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Photographer: The Photobrief Wedding Coordinator: Rose Young, Imagine Moore Events

Alyssa was sitting on the porch swing of a cabin in Boone, watching the sun set on the mountains, when Reuben proposed. Eleven months later, she walked down the aisle at the Southern Pines Chapel in her mother’s veil to the wedding march her grandmother wrote for her parents’ wedding. The couple then drove to their reception in Alyssa’s grandfather’s restored 1950 Citroën, the same car the bride’s parents had driven to their own reception.

Alyssa’s family is French, and Reuben is Southern — their wedding theme was “French country with a Southern twist.” Whiskey Pines, the groom and his cousins played country, rock and bluegrass music, and Randy Blue, a family friend, served barbecue. The couple also served French croquembouche pastry towers before guests ended the night with drinks at O’Donnell’s Pub, where the couple first met four years earlier.

Ceremony: Southern Pines Chapel | Reception: Soirée on South | Dress: Melissa Sweet, David’s Bridal | Earrings: Olive + Piper Hair & Makeup: Retro Studio Bar | Groomsmen: The Black Tux | Feather Bow Tie: Jack & Miles | Flowers: Carol Dowd, Botanicals | Pastry Towers: The Bakehouse | Invitations: Printed by Harris Printing Company | Transportation: Lo’s Vintage Car