Amanda & CJ

Amanda and CJ met when they were in high school together. They had the same group of friends, so were always around each other from time to time at some point. CJ graduated two years before Amanda, so they didn’t see much of each other after that. Their paths crossed again after Amanda graduated and they have been a power duo and unstoppable ever since.

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It was definitely love at first sight, at least for me anyways. I knew from the time I met up with CJ again after graduation that he was my soulmate and that I was going to fall head over heels for that boy. He had that spark about him that always made me feel like I was the only one in the room and he made every worry in the world disappear.
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We got engaged at a family New Year’s party on December 31st, 2015. He made a scrapbook with every picture that we had ever taken together and put our favorite love song quotes underneath every picture. At the end of the book was a white page that read, “Will You Marry Me?” He was on one knee behind me with the ring and was ready to propose. We had been together for six years before we got engaged, so of course it was the best day of my life up to that point.
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Amanda and CJ held their ceremony and reception at the beautiful Grandover Resort & Conference Center. Their colors were blush, navy and champagne gold. This was a trio that Amanda loved and were absolutely stunning when paired together.

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One of the most unique elements of the wedding ceremony was the chandelier in the middle of their altar. It was the perfect touch of elegance.

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My wedding day was filled with joy, excitement, and a LOT of nerves. Oh boy, there were so many nerves and different emotions. I was so excited and nervous to walk down the aisle and say, “I do”. The weather was perfect and we had all our closest friends and family there with us to be a part of our day. Everyone and everything looked absolutely amazing! The flowers and centerpieces for my tables were out of this world. To top it off, I got married to my best friend on the most beautiful day.
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TriadWeddings Magazine helped me so much with getting ideas for décor and foods that I wanted to have. It also helped me with do’s and don’ts for the big day. There’s not a single thing I would change about my wedding. Everything turned out wonderful. I would do it all over again tomorrow if I had the chance!
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CEREMONY/RECEPTION/CATERING Grandover Resort & Spa

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY Muir Photography

GOWN Bridals by Lori

BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES Group USA

GROOM/GROOMSMEN’S FORMALWEAR Step and Style

INVITATIONS UR Invited

CAKE Easy Peasy Decadent Desserts

FLOWERS ABBA Design

OFFICIANT Matthew Smith

HAIR SERVICES Kenneth Taylor Salon

MAKEUP SERVICES Amber Harper

WEDDING PLANNING/COORDINATION Epic Event Planning

MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT Diarra Thompson/DJ Deneiro

PARTY RENTALS Southern Event Rental, Party Reflections

FAVORS Totally Wedding Koozies

PHOTO BOOTH Joy Squad

SEWING/ALTERATIONS Elizabeth's Bridal

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Katelyn & Alex

Alex and Katelyn met on eHarmony. After a few weeks of getting to know each other, they met for coffee on their first date.

It was definitely ‘this is something special’ at first sight. We both realized right away that we had never met someone like this and felt a great possibility for the future.
Alex did such an incredible job surprising me when he proposed! We were having coffee at the shop where we first met on our six-month anniversary. Before heading to dinner, he took me up to the rooftop of the building next door and there were rose petals all over the roof and in the pool. He even had a secret photographer capture the whole proposal. If that wasn’t enough, after he proposed we continued to our dinner reservation only to find a room full of my family and closest friends. He had everyone come together and catered the perfect engagement party for us. We even have a priceless video of me walking in completed shocked and overwhelmed with emotion!
I found TriadWeddings Magazine so helpful in searching out possible wedding venues to tour, dress shops, cakes and overall inspiration for the event by looking at photos from other weddings. It was hands down the best and most helpful bridal magazine I looked at.

The couple hosted their ceremony and reception at Millennium Center. They didn’t have a specific theme, but wanted modern and classic décor that would hold up to the test of time. With their style being more classic traditional, they incorporated the colors of navy blue and gray with gold accents and touches of blush pink and white in the floral arrangements.

