An Art Nouveau-Inspired Wedding at Round Peak Vineyard in Mt Airy, North Carolinain North Carolina

Lisa-Michelle Brower (27 and an academic advisor) and Charlie Forsyth (27 and a project manager) were friends for seven years before they finally star

Lisa-Michelle Brower (27 and an academic advisor) and Charlie Forsyth (27 and a project manager) were friends for seven years before they finally started dating. It didn't take long for Charlie to propose and he popped the question during a fall trip to Colorado. "We were posing for a photo during a hike when Charlie reached into his pocket, saying he had a question for me," says Lisa-Michelle. "I was so excited that I lost control of my actions—I jumped up and down, shouting for joy and also reached in his pocket to find the ring!" Once Charlie calmed her down, the pair spent the next eight months planning their outdoor wedding at Round Peak Vineyard in Mt Airy, North Carolina. "We had romantic and natural DIY wedding with a splash of southern elegance," says Lisa-Michelle. "By far, one of my favorite pieces of décor was our lantern aisle markers—they were so meaningful with bunches of lush flowers on top and the 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 verses inside the lanterns, guiding me down the aisle!" The couple chose Art Nouveau as their wedding inspiration worked with muted shades of lavender, sage and peach with pops of pink and champagne to complement their vineyard setting. Dogwood was incorporated throughout the soft arrangements of peonies, clematis, astilbe, stock, Queen Anne’s lace and fresh lavender, because it's the North Carolina state flower. Escort cards attached to bunches of dried lavender doubled as sweet keepsakes and corks were added throughout the minimal decor including attached to the boutonnieres. "We really loved how or venue felt like we were in our own little world with our family and friends having a wonderful time dancing, playing yard games, wandering the vines or just enjoying the fire and the view!" says Lisa-Michelle.

The bridesmaids wore Allure chiffon dresses with a sweetheart neckline and floral waist embellishments.
Lush Pastel Wildflower Wedding Bouquet
"We had romantic and natural DIY wedding with a splash of southern elegance," says Lisa-Michelle. "We just wanted to make sure the gorgeous scenery of the vineyard was highlight of our decor."
"By far, one of my favorite pieces of décor was our lantern aisle markers," says Lisa-Michelle. "They were so meaningful with bunches of lush flowers on top and the 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 verses inside the lanterns, guiding me down the aisle!"
Lisa-Michelle and Charlie's Round Peak
Horse and Carriage Wedding Transportation
Lisa-Michelle has always loved floral wreaths, and decided to wear one along with a friend's veil.
Round Peak Vineyard Celebration
Escort cards were attached to bunches of dried lavender.  "Many of our guests are still holding onto the flowers as an additional memento!"
The couple chose Art Nouveau as wedding inspiration because Lisa-Michelle always loved Alphonse Mucha’s work and the elegant people he painted in flowing clothing, surrounded by nature. "On our wedding day, we wanted our guests to experience the same effect of elegance in a relaxed and natural environment," says Lisa-Michelle.
The couple tried to keep keep everything minimally decorated so their guests weren't distracted from the stunning views.
Wine Cork Guest Book Alternative
For as long as Lisa-Michelle can remember, her birthday cake has always been strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting, so it was only natural that she and Charlie went with the same flavor for their wedding cake.
Wood Flag Cake Topper
"We really loved how or venue felt like we were in our own little world with our family and friends," says Lisa-Michelle. "They were all having a wonderful time dancing, playing yard games, wandering the vines or just enjoying the fire and the view!"