Bride and groom
Jo Lindsay Co
Editorial Category: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Romantic Industrial Wedding

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       From the first time they met in college at the University of North Carolina to their wedding day, Laura and Dylan were meant to be. Laura was a Broadcast Journalism Student and Dylan was the Broadcast and New Media Manager at their college. The two crossed paths on campus through the Journalism program but did not go on their first date until Dylan emailed Laura before she left on a reporting trip in Columbia. He said, "Did you say you were going this week or next week? If you don't get kidnapped or lost in a jungle or fall off a mountain or stay because I hear the climate is actually quite nice and the literature is exceptional then I'll buy the first round so I can hear all about it.” As soon as Laura returned, the pair met at a local bar for drinks and were together ever since! They quickly fell in love after a few months of dating so Dylan began planning his proposal. After multiple planned attempts fell through, he proposed on Christmas day at the stroke of midnight with a modern, minimal emerald and gold stacked ring. This was an important detail as Laura had always mentioned the presence of emerald jewelry in her family due to her Columbian descent. She said yes and the two celebrated by watching their favorite Christmas film, “The Holiday”.




      For their wedding, Laura and Dylan already knew their dream venue, the Haw River Ballroom which was close to their college campus. The venue matched their wedding aesthetic with unique features while still hinting at grandeur. A palette of emerald and forest greens, gold, and black inspired the design throughout their special day. An indoor ceremony and reception highlighted the stunning ballroom within the venue. Laura and Dylan were overjoyed to stand on the same stage they had watched their favorite bands perform! For their wedding day attire, Dylan chose a classic black suit that matched his personal style. Laura wore a long-sleeved romantic, champagne and lace ballroom gown with a corset feature. Greenery forward florals with minimal additions of wild flowers complimented the venue along with the wedding party effortlessly. 



      Personal details with DIY-lettering additions accented the entire event. The couple’s favorite homemade pepper jam was gifted to guests as favors. To highlight their love for music, vinyl record table numbers marked guest seating. To commemorate their loved, Laura and Dylan created a memory table. Laura and her father danced in their tradition to Julio Iglesias’ song "De Niña a Mujer”. A delicious strawberry and cream cake was served to guests from a local bakery. Laura and Dylan had a blast at their wedding sharing heartfelt memories that will last a lifetime. The couple advises those that are engaged and planning a wedding to remember, “It’s YOUR wedding and to ultimately make it unique to you because that is what will shine.”



Photography: Jo Lindsay Co | Venue: Haw River Ballroom | Event Planning: Hosea House Collective | Floral: Bushel and Peck Designs | Stationery: Minted | Handlettering: Hosea House Collective | Wedding Cake: Maxie B's Bakery and Dessert Café | Rentals: American Party Rentals | Makeup: Face Forward | Catering: Saxapahaw General Store | Band: Foxture | Hair: Hair by CT | Audio Visual: Haw River Ballroom | Wedding Dress: Bellissima Bride | Groom's Attire: Saks Fifth Avenue | Bride's Shoes: Saks Fifth Avenue | Bridesmaid Dresses: Varied (each chose their own) | Veil: Over the Moon Bridal | Headpiece: Charming Charlie | Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Bridesmaid Robes: Savage X Fenty | Submitted via: Matchology

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