A Romantic, Shabby-Chic Wedding at a Private Residence in Denton, North Carolina

Ashley Fragas (24 and a physical education teacher and children’s pastor) and Scott Mason (23 and a volunteer CFO for a nonprofit organization and a c

Ashley Fragas (24 and a physical education teacher and children’s pastor) and Scott Mason (23 and a volunteer CFO for a nonprofit organization and a children’s pastor) met at the starting line of the Krispy Kreme Challenge Race in Raleigh, North Carolina. Several months later, the couple traveled to New York City as it buzzed with winter holiday spirit, Ashley’s lifelong dream, where Scott planned an elaborate scavenger hunt that culminated in him getting down on one knee in front of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Ashley always knew that she wanted an outdoor ceremony in an open field, and the couple found what they were searching for at their family friend’s property. Their guests arrived at the top of a hill and a hay ride met them to take them down through lush woods to a wide open space in the middle of a field for the ceremony.They incorporated a color palette of mint, peach and cream throughout their decor, which included handmade vintage elements such as a distressed wooden door that Scott built for their ceremony and handmade bouquets and boutonnieres that the bride made from Atlas pages. “There was a very personalized, fun and shabby-chic feel to the entire day,” says Ashley. Since Scott is from England and Ashley’s family is from Hawaii, the couple incorporated a travel, culture and adventure motif in their decor. The couple painted wooden signs throughout the property to point in the direction of where their guests were from and display how many miles they had traveled to attend the wedding. The guest book was a five-foot world map where guests signed their names and labeled where in the world they wanted to see the couple travel next! Guests enjoyed an around the world-themed buffet to represent the different places Ashley and Scott are from and where they had traveled. The wedding cake, a tower of Krispy Kreme doughnuts, symbolized the day Ashley and Scott first met.

White Gold Emerald and Diamond Engagement Ring
The bride handmade all of the wedding party bouquets and boutonnieres from Atlas pages, hemp cords, pearl decals, lace and colorful floral prints.
DIY Twig and White Flower Boutonnieres with Burlap and Pearl Pins
Ashley wore a Justin Alexander wedding gown with a fitted bodice and a cascading skirt of three shades of tulle.
DIY Atlas Page Travel-Inspired Paper Bouquet
The wedding colors were mint, peach and cream. “We loved the softness and timeless beauty of this combination,” says Ashley.
Casual Light Gray Groomsmen Attire with DIY Boutonnieres
The couple chose not to have a first look, but met up before the ceremony to hold hands and pray together while hidden from each other’s sight.
Ashley and Scott are both children’s pastors, so it was important to them to incorporate different Christian elements throughout the ceremony and day. They chose not to have a first look, washed each others’ feet as a symbol of selfless love and had communion.
“I always knew that I wanted a beautiful, outdoor-focused ceremony in a big open field,” says the bride. The couple found exactly what they were searching for at their family friend’s property.
Happy Couple First Kiss at Field Ceremony
Bride and Groom Moment Post-Ceremony in North Carolina
The guest book was a five-foot world map where guests signed their names and labeled where in the world they wanted to see the couple travel next!
Since Scott is from England and Ashley’s family is from Hawaii, the couple incorporated a travel, culture and adventure motif in their decor.
The wedding cake, a tower of Krispy Kreme doughnuts, symbolized the day Ashley and Scott first met at the Krispy Kreme Challenge Race in Raleigh, North Carolina.
String Lit Barn Reception on North Carolina Private Residence
Wedding favors were personalized buttons that represented different elements in Ashley and Scott’s relationship, story and marriage.
Vintage 1957 Mint Green and White Thunderbird Exit