One of the most unique elements of our wedding day was that my father-in-law was our officiant. It was such a special and personal touch for Alex’s dad to marry his only son to his new bride.
One thing I would change about our day…I FORGOT TO WEAR MY VEIL!!! Our wedding day was as close to perfect as one could expect, but of all the little things to forget, I walked down the aisle without my cathedral veil on! I realized on the alter, but there was nothing I could do at that point. I put it on after the ceremony for a few pictures, but that’s the only thing I would change if I could do it again - not forget!
Our wedding day was the most incredible day of my life! Everyone tells you this, but you can’t fully understand until you have been through it. There is nothing more magical than marrying your best friend surrounded by every person you love and cherish. Feeling all the love and support around us was the cherry on top to marrying the man of my dreams! We were having such a good time dancing and partying with all our friends and family we didn’t want the night to end!

CEREMONY/RECEPTION/LIGHTING/RENTALS Millennium Center

PHOTOGRAPHY Russell-Killen Photography

GOWN/ALTERATIONS Divas Boutique and Bridal

BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES Myline's Bridal

GROOM’S FORMALWEAR Runway Men's Wear

GROOMSMEN’S FORMALWEAR Belk

INVITATIONS Zazzle

CAKE Easy Peasy Decadent Desserts

CATERING Local 27101

FLOWERS Millennium Center & Sedgefield Florist

OFFICIANT Paul Kendall

HAIR/MAKEUP The Makeup Culture

EVENT DESIGN/WEDDING COORDINATOR Kaitlyn Kiser

MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT/PHOTO BOOTH Your Personal DJ

VIDEOGRAPHY REEL Weddings

FAVORS Beau-Coup

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Hannah & Jonathan

Hannah and Jonathan met in the tenth grade, when he moved back to Greensboro and started going to her high school. They became close friends and actually dated each other’s best friends throughout high school. Those relationships ended and Hannah and Jonathan remained close through college. It wasn’t until their senior year of college that Jonathan decided he wanted to be more than friends and finally asked Hannah out on a date.

Our engagement was perfect. It was supposed to just be a date night. Jonathan picked me up at the door, hot cider in hand. (Way better than flowers in my book!) We began to head to ‘dinner’ or so I thought. Next thing I know, we are veering off into his old neighborhood, the one where my favorite park is over by Hamilton Lakes. We pull into the gravel lot next to the park and he starts to get out. No explanation. I follow right behind him. It’s dark and freezing so I’m wondering why in the world we are making this detour. Then I see it, hundreds of candles lighting the pathway down by the lake, where he has built a teepee…the kind you see on Pinterest. With candle lights strung up the poles, and blankets with lanterns inside. Up in the tree, there is a huge sheet also draped with Christmas lights that is being used as a screen for the slideshow he has projected onto it. We climb into the teepee and watch the slideshow of pictures of the two of us from our tenth-grade beach trip together as just friends, all the way up to our sweet date night pictures. After the slideshow he begins to read to me out of a devotional he had with him. He read me a passage on marriage and what it should look like. Then, from behind the tent came his big pup, Murphy, with a sign around his neck that says, “Will you marry my brother?” Jonathan got down on one knee, told me he loved me, and asked me to be his bride.
TriadWeddings Magazine has especially been an inspiration to me throughout the whole process of planning a wedding. I am a designer, so I love looking through magazines that inspire or spark creativity. TriadWeddings did just that for me throughout this season. My bouquet was actually inspired by one of the bride’s bouquets that I saw on the cover of one of the recent issues. My mom and I also attended the Marry Me event, and it was of huge help to us. We loved getting to visit each vendors’ booths, taste samples, look into honeymoon options, dresses, cakes, and more.

Hannah and Jonathan had their ceremony at First Friends Meeting Church, with their reception following at The Public. They didn’t have a set theme, but knew they wanted an intimate, traditional feel incorporating neutral colors of blush, gray and blue.

