A Romantic Autumnal Country Wedding at Claxton Farm in Weaverville, North Carolina
Drawing on their love for craft beer and the Blue Ridge Mountains, Rebekah Baker (22 and a retail manager) and Malcolm (Mac) MacLaren (23 and a law student) hosted a rustic barn wedding. “I wanted it to feel like you were entering an outdoor mountain church,” Rebekah says of their “I dos.”
Rebekah and Mac had a custom watercolor painting made of their picturesque venue. The unique design, which alluded to their fall color scheme of cranberry, navy and gold, appeared on all their paper goods including the invitation suite and programs. The same hues popped in the day’s florals, which Rebekah’s florist kept more organic in shape than bohemian.
Tucked cozily in a mountain valley, the ceremony was held in front of a flower-draped wood cross.
“My dad built doors as the entrance for the ceremony,” Rebekah says of the gateway into the “church.”
Guests dined on wood farm tables decorated with simple garlands of fresh eucalyptus. Two eight-foot floral chandeliers were suspended overhead, and the mantle included an “M” made of greenery. “It was important to find ways to complement the colors, tastes and sounds of the Blue Ridge Mountains and bring that to life for our guests,” Rebekah says.
The bridesmaids wore a mix of flowy dresses and jumpsuits in the same shade of cranberry.
“I was going down the aisle rain or shine,” Rebekah says of the short bout of precipitation earlier in the day. “By the time I got to the end of the aisle, the sun had broken, creating two rainbows right next to us. I like to think they were my two late grandfathers watching over the wedding.”