Real Wedding: Lindsay & Andrew

October 30, 2010 Rocky River Vineyards
Elizabeth Scott Photography
Lindsay and Andrew chose Rocky River Vineyards for their wedding because of its peaceful, country setting and the gorgeous colors of the leaves and vines in autumn.

Even though they attended the same elementary school and church, it took Edenton couple Lindsay Hindman and Andrew Cole a long time to meet. It finally happened (with the help of their parents) at a party held by a mutual family friend. “We were so nervous. I ran over my parents’ mailbox and Andrew got a speeding ticket,” Lindsay says.

The proposal was equally sweet, with Andrew proposing in front of a park swing. Rocky River Vineyards was the spot for the nature-loving couple’s fall wedding. The ceremony, timed forty-five minutes before sunset, took place in front of the barn; the aisle was lined with grapevines. The bride, wearing a Maggie Sottero dress, exchanged vows with her groom under a wooden arbor, built by her father.

To keep with the couple’s Native American heritage, the nuptials focused on nature and included a tree-planting ceremony with a Native American blessing in front of their 270 guests. At the reception, held under a nearby pavilion, a fall setting remained the theme of the night with an array of centerpieces from birdcages and lanterns to tea-light-filled jars and turkey feathers. “We were so remote, it was like we were the only people in the world,” remembers the bride.