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Abilena Plantation Wedding Inspiration - New Bern, NC

Abilena Plantation Wedding Inspiration - New Bern, NC

Abilena Plantation Wedding Inspiration.

Set at the Abilena Plantation, located just outside the charming riverfront town of New Bern, N.C., this styled shoot from Shauntel Gull inspires with soft romance and courtly Southern elegance. The timeless structure of the plantation house, mixed with refined accents and décor, evokes an emotion teeming with class and beauty.


Geneva Kolb with Party Perfection Wedding and Event Design curated the beautiful scene. It all begins with an invitation suite that is perfect in its imperfections thanks to torn parchment, Dana Reid Calligraphy and wax stamps.

Abilena Plantation Wedding Inspiration

The bride’s accessories make a standout appearance. Her show-stopping A. Jaffe engagement ring looks its best in a blush velvet The Mrs. Box. And she uses an ornate gold hair accessory from Margaret Osborne at Sparrow Station to complete her bridal look.


The groom’s accessories are important, too! He dons a wooden watch from Jord Inc. to complement his navy blue Xedo tuxedo.


The bride grabs her texture-filled bouquet, crafted by Carolyn Mechayne from Avalon Event Floral, that’s finished with Honey Silks and Co. lace ribbons.


The classic floral impression continues indoors, where the venue’s mantel is embellished with blue and white china, candles and floral touches.


The reception table from Charming and Quaint Event Rentals adds a rich, natural tone to the whitewashed space. Blue and white china, white napkins, and overflowing centerpieces on a Graceful Tables runner round out the elegant tablescape.


The couple also bask in the plantation’s verdant views from an outdoor table and wooden crossback chairs from Guestbook Event Services.

Abilena Plantation Wedding Inspiration

The bride and groom sway to the music and take in the sunset over the water through the reflection in each other’s eyes.


This shoot at the Abilena Plantation has all the trappings for a sweet Southern wedding, where history continues to unfold and the coastal cadence never ends. From the classic blue and white china to the traditional florals and attire, what’s not to love about this timeless Southern design?

Photographer: Shauntel Gull | S.E. Gull Photography

Venue: Abilena Plantation in New Bern, NC

Models: Kameron and Morgan Sitton

Wedding Event Planner: Geneva Kolb | Party Perfection Wedding and Event Design  

Florist: Carolyn Mechanye | Avalon Event Floral

Hair and Makeup: Katy Doss

Dress and Shoes: Jean Lloyd | Blush Boutique

Calligrapher: Dana Reid Calligraphy

Tuxedo: Xedo

Wooden Cross Back Chairs: Guestbook Event Services

Table Linen: Graceful Tables www.gracefultables.com 

Table and Chairs: Charming and Quaint Event Rentals

Engagement Ring: A. JAFFE Engagement Rings

Wedding Band: Andréa Watson Designs

Hair Accessories: Margaret Osborne | Sparrow Station

Wooden Watch: Jord Inc.

Ring Box: The Mrs Box

Ribbon: Honey Silks & Co.

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