Yay! We are excited to be sharing one of our very own team members engagement photos (by the super talented Theo Milo!) and their engagement Q&A! Alyssa joined our team last November as an associate coordinator and office manager and we are so excited for her wedding at Merrimon-Wynne next January! Check out some of our favs below along with some fun questions we asked Alyssa about the wedding!
How did you two meet?
We met during our first week at High Point University in August of 2009. We quickly began wanting to see more of each other and spent most weekends talking until morning. Although there was a strong initial connection our relationship moved slowly for the first year as we both had been in serious relationships prior to college. We decided to begin dating in August of 2010 and have steadily grown together since, enduring long distance, new work adventures and many moves up and down the east coast. We decided to make Raleigh, NC “home” in September of 2016 and had been looking forward to the next step in our relationship.
How did Jaime propose?
We were in Florida spending Christmas with my family when Jaime proposed on the waterfront in St. Augustine, FL on December 23, 2017. He had met with my Mom, Dad, brother and his fiancé to ask permission and devise the perfect surprise. The entire town was lit up for the holidays and it provided an amazing backdrop. Even better, most of my family was able to be a part of the proposal and celebration afterwards for dinner and cocktails at The Preserve in downtown St. Augustine.
So far, what aspect of the wedding has been most enjoyable?
We love everything! We’ve been looking forward to this for a long time and are so excited to be planning all of the details together. If we HAD to choose our favorite aspect so far it would be looking at venues. It was so much fun walking through them and creating a vision for how we’d want it for our day.
Do you have any advice for recently engaged brides to help them stay stress-free during the planning process?
Know that everything will all work out and trust in your planner! Even as a planner, knowing I’ll have an amazing team of vendors there on our day takes all of the stress away. If you don’t have a planner… I’d highly recommend one!
What are you most excited about for your wedding day?
Seeing each other for the first time and having Alyssa’s Uncle Jim sing our first dance song. Thinking about these moments already have us smiling. Our hearts are overflowing and the anticipation has begun! We are so lucky to have each other and cannot wait to share such a sentimental day together.
What are the three words to describe the feel for your upcoming wedding?
Classic, elegant and romantic!