Justine and Eric’s Prestonwood Wedding

It’s here!!!  We’ve been waiting (maybe not so patiently) to share this beautiful wedding with you.  We had to wait to share it until it was published on a national blog, which you can see featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs.
Justine and Eric were married on June 28, 2013. Their ceremony was held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Cary.  Dinner and dancing followed at the beautiful Prestonwood Country Club.  We worked with Justine and Eric for almost 2 years planning a wonderful day for the two of them and their families. Their wedding weekend was the perfect blend of Justine’s northern side, mixed with Eric’s southern side.  During one of our first meetings (it was actually our photography meeting with Nancy Ray), Justine described how she wanted to show her northern family and friends what being in the south is all about. She even mentioned this quote, “I wasn’t raised in the South, but I got here as quick as I could.”  That made us love her from the start!  From the beautiful linens, to Kelly Odom’s breathtaking floral centerpieces, it was a truly elegant southern wedding.
Thank you Justine and Eric for allowing us to be part of such a special day and for writing this wonderful review on WeddingWire!

 

We could not imagine a more perfect day—everything that we dreamed of (and more!) came to life on our wedding day. Megan and Gina worked countless hours on the preparation for our wedding and the results said it all. I originally met with Megan, over 20 months before the wedding date, looking for a planner that could help my family plan a wedding from multiple locations. I live in Raleigh, but my parents are out-of-state – and by looking at the guest list, most of our guests would be traveling from out-of-town, too. The coordination of our vendor meetings had to be made when my parents would be able to fly to Raleigh for the weekend. Megan and Gina always made sure that vendor meetings were booked with plenty of notice and made sure they were present at every meet-up. Megan, Gina and the other ladies at A Southern Soiree work with many brides/grooms/families throughout the year—and deal with many weddings within the same month, but I can honestly say that they never once made us feel that we were “on the back burner” until the wedding week. They always made us feel important, responded to our e-mails in a very timely fashion and always asked the right questions with the vendors/florist/cake baker/etc. When we walked in that ballroom before guests were invited to enter from the cocktail hour, we were blown away…

Also a big thank you to Nancy Ray Photography for these absolutely stunning images of the day!!

Justine and Eric

Love the pop of Poppy for the bridesmaids!

Love the pop of Poppy for the bridesmaids!

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Eric looked dapper in his bow-tie!

Eric looked dapper in his bow-tie!

Beautiful wedding invitations by Maria Scheel!

Beautiful wedding invitations by Maria Scheel Invitations and More!

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Justine and Eric's head table with their monogram behind them, thanks to K2 Productions!

Justine and Eric’s head table with their monogram behind them, thanks to K2 Productions!

First dance :)

First dance 🙂

These tall centerpieces from Kelly Odom were the perfect statement piece for Prestonwood's ballroom.

These tall centerpieces from Kelly Odom were the perfect statement piece for Prestonwood’s ballroom.

CE Rental's gold charger plates with custom menu cards by Maria Scheel!

CE Rental’s gold rimmed charger plates with custom menu cards by Maria Scheel!

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Elegant wedding cake by Cinda's Creative Cakes

Elegant wedding cake by Cinda’s Creative Cakes

Everyone loves a good sparkler exit!

Everyone loves a good sparkler exit!

Thank you to all the vendors that helped make this wedding perfect!

Ceremony Venue – St. Michael’s Catholic Church

Reception Venue – Prestonwood Country Club

Photographer – Nancy Ray Photography

Band – Groovetown

Florist – Kelly Odom

Cake – Cinda’s Creative Cakes

Photobooth – Shutterbooth

Hair and Makeup – Margo Williams

Rentals – CE Rental

Lighting – K2 Productions

Stationery – Maria Scheel Invitations and More

Bride and Groom Transportation – Classy Transportation