Real Wedding: Emily + Justin at The Merrimon-Wynne House

Emily and Justin tied the knot at The Merrimon-Wynne House in June. You can obviously see from the photos how beautiful she is, but what you can't see is truly how stunning she is on the inside! This bride is an amazing genuinely kind-hearted soul, and Justin is the perfect partner for her to walk through life with.

I first met with Emily, her mom, and her aunt, and they were so excited to plan this amazing day (rightfully so). They had this incredible and simply elegant vision for the wedding. The decor was minimal and breathtaking, lots of candles and greenery that Flowers on Broad Street really knocked out of the park. One of my most favorite design elements was the couples alter piece. They had a large and beautifully decorated cross with flowers at the center of the ceremony. It was placed in front of the carriage house so the couple and bridal party framed it nicely. During the ceremony, their officiant, Jonas Harley, asked the immediate family come and place hands on Emily and Justin as they prayed over them. This chokes me up every time!

Right after the ceremony, as we made the transition from ceremony to reception, Donovan’s Dish cranked out drool-worthy appetizers to prep people for an even better meal to come! While Chelsea Regan helped transform the bride from ceremony to reception, with a change of hair and taking off the large bottom half of the dress the bride blew everyone's mind as she made her entrance to the reception. From then on the party did not end! Their DJ and friend had the couple and their guest partying all night long. I always say a wedding was one to remember, and I hope I always do, but for real y'all... this was one to remember!

Justin and Emily, I wish you both all of the best in the world and cannot wait to see how you guys change the world!

XO- Catherine

Thanks to all our awesome vendors!

Featured in The Carolinas Magazine

Photography: Cindy Shultz with Shelby Photography

Venue: Merrimon-Wynne House

Planner: Catherine with C&D Events

Design/Florals: Flowers on Broad Street

Rentals: CE Rentals & Greenhouse Picker Sisters

Caterer: Donovan’s Dish

Ceremony Music: Forever I Do Trio

Reception Music: DJ Kevin Kraft

Dessert: Whole Foods

Hair + Makeup: Chelsea Regan

Officiant: Jonas Harley