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It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the holidays are in full swing and we’re in full ‘reflect and celebrate’ mode in the SW office. It probably surprises no one that the Southern Weddings V9 Launch Party is near the tip-top of our grateful list for 2016. Gathering together with friends and family from near and far on an exceptionally enchanting evening in early November is nothing short of magical. Add in a few gorgeous Paper Crown dresses, some carnival-inspired fair food, and a wall full of love letters and you have something straight from a Southern Weddings (Notebook-inspired) fairytale.

Big hugs to A.J. Dunlap for these gorgeous images! We’re also tremendously grateful to ZimZoom Photobooth for helping guests capture their very own memories in our always-popular photobooth, and to the Carolina Inn for being the sweetest host in Dixie.

A little BTS secret: we always take a few quiet minutes before the party commences to soak in the room before we throw open the doors to start the celebration. For us, this party is more than just reveling in the launch of a magazine: it’s about honoring all of the MANY friends who play a role in helping make Southern Weddings happen, year after year. To guarantee everyone feels right at home, we make sure there is plenty of cozy seating (thanks Paisley & Jade) and fresh and fabulous floral arrangements (big hugs Serendipity Designs).

As has become tradition, the Southern Weddings gals gather together with our gents for one big group photo to commemorate the occasion; after all, the entire group together in one room (minus Amber’s sweet husband: we missed you Brandon!) is quite an accomplishment and it only happens once a year. Of course, all the gents were looking extra dapper in their High Cotton bow ties and the gals got some serious glam support from the ladies at Parlor Dry Bar and Lula Hair & Makeup. Our dear friends at Kendra Scott helped finish off our looks with some fabulous jewels (I don’t think I’ve taken my pearl bracelet off since the party).

I spy a sweet little June Thomas making her inaugural launch party debut and making sure her mama didn’t forget to sign our cover print and grab a party-favorite button from our sweet friends at Belle & Union. The gal behind that great teal desk is none other than the wonderful Jessica of Simply Jessica Marie, former SW Intern and master watercolor artist. She graciously hand-lettered everyone’s nametag (!!!) as they were checking in and added her artistic touch to many other party details, including the beautiful invitations and all the food signage.

The doors opened and the hugs started flowing!! It was an extra special treat to have Davy Whitener (our V9 cover photographer) and his darling wife Lydia travel up from Georgia to celebrate with us! So many friends traveled from so far and we were humbled and honored to be able to spend the evening with a collection of such talented and inspiring folks.

Taking a nod from Ali and Noah’s carnival run-in, our friends at Ashton Events helped us create our very own fair booth: pick a duck and win a prize! It was a pretty fun way to claim your swag bag or win a custom canvas from our friends at CanvasHQ. Too bad we couldn’t figure out how to put a Ferris wheel in the parking lot ;)

The Carolina Inn spoiled us rotten with their menu, inspired by the delicacies found in the pages of V9 – we nibbled on everything from miniature hot dogs to hot chicken sliders. And it wouldn’t be an SW party without pimento cheese, ice cold Cheerwine, and a feast of miniature Southern-inspired sweets. Our friend Randi of Sugar Euphoria brought her famous homemade macaroons and miniature cupcakes. Everything was so delicious, it was gobbled up before I made it over to the table to snag a treat.

Noah & Allie’s love story is an SW office favorite and we could think of no better way to honor their legacy than to create a love letter wall with help from our friend Leigh of Leigh Pearce Events. Party guests spent the evening crafting notes to other party guests and pinning them to the wall. Popping by to pin a note or check for your name was a highlight of the evening!!

It’s such an honor to stand up on the stage, look out into the crowd, and see ALL the faces of the friends who have gathered together to celebrate. Our sweet Lara was a bit under the weather the night of the party, but she said she couldn’t miss the chance to share gratitude with all our friends who gathered both in person and virtually. Speaking of our virtual friends, our hostess-with-the-mostess, Maghon Taylor of All She Wrote Notes (and her precious “Baby Tay” bump) made sure everyone who couldn’t join in person got an extra special party experience via Facebook Live! We wrapped up our speeches with a celebratory dance, and our favorite local DJ, Joe Bunn, kept the music flowing all night via a compilation of 40’s and 50’s tunes as another nod to our friends Noah & Ally.

