Naturally Stunning Moore Cove Falls Wedding P

Naturally Stunning Moore Cove Falls Wedding P

David and Caitlin Moore cove falls wedding

Weddings are all about celebrating love for one another in a place that is meaningful to you as a couple. That’s why Caitlin and David settled on a Moore Cove Falls wedding to celebrate their love. The two always loved the mountains, so they figured why not tie the knot in the middle of a national forest with nature as their incredible backdrop? With the help of planner Elope Asheville, they said “I do” surrounded by their loved ones, their furry friend Phenix, and the gentle sounds of the waterfall.

While we could talk about how special the intimate celebration was, we love what photographers—and Junebug members–The Stewarts Roam had to say about the couple and the love-filled day.

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The Stewarts Roam’s Take On The Day

These two chose Moore Cove Falls for their special day and exchanged their vows on the rocks, right beneath the breathtaking falls. It was a killer spot, and we couldn’t have pictured a more beautiful scene for this special couple.

We fell in love with David and Caitlin’s generous spirits and knew our personalities would suit their day well. We were completely honored by the number of times David and Caitlin told us that they trusted us and wanted our vision and artistic styles to guide their day. And we were beyond happy to oblige! When a couple gives us that much creative freedom to truly document their day to the best of our ability, we know that we’re working with the right people. David and Caitlin are two absolutely wonderful people.

We loved getting to know these two and getting to witness their love for one another. Another very special addition to this awesome day was their gorgeous dog, Phenix. He kept a close watch over his humans and added a gentle, calming presence. 

The Couple:

Caitlin and David

The Wedding:

Moore Cove Falls, North Carolina

Wedding venue

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Incorporating Nature At A Moore Cove Falls Wedding

We wanted something small, intimate, and in the mountains—we love the mountains. Moore Cove Falls was the perfect place–a quiet waterfall within the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. The rest fell into place. Nature doesn’t need many decorations. It does all the work for you with its beauty. With the sun shining on a warm autumn day, our vibe was set. Our closest family wore deep reds and navy to match the groom–including our husky, Phenix, who sported a rose-covered leash and formal bandana–and I carried matching flowers. The waterfall served as our music.

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Moore's cove falls wedding getting ready

bride getting dressed for Moore's cove falls wedding

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bride adjusting her jewelry for Moore's cove falls wedding

Personalizing The Day With A Pet

We had our dog Phenix join our special day. You could say he was one of the best men! We think he knew his mom and dad were getting married because he was just such a good and happy boy all day. 

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groom reading letter from the bride

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bride and groom embracing before Moore's cove falls wedding

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Honoring The Bride’s Father

I tied my dad’s wedding ring around my bouquet. He passed away five years ago, and I felt like he was walking with me throughout the day by keeping his own band close to mine.

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bride and groom portraits Moore's cove falls wedding

Moore's cove falls wedding portraits

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groom and bride kissing Moore's cove falls wedding

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What It’s Like Working With A Junebug Member

Our photographers–The Stewarts Roam–were the best! They are such a fun couple who create magical photos of natural moments. They captured who we are as a couple within every shot throughout the day. Our whole essence is in these photos. We had such a fun time, too, talking and laughing and getting to become friends throughout the day.

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Moore's cove falls wedding first dance

The Wedding Team:

Photography – The Stewarts Roam Photography
Event Planning – Elope Asheville
Ceremony Venue – Moore Cove Falls
Videography – Inkspot Crow
Makeup Artist – Flawless Makeup

Congratulations again to Caitlin and David on their Moore Cove Falls wedding! We’re so thankful that Junebug members The Stewarts Roam were there to capture the magic of the day. To see more of their work, check out their profile in our directory of wedding photographers from around the world!


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Music-Inspired Wedding at The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve P

Music-Inspired Wedding at The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve P

What do you get when you combine the countryside of Raleigh with a love for music? A stunning wedding full of dancing. That’s exactly what Renée and Lou had at their music-inspired wedding at The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve. With the help of planner Magnolia and Grace Events, the couple created a day full of dusty blue accents–a nod to Renée’s late mother—large warm color floral arrangements from Meristem Floral, and homemade touches–like the music album guestbook.

The couple faced many hardships while planning the day–from Renée’s parents both passing a little over a month before their special day to Lou’s mother passing earlier in the same year. Although it was one of the most challenging times in their lives, they proved love prevails.

Thankfully, Morning Wild Photography was there to capture every heartfelt moment, and we’re so glad we get to share this special day. Keep scrolling to see the romantically retro affair!

The Couple:

Renée and Lou

The Wedding:

The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Remembering Those Who Have Passed

One moment before the ceremony that stands out was when my Maid of Honor–a lifelong friend from home–helped me into my dress. My mom and dad had both passed away just months before the wedding. As a little girl, I dreamt of my wedding day. I thought of the dress, the flowers, the food, the cake, the music, the man I would marry. All while picturing the jewelry my mom would put on me as I was getting ready. I pictured her zipping up my gown and buckling the straps of my shoes while she gave me the kind of advice only a mom could give. It meant so much to have my MOH zip up my dress, and it brought me to tears to realize just how much love we share as friends. Then when the rest of my bridesmaids saw me for the first time and cried, I just felt so surrounded by love. 

Why The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve

We fell in love with The Meadows as soon as we drove onto the property. I discovered it on Instagram, and it ended up being only a 10-minute drive from our house. We loved that it was tucked away near a horse farm, but still a quick drive to the heart of downtown Raleigh. We had seen a couple of other venues before, and they were beautiful, but they just didn’t feel like us. The Meadows was a beautiful blank slate that we could turn into whatever we dreamt of, and the vibe felt right. The owners were always experimenting and adding to the property and made it feel truly unique with vintage pieces and beautiful landscaping.

Personalizing The Ceremony

We wrote our own vows and did a wine box ceremony–suggested by Reverend Ed, who married us. It involved us writing letters to each other that we put in the box–along with a bottle of nice red wine–that we’ll open on our first anniversary. We’ll share the bottle of wine and read the letters to each other. We plan to do this on every anniversary–we’ll add a new bottle of wine and write new notes. We also had a candle lit for my parents, who had passed away, and my mother-in-law, who also passed away earlier in the year.

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Incorporating The Bride’s Mother’s Favorite Color

My husband and I have always loved blues, so that was just a given for us. And I love robin’s egg blue, particularly because it was one of my mom’s favorite colors, and the kitchen sink in my parents’ kitchen growing up was robin’s egg blue.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Morning Wild Photography
Event Planning – Magnolia and Grace Events
Venue – The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve
Floral Design – Meristem Floral
Catering – Rocky Top Catering
Cake – Ashley Cakes
Officiant – Ed Sansbury
Live Music – The Dickens, Emerald Empire Band
Videography – Twenty One Films
Invitation Design – One & Only Paper
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Ash & Co
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Jenny Yoo
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Generation Tux
Neon Sign – NameGlo
Rentals – Greenhouse Picker Sisters, CE Rentals
Transportation – Great Raleigh Trolley
Ice Cream Truck – Two Roosters

Congratulations again to Renée and Lou on their music-inspired wedding at The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve. We’re so glad that Morning Wild Photography was there to capture it. If you’re planning your own outdoor nuptials, check out these ten outdoor wedding color palettes.


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