Enchanted Garden at the Historic Burgwin-Wright House

Living here in the Port City, I am falling more and more in love with the down home friendly people and historic colonial charm. I love discovering new, hidden gems tucked along cobblestone streets. The Burgwin-Wright House blew me away with its enchantingly intimate garden and beautiful storybook setting, perfect for an intimate affair. 

The expansive, white colonial home exudes so much charm against age old foliage and mossy trees. Dating to the Revolution, I was amazed to learn that the home housed the British prison during the war and was the center of British command under General Cornwallis! Now that is what I call a venue!  


I see so many brides go for a venue based on size, convenience and cost, forgetting that a wedding venue is not just a box through which to celebrate, but also an extension of a couple, adding a significant page to the story of their love and describing who they are to all the guests attending. 

The Burgwin-Wright House couples a soft, enchanted garden feel with the richness that comes with a storied past telling the tale of our nation's independence. This shoot with the amazing photographer, Melissa Blythe, captures a soft, hidden mystery set amidst a lush garden. I love nothing more than a meaningful gathering in an intimate natural setting!


The invitation suite has an historic air with monochromatic calligraphy and vintage inspired botanicals on handmade cotton paper. The gals at Aluna Works Studio are geniuses when it comes to artistry in paper making! The suite is held together with a translucent vellum crest celebrating the North Carolina coast with watercolor illustrations of herons, native plants and oyster shells. 


It was such a blessing working with all the incredibly talented creatives on this shoot!

Hair and Makeup - Rachel David Artistry | Photography and styling - Melissa Blythe | Calligraphy - your's truly | Venue: The Burgwin-Wright House | Florals: Blossom Bay Botanicals | Cake: One Belle Bakery | Model: Christina Anthony | Dress: Sottery & Midgley | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Ribbon: Silk & Willow + Tono & Co. | The Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

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