I am officially starting this blog post out throwing it out there that Iron Horse Events wedding venue in Cedar Grove, NC is gorgeous! The layout was just the best! For starters, Erika and Peter had the main house to themselves. Erika and her bridesmaids got dressed upstairs, while Peter and his groomsmen got dressed downstairs.
The energy of the day felt contagious, and the decor of the house meshed so well. I think my favorite part of the day was when Peter and his daughter, Dara, had their first look with one another. It was short and sweet, but the emotions were so joyous. Right after, Erika had a first look with her dad, followed by “two first looks” with her soon to be husband, Peter. Not following? It’s okay, you’ll see why when you take a look at the images.
Right before their official ceremony, Erika & Peter invited their closest friends and family inside the house to witness them signing their handmade ketubah. Their ketubah was just beautiful—and it was made by one of the groomsmen/Peter’s brother. Lots of fun elements went in to it, and I loved looking at the creativity that was placed in it.
The ceremony took place on the grounds behind the house. It overlooked a pond, and right behind it was a cute little barn, and lovely tent that housed the guests for the reception. The grounds were beautiful, and it was the sweetest site to see sheep looking at the ceremony not too far away. Their ceremony housed Erika and Peter’s gorgeous chuppah, but the real beauty came from the ceremony itself. My favorite and most tearful part of the ceremony was when Erika knelt down to Dara and hugged her. That, to me, was the sweetest love.
The night capped off with a ton of dancing, an actual cheese cake (I am literally talking about a cake made out of cheese), and best movie innuendos, and a plethora of food trucks that hosted the reception. It was fun to see the guests flock to the lawn right outside of the tent to eat food, laugh, and to hug. The wedding was every bit of Erika and Peter, and I was just happy to have been part of such a great celebration.
Congratulations, Erika & Peter (and Dara).
Special thanks to all of the vendors!
Venue // Iron Horse Events
Flowers // Family
Cheese Cake // Durham Public School Cooking Class
Photobooth // Spark Booth
Food Trucks // Stuft, Bo’s Kitchen, & El Jefecito
DJ // Complete Music