Real Weddings: Libby + Will Overton
Libby and Will wed in a romantic garden ceremony at Fearrington Village in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Written By: Nashville Lifestyles
The Gardens at Fearrington Village; The Barn at Fearrington Village
(Chapel Hill, NC)
June 20, 2015
Both English majors at UNC Chapel Hill, Libby and Will met in a “War and 20th Century English” comparative literature class. Outside of the classroom, the pair got to know each other over sorority and fraternity socials (she was a Kappa Delta; he was president of Chi Psi), and the rest is history.
After graduation, Libby helped Will move back to Nashville, his hometown. While on a walk at Radnor Lake, one of the couple’s favorite spots, Will proposed with a beautiful Tiffany solitaire ring he had stowed in his knapsack. The two then celebrated their engagement at the Overton family home in Oak Hill with friends, family, champagne, and petit fours from IveyCake made to look like Tiffany blue boxes.
A year later, Libby and Will said “I do” in a romantic garden ceremony at Fearrington Village in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Bridesmaids, dressed in soft blue faille gowns, and groomsmen, who donned white dinner jackets, were a blend of good friends from childhood and college. One of the bride’s favorite moments was seeing her groom’s “huge, warm, and loving smile” waiting for her at the end of the aisle.
The newlyweds’ reception was the picture of rustic elegance in the Barn at Fearrington Village, complete with blue hydrangeas, baby’s breath, floating candles, and twinkling lights. A trellis of cascading roses and blue hydrangeas topped the couple’s five-tier wedding cake. After enjoying the company of their family and friends, Libby and Will made their way through an archway of sparklers and drove off in a silver Rolls Royce Phantom as husband and wife.
“Take a moment to look around at how many family members and friends are there to support you and your new husband. You probably will never have that many people you love all in one place ever again!”
Photographer Krystal Kast
Planner Gilda McDaniel at Fearrington House
Ceremony The Gardens at Fearrington House
Reception The Barn at Fearrington House
Rehearsal Dinner The Carolina Inn
Officiants Dr. Todd Jones; Daniel Mason
Florist Mary Stevens at Fearrington House
Cake & Caterer Emma Issakoff at Fearrington House
Groom’s Cake Sugarland Bakery
Paper Goods Reaves Engraving; You’re Invited; Katy’s Gifts
Calligraphy Val Cole
String Quartet Save the Date Music
Band Papa Sol
Bride’s Gown Judd Waddell, Bridals by Lori
Bridesmaids’ Dresses J.Crew
Bride’s Jewelry Charlee Rivers at Tiffany & Co.
Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist Mina’s Studio
Groomsmen’s Fashion PJ Kinzer at Jos. A. Bank; Nick Barnes at Brier & Moss