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Kelly & Ryan | Dove Meadows Wedding | Monroe, NC

Dove Meadows

Dove Meadows is one of the newest wedding venues in the Charlotte area. We fell in love the moment we arrived, and cannot recommend this venue enough for those looking for a chic barn venue. This day was filled with so much love, and was picture-pefect on this gorgeous fall day. Check out the details and grab some inspiration below!

The Location

Dove Meadows has many beautiful scenes for portraits. There are wide open fields, lush woods (shown in the image above), the barn itself, and of course, the pond area where ceremonies take place. There is also a porch on one side of the barn. This area is excellent for portraits as well, as the overhang provides soft light and the wood of the barn is the backdrop.

One draw for couples is this venue is all-inclusive. Being all-inclusive greatly reduces the stress of wedding planning. Ashley is very knowledgeable and has an excellent vendor list to make the process a breeze. While the price may seem high at first glance, it is actually quite reasonable for this area. The cost of choosing independent vendors can easily cost you more, and it will also cost you more of your time.

Moreover, this venue is so new. The exterior of the barn is original, but the inside is brand new. The bridal suite is especially large and has plenty of light to make sure everyone’s hair and makeup looks its best before it’s time to walk down the aisle. It comes equipped with a large garment hanging area, a full-length mirror, a 3-mirrored hair and makeup table, as well as a settee and chairs so all of your nearest and dearest can enjoy getting ready together. If you’d like more information on the bridal suite, click here!

The Décor

Kelly and Ryan kept things sweet and simple. Ivory flowers with lush greenery adorned their arbor and wedding cake. The girls bouquets followed suit and it complimented the bridesmaid’s dresses beautifully. They let the elements of the venue itself set the mood and provide ambiance. The chandeliers and fairy lights, hanging both indoors and outdoors, do the job and they are quite lovely!


Thank you Kelly and Ryan for choosing us to share in this most precious day. We had so much fun with your friends and family and wish we could do it all over again! We hope to see you both again soon!


Scroll to the bottom to see a list of vendors that made this day possible!

We hope this gives inspiration to current and future couples! Ready for an amazing wedding day? Get in touch!


Links to Each Vendor’s Instagram:

Venue: @dovemeadowsnc
Floral Design: Monroe Florist and Gifts
Hair and Makeup: @fridamaczka
DJ: @ceasefireprods
Caterer: @delectablesbyhollycatering

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