Ben and Marie’s Unique Vineyard Wedding | Medaloni Cellars Events

A bride and groom kissing with their backs turned in a vineyard at Medaloni Vineyards.

When Ben and Marie told me that they wanted their wedding at Medaloni Cellars, I was excited, because the events there are absolutely beautiful! The hardwood building and furniture combined with the outdoor and open-air location gives the entire venue a feel of being rustic yet polished at the same time. This would be the perfect place for Ben and Marie.  

What I love most about post pandemic times, is that people are so much more willing to forgo tradition and make their wedding into whatever they want. Every wedding is so different now!  Marie and Ben are no exception to this, and they did not hesitate to design a wedding that suited them. 

They not only had to postpone their wedding in 2020 due to the pandemic, but they had to relocate it. They both live in Chicago – where they’ve been together for years and years. But, they both came down here to North Carolina to be closer to their family for the wedding. 

One of the things that made this wedding so unique was that they completely threw off tradition when they got ready. Ben and Marie stayed together while they were getting ready, and it fit them so well. They’ve been together for a long time, and were comfortable being around each other, so the fact that they were helping each other get ready and with each other just felt natural between them. And it shows in the pictures! 

There was one special tradition they kept: they added was a silver sixpence placed in the bottom of Marie‘s shoe for good luck!

Collage of a woman holding a sixpence and the bride putting on her shoe with the sixpence in it.

They came to Medaloni Cellars by way of trolley and it was one of the more spectacular events of the evening! The trolleys were available to all the guests as well. So everyone got to enjoy the ride.  

Trolley that the wedding party rode on to their wedding at Medaloni Cellars.

The ceremony took place on the stage and every guest was sitting in what looked like hand-carved wooden chairs! It was gorgeous and completely matched the summer color palette they had chosen of neutrals with bright colorful accents! 

I also love that the kids were included, and Marie and Ben had flower girls and ring bearers to help them with the ceremony. Marie’s best friend married them which made this even more special. She’s known Marie since before she even met Ben, so when Ben came into her life, she was able to watch them fall in love and grow closer together.

Collage of the colorful wedding altar and the hand carved chairs set up for the ceremony and the groom standing at the altar taking off his sunglasses.

Up until this point, I had been taking mostly candid photos of this couple, which completely fit their laid back and relaxed style. But after the ceremony I was able to steal them away for a few quick wedding portraits in the vineyard and the fields around us. Taking these shots was so easy, and they were so sweet and laid back about everything. I absolutely loved working with them! 

Collage of the bride and groom walking holding hands through a vineyard and the couple with their backs to the camera laughing at each other.

Getting to do a wedding with Medaloni Cellars events was so nice! And I always love getting to work with the planner, Events by Summer Joy. I know when Summer and her team recommend me to a couple, it’s going to be a fantastic wedding. And it certainly was!

Ben and Marie, may your marriage be even more beautiful than your wedding! Scroll on for more fabulous photos from their day.


Fabulous Vendors: 
Cake – Dewey’s Bakery
Wedding Favors – DeLuca’s Bakery
Trolley Service – Triad Trolleys
Planner – Events by Summer Joy 
Florals – Just Priceless
Caterer – Ronnie Stevens – (843) 798-0226
Furniture/Decor – Party Makers
Hair and Makeup Artist(s) – Carla Durbin – carlaanndurbin@gmail.com
Musicians – Split Second Sound
Venue – Medaloni Cellars


We would love to chat and tell you more about the wedding services we provide! It’s not too soon to start talking about 2023 wedding plans.   Let’s connect!