We couldn’t be more grateful for all y’all who traveled from far and near (and fought through the crazy traffic) to join us in Chapel Hill to celebrate. I feel like we’re a broken record, but your love and support of V9 and the Southern Weddings mission means so much to us. We love y’all more than all the sweet tea and biscuits in the world!

A.J. Dunlap Photography, Serendipity Designs, High Cotton Ties, ZimZoom Photogbooth, Paisley and Jade, Simply Jessica Marie, and Sugar Euphoria are all delightful members of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory.

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  1. avatar Bri Arey reply

    From the first picture I thought “that looks like the Carolina Inn!”. :) Looks like an amazing night full of celebration! Congrats on another year.

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  1. avatar Ellen Watson reply

    Too fun! Would love to win!

  2. avatar Salem reply

    My favorite way to prepare for the week is to plan to have my Sunday’s completely free of commitment! I work for lululemon so my weeks are filled with lots of sweating and engaging in the community which is fun but tiring, so I like to take time to plan my “sweats” for the week on sundays and I go to my favorite deep-stretch yoga flow!

  3. avatar Rust reply

    I prepare for the week with lists and making sure my wardrobe is ready to go.

  4. avatar Ashley Pugh reply

    What a fun idea for a giveaway!

  5. avatar Jordan reply

    I always get ready for the week by planning my week in my Simplified Planner after church!

  6. avatar Brittany reply

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  7. avatar Caitlin reply

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  8. avatar Mallory reply

    Yay for FitFabFun!
    My favorite way to prepare for the week is to clean house. Mundane, but I always feel good Sunday night knowing the house is clean, fridge is full of food for the week, and I’m ready to tackle Monday morning!

  9. avatar Anna reply

    great gift for the new year!

  10. avatar Anna reply

    My favorite way to prepare for the week is to plan my meals, go grocery shopping, and write out my to-do list for the week!

  11. avatar Morgan Parks reply

    I love to meal plan! It makes me feel like I am a step ahead for the week when I know what I am making each night for dinner, and one step closer to know what I’m buying when I go to the store :)

  12. avatar Kate R. reply

    I love to prepare for the week by doing the laundry, cooking a few meals, and changing the linens!

  13. avatar Caroline reply

    Love this giveaway!
    My favorite way to prepare for the week is to meal prep!

  14. avatar Jessica reply

    Fit fab fun sounds awesome! It’d be a great asset to use to during months of wedding prep!

  15. avatar christina reply

    I always start my morning with a cup of coffee before I walk to work.

  16. avatar Holly reply

    Meal planning helps me tremendously to conquer the week ahead!

  17. avatar Bianca reply

    to wash all clothes on the weekend, prepare meals or write down what to eat.

  18. avatar Casey reply

    I prep for each week by filling up my tank on Sunday night with some of my favorite people at our small group. Afterwards, I plan out my daily “to-do’s” in my planner for the week & create a grocery list to buy the following morning. I set out my clothes to teach my 6 am Monday morning barre class & get to bed early! :)

  19. avatar Lindy reply

    Meal plan and make sure ALL my groceries are purchased… no time for mid-week trips back to the store!

  20. avatar Grace Anne Dorman reply

    My favorite way to prepare for the week is to catch up will all my roommates about what’s going on with them. It feels so good to be known by your friends.

  21. avatar Michelle reply

    I love preparing for the week by meal prepping my lunches and organizing my planner! I would be lost without my Lilly Pulitzer planner!

  22. avatar Lacy Engelhardt reply

    Would love the baby it’s cold outside mug!

  23. avatar Caroline reply

    so fun!

  24. avatar Leah H. reply

    I plan out my meals and my workouts for the week on Sunday!

  25. avatar ashley e reply

    I like to sit down with my calendar and journal and think through the upcoming week, a cup of hot tea on hand :)

  26. avatar Jackie Ngo reply

    I wanted to try this but it’s out of my budget currently. So fingers crossed!

  27. avatar Lauren reply

    I’ve heard of FabFitFun so often and I’ve been meaning to try out their service! Love this!

  28. avatar BarbaraMae reply

    I prepare for the week by grocery shopping, making a big crock pot of something to eat for next week and spend a little quiet time with my fiancé.

