Carolina Bride

Simply Vintage

Wedding Design by Kick Up Your Heels Weddings & Events “We enjoy being a little different and non-traditional in a way, and we wanted our wedding to fit that notion,” says Elizabeth Bond of her November wedding to Judson (Jud) Patterson. When the couple found the VanLandingham Estate, their vision of a laid-back, vintage affair fell into place. The venue already offered the cozy, intimate feel they wanted—all that was left was to make it their own. The bride’s inspiration started with antique cameras from her personal collection. “We have them all over the house and I knew I wanted to use them,” Elizabeth says. From there, Elizabeth’s mother and sister provided old books and bird figurines for the tables, which complemented the floral centerpieces Jud’s mother and aunt arranged. The couple also opted against a traditional wedding cake, and offered a variety of delectable desserts from Amelie’s instead. To tie all of the unique pieces into an overall vintage look, Jud and Elizabeth turned to Kick Up Your Heels Events. “They created inspiration boards using the cameras and did all the setup on the day,” she adds. “The elements of the table settings were so cozy and intriguing.” A first look with photographers BlueSky Studios, and spending the entire weekend with family and friends from start to finish only enhanced the laid-back tone of the event. “We invited everyone to a rehearsal dinner after-party at our house, which let us enjoy the weekend even more,” Elizabeth says. “We didn’t feel like we missed out on sharing this special time with anyone.”

Featured Vendors

Bridesmaids’ Dresses, Shoes, and Registry



Honeymoon Destination

The Grove Park Inn


Photography BlueSky Studios



Amelie’s French Bakery, dessert table, favors, and bridesmaid luncheon

Nectar Floral Design, flowers

David’s Bridal, Galina wedding gown

Jos. A. Bank, tuxedos

Ellis Jewelers, engagement and wedding rings

Paula Prisby, hairstylist for wedding

Blush Beauty and Makeup, makeup for wedding

The Paper Source, invitations

Z Brothers DJ, music

Marc Dickmann, clergy

VanLandingham Estate, ceremony, reception, rentals, caterers, and wedding night hotel

Maverick Rock Taco, rehearsal dinner

Kick Up Your Heels Weddings & Events, wedding planners

The Grove Park Inn, honeymoon