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Carolina Bride Wedding Story| Whitney + Corey

Whitney and Corey were married at Morning Glory Farms in Monroe, North Carolina and were featured in the July 2015 “Wedding Story” section of Carolina Bride! We were thrilled that these two beautiful people also became dear friends, and we are delighted that their wedding day story will be preserved in this gorgeous magazine… what an awesome keepsake for them! We loved shooting every moment and detail… check out their story…

To see more images, check out their original blog post HERE

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As written in Carolina Bride | by Margaret Kaufmann | Page 49 | CarolinaBride.com

When Whitney Phillips turned 16, she started working at her aunt’s wedding stationery store in Cornelius, now Note + Nest. She immediately developed a passion for wedding planning and began tucking away ideas for her own future wedding. When she said “yes” to boyfriend Corey Abbott during a romantic Asheville getaway, the wedding planning was officially on and they chose Morning Glory Farms in Monroe, NC for the celebration.

“I have always envisioned a very natural, outdoor wedding” Whitney says. “With the help of our family, we hand-made 230 wooden chargers for our table settings and collected various lanterns and antiques for our displays. We even converted a canoe into a cooler for our bar area and I hand painted a ‘sail’ with our drink menu on it!”

The color scheme consisted of very natural and neutral colors, and the bridesmaids donned dark blue frocks. “Our wedding was everything that I had dreamed of since I was a little girl,” says Whitney. “My most memorable moment from my wedding day is when Corey and I went out into the pastures after the ceremony to take pictures with the Angus cows!,” Whitney says. “I’m a farm girl at heart and I absolutely love cows! Even though it only lasted twenty minutes, it was such a nice and peaceful time for the two of us.”

The celebration continued at the reception where the guests enjoyed dancing and the Texas two-step and eating donuts, which were “the biggest hit on the reception table.” -CB

The original photos from the published story:

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Melanie Jones - I was there! I’ve been a part of a lot of weddings …. But this one was by far at the top….no details were left out….and the venue was just amazing….. Whitney is seriously authentic when it comes to wedding planning!

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