Choosing my favorite Real Wedding from V3 was easy: Jennifer + Kyle’s glam North Carolina celebration at the Design Center of the Carolinas literally had me begging Lara to take it for print. (Special thanks to Millie Holloman Photography for sharing!) Lucky for all of us, she gave in to my black + white love affair. The bride wore a classic form-fitting gown and retro-inspired veil from Poffie Girls, and dressed her maids in stunning black sheaths from Bella Bridesmaid. Jennifer’s feathered bouquet (love the dark centers of the anemones!) designed by Flowers from the Cellar is pure magic. Planning and styling credit goes to Alyse Woodward Events.
I can’t think of too many things more Southern than a beautiful bride in a simple lace dress, and Lindsey definitely fits this bill in her sweetheart WTOO gown. The couple was married at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville, Tennessee. Kate Murphy photographed the happy pair, and planner Alice Hendry styled their afternoon celebration. One of my favorite details? The bridesmaids’ sage green frocks from Jasmine Bridal!
P.S. from Emily: I usually try to include an assortment of images in our boards, but I just had to put in two of Lindsey’s gorgeous bouquet — love it!
How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. We met our freshman year at Villanova University in August of 2001. We lived in the same dorm our freshman year and quickly became friends. Our friendship continued throughout those four years of college and then four years after while Ryan was in med school in Virginia and I was working in New York City. Eight years after we met, we realized that maybe there was a reason why we had always remained such an important part of each other’s lives since the moment we met. Doesn’t everyone want to marry their best friend? We moved to Tacoma, Washington in the summer of 2009 and were engaged in October.
Describe the proposal. Ryan planned a surprise trip for us to go to San Juan Island including hiking, lookouts of the ocean where you could see Orca Whales, an amazing dinner, tickets to see a show and a stay at a beautiful bed and breakfast. After we went to see the show we headed to the beach at the southern tip of the island. The night was perfectly clear and there were thousands of stars out. He got down on his knee and proposed. It was the perfect end to the perfect day.