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It has been 532 days since my best friend got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife, and in just two short days, I finally will be! I am officially out of the SW office starting today to focus on wrapping up last minute details and welcoming my beloved family and friends to North Carolina, but I couldn’t possibly leave without one last Lisa’s Southern Wedding post. It has been an honor to share snippets of my wedding planning journey with y’all over the last year and a half!

First, y’all found out about our engagement–many just a few minutes after it happened, if you were tuned into the V6 launch party live stream! I’m eternally grateful to Callie Davis for capturing this magical moment in mine and Dave’s lives.

I love our love story–it has taught us so much about faith and trusting in God’s timing. I shared it with y’all (complete with some fun throwback pictures) here!

The first big decision we had to make was where on earth to tie the knot–and from New York to Texas, we had our fair share of options! We finally settled on our new town of Raleigh so that we could say our vows in our beloved church. You can read about our venue search here.

Choosing a photographer and a videographer we love were at the tippy top of our priority list. We are overjoyed that the talented Ryan Ray is making the trip to be our photographer, and that the incredible team at Inkspot Crow will be by his side to capture the day on video! I have utmost confidence in both Ryan and Inkspot Crow, and am already giddy with excitement to see our wedding through their lenses!

Ryan Ray

Speaking of photography, taking our engagement pictures with Ryan was one of the highlights of the last year and a half! You can see some of our inspiration here, and a few peeks at the results scattered throughout my Instagram.

KT Merry, Jose Villa

Flowers are one of my favorite wedding details, and I’ve loved working with Kelly of Philosophy Flowers to dream up beautiful and meaningful bouquets. I can’t WAIT to see how they turn out!

Eric Kelley via Love In Bloom, Jose Villa via Something Blue

I’ve been keeping the details of my wedding day look very secret (only my mom and sisters have seen my dress!), but had fun sharing about what the gents and my bridesmaids will be wearing. I also shared some of my jewelry and beauty inspiration!

Brett Heidebrecht via Style Me Pretty, Jessica Lorren via Once Wed

Sending our save the dates was so exciting! Confession: I have one of them framed on my gallery wall :)

Planning our ceremony has been the most rewarding and exciting part of wedding planning, and I get butterflies in my stomach just thinking about it happening in real life this Saturday. I loved sharing our plans here.

Nancy Ray

Finally, I let y’all in on a few of my favorite details–the things I’ve always dreamed of including in my wedding. I feel so lucky that all four things I mentioned in this post worked out and will indeed be present!

Amanda Dumouchelle via Style Me Pretty

Before signing off, I just want to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all of your kind words and comments as I’ve shared our wedding planning journey. I’m truly humbled by your support and am so honored to have shared this time with such a wonderful community!

I also want to give big hugs and thanks to the SW gals–from the way they helped Dave orchestrate his proposal, to the sweetest surprise bridal shower, to the countless words of wisdom and encouragement they’ve shared with me over the last year and a half, I am truly, truly grateful to have them as coworkers and friends!

With that, sweet friends, I’m signing off! You’ll see a few posts from me over the next two weeks, but rest assured, they’ve all been written ahead of time :) I can’t wait to catch up with y’all when I’m back in the office, complete with a new husband and a new monogram. Xoxo!

lisa Written with love by Lisa
14 Comments
  1. avatar Anastasia Kristina reply

    LISA I AM SO SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it’s been so fun following your journey and i’m so overjoyed to see all of your hardwork and love manifested in y’alls big day!!

    • avatar Lisa reply

      Annie! Thank you so much–we loved having y’all there! You’re next!! :)

  2. avatar Rhiannon reply

    Hooray! I’m so excited for you, Lisa! This is the most exciting time for you and Dave and I wish you both all of the very best on Saturday. Praying for gorgeous weather and happiness all around xoxo

  3. avatar Denise L. reply

    Enjoy your day, it goes by so quickly! I hope you share your photos as I’m sure you will be a stunning bride. Sending prayers for your lovely day and beautiful life, together.

    • avatar Lisa reply

      Thank you so much, Denise! I’m so grateful for your prayers–they were felt! :)

  4. avatar Michelle reply

    Congratulations and enjoy your special day together! Thank you for including us on your journey (:

  5. avatar Pamela reply

    Congrats Lisa & Dave, may you truly have a Blessed holy matrimony ,and not just a marriage.
    Have a heartfelt time.
    Be blessed
    Pam

  6. avatar Dana reply

    The most beautiful wedding of all time! I love you mrs. Kirk!!!

  7. avatar mary w reply

    Lisa, it truly was a beautiful day! Father couldn’t have said it better–we really were so honored and blessed to witness something so intimate, sacred, beautiful!

    • avatar Lisa reply

      Mary! Thank you so much! We LOVED having y’all there and miss you already!

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