Elizabeth & Spencer’s Wedding

Purchasing her beautiful Harlow gown from The Magnolia bride in Kernersville, we fell in love with the beautiful love story between Elizabeth & Spencer

‘My eyes were drawn to the elegance of lace and the classiness of a champagne color. The dress was the focal point of the whole wedding. It took my mother and mother in law’s breath away when I first put it on. We actually planned everything around the dress itself. It had the most intricate patterns of lace on it; so delicate. There were classy sequin-like pieces on it that gave the dress a glow when the sun shone on it, which was nice because our ceremony was outside. Underneath the sheer lace of the dress was a champagne slip that hugged every curve of my figure. Putting that champagne slip on and then finishing off the look with the intricate detail of the lace, I felt like royalty. Every woman deserves a dress that is going to make her feel like a Queen, and that’s what my dress did for me. 

Names: Spencer + Elizabeth

Wedding Date: May 19th, 2019

Guest Numbers: 215

Wedding Location: Winmock at Kinderton

Photographer: Amanda Sutton Photography 

Tell Us Your Love Story

How did you meet? Spencer and I grew up together as young children. His dad and my dad worked in the same industry and played baseball together in college. We also went to the same school as young children as well. Sadly we split ways and never talked to each other again for 10 years… until…. Spence and his family were at a restaurant and as they waited for their server, they picked up a local magazine. A photo from my sister’s wedding of her and the bridesmaids were in it- I happened to be one of them. Spencer remembered me, yet his recollection of me was with ratty hair and a sassy 9 year old personality (haha). He ended up reaching out and I drove 3 and a half hours to see him for the first time in 10 years. We consider that moment as the moment we started dating because it was as if we had been together our whole lives.

How did he put a ring on it? He had a wonderful plan. Put an emphasis on “had”, haha. Spencer was going to take me to a beautiful place called Boone Hall Plantation. He knew I loved it and felt a deep love for the history there and the people that fought hard for their lives. We were in Charleston for vacation and he wanted to drive me around. He pretended to randomly pass Boone Hall and asked if I wanted to check it out. I said yes so we drove over. We had just talked about finances and how we wanted to save our money for the upcoming engagement season (I still didn’t know when it would officially be), so when the teller said that it would be 50 dollars for us both to drive down the driveway and back, I said absolutely not. Had I known Spencer had plans to propose underneath the willows I would’ve gladly said yes, but I just wanted to save money at the time. Spencer insisted to the point that I got so frustrated I started tearing up. Even when Spencer tried to hand the teller the debit card, the teller wouldn’t take it. I laugh now just thinking about it. So what happened was that Spencer did a quick U-turn and actually proposed in the gravel parking lot beside Boone Hall Plantation where all of the workers park. It was perfect. I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

Where did you draw inspiration from? I’m a very simple person who doesn’t like a lot of glitz and glam. I don’t put a lot of detail into planning either so I was scared about the planning process. I had checked out some Pinterest boards and realized that simplicity was okay: a strings of lights hanging above the reception loft, a soft glow from candles set up randomly throughout, natural greens from eucalyptus and fern, and the color scheme of whites, beiges, and faded pastels.

What made the wedding personal to you? My husband-to-be. He had cancer twice from the age of 13 to 15. I remember his grandfather, Ken, telling me that when Spencer was in his worst moment as he struggled between life and death, he told Spencer, “I am not going to bury you. I am going to marry you.” And the decade later when Ken actually got to officiate the wedding of his grandson; man, that’s what made it personal to me. That I would get to marry a man who fought hard to get to the point of saying “I do” to a woman who doesn’t feel like she deserves that kind of love from him.

What were you most nervous or excited about? Honestly, the night after the wedding. Spence and I saved ourselves for each other from the beginning of our relationship and I knew there would be an experience to anticipate. I was all sorts of giddy and nervous throughout the whole wedding just knowing what was waiting by the end of the night.

Now, the most important part – the Dress!

Tell us about your dress?   My eyes were drawn to the elegance of lace and the classiness of a champagne color. The dress was the focal point of the whole wedding. It took my mother and mother in law’s breath away when I first put it on. We actually planned everything around the dress itself. It had the most intricate patterns of lace on it; so delicate. There were classy sequin-like pieces on it that gave the dress a glow when the sun shone on it, which was nice because our ceremony was outside. Underneath the sheer lace of the dress was a champagne slip that hugged every curve of my figure. Putting that champagne slip on and then finishing off the look with the intricate detail of the lace, I felt like royalty. Every woman deserves a dress that is going to make her feel like a Queen, and that’s what my dress did for me.

What stockist did you get it from? The Magnolia Bride in Kernersville, NC. 

Vendors:  Florals: Just Priceless flowers // Hair: Kayla Clodfelter Hair // Makeup: Alyssa Wilson // Venue: Winmock at Kinderton // Stockist: Magnolia Bride // Photography Amanda Sutton Photography // Music Molly and Luke Skaggs // Videography: Cadence Helser

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