Amy & Kevin

Kevin and Amy met online. It was her last week of service and Kevin was just starting his. Amy was about to give up on the online dating scene and then saw Kevin’s profile. She decided to reach out and they started talking pretty consistently; about camping, hiking, their dogs, and their love for the outdoors. When Amy told Kevin her subscription was about to end, they decided to go ahead and meet up for coffee.

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I wasn’t sure what to think of Kevin at first. He was a nice guy, but definitely quirky! The more I got to know him, the more alike I realized we were. We balanced each other out in all the perfect ways. It wasn’t until our first camping trip together that I really completely fell for him!
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Kevin set up a geocaching adventure for the two of them at Grayson Highlands State Park, where they had had their third date. They had camped and hiked there several times on different occasions, so it wasn't out of the norm. Amy ended up finding the geocache and inside the container was a picture and note asking her to marry him!

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Our wedding day was incredible and more than I could have ever imagined or hoped for! I had originally wanted a destination wedding, so planning was different than I had anticipated. I was nervous on how everything was going to come together, but it all came together beautifully. The day went by quickly, but one of our guests told us to take ‘snapshots’ in our minds of moments throughout the night. I vividly remember the feelings from each part of the day, from getting ready, to saying our vows, and dancing the night away!
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Our wedding had a garden theme. It went naturally with our venue, Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, and Kevin’s landscaping profession. When we went to tour the venue, Kevin was giddy over all the plant varieties and I loved the natural beauty! It was then easy to go with birdcage centerpieces, seed packet seating cards, and other natural and floral decor because of all that the botanical garden already offered!
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Our wedding colors were eggplant, sage green, and peach. My mom’s favorite color is purple and so naturally it became mine as well. I am a High Point University graduate, which ingrained purple into my life even further. The sage green and peach came as lighter colored accents with the garden theme wedding.
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The table numbers were the most unique element of the day! I had taken pictures from mine and Kevin’s childhood at different ages and put them with the correlating table numbers. So, table 10 had a picture of Kevin at 10 and me at 10. Even though we were living states apart at that point in our lives, it was neat to see us grow up together and have similar interests even miles and world apart!
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I would not have changed a thing about our wedding day! I was satisfied and thrilled with how the day went!
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CEREMONY/RECEPTION Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden

PHOTOGRAPHY Leon Borders Photography

GOWN Downtown Bridal

BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES David's Bridal

GROOM/GROOMSMEN’S FORMALWEAR Jos. A Bank

INVITATIONS Bridesmaid's Custom Artwork

CAKE Easy Peasy Decadent Desserts

CATERING Above and Beyond Catering

FLOWERS Stella Floral Designs

OFFICIANT Giorgio Hiatt

HAIR/MAKEUP SERVICES Carla White Hair and Makeup

MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT/LIGHTING High Impact Entertainment

PARTY RENTALS Party Reflections

VIDEOGRAPHY Scarlette Fox Films

SEWING/ALTERATIONS Nabib's Alterations

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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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Kelly & Tyler

Kelly and Tyler met when they use to “cruise” down their main street with friends and show off their cars. They’d hang out at Starbucks and Cookout. Kelly was the new girl in town and once they met, it was love at first sight!

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It was a day after Easter and Tyler took Kelly to a favorite park where he had planned an Easter egg hunt for her with those little plastic eggs. He had written little notes and placed them in the eggs, and the last egg had the proposal in it!

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Held at Villa de l’Amour, Kelly describes their wedding day as ‘beautiful, a little hectic, a tiny bit stressful…but amazing to say the least’.

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Their colors were mint and grey, and eight bridesmaids and seven groomsmen were there to help them celebrate this special day.

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One of the most unique elements of our wedding was having my Mom walk me down the aisle.
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My venue’s assistant went above and beyond. She was absolutely amazing and helped in every way she could! Also, my photographer and her second shooter did amazing work; definitely ran around like crazy women getting every shot in every angle and really captured every moment!
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The only thing I would change about our day is I would have had it earlier, and on a Saturday rather than a Friday.
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CEREMONY/RECEPTION Villa de l’Amour

PHOTOGRAPHY Alayna Kaye Photography

GOWN CocoMelody

BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES David’s Bridal

GROOM/GROOMSMEN’S FORMALWEAR Black Tie Formals

INVITATIONS Hobby Lobby

CAKE Denise Watson

CATERING Thyme 2 Cater

FLOWERS Grace Flower Shop

OFFICIANT Steve Smith

HAIR SERVICES Jesse Jean Hallett

MAKEUP SERVICES Tiffany Tilly (Hair Logix)

WEDDING COORDINATOR Erika Poole

MUSIC/LIGHTING/PHOTO BOOTH Anything Music

CANDY BUFFET Cookies & Candy by Mother of bride

SEWING/ALTERATIONS Nabil Alterations

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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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