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Terri & Sean: An Outdoor Wedding in Highlands, NC

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Terri & Sean in Highlands, NC
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An acorn -- Sean's pet name for Terri -- personalized the rose, seeded eucalyptus and sedum boutonniere.
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Fit for a 1940s starlet's wedding, Terri's eye-popping bouquet had dahlias, tulips, Queen Anne's lace, calla lilies, roses, phlox and scabiosas. Peacock feathers jutted out around the edges for an exotic touch.
Jan’s Floral Art, Franklin, NC
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A feather and some gold beads were retro-glam accents to Terri's floral hairpin.
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A wooden sign painted with the couples' names matched the vintage vibe and directed guests to the inn.
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Floral-printed paper and fabric were sewn together to create a unique cover. The couple further customized the programs by including a poem the bride's late grandmother had written.
DIY Project
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The bride's cousin wore a gold, empire-waist dress with a wine-colored sash. She carried a basket full of petals and adorned with streaming ribbons that fluttered in the wind.
Elizabeth St. John
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Terri and Sean exchanged vows on the front lawn of the inn beneath a bamboo frame with hanging origami cranes. Rose petals were scattered along the aisle which was lined with candleholders adorned with fresh flowers and ribbons.
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In many Asian cultures, having 1,000 origami cranes at the wedding is thought to bring the couple good luck. To honor Sean’s Buddhist beliefs, the couple and their friends made a bunch and hung them from strings. "We ended up with 1,083—too many helping hands!" says the bride.
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For a truly personal touch Terri's mom handmade her cathedral-length veil. Its lace edge matched her gown.
Made by the bride's mother
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A heart with an arrow filled with purple petals decorated a tree on the property and sent guests to the reception.
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The bride's mother made the paisley tablecloths that covered the wooden dining tables. Gold chargers and wine-colored napkins, candles and goblets fit in with the color scheme.
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Blooms in vintage tins and antique glass vases played up the theme. The colorful mix included straw flowers, zinnias, mums, tulips, delphiniums and salvias.
Jan’s Floral Art, Franklin, NC
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As a surprise for Sean, the cake baker sculpted a sugar-paste squirrel and acorn. Inside, a gluten-free, dairy-free carrot cake was made especially for the groom who has wheat and dairy allergies.
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A chocolate-lovers dream, dark chocolate fondant covered layers of tiramisu and kahlua mocha chip cake. Fresh fruit and greenery complemented the natural surroundings.
Old World Cake Co. LLC, Greenville, SC
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Potted succulent plants wrapped in burlap doubled as escort cards. The picot-edged ribbon ties gave the favors an old-world appeal.

Terri & Sean in Highlands, NC

It was love at first wink for Terri and Sean. She "winked" at him through their online dating site to let him know she liked his profile. Intrigued by her stats, he emailed her. They talked online for a week before getting together in person where they hit it off. The Bride Terri Kowite, 31, student The Groom Sean Witty, 35, co-owner of a manufacturing company The Date September 13 When Sean wanted to propose, he decided to work in a children's book the two had come across months earlier. The character in the story loved to give gifts on his birthday instead of receive them. So on his birthday, Sean gave Terri a copy of the book with a written proposal inside. Then, he gave her an engagement ring he designed himself.
- Tia Albright
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