Mims House Boho Fall Wedding Photos • Amanda + Justin

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I sit here in awe as I look at the culmination of Amanda and Justin’s wedding day in this collection of photographs. Everything was simply delightful and perfect; recalling it all here, and sharing it with you, makes it all the more fantastic. Brooke from Mad Dash Weddings worked tirelessly to bring so many unique and inspirational details together for a once-in-a-lifetime fairy tale for this smily, in-love pair.

The effort Brooke, Amanda and Justin, and some wonderful friends and vendors put in to create a rich and vibrant autumn day, from emotions to autumn colors to scrumptious flavors that made it all happen, certainly paid off.
Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the Boho bride and groom in a navy suit for their fall day. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of a unique boho cake display: a grey concrete buttercream cake with clay animal cake topper, suspended from the venue on a rope display adorned with flowers. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the bride's long sleeve, white boho gown from BHLDN. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the bride's gold edgy stud earrings. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the bride's metallic gold Badgley Mischka heels. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the bride stepping into her metallic gold shoes. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the bride's colorful fall bouquet, tied with silk and velvet ribbons by Caroline Ruth Designs and Mad Dash Weddings. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the bride holding her fall bouquet for her Mad Dash Wedding.
As Amanda’s mother helped her prepare to meet Justin outside for their first look, Justin awaited his bride’s arrival in the crisp fall air outside the historic, southern home.
Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the groom's brown leather shoes, navy socks and off white tie. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the groom in a navy blue double breasted suit and fall boutonniere at his Mad Dash Wedding. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the bride walking towards the groom for their outdoor fall first look. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the bride and groom's first look for their fall Mad Dash Wedding. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the Boho bride and groom in a navy suit for their fall day. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the bride and groom's first look.
Justin’s reaction to seeing Amanda was truly priceless! He was overcome by emotion as he turned to see Amanda as a bride for the first time on their Mad Dash Wedding day.
Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the bride and groom during their boho Mad Dash Wedding. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the bride and groom during their boho Mad Dash Wedding. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the wedding party in navy blue linen suits and light pink chiffon dresses for a fall Mad Dash Weddings event. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Detail picture of the groom's double breasted navy linen suit and fall boutonniere. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the Boho bride and groom in a navy suit for their fall day. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the bride and groom with their Husky dog in a flower collar. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the bride's colorful fall bouquet, tied with silk and velvet ribbons by Caroline Ruth Designs and Mad Dash Weddings. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the Boho bride and groom in a navy suit for their Mad Dash Wedding, complete with colorful fall foliage.Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of a bridesmaid in a light pink chiffon gown with peek-a-boo shoulders for a fall Mad Dash Weddings event. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the bridal party in light pink, off-the-shoulder, chiffon dresses for a fall Mad Dash Weddings event. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the Boho bride and groom in a navy suit for their fall day.Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Portrait of the bride in her long-sleeve, white chiffon gown from BHLDN and fall flowers with long, autumn ribbons by Caroline Ruth Designs for a Mad Dash Wedding. Pink Camellia flower petals provided the perfect backdrop! Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Photo of the bride and groom on their outdoor reception lounge furniture from Greenhouse Picker Sisters for a Mad Dash Weddings event.
There were so many incredible spots to capture their day, from nearby bamboo, to fall shrubs with rich purple hues, to their amazing outdoor lounge area complete with plush furniture for cozying up with a loved one! I especially loved how the fall foliage on the trees coincidentally matched the mustard color silk ribbon on Amanda’s bouquet and the groom’s boutonniere.
Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Portrait photo of the bride in her long-sleeve, white chiffon gown from BHLDN and fall flowers with long, autumn ribbons by Caroline Ruth Designs for a Mad Dash Wedding. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Photo of the bride and groom on their outdoor reception lounge furniture from Greenhouse Picker Sisters for a Mad Dash Weddings event. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Candid picture of the groomsmen in navy blue linen suits for a fall Mad Dash Weddings event. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of a groomsmen and bridesmaids, with their ring bearer toddler son, in navy linen suits and light pink gown. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the bride and groom at the historic southern home venue amidst Camellia pink flower petals. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the bridal party in light pink, off-the-shoulder, chiffon dresses for a fall Mad Dash Weddings event. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the groomsmen in navy blue linen suits for a fall Mad Dash Weddings event. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Detail picture of the groomsmen's Hellebores boutonnieres with fall foliage and silk ribbon.
The autumn air provided a wonderful stillness that was perfect for their outdoor ceremony, in front of Leslie-Alford Mims House. Brooke, of Mad Dash Weddings and Belle’s Catering, coordinated the most perfect wedding design for this special pair. She even secured a beautiful, unique colorful batik linen backdrop for their vows and mixed seating – from benches to mis-matched iconic chairs – for guests to choose from.
Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the outdoor ceremony with colorful BHLDN batik backdrop for nuptials at the historic southern home. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the outdoor ceremony with mixed chairs and benches for nuptials at the historic southern home. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the Boho bride and groom with their Husky dog in a floral collar on their fall Mad Dash Weddings event day. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the family in front of the historic southern home where the Mad Dash Weddings ceremony took place.
After they excitedly recited their vows and we took some sweet family photos it was time to enjoy their reception!!! Mad Dash Wedding did such an incredible job (as always) styling their Boho inspired fall fete. Fam tables were flanked with wood and metal chairs. Concrete candle holders, dipped with gold paint, held white tapered candles as market lights illuminated the reception from above as the sun set. Mismatched, colored vintage glasses were available for guest use as modern geometric glass and metal holders provided homes for pops of soft floral details. A variety of rugs and throw pillows cushioned the ground around custom, low grey wooden tables specifically designed for Mad Dash Weddings.
Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the outdoor reception setup with farm tables, metal chairs and rugs and pillow seating. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of one of the farm tables at the outdoor reception, complete with geodes, green milk glass and mixed table settings. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the outdoor reception setup with farm tables, metal chairs, rugs and pillow seating, market lights and lounge area. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the outdoor reception setup with farm tables, metal chairs, rugs and pillow seating and market lights. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the outdoor reception setup with farm tables, metal chairs, rugs and pillow seating and market lights. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the mixed colored vintage glasses display. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the outdoor reception decor, including low grey tables, mixed seating and boho vibes. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the outdoor reception decor, including geometric lanterns and airy lounge couches.
All the small details, from throw pillows to lanterns and assorted interior decor, truly set the stage for a comfortable and inviting reception reminiscent of a beautiful living room.
Guests were able to leave their mark and well-wishes for Mr. and Mrs. Harms on a gold-framed wedding date and take home a customized homemade candle jar on their way out.
Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the guest signing board. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of a guest signing their wedding date frame board. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the outdoor reception flowers and low coffee table for a unique, boho reception. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of one of the farm tables at the outdoor reception, complete with geodes, green milk glass and mixed table settings. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of a blue velvet cocktail table with gold metal geometric shapes and colorful fall flowers. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the concrete cake with clay animal cake topper, suspended from the venue on a rope display adorned with flowers. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the gifts on a geometric metal display with blue ribbons and custom tags. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the gifts on a geometric metal display with blue ribbons and custom tags. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the charcuterie display by Belle's Catering. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the charcuterie display by Belle's Catering. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the gifts on a geometric metal display with blue ribbons and custom tags.
A few absolute show-stoppers of their wedding day included the charcuterie display Belle’s Catering put together and the cake on the front porch, which Mad Dash Weddings also custom designed; it was suspended from the ceiling of the porch with thick rope and rested on a polished round wood board decorated with fall flowers. The two-tier buttercream cake was on trend with it’s “concrete” inspired buttercream design, topped with a cake-topper of the couple’s dog and cat. Both of whom, might I add, have sparkling blue eyes like the bride, Amanda.
Their first dance song was a perfect choice for this Disney loving duo: Lana Del Rey’s version of “Once Upon a Dream.” I have to admit I LOVED that selection as a Disney fan myself! Its slow melody was hauntingly beautiful for their autumn wedding.
Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the "Til Death do Us Party" glass calligraphy bar sign. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of a the bride and groom's first dance at their outdoor reception, to Lana Del Ray's Once Upon a Dream. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of two trendy guests. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of a trendy guest's bolero necktie and fly printed button down shirt. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the stylized catering drinks on wooden crates for the boho event. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Candid picture of the guests enjoying the outdoor reception.
I’m a sucker for well dressed guests and they had plenty of them in attendance! One trending guest wore cowboy boots and another guest donned a bolero necktie atop a collared, button-down shirt with flies printed on it! How cool is that?
Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Candid picture of the ring bearer feeding a guest animal crackers.

