September 5, 2013

Highgrove Estate Wedding | Megan + Alan

The Meeting…
They met in their freshman year geometry class at Cardinal Gibbons High School. Though they sat on opposite ends of the room, their paths crossed one morning when Alan was selling his own rap CD that he had made in middle school. Megan listened to a few songs and just had to buy her own copy. They became close friends during their sophomore and junior years and took many of the same classes. They spent a LOT of time together, but they didn’t mind at all because it brought them closer and led them to realizing that there was something more to their friendship.

The Proposal…
The 2012 UNC Dance Marathon had finally arrived, she knew it was going to be the best 24 hours of her life. She was on the Overall Committee and was going to spend 24 hours with her best friends standing for the kids of N.C. Children’s Hospital. Late in the evening, Megan received a call that all of the Overall Committee had to get to the main stage immediately. Megan was told that a performer had cancelled and that she had to explain a new game to the dancers. She ran onto the stage, ready to read a PowerPoint slide with the game’s instructions, when suddenly her favorite song – “Then” by Brad Paisley – came on, paired with a slideshow of pictures of her and her best friend, her love, and future husband. So many thoughts were running through her head while she watched this video play: “Is he proposing? Where is he? Oh my God. Is this really happening? YES! Wait, where is he? YES! I’m getting engaged! Seriously where is Alan? Yes, yes, YES!” Finally, she turned around to see Alan down on one knee, gorgeous ring in hand, asking her to be his wife. It truly was the best 24 hours of her life!

“Thank you so much for this wonderful video!  I have already watched it at least 30 times – love it!”…Megan, Bride

Ceremony | Highgrove Estate
Photographer | Tara Parker Photography
Cinematographer | Heart Stone Films, Lindsey + Kevin
Florist | Flowers on Broad Street
Cake Artist | Sweet Memories Bakery
DJ | Island Sound
Hair | Studio ‘Em Inc., Emily Smith
Make up | Images by Denise, Denise Hutter
Brides Dress | Lana Addison Bridal
Grooms Attire | Men’s Wearhouse
Invitations/Stationary | Paperwhites Press
Rentals | CE Rental
Ceremony Musicians | Arioso Strings
Groom & Groomsmen’s Bow Ties | Carolina Pines