  29. avatar Miranda glaeser reply

    I like to make a list of all my To do’s for the week, helps me feel a little more organized.

  30. avatar Beth Minyard reply

    I always make sure to get a good night’s sleep on Sunday

  31. avatar molli taylor reply

    i write out a loose calendar and cleaning schedule and meal plan!

  32. avatar Virginia Pigg reply

    My favorite way to prepare for the week is to take a nice warm bath and light candles.

  33. avatar Megan S reply

    I prepare for the week by spending quality time with my family to relax Sunday night

  34. avatar Olivia reply

    My favorite way to prepare for the week is sitting down Sunday evening and writing out my list of goals, meetings, work out classes and everything else that needs to get done. I then add them to my calendar and schedule everything out. It helps me to go into a new week feeling prepared and stress free!

  35. avatar Janna reply

    I like to prepare for the week by my having all my laundry done and meals prepped on Sunday evenings.

  36. avatar kim s reply

    I prepare for the week by having a nice relaxing Sunday!

  37. avatar Amanda Dillman reply

    How fun!! This would be an exiting treat! I love checking the mail!!

  38. avatar Summer reply

    I always spend a few hours on Sunday afternoon grocery shopping and then prepping my meals for the week so that I’m not running around like a chicken with its head cut off every morning. I also lay out my outfit for the morning the night before. All little trick I learned from my girls, Karena and Katrina at Tone It Up!

  39. avatar shannon fowler reply

    My favorite way to prepare for the week is to precook some healthy foods that can snacked on or cooked for dinner

  40. avatar Christian reply

    One of my favorite ways to prep for the week is to make sure the house is in order.

  41. avatar lindsay reply

    meal prep on sundays and write a list of goals for the week

  42. avatar Alina reply

    Favorite way to prepare is set out my clothes for the next couple of days to include accessories and prep my lunch.

  43. avatar Sean reply

    My favorite way to prep is ensuring my calendar is up to date with everything for the upcoming week and that I have a great cup of coffee first thing on Monday morning.

  44. avatar stafford reply

    To relax the night prior to starting my week with reading a good chapter and ensuring my wardrobe is set out.

  45. avatar Jenna reply

    My favorite way to prepare for the week is to complete our grocery list, go grocery shopping, and create a to-do list for personal and work projects. If there’s a lot for the week, I’ll prioritize from high to low. Once all of that is complete, I’ll do yoga for about 30 minutes and then meditate.

  46. avatar Elizabeth Foster reply

    My favourite way to prepare for the upcoming week is Sunday morning church. Time worshipping with community is the best way to set my heart in the right place for the week ahead.

  47. avatar Liz N reply

    I check my calendar so I can plan ahead – and confer with the hubby so we both know what’s going on!

  48. avatar Nelle reply

    My favorite way to plan for the week, iron my outfits for the week!

  49. avatar Yvonne McKenzie reply

    I prepare for the week, first with prayer by putting God first and then try to keep a list of what i need to do.

  50. avatar Nicole H reply

    I go over my week in my planner and try to gather anything I need together. I also make a note with all the things I need to do the night before.

  51. avatar latoya reply

    My fave way to prepare for the week is to take a walk in my nearby park on Sunday evening.

  52. avatar Morgan reply

    I prepare for my week by doing major meal prep!

  53. avatar Teagan Wynne reply

    I would love to win this

  54. avatar Hannah Anderson reply

    I like to prepare by making a Sunday checklist and cleaning to prepare for the week.

  55. avatar Melanie reply

    I prepare by writing everything in my planner!

  56. avatar MAegan reply

    To make a game plan with meal prep!

  57. avatar Jessica McElroy reply

    I would love to win this! I have been wanting to subscribe to them for the longest time but haven’t had the money! Would be a dream come true :)

  58. avatar Lindsay reply

    I love to plan out my to do’s with a cup of coffee on Monday morning- it’s the best way for me to prepare for the week ahead. Especially when I have my favorite mug and my dog snuggled up with me! ❤️

  59. avatar Jenna Lea reply

    Sounds like a lot of fun goodies

  60. avatar Sarah Johnson reply

    Masking Mondays!