Cocktail hour was followed by their cake cutting, while some guests shared Animal Crackers on the front lawn in a bonding moment I happened to capture. 😉

Their cake cutting was complimented by an adorable hand-painted bride and groom plate and beautiful ceramic gold and white cake cutlery. Amanda was able to incorporate a very special wedding detail for dessert: a cheers with Justin using her grandmother’s colored glass wine glasses, which she used on her wedding day decades before. After the cake was cut everyone munched on delicious food from Belle’s Catering, including egg rolls served in bamboo cup and meatballs and Caprese skewers. They danced well into the evening hours to the sounds from Bunn DJ Company.
Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the handpainted cake plate and gold and white serving ware. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the bride and groom cutting their concrete cake with clay animal cake topper, suspended from the venue on a rope display adorned with flowers.
Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the bride's grandparents colored glass wine cups they used for the cake cutting. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of the bamboo cups with egg rolls by Belle's Catering for an hors d'oeuvres reception. Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Leslie-Alford Mims House in North Carolina. Picture of a linocut print the bride had made for their invitations, then framed for the historic venue.

And a final thought for this truly outstanding day: the best keepsake for Leslie-Alford Mims House, which they’ll forever cherish, is a framed print the couple gifted them. It’s the same illustration on Amanda and Justin’s Save-the-Dates, which was a handmade custom linocut of the historic home created by Amanda’s best friend.
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Harms! May every day of your lives be as magical as your wedding day.

As a little bonus, check out the video Little Lovely Blushes created from their day; it will certainly make you smile!

Wedding coordination + design: Mad Dash Weddings / Venue: Leslie-Alford Mims House / Catering: Belle’s Catering / Music: Bunn DJ Company / Cake: Sugar Euphoria / Florals: Caroline Ruth Design / Videography: Little Lovely Blushes / Linocut save-the-dates: Dusty Rose Block Press / Wedding invitations: One + Only Paper / Hair + makeup: RAE Makeup Artistry / Officiant: Kathie McCutcheon / Ceremony backdrop and bridal attire: BHLDN / Cake Topper: Heartmade Cottage, Etsy / Linens: CE Rental / Specialty rentals: Greenhouse Picker Sisters / Lighting: Vivid Lighting

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Beautiful! Pictures are amazing Wish we could have been there.

Thank you for your comment, Rob and Cindy! It was a beautiful day!