Flower crowns, a tattooed groom, folk music, and a vintage-styled bride . . . it sounds like your typical boho wedding, but this North Carolina ceremony was anything but ordinary. While planning their nuptials, Ava and Ben didn't stick to any expected formula. The bohemian bride and her doting groom decided to hold their folksy wedding at the surprisingly preppy Carolina Yacht Club; however, their venue choice did not take away from the carefree tone of their celebration. Photographer Dana Laymon described the couple as "laid-back," "adventurous," and "relaxed," noting that their stunning yacht club wedding reflected the personalities of both bride and groom.
The wedding achieved a beautiful balance between theme and setting, pairing rustic touches with the clean appearance expected of yacht clubs. Their celebration just goes to show that the venue does not dictate the party — all you need is a couple confident enough to rock their theme with unexpected surroundings. You'll be pleased to hear that Ava and Ben's bold choices aren't limited to weddings: the couple plans to enjoy their new marriage by honeymooning through Africa!
Photos by Dana Laymon Photography