  61. avatar Edye reply

    I normally pray and make lists :)

  62. avatar Ashley Moody reply

    One of the best ways for me to prepare for the week is a Sunday afternoon movie with a cup of coffee and cuddles with my kiddos , husband, and pups. The chance to enjoy what matters most energizes me for a productive week! :)

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As a December bride myself, I’ll admit that I find winter weddings extra magical. Churches always seem to have the most charming décor that just needs the tiniest extra touch of festive, and the grandeur of a Christmas tree incorporated into wedding day design is just about enough to make me cry. So obviously, Morgan and Ryan’s “glitter trees’ are giving me all the feels! But along with their beautiful platinum and white winter wonderland, I can’t help my eyes getting a little misty when I read about the poem Morgan’s honorary grandmother gave her. A portion of it reads, “A wedding is the result of a series of decisions made in love, a marriage is a daily decision to love.” For this sweet couple, their wedding day was filled not only with their love for each other, but how important it was for their guests to see how much they value the love and support of family and friends. A sentiment that I’m sure was felt abundantly.

Big SW hugs to Blue Ribbon Vendor Robyn Van Dyke for sharing this sweet day with us.

My something borrowed was a heart-shaped brooch that I pinned on my bouquet. It belongs to my honorary grandmother and next-door neighbor. She also gave me a laminated, heart-shaped piece of paper that had a bible verse handwritten by her husband on it. He was a big part of my life and tragically passed away from brain cancer just three months before the wedding. It had always been my dream to have him read scripture for us. I kept the bible verse in my shoe the entire night, knowing he was there with me. For something blue, I added a pop of color by wearing Tiffany blue shoes and sporting bridal Uggs paired with a blue mink purse with my getaway dress after the reception. Something old was an important piece for me–my grandmother passed away before my parents even met, but my great-aunt gave me her mink stole, which was monogrammed with her initials. Before the wedding, my mom had my new initials added in on the other side; I felt like I was able to honor her by wearing it that night. The new piece for my wedding was a beautiful diamond bracelet that Ryan gave me the Thursday before our wedding–it was the most elegant piece of jewelry I have ever seen.

Did you decide to do a first look? Why or why not? We did not. Although it would have been helpful for pictures since we got married at 6:00 P.M. on a winter evening and it was pitch black outside after our ceremony (more on that later), we had waited over five years to get married, so I thought we should wait a few more hours to see one another. I am very old-fashioned and wanted us both to have that immediate and genuine reaction when he saw me walking down the aisle. I had always dreamed of that moment and it was so important to me to preserve the authenticity of it and share it with those we love. We did do a behind-the-door letter exchange, but my heart was beating so fast because I was petrified he could see me through the window! It was the right choice for us and totally worth it!
Did you write your own vows? We did not–we kept things very traditional, but just repeating those words we had heard recited at weddings before was very emotional. I don’t know if I would have been able to keep an inkling of composure if we had written our own. However, the letters that we wrote to one another served that purpose for us. It was remarkable how similar our letters were–at the end of the day, we were thrilled to begin our lives as husband and wife, to tackle the hard days and find ways to laugh together always. We knew we would arrive at this moment together and were so grateful that we were able to find a love like ours.

Tell us about finding your wedding dress. I went with my mom, sister, and soon-to-be mother-in-law to Nitsa’s in Winston-Salem. As soon as we went upstairs where they kept the dresses, I saw it. We pulled a few more dresses with different shapes and styles and I went into the dressing room. The one I had spotted was the first dress I tried on, and it was magical. I thought for sure that a ball gown would be way too overwhelming on my small frame (I’m only five feet tall), but it was perfect. I tried the others on for good measure, but none of them compared. I wanted a dress fit for a winter wonderland, and that is exactly what I got–a giant princess dress with intricate beading on the bodice and layer upon layer for the skirt. As soon as they put a tiara on my head with a custom veil, I knew there was no more looking to be done!

For as long as I can remember, I have always known what I wanted my wedding flowers to look like: all white, big, stunning hydrangeas and roses with no greenery. Everything was full and white with some platinum accents tucked into the bouquets and on the tables at the reception. The entryway for our reception venue was draped in platinum curtains and accented by platinum “glitter trees,” as I called them. I kept most of the centerpieces lower so that people could see one another across the round tables. The centerpieces were accented with mirrors and candles to give everything a wintery feel.