Collage of a flower girl and ring bearer holding hands in the grass and a flower girl fanning herself.
Collage of the groom walking down the aisle as the ceremony starts and the flower girls throwing petals as they go down the aisle.
Collage of the bride and her dad walking down the aisle during the ceremony and a close up of the bride's hand on her dad's arm.
Collage of the musicians during the wedding ceremony and a creative photo of the violinist through the wine barrels.
Collage of wedding guests clapping and the bride and groom nailing together a first fight box during their ceremony.
Guests looking on at the ceremony at Medaloni Cellars
Collage of the bride and groom being announced husband and wife and their first married kiss.
The bride and groom kissing at the end of the aisle as their guests look on.
The bride laughing with her bridesmaids in field on her wedding day.
The wedding couple walking through a field with their wedding party at Medaloni Cellars.
Close up of the colorful bouquets Marie chose for her wedding day.
Collage of a close up of the bride's wedding bouquet and the groom kissing his bride as he holds her bouquet.
Collage of the groom smiling as he buttons his jacket and a close up of his wedding bouquet.
The bride and groom laughing as they walk hand-in-hand through a field.
Collage of the wedding couple walking away from the camera looking at each other and the bride and groom with their foreheads together smiling.
Collage of the bride laughing as her groom whispers in her ear and a detail photo of the ruffles on the back of the bride's dress.
Collage of the bride and groom walking hand in hand through a field at Medaloni Cellars and a close up of the couple's hands.
Collage of the bride and groom walking hand in hand away from the camera and them smiling at each other in the middle of a path on their wedding day.
Collage of the groom with his hands in his pockets smiling and the bride holding her dress and bouquet and smiling off camera.
Collage of the bride with her head on the groom's shoulder smiling through a grape vine and a detail photo of the grape vines at Medaloni Cellars.
Collage of the bride and groom walking down a path at the vineyard laughing and the bride laughing into her groom's shoulder.
Bride and groom smiling as they look at chickens in a coup on their wedding day
Bride and groom kissing in a vineyard at Medaloni Cellars
Collage of a bride kissing her groom on the cheek while he smiles and the groom leading his bride through the vineyard on their wedding day.
Collage of the groom kissing his bride on the temple while she smiles and the groom standing behind the bride while she snuggles into his chest.
The groom stands behind the bride while she snuggles into his chest in a vineyard.
A bride and groom kissing with their backs turned in a vineyard at Medaloni Vineyards.
The bride standing with her back to her groom's chest as she smiles up at him on their wedding day
Collage of a colorful, floral wedding cake on a wine barrel and the centerpieces set on a wood table.
Collage of the reception tables and a detail photo of the table numbers and centerpieces
Collage of a detail photo of the colorful floral centerpieces and the seating chart for a wedding reception at Medaloni Cellars
Detail photo of Medaloni Cellars wine and a wine tap.
Collage of the centerpieces at Ben and Marie's vineyard wedding
The wedding party toasting with cups of champagne.
The bride hugging her friend on her wedding day.
Collage of the ring bearer standing on the corn hole boards and a woman and two kids playing giant connect the dots at a wedding reception.
Collage of the bride and groom smiling at each other while the bride wears sunglasses.
Collage of the bride's sunglasses on the reception table and the bride and groom kissing during their wedding reception.
Collage of the father of the bride giving a wedding day toast and the bride and groom sitting at their table listening to the toasts.
Guests at Ben and Marie's vineyard wedding toasting across the table.
Collage of the floral wedding cake and a close up of the bride and groom's hands as they cut their cake.
The bride and groom during their cake cutting at Medaloni Cellars.
The bride and groom stepping onto the trolley and kissing on the stairs at their wedding.
Collage of the trolley waiting at the wedding reception and the bride and groom kissing while sitting on the trolley.
Guests seated at a picnic table during a vineyard wedding reception.
The bride and groom during their first dance with the trolley in the background.
Black and white photo of the bride and groom during their first dance with the trolley in the background.
The bride and her dad during their father/daughter dance at Medaloni Cellars.
Collage of the bride and her groom dancing and the groom dancing with his mom.
A little boy dancing during a wedding reception while other guests cheer him on.
Collage of little girl swinging her friend during the wedding reception and a little boy break dancing.
Collage of a little girl doing the splits and a little girl laughing shown through the shoulders of two guests.
A man dancing his way down a hill at Ben and Marie's wedding reception.
Guests dancing during a wedding reception at Medaloni Cellars
A couple dancing during a wedding reception at Medaloni Cellars
Guests and the bride dancing during a wedding reception at Medaloni Cellars
A night time detail photo of the wedding trolley.
Collage of a man dipping his partner during the wedding reception and a man singing loud with his hands thrown in the air.
Guests and the bride dancing and singing during a wedding reception at Medaloni Cellars
A man spinning his partner around during a wedding reception.
Wedding guests in a circle singing and dancing at Ben and Marie's wedding reception.
The bride and groom walking through their wedding exit with their hands thrown in the air.
The bride and groom kissing during their wedding exit at Medaloni Cellars.

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