Timeless color palettes, sweet southern details, and a couple head over heels in love are just three things that make this wedding absolutely swoonworthy! One of our favorite parts though was how full circle this wedding represented –– from Caroline’s planning as a little girl to celebrating her marriage at that same venue! So sweet! Read on to get the full story on that one, and get your pinning hand ready because these images from Waldorf Photographic Art are just too good!
How did you meet?
“Morgan and I met in graduate school as we were both pursuing a Master’s degree in Professional Accountancy at Clemson University’s program in Greenville, SC. Early in the semester, unbeknownst to us, we both signed up for a 10 day study abroad trip in Europe and quickly became fast friends after our separate groups of friends ran into each other in the heart of historic Brussels. We continued to explore together during the rest of the trip. After returning to the States, our friendship continued throughout the school year and we began dating just prior to passing the CPA exam and graduation. We each began our careers as a CPA in different states – me in Nashville and Morgan in Charlotte.”
Okay, tell us about the proposal!
“Following a year of long distance dating, I moved to Charlotte where we spent the next year and a half exploring the sights and sounds of the Queen City. On June 9, 2018, after almost two years of dating, Morgan proposed in a pocket park in Greenville, SC, the town where we first met. Following the proposal, we were greeted by both of our families at a rooftop spot for a champagne toast before a nice dinner at the Open Hearth, a local restaurant run by close friends of Morgan’s family. After a wonderful evening, it was time to start planning our wedding!”
Did you have a wedding theme?
“I grew up in Greeneville, TN and started ‘planning’ my wedding at an early age as I practically grew up in the General Morgan Inn during my father’s tenure as the General Manager. While no true ‘theme,’ we wanted to depict an elegant, classic night.”
What was your & Morgan’s wedding day style?
“I chose a sleeveless, mermaid silhouette gown which featured a bateau neckline and an open back. My gown was accompanied by a cathedral-length veil of ivory tulle, finished with a hand rolled edge. I carried a bouquet of white peonies and blush summer garden roses and my bridesmaids wore floor length gowns in whisper blue. Morgan donned a classic white dinner jacket complete with a black and white bow tie crafted of guinea feathers and was flanked by his groomsmen in classic, black tuxes.”
Tell us a little bit more about your wedding.
“Our wedding was on June 1, 2019 in Greeneville, TN – a quaint, historic small town in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The ceremony took place in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, the same venue where my grandparents were wed in 1952. A cocktail hour was held across Main Street in the grand lobby of the Inn where guests were greeted by Mr. Wayne Horton, a long-time employee and well known member of the community. Following the cocktail hour, dinner and dancing to the sounds of Flavor Big Band under the large, white tent on the Inn’s rooftop terrace. At the reception, tables were topped with vases full of flowers in shades of white and blush with bountiful greenery. Cafe lights throughout the tent and large chandeliers provided the glow for the evening. Following a dinner of shrimp and grits (a nod to the groom’s South Carolina roots), beef tenderloin, and chicken piccata, the guests were served cake from the four tier wedding cake with raspberry and lemon fillings adorned with fresh flowers and greenery.”
Did you have a grand exit?
“As the evening winded down, we departed the party though a long arch of sparklers in a 1948 Mercury Roadster convertible. We honeymooned in the Turks and Caicos islands before returning to our new home in Greenville, SC – the city where our story first began!”
Congratulations Caroline & Morgan from The Pink Bride!
This wedding was featured in the Winter/Spring 2020 Tennessee Weddings by The Pink Bride Magazine
Ceremony Location · First Presbyterian Church
Reception Location & Catering · General Morgan Inn
Photographer · Waldorf Photographic Art
Bridal Shop · Wildflower Bridal
Wedding Dress Designer · Theia Couture
Attendants’ Attire · Bella Bridesmaids
Tuxedos/Suits · Brittons of Columbia
Ties · Brackish Bow Ties
Florist · Flowers by Tammy
Cake · Cakes by Kathy Clowers
Ceremony Musicians · Sophisticated Strings
Band · Flavor Big Band
Rentals & Decor · Grand Rental Station & Action Rentals
Hair · Decorum Salon & Bat N Rouge Beauty
Makeup · Patti Peters | Makeup Artist