A Classic Winter Wedding at Old Edwards Inn and Spa in Highlands, North Carolina


                    Using a neutral, seasonal palette of white, gold, bronze and green, Emily Greig (26 and a sales program manager) and Edward Meye

Using a neutral, seasonal palette of white, gold, bronze and green, Emily Greig (26 and a sales program manager) and Edward Meyer (26 and a lawyer) had a stunning winter wedding. We love that they honored Emily's Scottish heritage (and the six months she lived there in college) with David Donahue silk Black Watch tartan bow ties for the groomsmen, blue thistle in the bridal bouquet and even a bagpiper at the ceremony. Although Emily and Edward did all the planning themselves, they enlisted We Tie the Knots for some month-of help to solidify all the final details leading up to the day at Old Edwards Inn and Spa in Highlands, North Carolina. "Old Edwards Inn was my dream wedding venue since I saw it featured in a wedding magazine years ago," Emily says. "The Barn is the most stunning and magical venue. There was no question. Even though Edward and I were both from Greenville, South Carolina, we wanted to do something different and make it a weekend celebration, so a destination wedding fit us perfectly." There are so many details we love about Emily and Edward's wedding. See them all, beautifully captured by Nick Breedlove Photography, below.

Wanting a cohesive brand for the wedding, Emily found Paper Daisies Stationery, which created a gorgeous logo and style for the couple. The invitations were decorated with the personalized "M" emblem on the top in the neutral palette. The gold, bronze and white design fit the winter theme, while still being timeless and glamorous.
Emily carried garden roses, lisianthus, ranunculus and anemones in her lush bouquet. Touches of blue thistle added a little pop of color and texture, and added a hint of Emily's Scottish heritage to her look. The stems were wrapped in an ivory satin ribbon adorned with three charms to honor some of her family members.
Emily completed her timeless look with champagne-colored Badgley Mischka peep-toe heels. She loved the starburst-style broach on the toe for a little pop of glamour.
Inspired by the classic timelessness of Grace Kelly and Kate Middleton, Emily chose a stunning Lea-Ann Belter A-line dress for her winter wedding. She loved the lace bodice, sweetheart neckline and silk dupioni skirt. The gown had a soft blush tint to it, which really went with her skin tone without being too pink.
Emily completed her Lea-Ann Belter A-line dress with an off-the-shoulder lace jacket, which was her favorite part. Since the lace was in the same pattern, the jacket looked like it was naturally part of the dress during the traditional ceremony, but she took it off once the dancing started.
Edward wore a traditional black tuxedo from the Black Tux for his timeless winter wedding. He completed his look with a David Donahue silk Black Watch tartan bow tie. The pattern was inspired by Emily's Scottish heritage and the six months she lived there in college.
The bridesmaids wore the same green chiffon dresses by Lela Rose, and the groomsmen wore traditional black tuxedos from the Black Tux. Emily and Edward loved how the wedding party attire came together to create a chic, timeless look.
Emily and Edward kept their ceremony decorations to a minimum since Old Edwards Inn and Spa in Highlands, North Carolina, was beautiful on its own. "The Barn pavilion itself does not need much decor," Emily says. "It already is so lovely with the stone floors, huge fireplaces, wood beams and glass windows."
The ceremony aisle was lined with white hydrangeas and green pine hanging from the chiavari chairs. Emily and Edward loved how the gorgeous flowers went with their natural palette, but still added plenty of romance to the rustic space at Old Edwards Inn and Spa in Highlands, North Carolina.
Emily's sister was her maid of honor, and her three best friends were bridesmaids. They all wore the same hunter green chiffon dresses by Lela Rose. Emily and Edward loved how the green popped against the snow. Emily gave the bridesmaids sparkly drop earrings from BaubleBar to complete their look.
Boukates displayed the escort cards on a beautiful armoire topped with moss and flowers, which really brought the outside in to the rustic reception space at Old Edwards Inn and Spa in Highlands, North Carolina.
Rustic, Gothic Black-Iron Chandelier-Decorated Wedding Reception
The wedding party members and their dates sat at a long table that was in the center of the reception space. it was topped with gorgeous flower arrangements, including white hydrangeas and seasonal green pine. Gold mercury glass votives and the gold chargers added the perfect amount of glamour.
Paper Daisies Stationery created the timeless black-and-white dinner menus for the reception at Old Edwards Inn and Spa in Highlands, North Carolina. Each menu was topped with a guest's name, so they doubled as place cards. "I wanted it to feel very intentional and personalized for every guest," Emily says.
The round tables at the reception were topped with white hydrangeas, blush roses and white lisianthus in low bronze metallic vases. Gold mercury glass votives added plenty of romance, and Emily and Edward used the same design motif from the invitations for the table numbers.
"The cake was amazing," Emily says. "Kat from Lush Cakery was so easy to work with and did a great job. Everyone raved about how good the cake was." Inside, the cake was Amaretto white chocolate raspberry with cream cheese buttercream frosting on one layer and salted caramel cake with cream cheese buttercream on another layer. Outside, the entire cake was topped with textured white buttercream.
Edward wore a white ranunculus and lisianthus for his boutonniere. The stems were finished with ivory satin, which matched Emily's bouquet.