Fearrington Weddings

Spectacular grounds, beautifully appointed venues, exceptional cuisine, customized floral arrangements and attentive, experienced staff combine to create an unparalleled wedding experience.

Meet Gilda McDaniel

This is my dear friend Gilda McDaniel. Today is her 25th anniversary here at Fearrington. That’s a long time, especially in the hospitality business. I shall now proceed to thoroughly embarrass her (she really doesn't like it when we brag on her - sorry Gilda). She is a true mensch - someone that we can all count on as a friend; someone who is always there to help when you are in a pickle. She is the coworker who jumps in and helps you move 200 ceremony chairs just as the rainstorm starts.... Full Post >

Flower Girl Fun

Here’s another twist on past brides bringing their children to see where they were married. Such fun! Elizabeth married Ethan here on June 17, 2006. It was a lovely day. Camille married Ryan on August 17, 2013. On this particular August 17th, 5-year-old Hannah, daughter of Elizabeth and Ethan, served as flower girl for Camille. Hannah was not alone! Her mom Elizabeth served as bridesmaid, too.  This was a true family affair as Hannah’s wonderful grandmother was also in attendance... Full Post >

A Rare Quiet Saturday

About once a year, on a random day, it happens...we get a quiet Saturday afternoon. Very strange!  Well, a few weeks ago was the 2014 date for such a thing, and I got spend a really nice hour with the "Flower Shop Girls" (as we affectionately call them) looking at a large selection of Krystal Kast’s fabulous wedding photos.  It was such fun! While looking at Krystal’s work is always a pleasure, the most enjoyable part of the afternoon for me was listening to the girls as they looked... Full Post >

Sisters Kast

Not only am I lucky enough to work with the talented photographer Krystal Kast, I'm also fortunate enough to be able to call her my sister-in-law! She is an amazing talent capturing special moments at so many of Fearrington's weddings. She is easy to work with and just fun to be around. She captures people at their best and happiest! I get to spend my weekends making couples and families happy while spending time with Krystal. I look forward to another amazing wedding season and spending... Full Post >

Sweet Music!

This time of year is very busy in the wedding office with planning and getting our couples ready for their special day. Many couples often ask me; "Is ceremony music imoportant?" My answer a firm" absolutely!" There is nothing more wonderful than guests arriving to the sound of sweet music in the gardens before your nuptials, it just sets the tone for the rest of your day. Finding music for your wedding day doesn't have to be a daunting task, nor should you relegate your search to one genre or... Full Post >

Please Find your Way to your Seat!

One of my favorite parts of a planning meeting is the creative end of a wedding and helping couples create what expresses their personalities. This past summer I worked with a very fun couple that were looking for a different way to assign guests to their tables and seats. I found two amazing ladders in our warehouse and combined that with clotheslines and laundry pegs. They provided beautiful hand-written place cards to be pinned to the clothesline. It was so great to see something other than... Full Post >

Winter Wonderland Wedding

Dreaming of a beautiful wedding in the snow?  Sure!  We can do that, with a little help from Mother Nature. I’m not sure how you get much prettier than this, in fact. Thanks to this gorgeous and unbelievably sweet couple, we are off to a great start for our 2014 season.  Very exciting!  It’s going to be a great year. Full Post >

More on Anniversaries

I had a really sweet email from a past bride and groom, Rachelle and Chris, talking about what a good time they had here when they came back to Fearrington for their second anniversary.  I will share it with you: "We decided we should come back more often!  I wish we could have done this last year on our first anniversary!   It was the best meal I've had in forever!  They made me a ribeye on request and I was sooo full! We started with some ice cream at The Goat then went to the barn... Full Post >

Anniversaries

Regardless of how much planning we do, weekends often bring great surprises.  (No, I am not talking about the occasional surprise rainy wedding day – we always have a plan for that!)  I am talking about anniversaries! Almost every weekend old friends turn up celebrating their anniversaries.  It’s always so nice to see those familiar faces and catch up.  I am always surprised – “How did it get to be a year ALREADY?” or “How did you have time to have 3 kids ALREADY?!” – and... Full Post >

Spring Hope on a Cold Day

It warms my heart on a blustery day to see the little pips of blossoms making their way through the cold hard ground. Hellebore (commonly known as Lenten Rose) is always one of the first to pop up their pretty little heads and give me hope that this too shall pass! Full Post >