An Organic Woodsy Wedding at Laughing Waters in Gerton, North Carolina

Amber Smith (32 and a medical assistant) and Jimi Nedoff (39 and a telecom project manager) reconnected on MySpace after meeting as children. The pair

Amber Smith (32 and a medical assistant) and Jimi Nedoff (39 and a telecom project manager) reconnected on MySpace after meeting as children. The pair spent most of their relationship in the woods camping, hiking or exploring new waterfalls. Jimi proposed once the two hiked to the top of Lover's Leap and asked Amber to marry him after he set up his camera to capture the moment. Their organic wedding at Laughing Waters in Gerton, North Carolina was inspired their love for the outdoors and their hopes to keep things simple, comfortable and fun. "From the beginning we knew we wanted to be in the North Carolina mountains and say our vows surrounded by the lush trees," says Amber. " Laughing Waters is magical place—its soothing sound from the water made everyone feel at ease." The ceremony took place in an apple orchard, which entailed everyone walking through the woods and crossing a creek before arriving at clearing. Friend and family then celebrated at a lodge that creates its own electricity from a hydroelectric dame and was constructed from locally milled timber. Guests were encouraged to fill blue mason jars with their favorite trail mix combinations at the Trail Mix Bar and the improv music circle of guitars around the bonfire.and singing .

Antique Suitcase Wedding Card Display
The couple set up a  trail mix bar and encouraged guests to fill a blue mason jar with their favorite combination.
"I knew I wanted a vintage looking dress and I choose a dress from Allure that was two pieces," says Amber. The elegant gown had an ivory slip and cafe silver lace overlay with embroidered crystal embellishments.
Crafty and Colorful Kids Table
"The boutonnières were made of seven feathers that
Jimi's Mom had collected over the years," says Amber. "We choose the number seven because it resonates with the Collective Consciousness."
Family Tree Photo Display Reception Decor
Advice Keepsake Rocks From Guests
Amber and Jimi's Wedding Vows
"From the beginning we knew we wanted to be in the North Carolina mountains and say our vows surrounded by the lush trees," says Amber. " Laughing Waters is magical place—its soothing sound from the water made everyone feel at ease."
Amber and Jimi's Outdoors North Carolina Wedding
"Laughing Waters is heaven on earth," says Amber. "From waterfalls and hiking trails to apple orchard and onsite camping, there are things for everyone!"
DIY Mixed Potted Plant Centerpieces
Wood Slab Tiered Cupcake Holder
DIY Chalkboard Standup Wedding Sign
The reception lodge was constructed of locally milled timber and creates its own electricity from a hydro-electric dame.
The ceremony took place in an apple orchard which entailed everyone walking through the woods and crossing a creek before arriving at clearing.