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One of the most magical things about weddings is the way they bring people together who would have never been in the same room otherwise. Your high school friends sit next to your coworkers at your ceremony. Your cousins cut a rug with your sorority sisters. Most importantly, your family and your beau’s family celebrate together under one roof. Sarah and Giancarlo’s wedding brought together her sweet, undeniably Southern community and his family and friends all the way from Peru, and despite the language barriers and cultural differences, the love and joy over this darling couple’s union is palpable! We’re so glad our Blue Ribbon Vendor Twenty-One Films shared their highlights film with us–don’t miss it below!

From the bride:

Giancarlo and I met through one of my neighbors. Since Giancarlo and I work in similar fields and he had just finished up his MBA, my neighbor put us in touch for networking purposes. A few weeks later, he and I met up at a local coffee shop and sat there for three hours, hardly discussing business :) The following summer, Giancarlo had to move back to Peru. I traveled down to see him a few months after he moved, and he proposed on the beach in Paracas. The next year was spent with him in Peru and me in the States. After fifteen months of living in different counties, he finally came back to the US and we were married on October 4, 2014.

By far, the most memorable moment of our wedding day was when Giancarlo and I said our vows in both English and Spanish. My parents don’t speak Spanish and Giancarlo’s parents don’t speak English. It was important to us to incorporate both languages and customs equally throughout the ceremony. Saying my vows to this amazing man in both my native language and his native language was something that I will never forget, and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

Venue: Summerfield Farms / Catering: Fresh Local Good Food Group / Wedding Planner: Melissa Lewkowicz of Relish Design / Photographer: Griffin Davis / Videographer: Twenty-One Films / Cake and Cupcakes: Clara Marie’s Southern Bakery / DJ: Randy Bennett of Joe Bunn DJ Company / Flowers: Jan Haugh / Bride’s Gown: Pronovias / Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu / Bride’s Hair and Makeup: Angela McClure of Crop Salon / Bride’s Shoes and Hairpiece: BHLDN / Bridesmaid Hair and Makeup: Jordan Brendle and Anna Blake of Instinct Salon / Menswear: Hugo Boss, Burberry, and Michael Kors / Paper Goods: Southern Engraving

Twenty-One Films and Bunn DJ Company are delightful members of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

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When Dave and I were searching for our wedding venue, one of the first places we looked was The Sutherland. At the time, they pointed out the space where their new pavilion was going to be built, and it is so fun to now see this complete (and totally beautiful) space at Elizabeth and Matt’s wedding! It was the perfect place for these high school sweethearts to celebrate their marriage, surrounded by their loving family and friends. Our Blue Ribbon Vendor, Twenty-One Films, did a wonderful job capturing this sweet, Southern, summer day!

From Elizabeth:

Matt and I met in high school physics class when he was a junior and I was a senior. We were assigned to be lab partners on the first day of class, and although he was much quieter than me at the time, he caught my attention when on the second day of class, he asked me, “How was ballet?” I had mentioned going to class only once the day before, but it was that little statement that showed me how well he listened and cared. We started dating soon after. The next year, I went to Appalachian while he finished up senior year, and I was so thrilled when he joined me at school for the next three years. Right before I graduated, he took me on an adventure date to the Biltmore. It was the perfect place to get engaged after 4 1/2 years together. We were married a year and a half later on July 12, 2014.

When I think of Southern traditions, I first think of hospitality. I wanted our guests to not only be able to celebrate with us, but also to experience meaningful fellowship with everyone else. Sutherland was the perfect backdrop and atmosphere for this, with their beautiful grounds, timeless charm, and impeccable staff. Since we both went to Appalachian, including some rustic elements was important to us. And of course, no Southern wedding is without lace, bow ties, monograms, and sweet tea, which we had plenty of.

Photography: Lauren Mann Photography / Videography: Twenty-One Films / Ceremony Venue: Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church / Reception Venue: The Sutherland / Bridal Salon: Lana Addison Bridal / Invitations: Opus-1 Invitations / Rentals: CE Rental / Cake: Ashley Cakes / Ceremony Musicians: Arioso Strings / Catering: Rocky Top Hospitality / DJ: Joe Bunn DJ Company / Flowers: Brides and Bouquets / Makeup Artist: Perfection by Patricia

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  1. avatar Andreina | Fly Away Bride reply

    Such a lovely video. Love the bridal gown and also the bridesmaid’s dresses.

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The idea of a rainy wedding day is an idea no bride likes to entertain…and being rained on literally as you say your vows? I daresay most would think of that as a bad thing, but when the forecast called for summer showers on Kathryn and Derek’s Southport wedding day, they admirably decided to embrace whatever the skies sent their way. Sure enough, Kathryn and Derek, as well as all of their guests, were soaked through by the end of their ceremony, but I imagine that sharing their first kiss as husband and wife in the pouring rain made it all worth it!

Thanks so much to our friends at Blueberry Creative for sharing this sweet video with us!

From the bride:

Throughout the entire wedding morning, we kept a close eye on the possibility of an afternoon rain shower–a regular occurrence during summer months at the North Carolina coast. With no “plan B,” we knew whatever was coming our way, we would have to embrace. And during the ceremony, we did just that.

While exchanging our vows, the small drips of rain we began to feel on our shoulders quickly transitioned to a full-out summer shower. In that moment, with the rain pouring down and our guests huddling under umbrellas or running off to gather under the back porch, we just laughed and knew that it was simply meant to be. This was by far our most memorable moment, not only for the obvious reasons, but also for the way that it set the tone for the rest of our night. Some couples may not be able to imagine what they would do if it rained on their wedding day, but looking back, we wouldn’t change a thing.

Photography and Videography: Blueberry Creative / Florist: Fiore Fine Flowers / Planning and Design: Claire Daniel / Venue: Southport Community Building / Ceremony Guitarist: Casey Townsend / Outdoor Lighting: Seaside Wedding Connection / DJ: Shoresound Productions LLC / Catering: Coastal Catering and Events / Wedding Cake: Kissable Cakes

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  1. avatar Stacy {Woodsy Weddings} reply

    I love that everyone was happy and soaked by the end of the ceremony! Rain shouldn’t get in the way on your wedding day, only adds to it!

  2. avatar Olivia Fischer reply

    Enjoyed watching wedding film. Rain on your wedding day is something memorable.

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