A Romantic, Whimsical Farm Wedding at Yesterday Spaces in Leicester, North Carolina

Abigail Wharff (a marketing manager) met Mark Rosenblum (in equity research) at a bar in Durham, North Carolina. She was in the middle of a heated discussion with friends after a tense MBA student basketball game between rival schools Duke and the University of North Carolina. “Mark just walked up and strategically inserted himself into our conversation,” Abigail says. “He started talking about his cooking skills and, long story short, that was the beginning of forever.” For their wedding, Abbie and Mark kept things light and relaxed at Yesterday Spaces, a farm in Leicester, North Carolina, about 20 minutes from Asheville. “Asheville is such a fun town, and as a new couple we visited many times,” Abbie says. “We wanted to share that energy with our guests.” The day’s main colors were deep, silvery blue accented with pops of pink, plum and lots of greenery. When a rainstorm threatened their outside ceremony for 150 guests, the couple moved it into the property’s dairy barn, which was already decorated with bunches of hanging dried flowers. The indoor reception boasted numerous greenery-rich arrangements—the showstopper was a large garland that hung above the banquet table. Abbie’s advice to brides: “When you find yourself getting bogged down by something, ask yourself, Do I remember the (insert object) at any of the weddings I attended? If the answer is no, let it go.” —Carolyn Meers