A Classic Wedding at Shuford House and Garden in Hickory, North Carolina
Growing up as childhood sweethearts, Emily Bovard (22) and Alex Long (23) wanted their wedding to be sweet and homey. The day started at Mountain View Baptist Church in Hickory, North Carolina, since that's where they first met. Alex moved to the small town in sixth grade and met Emily at their children's choir practice one Sunday night. After their traditional Christian ceremony, the newlyweds headed to Shuford House and Garden. The young couple used to walk to the historic house from Emily's childhood home. They would sit in one of the giant trees and talk and kiss. With romantic memories and stunning gardens, Emily and Alex couldn't think of anywhere else to have their reception. They rented a tent and dance floor and decorated with natural flowers and pastel bunting for a classic, homespun look. See all our favorite details, captured by Revival Photography, below.