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Real Wedding – Nicole & Brayden at The Oaks at Salem

Weddings Lookbook Preferred Vendors:

Venue – The Oaks at Salem

Caterer – Unforgettable Food Affairs

Rentals – CE Rental

Participating Vendors:

Photographer: See Through Photography
Bartending: Brewmasters
DJ: Damien Maass
Florist: Brides & Bouquets
Videography: Moving Mountains Studios
Cake: The Original Cake Lady
Harpist: Leigh Stringfellow
Transportation: Carolina Car Service
Officiant: Jerry Gray
Hair and Makeup: Tina Parsons

The centuries-old charm of the historic Oaks at Salem and its eleven pastoral acres of manicured landscape created the most perfect setting and aesthetic for Nicole and Brayden’s wedding.

The soon-to-be Sims started their big day inside the main house. Nicole stepped into her lace gown with an intricate train and immediately exuded elegance. Her bridesmaids established an ethereal aura as they complemented Nicole in light blue gowns. The bridal party carried bouquets comprised of striking white blooms interspersed with varying greenery. Brayden and his groomsmen looked dapper in dark navy suits with light gray bowties.

The ceremony was held outside, showcasing the Oaks at Salem’s preserved scenic landscape. A bountiful floral arrangement of white blooms and greenery lay draped along the top of a rustic brick wall, featuring rich oak doors as the couple’s altar. The contrast of Nicole’s gown against the brick drew every eye towards her, while the rollings hills of the pastoral acres created a refreshing, intimate atmosphere.

For the reception, guests walked back to the charming main house and stepped out onto the terrace, which had been transformed to match the Sims’ elegant, ethereal aesthetic. Billowing white linens hung from the tent overhead, accompanied by string market lights that encompassed the space in a romantic glow. Round tables dressed in white linens were topped with floral arrangements similar to Nicole’s bouquet. After enjoying a delectable dinner catered by Unforgettable Food Affairs, Brayden and Nicole set out to cut into their stunning five-tiered creation finished with white ruffled buttercream and cascading blooms. The special day only got more perfect as the sun began to set, leaving the Sims and their loved ones to dance under the stars, illuminated by the market lights and glow of candles. As the celebrations came to a close, Nicole and Brayden departed from their friends and family through an archway of sparklers. Congratulations to the Sims!