The Arrowhead Inn as the perfect setting for what they had in mind and indeed it was perfect for them. A wonderful Bed & Breakfast, it is charming, romantic and tucked away from the busy pace of life in Raleigh and Durham. The hosts, Gloria and Phil Teber, have put their hearts into creating something very special and I always love doing weddings there. Although they do not predominantly think of themselves as a wedding venue, they nonetheless know how to host a wedding with charm and style and Phil is their resident gourmet chef.
Here are a few photos from the grounds of the Inn that will clearly show why Melissa and Jim chose this location for their wedding;
This is the arbor through which you enter as you follow the walkway to the cabins or the gazebo.
Here are some of the many flowers that line the walkways.
This is the romantic gazebo within which we all stood, with the guests standing in a circle around us. You could feel the love so strongly from everyone.
The ceremony music was provided by Cindy Ribet on the hammered dulcimer, accompanied beautifully by a guitarist whose name I did not get, unfortunately. They made quite a duo and their music was perfect for the bright, sunny day of the wedding.
Here are Melissa and her sister, getting Melissa ready for the wedding. Look at that joy on Melissa’s face!
After the ceremony, everyone walked over to the patio where there were refreshments waiting for them, followed later by a luncheon in the main house.
I loved seeing these crystal goblets catching the dappled sun through the trees as they sat on a lace tablecloth on the patio.
It was a sweet ceremony for the tender love story of two very kind people and it was such a joy to be a part of it. This fun sculpture was at the back of the patio and it says perfectly what I wish for Melissa and Jim - Live, Love, Laugh!
Others on hand to make the day a success;
Photographer - Brad Matthews of Brad Matthews Studios
Flowers - Nancy S. Dawson of Special Event Florals