We were so excited to see Megan and Ryan’s wedding was just featured on The Carolinas Magazine for their Southern Wedding Charm at Orange United Methodist Church and the beautiful Carolina Inn. A staple here in North Carolina for all the UNC Tar Heel fans and alums. You can see the feature here.
I just loved the touches of shimmer and pops of color for their wedding day. They wanted a fun but elegant feel to their Southern wedding. Who doesn’t love some Jimmy Choo shoes too, am I right!?
Tre Bella did such a beautiful job on their flowers, look at Megan’s bridal bouquet.
I salute Ryan for his service as a Marine for our country and just love this image that Julia captured of his medals. Beautiful!
They asked guests to have a silent ceremony and allow the photographer to really capture the moments, and did she ever!!! Love this image of Ryan as Megan was walking down the aisle.
A smile to me really says it all and you could see such pure joy they had with each other it was beautiful to witness. They embraced each other, held on and enjoyed the moments. This is what it is all about!
Megan’s Modern Trousseau dress was so stunning. The lace portion of her dress was a separate piece that she was able to take off later in the day to dance the night away making the dress strapless.
The Carolina Inn has such lovely grounds for couples to take their photos and their ballrooms really capture that true Southern elegance.
For a Marine Corps cake cutting ceremony, the sword is usually placed unsheathed on the cake cart and handed to the commanding general/commanding officer by the senior escort. This is done by laying the sword over the left forearm, cutting edge away from the body, and the hilt towards the commanding general/commanding officer.
At a wedding, an officer, warrant or staff noncommissioned officer passes his sword and presents it to his bride, by laying the sword over his left forearm, cutting edge away from the body, hilt towards the bride. The bride takes the sword and cuts the wedding cake, with the groom’s right hand resting over hers on the sword’s hilt and with his left arm free to place around his bride. I love that they did this Marine tradition with the beautiful cake by Ashley Cakes.
Photographer: Julia Wade Photography//Ceremony Venue: Orange United Methodist Church//Reception Venue: The Carolina Inn//Floral Designer:Tre Bella Flowers//Event Planner: Viva L’Event//Bridesmaid Dresses:Amsale Bridemaids//Musicians: Arioso Strings Inc.//Cake Designer: Ashley Cakes//Transportation:Carolina Livery Transportation//Musicians:Groove Town Band//Cinema and Video: Hart to Heart Media//Shoes: Jimmy Choo//Makeup Artist: Makeup for Your Day//Calligrapher: Mason Dixon Designs//Dress Designer:Modern Trousseau