I wanted a spread of desserts! We went to a cake tasting at Sweet Memories and Ryan choose the flavors: red velvet and Southern aristocrat (a sweet potato cake that has a cinnamon flavor). I sent some pictures to Donna Ford at Sweet Memories and told her that I wanted the cake to look like snow had fallen on it. It was amazing! Our cake was covered in white buttercream with crystallized sugar sprinkled all over it, plus platinum snowflakes (she even made me a three-tiered, gluten-free side cake). Because neither one of us are big cake eaters, in addition to the wedding cake, we had Goodberry’s Frozen Custard cater with our favorite flavors: jamocha, chocolate, vanilla, and coconut. During the last hour of the reception, we had hot Krispy Kreme donuts (Ryan’s favorite dessert) delivered and passed around to guests.

What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? Aside from the very traditional ceremony, I think the biggest thing overall was the Southern hospitality and the intimacy of the wedding and reception. We provided gift baskets full of our favorite Southern treats to our guests from out of town. Since we had several friends from NYC coming down, we needed them to feel a part of the NC group! Our reception was a seated buffet with Southern comfort foods like fried chicken, mashed potatoes, famous Ida burgers, macaroni and cheese, and tomato bisque soup. The tight-knit family values that we carry with us were prevalent in every wedding event, from my dad’s welcome speech to the toasts from our friends and family; we loved that everyone truly knew how grateful we were to have them as a part of our day. Ryan quite literally married the girl next door and it was so important for our guests to see how much we value the love and support of our family and friends.

PS: Y’all won’t want to miss Morgan + Ryan’s sweet wedding film from Twenty One Films!