I had seven bridesmaids, and a sweet flower girl, who is Jonathan’s cousin. She is 22, she has Down’s Syndrome and was the absolute sweetest flower girl there has ever been! My bridesmaids were my sisters, friends from college and high school, and friends from post college. Jonathan had 11 groomsmen! He couldn’t choose, so he didn’t! We didn’t really care that our numbers weren’t perfectly matched up. It was about who has walked alongside us through our lives and that’s who we wanted there.
One of the worship songs we did was probably one of the most unique parts of our wedding. It was called ‘But for you who fear my name’. We asked some friends of ours, Bennett and Hannah Dixon, to play it. Bennett was on the banjo, Hannah played the guitar, and they both sang. Another groomsman played a little Djembe drum. At the very end of the song, they all started whistling to the tune of the hymn. It was the most unique and beautiful worship song, with the backdrop of this simple, elegant church with light pouring through the windows. It was magical.
We can’t say enough good things about Lee Comer and her team at The Public. Being the first wedding reception in that space, we were not quite sure what to expect, but they absolutely exceeded our expectations. We spent time walking through the floor plan and table placements to ensure that the traffic flow with 250 guests would not get too crowded during the reception. And their event coordinator put together a great floor plan, mapping out every detail, even adding in a second bar area to accommodate our large number of guests.
Our wedding day was wonderful. We wanted Christ as the center, we wanted to be surrounded by friends and family. We wanted delicious food, and we wanted everyone to dance. And, I think we did just that. It was a gorgeous day, a little chilly. But, the light pouring in the church was surreal. We felt so loved by friends and family.

CEREMONY First Friends Meeting Church

RECEPTION The Public

PHOTOGRAPHY Andrew Neel

GOWN Divas Boutique and Bridal

BRIDEMAIDS’ DRESSES assortment, BHLDN, Nordstroms, etc.

GROOM’S FORMALWEAR Custom suit design by Lewis & Harris

GROOMSMEN’S FORMALWEAR assortment

INVITATIONS Bride and Groom's design

CAKE The Baker and the Bean

CATERING Fresh.Local.Good. food group

PARTY RENTALS Carolina Event Rentals

FLOWERS Everything except for the centerpieces and bridesmaids’ bouquets were from Jordan House. Everything else was done by Noel Morris 

OFFICIANT Alan Hawkins

HAIR Dawn from Blueprint The Salon

MAKEUP Hilary from Blueprint The Salon

EVENT DESIGNER Samantha Kosco

WEDDING PLANNER Mother of the Bride

WEDDING COORDINATOR Renee Harris

MUSIC DJ Greg Camacho

TRANSPORTATION Proximity Hotel

SEWING/ALTERATIONS Amy Badger

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Olivia & Carlton

Olivia played basketball with her school and with the church. Carlton [CJ] and his family were attending Ebenezer Seventh-day Adventist Church in Greenville, NC. Ebenezer SDA Church congregation were traveling to Kinston for church due to the flood and the rebuilding of their own church. Pastor Robert Green was the pastor over both churches at the time, and to keep the young people’s attention, he created a basketball team with the Kinston and Greenville congregation. CJ was on the Junior Varsity Men’s basketball team and Olivia played with the Women's Basketball team through the church. Olivia and CJ knew of each other, but it never crossed their minds of dating due to the fact Olivia's parents were very strict about no dating until she was a specific age.

Time passed by and the basketball team and youth activities dwindled down - and everyone grew up and went their separate ways. Well, social networks brought Olivia and CJ back in contact with each other and it was history from there. They quickly fell in love!

Olivia thought she was going to get proposed to around July or August because she picked her ring out in June. CJ definitely surprised her a week before her birthday. The couple always get dressed very nice and goes on weekly dates to their favorite Japanese restaurant, so it did not dawn on her at all what was about to take place. CJ had already talked with the managers and planned everything. The chef normally makes smiley faces and hearts with the rice. As the chef proceeded, CJ proceeded to get on one knee and ask the love of his life, "Will you marry me?" Of course, she said yes and was very surprised he was able to pull it off without her knowing anything about it.

