A Vintage-Inspired Backyard Wedding in Hickory, North Carolina

Hunter Harwell (33 and a contractor) noticed Ansley Seely (28 and an elementary school teacher) at a bar with a mutual friend and immediately knew he had to meet her. Ansley left before Hunter could introduce himself so their friend invited Ansely out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day the following weekend and Hunter walked up to her as soon as she walked in. The pair hit it off and Hunter proposed during a fishing trip in Boone, North Carolina. With a late spring date set, the couple decided to take advantage of Hunter's family's expansive property and host a pondside backyard affair in Hickory, North Carolina. After Ansley and Hunter exchanged vows under a shady tree, they invited guests to celebrate with an indoor, vintage-inspired affair. The couple added green to their navy and coral color palette as a nod to their St. Patrick's Day meeting and incorporated lace accents throughout, to enhance the evening's elegant feel.