HEIDI + ERIC - Rock Quarry Farm Wedding

Sweet Heidi and Eric. I LOVE this picture of them just a short while after they were pronounced husband & wife. : )

This down-to-earth couple was married at Rock Quarry Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on a beautiful summer day. All the DIY details were SO amazing! Here are a few of my favorites:

All of the flowers (bouquets, boutonnieres & centerpieces) were from a local farm and arranged by Heidi's bridesmaids and aunts. The couple hand made their place settings (napkin holders & place cards), the decor for the dessert display and the hand-fasting cord for their ceremony. Heidi wore her mother's wedding dress. Love that. The couple's friends performed an original song during the ceremony (it was a big hit!).

Bride's dress: bride's mother's wedding dress Bride's shoes: Seychelles Bridesmaids' dresses: each picked her own (BHLDN, BCBG, David's Bridal, Donna Morgan) Groom's attire: J.Crew Groomsmen attire: each picked his own Makeup & hair: bride's sister Florals: Perry-winkle Farm, arranged by bridesmaids & aunts Coordinator: Camille Andrews, owner of Rock Quarry Farm Ceremony music: Big Fat Gap; Jon Spee & Arianna Folkema, friends of the bride & groom Cupcakes: DaisyCakes; pecan pies: Grandma Jean Soeters Reception music: Big Fat Gap Caterer: Crooks Corner Invitations: The Original Pear Officiant: Robin Renteria Rings: William Travis Jewelry

Out of all the weddings that I've photographed, Heidi & Eric's is one that sticks out in my mind as a true reflection of who they are as a couple. It was authentic, deeply rooted in family and just a big celebration for everyone. The "theme" for their reception was a pig pickin' & bluegrass. Definition of chill.

On a side note, it was extra special for me to take part in this wedding. Not only because it totally jives with my style, but more importantly, Heidi's dad was my boss in college when I worked for the UPS store (go see him!). I really enjoyed spending time with his family, and I'm so thrilled to see everyone so happy & healthy! Congrats Heidi & Eric! Thanks for being awesome.

Death by hairspray! : )

The flower girl is seriously so cute.

Gorgeous, Heidi!

Love the herb boutonnieres!

I LOVE this shot of the flower girl about to walk down the aisle. Her expressions screams, "Can I do this?!" For the record, she totally overcame her fear and rocked it with confidence.

Loved the hand-fasting portion of the ceremony.

See how amazing these two are? Best faces EVER!