Venue Check-in.tif

The wedding day belongs to the bride and groom, yes, yet because it is shared with family and friends, it carries the weight of being a special, once-in-a-lifetime occasion, and with that come pressure points that can take some of the shine out of the build-up to a beautiful day.


Since 2017 our full-service team of a photographer/florist/officiant/cake baker/wedding coordinator at Rubicon Farm has been marrying folks at our countryside location in West End. The heart of our venue is an 1820 farmhouse, the restored 200-year-old home where the brides and grooms get dressed, and where, beginning on the Thursday before a wedding weekend, couples and their families begin bringing things in for the weekend. I call Rubicon’s format the “slow wedding place” because we don’t do more than one wedding per weekend (unless another couple wants to elope), and that fact right there is a huge de-stressor for families. Recognizing that all venues can’t offer such exclusive access to their properties over a wedding weekend, I will structure my few tips so they can be adapted to all venue situations.

Rehearsal Dress Dropoff.tif
The Importance of a Rehearsal.tif
Opening Shot.tif

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Comments that violate any of the rules above are subject to removal by staff.

Thank you for reading!

Please purchase a subscription to continue reading. Subscribe today and support local community journalism.

Digital Only Subscriptions

The Pilot

Get unlimited digital access and support award-winning local journalism, for just 9.50 +tax a month. This includes access to the electronic replica edition of The Pilot.

Starting at
$10.17 for 30 days

Already have a Print Subscription? Get Digital Access Free.

The Pilot

As a print subscriber, you also have unlimited digital access. Connect your account now.

Home Delivery

The Pilot

Our best deal: Get all the news of Moore County delivered to your home each Wednesday and Sunday — and receive unlimited digital access to

Starting at
$80.25 for 365 days