A Bohemian Mountainside Wedding at Twickenham House in West Jefferson, North Carolina
For their bohemian North Carolina wedding, Edith (27) and Eli (28) honored their mutual love of nature by exchanging vows with a picturesque mountain backdrop. The couple spent 11 months planning their summer nuptials at the Twickenham House in West Jefferson, North Carolina, which accommodated their 60 guests for a three-day weekend celebration. "We had an amazing day surrounded by people we loved, and they used their talents to make our wedding more amazing than we could have imagined," says Edith. "From a rock-star friend who composed the music for our ceremony to the flower girl that walked halfway down the aisle and then decided to turn around and go back to the start, our friends were the reason for our party!" For fun, the couple decided to get married barefoot, but Eli slipped a shoe on before smashing the glass during their Jewish ceremony. With the help of her mom and a seamstress, Edith added a whimsical feel to her wedding dress purchased from a Brides Against Breast Cancer tour and completed the boho-chic look with a homemade flower crown. The bride and groom enhanced their black, pink and purple color palette with local fresh flower arrangements made by family friends. Bright linens added a pop of color to the backyard reception, and homemade infused rum cocktails set the tone for a festive evening. "We wanted our wedding to be meaningful, adventurous, elegant, informal and relaxed," says Edith, "and -- despite all those adjectives -- simple!"