A Sophisticated, Elegant Wedding at Fearrington Village in Pittsboro, North Carolina

Allison O'Connor (28 and in marketing) and David Pontius (29 and in finance) met in college through mutual friends at the University of North Carolina

Allison O'Connor (28 and in marketing) and David Pontius (29 and in finance) met in college through mutual friends at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill campus and quickly fell in love. The couple relocated to New York years later, where they continued their journey together. On summer weekends, the couple and friends liked to rent a beach house in the Hamptons, taking in the beautiful ocean views. Allison and David particularly enjoy a lookout spot in Montauk that happens to be on the way to their favorite restaurant. One night, David suggested they stop at the spot before dinner. While Allison was busy trying to take a picture for Instagram, David was behind her waiting down on one knee. They wanted to have their wedding in the Chapel Hill area and decided to get married at Fearrington Village, where they could have their elegant setting and take advantage of the venue's different areas for all of their wedding activities. "I envisioned a very simple, sophisticated palette, so we settled on white with gold and silver accents," Allison says. The reception took place in The Barn at Fearrington Village and was decorated with white decor and twinkling lights. Centerpieces were white arrangements of hydrangeas and lisianthuses in silver vases. Allison and David wanted to keep their wedding decor simple and instead focus on enjoying the day with their guests. "It was important to us that our friends and family felt loved and appreciated for being a part of our marriage," Allison says. "We truly wanted a giant celebration."

Allison carried a bouquet of white roses and hydrangeas.
Allison wore a simple white wedding dress with a sheer layer over lace and thin sleeves.
The Barn at Fearrington Village
Solitaire Wedding Ring
Allison and David First Look
Matching Allison's bouquet, David wore a white rose boutonniere.
Bride and Groom Hold "Thank You" Signs
Wooden Ceremony Sign at Fearrington Village
Black and White Wedding Program
Chalkboard Ring Bearer Sign
After an unfortunate rain shower, Allison and David had to move their ceremony indoors at the Fearrington Village. "I initially was stressed about the rain, but I think I ended up liking our rain plan better than the original plan," Allison says.
Allison and David First Kiss
"Since I didn't really have 'wedding colors,' I liked the idea of black dresses for my bridesmaids to match the tuxedos of the groomsmen," Allison says. Her bridesmaids wore knee-length black dresses with black sandals.
Place Card Display With White Bouquet
Simple Black and White Escort Cards
Allison and David had an elegant reception at The Barn at Fearrington Village. "The Barn was the perfect setting for our reception," Allison says. "We loved that The Barn had a true Southern feel but had been restored into a sophisticated venue."
Elegant Black and White Table Number
Centerpieces were bouquets of white hydrangea and lisianthuses in silver vases.
Keeping with the white color palette, reception dining tables were dressed with white tablecloths, white flower centerpieces and silver and gold accents.
Place cards were a personal thank-you note from Allison and David.
Allison and David First Dance
Allison and David asked guests to decorate matchbooks for them to add to their matchbook collection.
Simple Three-Tier Wedding Cake With White Flower Accents
Guests waved sparklers while Allison and David exited their reception. "The sparkler exit was also such a fun way to end the evening," Allison says.