A Rustic Burgundy Wedding at the Barn at Fearrington Village in Pittsboro, North Carolina
After a romantic proposal at Fearrington Village in Pittsboro, North Carolina, Kara Anderson (25 and a US Army nurse) and Pat Thompson (25 and a consultant and US Army Reserve officer) knew that was where they wanted to get married. During the engagement, Pat was deployed in Afghanistan, so the planning fell to Kara, who did an amazing job pulling together the details of the day. She enlisted some help from Gilda McDaniel, Fearrington’s on-site wedding planner, who helped take care of everything from the flowers to dinner and the cake, since the venue was all-inclusive. For the couple's November wedding, Kara decided on a burgundy, blush and champagne palette that accentuated both the stunning ceremony at Duke Chapel and the rustic white barn at Fearrington Village. We love the subtle rustic touches like the black lanterns, grapevine balls, antler chandeliers and moss centerpieces. Our favorite part, though, was Kara’s gorgeous vintage wedding dress. Her grandmother was the first to wear it in 1948, followed by Kara’s great-aunt, aunt and mother. Kara was the fifth woman in her family to don the V-neck A-line gown. She did have it slightly altered, adding lace and beading to the bodice from seamstress Linda Proulx in Cape Coral, Florida. There are so many details we love—see them all, beautifully captured by Krystal Kast Photographers, below.