Watching two people like Marianne and Brian commit to loving one another for the rest of their lives is such a beautiful thing. They have been together for years, and of course, known for years they would be together, 2018 just seemed like the right time to make it “official.” Their families could not have been more thrilled. I loved hearing them talk about how excited they were that this day was finally here! During speeches they were not “welcomed to the family” because they already were family and the comfort in the room was palpable. It’s rare to find couples whose families are an absolute perfect fit for each other, their moms were laughing and giggling together the whole morning and both families were dancing together and intermingling at tables during the reception. It was beautiful. These two will be starting their own beautiful legacy now, and I have no doubt it’s because of the example their families set, their love is strong and genuine.
Each wedding leaves me with a favorite detail, and this one had to be Marianne’s grandmother’s dress. She had a small piece of it sewn into her dress, a reminder that just a short time ago, white was not the norm for wedding dress colors, and her grandmother wore a gorgeous blush dress. As for traditions her dress was new, her earrings and veil were borrowed from her sister and she had bright blue polish on her toes.
During toasts, Marianne’s sister Sara told a funny story about shrimp that was long running in their family. The final word being that Marianne, while a lover of life and laughter and a good joke… is incredibly kind and considerate of the feelings of those around her. Brian saw that too when he first met her, as his best man, Justin recounted; she makes every day brighter. It is very clear that their love for the other people in their lives is deeply reciprocated by their friends.
This weekend could not have been any more beautiful and we were so grateful to be a part of it!
The vendors who made this day possible:
Venue and Catering: The Angus Barn
Coordinator: Sarah Leach
The Dress: Allure
The Suit: Custom made Men’s Warehouse
Maid of honor’s Dress -Alfred Sung
Groomsmen’s Attire: Custom made Men’s Warehouse
Her Ring: Custom made using his grandmas diamond - setting by Stonehaven Jewelry, Cary NC
His Ring: David Yurman
Perfume: St. Kitts, Tommy Bahama
Cologne: Polo Ralph Lauren- Black
Hair and Make Up: Margo Williams with Belloviso
Florist: Kelley Kennedy with Teacup Florist
Officiant: Reverend Barbara Lodge
DJ: Frank with Joe Bunn Entertainment
Napkins and Chargers: DeeJay Rentals
Favors: Chad's Popcorn via Angus Barn
Honeymoon: Ritz Carlton Maui, hawaii