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June 2018

It seems that East Carolina University is a place that creates chemistry–or at least helps future love birds meet through the major! When Ross and Morgan locked eyes in a required pre-calculus class, it was the start of some serious feels and eventually led them to become best friends (cue the aww’s!). This darling duo remained in the friend zone throughout college until Ross decided to take a chance by inviting Morgan to be his plus-one to a wedding in the gorgeous West Virginia mountains. “We haven’t been apart a day since.” says Morgan. After a year of dating (ooh this is my favorite part!), the now alumnae found themselves leading an impromptu campus tour for their closest friends and family after the East Carolina vs. Virginia Tech game, where Ross led the way to the idyllic fountain at the center of ECU’s campus and dropped to one knee to propose to his beloved, officially stamping East Carolina in their hearts forever. That fateful weekend in West Virginia, plus a childhood of visiting the High Country, helped spark an inspiration for their own Blue Ridge Mountain Club wedding, featuring a blissful view, touches of rustic accents and pops of different shades of purple (the bride’s favorite). After the “I do’s” were shared, the couple led their loved ones to a reception filled with food nirvana, including–get this–a donut bar, creamy lobster firecracker rolls and a buffet loaded with a mouthwatering beef tenderloin and herb & dijon roasted chicken. While I’m over here drooling at these details and this menu, everyone wish this couple a lifetime of love, laughter, and winning East Carolina football games! Oh, and how freakin’ awesome was they firework exit by JECO Pyrotechnics Inc.

Photography: Fletcher & Fletcher Photography

Venue: Blue Ridge Mountain Club

Planner: The bride

Florals, Catering: Grouse Moor Catering

Cake: Appalachian State University Bakery

Music: Anything Music DJs

Beauty: Mandy Scardina

Bride’s Attire: Poffie Girls

Men’s Attire: Did Someone Say Party?

Fireworks: JECO Pyrotechnics Inc.






Shelby and Justin are without a doubt one of the coolest couples we have ever laid eyes on. I mean, the glittery kicks, the “Game of Thrones” groom’s cake, the popcorn bar . . . need we say more? These two, who reside in Charlotte, planned what they referred to as a “hideaway party in the woods,” and man, do we wish we could have been a guest at this one. Good thing we get to relive it via the stunning images by Kevyn Dixon Photography. We love how Fuschia Moss Floral Design fems up a bold bloom, the King Protea, and makes this bouquet (and all the florals, for that matter) so amazingly gorgeous. And that sweet little floral crown that Shelby donned—it echoed the design of the ceremony arbor so well and made everything look so complete. And to add a little personal touch to a wedding that was not doubt special, Shelby’s beloved Aunt Barbie officiated the whole thing, and get this—took a selfie with the newlyweds. Uber fun and beautiful from beginning to end, this is wedding sure to get you scrolling in double-time. Congrats, darlings!

Venue: Private home

Photographer: Kevyn Dixon Photography

Planner: Events by Gadabouts

Florals: Fuschia Moss Floral Design

Catering: Gadabouts Catering

Cake: Ugga Mugga Bakery

Rentals: Classic Event Rental (tent, tables, chairs, lighting); Miss Match Rentals (dinnerware, decor); Happy Trailers Refrigerated Rentals

Beauty: Canvas Beauty Bar

Music: Summit Strings (ceremony); On Target DJ (reception)

Transportation: High Country Transportation