Our wedding theme was ‘The Gibbs Happily Ever After.’ I picked this theme because I have always been ‘Princess Olivia’ or ‘Princess Liv’ to everyone that knew me. My father had given me that name as a little girl. When I began to research venues near Greensboro, NC I found Castle McCulloch. It went hand in hand with me being the Princess that I am. So, a Prince met a Beautiful Princess and they lived Happily Ever After!
Our wedding colors were champagne, gold, ivory, and royal blue - with a pop of deep purple. CJ’s only desire of the entire wedding was to have gold as one of the colors. So, I thought of a contrasting color which would be royal blue. My wedding planner, Nishaka, came up with the idea to pop in some purple to make it look even more awesome!
The most unique element of my wedding day was my bouquet of orchids, my large white loveseat at the reception and my gold crown. They really made me feel like the Queen I became!
TriadWedding Magazine helped me tremendously during our planning process! I was stressed out and was pushing for time (in my mind) and needed to find the right wedding planner to make sure I wasn’t missing anything and one that could help put the pieces of the puzzle together! Well, I found Events by Nishaka through TriadWedding Magazine and she is nothing short of amazing! She is everything and more! The reviews helped me out a lot and I was able to connect with her. She was very quick with responding, unlike many others I reached out to. I needed a planner that was going to be attentive to my needs and she met my needs every time.

There is nothing we would change about our wedding day! Everything we wanted, we had! Our wedding day was amazing, and the wedding of our dreams!

CEREMONY Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church

RECEPTION Castle McCulloch

PHOTOGRAPHY In His Image Photography

GOWN Bridals by Lori

BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES Lily Rose Bridal 

GROOM/GROOMSMEN’S FORMALWEAR Top Bottom & Soles

INVITATIONS U R Invited

CAKE Edible Artistry

CATERING Rozetta's Catering

FLOWERS Blossom Artistry

OFFICIANT Pastor Robert Green Jr. 

HAIR Kristy Bright

MAKEUP Faces by CB

EVENT DESIGN/PLANNER/COORDINATOR Events by Nishaka 

MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT Clifton Fields

PARTY RENTALS Southern Event Rental

VIDEOGRAPHY Barry

TRANSPORTATION Holloway's Auto & Body Shop

SEWING/ALTERATIONS Patty Mitchell

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Krista & Brett

Brett and Krista met in high school in 2006 and dated for a few months before going their separate ways. Fast forward eight years to May 2014, they were both at Myrtle Beach on vacation and ran into each other. After coming home, they went out on a dinner date and the rest is history!

Our feelings in high school were more those of puppy love, but after seeing each other again, we fell even harder for one another. We couldn’t be separated from each other.

In September of 2015, Krista and Brett were hosting a housewarming party at their first home after months of renovating. Unbeknownst to Krista, Brett had other plans with her family and his.

We were making a big announcement thanking everyone for coming and letting them know the food was ready, and Brett was down on one knee proposing in front of 60 people!

The couple chose to have their rustic ceremony and reception at Millikan Farms. They both have a love for rustic items and wanted a laid back theme for their laid back wedding.

They incorporated the colors of navy blue and blush pink because they wanted colors that would match the burlap and lace accents they added to their décor.

We both spent the day getting ready and hanging out with our closest friends. Emotions were flying all over the place in the bridal suite as my sisters and I were wishing our mom (who had passed away) could be there for our big day.
The most unique element of our wedding would have to be all of the decorations that we made ourselves. Brett and my dad built custom barn doors for us to walk through for the outdoor ceremony. They also built a wooden arch for us to use as our alter. We handmade our guest book, as well as our centerpieces and other items throughout the venue.
Our wedding day was the most perfect day ever. It was a day full of love and laughter, and we wouldn’t have changed a single thing!

CEREMONY/RECEPTION Millikan Farms

PHOTOGRAPHY ALS Photography

GOWN/ALTERATIONS Southern Bride

BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES David's Bridal

GROOM/GROOMSMEN’S FORMALWEAR Men's Wearhouse

INVITATIONS Wedding Paper Divas

CAKE BabyCakes Gourmet 

CATERING Carter Brothers

FLOWERS EcoFlower.com

OFFICIANT Dr. Richard S. Inscore

HAIR Taylor Moore- 11Eleven Salon

MAKEUP I Do Style

WEDDING COORDINATOR A Touch of Southern Events

MUSIC/LIGHTING DJ Snow

VIDEOGRAPHY One Love Productions

FAVORS Totally Promotional

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