Real Wedding: Jennifer & Brad
APRIL 30, 2011: LAKE NORMAN
Photographs by CAROLINE GHETES PHOTOGRAPHY
Denver, North Carolina, couple Jennifer Higgins and Brad Albrecht had the date set, the venue booked, and the save-the-dates letter-pressed, but when they put down an offer on their dream house, it was clear where they should get married—in their own backyard. On top of dealing with extensive renovations, the couple handled most of the wedding details with Blush Weddings & Events on-hand for day-of coordinating. The lake was the centerpiece for the celebrations, from the rehearsal dinner at the North Harbor Club to the ceremony near the dock and the backyard bash afterward. The bride kept things simple by wearing a flowing gown by Alix & Kelly, a flower pin she found on Etsy, and a ring from Brad’s mom. The bride’s and groom’s rings were equally meaningful—they belonged to her grandmother and his grandfather, respectively. The party itself had a backyard-elegant vibe, a menu that included
turkey sweet potato biscuits, raspberry mint chicken, and plenty of bubbly, finished with dancing on the dock.