, I think mine would be different types of candy.

Another common theme we see is displaying photos of the couple growing up and growing as a couple. This is a great way for guests to get to know a couple better and see their journey to the Big Day.

Recently a Fearrington wedding combined the two! The tables were classically numbered, but the numbers signified ages of the couple as they grew up. Next to each number were 2 photos, one each for the bride and groom at age 1, 2, 9, etc. Then, beginning at 21 and from then on, each photo was of the happy couple together.

Lots of fun, don’t you think?

Transformation Tuesday

Feeling a little blah? Uninspired? Maybe even a little lost? Pop into Dovecote Style and let us help define your personal style! Lackluster pants morph into a fabulous Before and Again printed swingy skirt. A boring top becomes a sleek v-neck from A'nue Ligne. They'll dress you from top to bottom in the latest styles from designers such as Equestrian, Magaschoni cashmere, Wilt and Elemente Clemente, designers you'll be hard pressed to find anywhere else in the Triangle. Accessories... Full Post >

Q&A with Edda Jockisch of Elemente Clemente

We were so excited to chat with Edda Jockish, a designer for the German line, Elemente Clemente, who is coming to Fearrington Village for a trunk show at Dovecote this weekend. Here's what we learned about Edda and this fabulous clothing line! What can you tell us about your clothes from Elemente Clemente? Our clothes fit a variety of bodies, with both fitted & relaxed styles. We choose great fabrics (often from Italy and Germany) with fabulous detailing and workmanship. The entire... Full Post >

A Visit To Peter Michael Winery

In honor of our upcoming wine dinner with Paul Michael of the Peter Michael Winery -- I wanted to share my experiences with their amazing vineyard and wine. This past spring I had the honor to visit the Peter Michael Winery in Sonoma, California as part of their Sommelier Summit, an annual event they host. The Fearrington House has participated in the Peter Michael Foundation's charity dinners in years past,  and I have had the opportunity to become very familiar with their wines. Their... Full Post >

The Statement Bag

There's no better time than the changing of the seasons to stop and reflect on your wardrobe. We're all starting to put away the light tees and tanks and stock up on sweaters and jackets. The changing of the seasons is lovely, but for the money, there's no better investment than a statement bag to take us through fall, winter and beyond. Some of our favorites here in the shop include a sumptuous leather boho bag in color-blocked cream and brown, totes and clutches with shagreen... Full Post >

All Things Native

With flower beds all tidied and plenty of rain on hand, the Fearrington Gardeners recently took a field trip up the road to visit our friends at the North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill. A morning spent oohing and aahing over the lush plantings there - exemplified by this spectacular pitcher plant display - has only piqued our interest in the diversity and beauty of native North Carolina wildflowers. This is the perfect time of year to visit the NCBG! Check out their Facebook page for... Full Post >