bride-groom
January 09, 2020

“This wedding has been a long time coming! After Hurricane Florence made them postpone their wedding, they had a beautiful wedding this past Monday on Columbus Day! Sarah and Zach met while attending Western Carolina University, at a local bar (only realizing that they matched on tinder later!) which we got quite a hilarious story from Mike, the best man, of that night during his toast.

Sarah and Zach had a gorgeous Great Gatsby 20’s themed wedding, which was present in so many details, from the reception details to Sarah’s own personal details, and their venue choice. Sarah’s engagement ring is one of my favorite pieces as it is one of Zach’s family heirlooms from the 40’s (and the history nerd in me LOVES it!) I was also a big fan of Zach’s snitch cufflinks!

Before Sarah got dressed, Sophie, Sarah’s niece and flower girl, got to put on Sarah’s princess dress, which she was so excited to do! Sophie was one of the most behaved & cooperative flower girls, and she is only 2 years old! Sarah and Zach shared a first look on their wedding day, which was oh so special! I was so glad that we were able to do their portraits then because it down-poured immediately following their ceremony! After completing quick extended family photos we felt raindrops, and immediately dashed inside before the curtain of rain reached us. We did some quick portraits inside before getting Sarah bustled & having them enjoy their cocktail hour with their guests.

After they were introduced Sarah and Zach shared a first dance, that was so fun and choreographed! After dinner Mike + Maddie, the best man and maid of honor gave speeches that were so funny! Dinner was absolutely delicious and their photo booth was extremely popular, there were people in there every time I looked, and the props were very popular, somehow ending up on the dance floor.” –Arika Jordan Photography

What is your favorite wedding day memory?

My flower girl trying on my wedding dress and in the process of undressing she took off her diaper and we had to convince her to put it back on (She was starting the potty training process)

What did you DIY for your wedding?

We DIY’d quite a few things, but my favorite was the LOVE NOTES sign by the guest book!

Did you have a something old, new, borrowed and blue?

I did! My something old was my Grandmother’s lavalier that every woman in my family wore. My something new was my dress. My something borrowed was a ring from my mom (it was also the last birthday gift my grandparents gave her before my grandmother passed of lung cancer in 2010). Lastly, my something blue were my shoes. I even got a sixpence for my shoe from Etsy!

Any advice for brides currently in the planning process?

I was so much more relaxed letting go of all the little things in the end. No one will notice what wasn’t done or if it was imperfect. – Sarah, the Bride

Event Credits

Photography: Arika Jordan Photography // Venue + Catering: Separk Mansion // Florist: Pink Petunia Designs // Invitations: Minted // DJ: Carolina DJ Professionals // Bride's Attire: Melissa Sweet from David's Bridal // Bride's Jewlery: Macy's // Bride's Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes // Bridesmaid's Attire: Adrianna Papell // Hair + Makeup: Wedded Kiss Beauty // Getting Ready Robes: Lovey Dovey Design by Us // Groom + Groomsmen's Attire: Generation Tux // Groom's Wedding Ring: Titanium Bands // Wedding Signs: Revelry and Heart


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