Prepare yourselves for gorgeousness, because you will most definitely get your full with this beautiful Southern wedding. I am so in love with the bright summer colors, especially the bride’s ‘something blue’ ring. With stunning images from Hilton Pittman, this wedding is one not to miss!

The lovely bride Megan gives us the details:

We knew we wanted a southern-style wedding. Shady Wagon Farm was only the second site we visited as a possibility but we fell in love with it right away. It had the perfect amount of charm :). From then on, everything was pretty smooth sailing, I feel like we got lucky with a lot of the planning details, everything just fell into place! My biggest concern was photography. That was the one thing I was not willing to skimp on. The rest, you’re only going to have for one night. The photography is how you remember it. I found Hilton Pittman because he was a preferred vendor of Shady Wagon Farm. After reviewing his website and deciding that I liked his work the best out of everyone I looked at, I contacted him, we met and my entire family fell in love with him and booked him on the spot!

I knew that having 11 (yes, 11) bridesmaids was going to be tough. But there wasn’t one person that I didn’t want up there with me that day. I picked a light aqua/tiffany blue for their dresses because I wanted something springy and something that everyone could pull off. I also know what it’s like to be a bridesmaid (I’ve done it 7 times already and have 2 more next spring!) so I didn’t want them to break the bank just to be apart of my wedding. I also wanted them to be as comfortable as possible (I am a middle child which equates to being a people-pleaser). My mom and I came across the Ann Taylor website and saw that a bunch of dresses were on clearance in the color I had been looking for. I let the girls choose between two different styles (straps and strapless). I also let them choose whatever shoes they wanted to wear as long as they were the color I requested (gold/champagne).  As part of their gifts, I gave them all gold beach flip-flops so that they could dance away at the reception!

Instead of wedding favors, we made donations to 2 different charities, Free to Breathe for Lung Cancer Awareness in memory of my grandfather who passed away a year prior to the wedding, and a Youth Scholarship Fund in memory of a dear family friend who we lost last October in a freak accident. I made some cards with their pictures on them and a message. We also had Table Names instead of numbers. The names of the tables had to do with important events/trips in our lives. For Example, one table was the “Carolina Hurricanes” table because we went to a hockey game for our first date. Each card had an explanation of the event/trip on the back and the date. The programs were also handmade by my family and friends. My dad printed them and everyone helped assemble them into fans (the high on the wedding day was 87 and it was an outdoor ceremony!)

Spending the day getting ready, surrounded by my mom, sister and all of my best friends was absolutely amazing!  I had tears in my eyes every time someone even mentioned Adam because I was so excited to marry him!  Our whole relationship has been like a fairytale–it’s cheesy, but I actually do pinch myself to make sure it’s not a dream. The wedding day was the PERFECT way to start our lives together. It was everything I could have dreamed of and more. Everyone said it would go by SUPER fast, and I tried to prepare myself for that, but there was no way around it. When the DJ announced that our car was there (at 11pm) I could have sworn on my life it was only 8pm! 

Photography | Hilton Pittman Photography

Ceremony & Reception | Shady Wagon Farm

Wedding Coordinator | Ashley Perry

Catering | Catering By Design

Cake | Piece-a-cake

DJ | DJ Bob Perry

Flowers | Melissa Johnston (family friend)

Dress | Lazaro

Bridesmaid Dresses | Ann Taylor

Jewelry | Francescas and Banana Republic

Hair | The Hair & Face Lounge

Makeup | Jenna Gasper

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  1. Courtney from Cocroft & Delbridge
    August 30, 2011 10:15 am

    What a stunning wedding! There are so many things that I adore about it...the "something blue ring", the venue, and of course the photography! :)
  2. Morgan Siem
    August 30, 2011 10:53 am

    Megan - how incredibly awesome! These photos are just so beautiful. I love looking through them. What a stunning wedding for a stunning bride. Much love, chica :)
  3. Natalie {Bayside Bride}
    August 30, 2011 11:35 am

    Absolutely amazing! :) Swooning over this entire post! Love!
  4. The Perfect Palette
    August 30, 2011 12:09 pm

    Gorgeous :) I'm loving all the details

    xo, chrissy
    The Perfect Palette
  5. chandra ~ oh lovely day
    August 30, 2011 12:12 pm

    I love her gown and the smile on the bride's face in every photo says it all!
  6. Julie
    August 30, 2011 4:07 pm

    I am totally in love with this wedding! Really beautiful!
  7. Stacy {Advantage Bridal}
    August 30, 2011 4:55 pm

    Love the Tiffany Blue bridesmaids dresses – anything in that color is always classic. Giving the bridesmaids flip flops to wear at the reception was a great idea and we recommend that for the bride, too! Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding. . .
  8. Sarah {A Paper Proposal}
    August 30, 2011 6:06 pm

    Aw, such a beautiful bride! I love the pretty pink flowers against the Tiffany blue.
  9. Melina
    August 30, 2011 8:05 pm

    That dress is so lovely, As I scrolled down I was getting anxious to see the whole dress, then there it was! lol A very pretty wedding too!
  10. Jessica@TWB
    August 30, 2011 8:41 pm

    I like that reception set-up - alot to look at!
  11. white dresses
    August 31, 2011 4:39 am

    such a lovely couple. very nice pictures.
    God Bless!!
  12. Jill Smith @ Wedding Ready Smile
    August 31, 2011 12:55 pm

    What a beautiful bride, gorgeous dress and stunning smile! The whole wedding looks magical, congratulations!
  13. Our Wedding Hub
    September 1, 2011 6:37 am

    loving the outdoors pictures
  14. Mario
    September 1, 2011 5:42 pm

    I love the shot with the just married sign. That series of photo is great with the highlight from the sun on the couple
  15. Maggie Bruce
    September 14, 2011 10:28 am

    Stunning wedding... Do you remember what color the dresses were? They are perfect and exactly what I'm looking for! Congrats to you on your beautiful day.
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