How did y’all meet? Tell us your love story. Our paths crossed several times while we were growing up, spanning nearly a decade of chance meetings! We first “met” a long time ago at my church, in passing. Fast forward several years to 2006, when my family moved into the house behind his. Ryan was off at UNC, while I was a rising sophomore in high school. Our parents met and chatted and Ryan remembers hearing us in the backyard, but the two of us did not reconnect until a few years later. As I was starting my freshman year of college, Ryan had just graduated and moved up to NYC. I sent him a message asking for his mom’s email address when my parents needed it for something. He responded and asked how I was doing, hoping everything was great in Chapel Hill. Nearly a year later, our parents were chatting and a light bulb went off–their kids were single, and they thought it was a great idea to set the two of us up! They plotted so that when Ryan came home for his sister’s wedding, they would take us both to the high school football game (Ryan’s cousin played and my sister was the student athletic trainer). On that October night, we reconnected yet again, and have been together ever since. We had a whirlwind, long distance love story. As I finished school, he worked as an investment banker in NYC. My long nights of studying fell perfectly in line with his grueling work hours. I would travel up there to see him, wandering around the city and exploring a new place while he worked. After two and a half years of long distance dating, right before I graduated from college, Ryan moved back to Raleigh for work. We fell into a new pattern and got to spend even more time together, cherishing every moment. After dating for more than four and a half years, we got engaged! To this day, everyone in our family lives in the same neighborhood–if that isn’t Southern for you, I don’t know what is!
Tell us all about the proposal! It was a pretty standard Friday night for us. After work and dinner, we headed to a small shopping center nearby and had some gelato before going to Ryan’s house. Once we got to the house, I walked into the kitchen and started reading People Magazine. Ryan asked me what I wanted to do, and I told him it didn’t matter to me–I was fine just hanging out. He said “Okay, wait right there.” He was gone for two seconds, and when he came back into the kitchen, he immediately hopped to one knee in front of the refrigerator. I started jumping up and down, eyes watering, and just hugged him. Of course, I said yes! My parents had been planning on going out of town that night, but had decided to leave Saturday morning instead because of rain. We immediately jumped in the car and went over there, then we all loaded up and went around the corner to Ryan’s sister’s house to tell his family!
When did y’all get married? January 9, 2016
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? 325
Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding and why you chose them. Both Ryan’s and my moms are wonderful pianists, and the musical director at Edenton Street, Josh Dumbleton, is amazing. I wanted our day to be celebratory and I did not want to seem too cookie-cutter in the choices for my songs. In addition to the church organ, we had my dad’s cousin play the harp alongside my childhood babysitter, who is a talented violinist. We also used the same trumpeter who had played at my parents’ wedding 29 years ago. I thought the bridal processional needed to be a slower tempo (because I walk on-beat) and a powerful piece of music. I chose “Rigaudon” by Campra to guide me down the aisle. After the benediction, my hope was for the whole room to be as thrilled and excited as we were! We chose “Vivace” by Handel for the recessional. The songs we used at our reception were so important to us. For our first dance, we chose “Thank You” by Led Zeppelin, arranged a little differently to highlight the verses that spoke the most to us. The lyrics “I give you my all” are engraved in Ryan’s wedding band. My dad really likes country music, so we took “Southern Style” by Darius Rucker and made it more classic rock for our father-daughter dance–Ryan played and sang a bit of it, which was really special. Ryan and his mom danced to Stevie Wonder’s “You are the Sunshine of my Life,” a true testament to her love for her son.
How did you plan for your marriage while planning your wedding? My honorary grandmother gave me a poem called “A Wedding…A Marriage” and it is something I hold dear to my heart. One portion of it reads, “A wedding is the result of a series of decisions made in love, a marriage is a daily decision to love.” We met with our pastor a few times before the wedding and read the book “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. This book was fantastic! It showed us that while we may have different love languages, understanding each other’s differences helps us grow in our love, display our love, and stay in love throughout our marriage (we now have the daily devotional, too)! Having dated for so long, we have always talked about our plans for our lives together, from how to handle our finances to how to raise our future children. We have learned by example, coming from parents with very strong marriages, and by learning about the hardships that can come with a life partnership. While the wedding was an amazing time, our marriage is what we were looking forward to most. We talked about how to argue, how to communicate, and how to love from now until eternity, and are ready to tackle any challenges life may throw our way.
What was one way you saved money or cut costs at your wedding? I was my own wedding planner! I am a very organized person and immediately bought the Southern Weddings Wedding Planner. We set up Google docs and a private Pinterest board that were all shared between my mom, mother-in-law, and sister-in-law. Our engagement was just over six months, so I had a lot to juggle in a short amount of time. I could not have done it without the support of my mom and mother-in-law!
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? If you want to save some time and get to your reception faster (without doing a first look), here’s what we did: we skipped a lot of the portraits the night of the wedding and scheduled a separate portrait session after our honeymoon with our photographer. We had just returned from our tropical getaway (so nice and bronzed) and it snowed in Raleigh! We had a full set of portraits as husband and wife, in the SNOW! It was amazing. We found that we looked so much more relaxed in those photos and they ended up being our favorites. Plus, needless to say, I was more than thrilled to put my dress back on!
What’s next for you as a couple? What memories are you looking forward to making together? We are looking forward to sending out our first Christmas card and traveling for our one-year anniversary trip. We love being able to live under the same roof and to laugh together daily, and we are excited about starting our family in the future.

Photographer: Robyn Van Dyke | Videographer: Twenty One Films | Ceremony Venue: Edenton Street United Methodist Church | Reception Venue and Caterer: Carolina Country Club | Florist: Kelly Odom | Wedding Cake: Sweet Memories Bakery | Dessert: Goodberry’s Frozen Custard and Krispy Kreme | Rentals: CE Rental | Band: J. Scott Thompson | Gift Baskets and Favors: Gingham & Posh | Paper Products: Charlotte’s | Bride’s Gown: “Angelique” by Rivini | Bride’s Veil and Tiara: Nitsa’s | Bride’s Earrings and Shoes: Kate Spade | Bride’s Bracelet: Bailey’s Fine Jewelry | Hair and Makeup: Dawn Carrington and Debra Goodyear of Glam Lounge | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: “Gwenyth” in Black Lace by Jenny Yoo | Groom’s Tuxedo: Brooks Brothers | Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Calligraphy: Yellow House Calligraphy | Bride’s Getaway Dress: “Hattie” Feather-Hem Dress by Cynthia Steffe | Bride’s Getaway Shoes: “Bailey Bridal Boot” by Ugg

Robyn Van Dyke Photography and Twenty One Films are delightful members of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

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