The historic Palo Alto Plantation near Maysville, circa 1836-1840, provides the ideal backdrop for a romantic antebellum wedding. Steeped in Civil War history, this childhood home of former Gov. Daniel Russell, Jr. (1845-1908) is offered as a venue by Dream Makers Wedding Estates. To illustrate just how romantic the site can be, wedding coordinator Jessica Guesno brought together a collection of talented vendors to set the perfect scene for this photo shoot. Playing their roles are real life couple Lindsey Haynes, an EMT from Emerald Isle, and Capt. Chris Lewis from the Atlantic Beach Fire Dept., who are planning 2019 nuptials at the site.

Designer/Coordinator – Jessica Guesno, www.jessicaguesno.com

Location – Palo Alto Plantation, Dream Maker Wedding Estates, www.dreamweddingestates.com

Florist – Dream Maker Wedding Estates, www.dreamweddingestates.com

Dress – A Change of a Dress, www.achangeofadressnc.com

His Attire – Carteret Community Theatre, www.carteretcommunitytheatre.com

Head Piece – Tildy Floral Designs, www.tildydesigns.com

Hair and Makeup – Studio B, www.studiobbridal.com

Horse and Carriage – S & S Carriages, www.facebook.com/Sandscarriagerides

Cake – Lighthearted Cakes, www.lightheartedcakes.com

Violinist – Mad Fiddler, www.facebook.com/madfiddlerentertainment

Photographer – Ellen LeRoy Photography, www.EllenLeRoyPhotography.com

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