These two college sweethearts had a Raleigh wedding with lots of Novia Scotia flavor! Nova Scotia is an important place for Julie and Brian both—not only does Brian’s mother’s family live there, but he proposed while they were hiking the Skyline and Cabot trails. So, for their wedding day, they incorporated Brian’s family tartan, a bagpiper, and a very highlands feel. Julie’s own family joined in by wearing their tartan, too!
More of their old-world-romance-meets-modern-style celebration from Julie, who wore our lace Heather dress and a long-sleeved lace jacket:
Tell us about your day!
“Our theme was based on Brian’s Nova Scotia heritage—we used his family’s tartan! I have much looser Scottish heritage, but my immediate family also wore their tartan. We even had a bagpiper!”
How did you choose your gown?
“I’d always imagined a strapless dress for my wedding, but over the last few years, I’d fallen in love with lace sleeves. I had an incredible sales assistant that suggested using a bolero to have both!”
Any advice for future brides/grooms?
“It is cliche but so important—don’t get overwhelmed with the small details and enjoy everything as much as you can! I also found that people constantly reminded me how “soon” my wedding was when I told them the date. Don’t let that stress you out, I promise you’ll have time to get everything together!”
Julie + Brian’s Raleigh Wedding Vendors
bride’s finery: Lea-Ann Belter Heather gown, veil, and jacket | photographer: Joe Payne | wedding coordinator: Vision Events | ceremony venue: Duke Chapel | reception venue: The Cloth Mill at Eno River | florals: Tre Bella | make up: Angela Sladeczek | hair: Tracey Walters | DJ: Cool Receptions | catering: Catering Works | lighting: Get Lit