A Natural, Fig-and-Honey-Themed Wedding at The Arbors Events in Cleveland, North Carolina
Erin White (29 and a luxury hospitality interior designer) and Adam Morgan (29 and an author, editor, and professor) met at a local coffee shop in Chicago, where they bonded over both growing up North Carolina. When a woman next to them spilled her coffee, "Adam immediately jumped up to help her, and I knew then he must be a good guy," Erin says. They got engaged a little over a year later at their favorite spot at a neighborhood pond. Adam tried to point out a turtle, and when Erin turned back around, he was down on one knee. The couple got married at The Arbors Events, a working tree farm in Cleveland, North Carolina, under a vine arch surrounded by trees, a pond, and lots of beautiful wild flowers. The fall wedding had a romantic color palette of deep purple and burgundy with pops of blue. Erin's bridesmaids wore short purple dresses with gold bee brooches, while the groomsmen wore navy pants with gray sweaters and plaid purple ties. Erin and Adam decided to incorporate a theme of figs and honey with bee-stamped escort cards, honey jar favors, fig and honey cupcakes, and a spiced pumpkin wedding cake with a strawberry fig filling. For an extra special gift, Erin put handwritten cards with honey-based recipes at every place setting. Bouquets and flower arrangements featured large purple and burgundy dahlias with natural greens, red berries, and soft blue and pink accent flowers.