It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today we’re thrilled to share Lindsay and Shawn’s romantic fall wedding at Prestonwood Country Club, with gorgeous photos from Dara Blakeley Photography.
Lindsay and Shawn met at a pizza parlor in Raleigh – he was working there and caught Lindsay’s eye when she came in with her mom and younger sister. She went back the next day to say hello, and the two exchanged numbers and went on their first date shortly thereafter.
Shawn planned a romantic proposal at one of the couple’s favorite locations, Lake Johnson. Before dinner, Shawn told Lindsay her dad wanted to take some photos of them – which wasn’t out of the ordinary since her father is a professional photographer. He took her to the lake and, after distracting her for a while, proposed while Lindsay’s dad photographed it! Of course, she said yes, and the couple began planning their November wedding.
Lindsay had been looking into wedding venues prior to getting engaged, and Prestonwood Country Club was at the top of her list. The couple booked the venue, and began assembling their “Wedding Dream Team” – which included Sally Oakley and Dara Blakeley Photography – to help them achieve their vision. Sally helped Lindsay and Shawn nail down a color palette of pale pinks, champagne, and creams to complement the venue and their desire of a classic, elegant and timeless wedding. The bride said “Sally really helped make the whole planning process fun and relaxed. She also helped us choose our vendors, and each and every vendor we had was amazing to work with!”
The duo included a unique unity ceremony in their wedding ceremony. They exchanged a white rose with one another as their first gift as a married couple and to symbolize the gift of true love and devotion. At the reception, guests were able to dance the night away to songs they’d requested on the couple’s RSVP cards!
Lindsay and Shawn used the SB&G magazine and website to get inspiration for their wedding day. The bride said “The magazine was very helpful in looking at other weddings and their vendor selections, color palettes, flowers, cakes and dresses! It was a great guide, and the website was a great tool as well.” They ended up selecting several members of the SB&G Family to make their wedding day spectactular, including: Prestonwood Country Club, Dara Blakeley Photography, Robin Renteria, Sally Oakley Personalized Wedding Planning, Tre Bella Bridal, CE Rental and Shutterbooth.
Wedding Location: The Grand Ballroom at Prestonwood Country Club
Minister: Robin Renteria
Wedding Planner: Sally Oakley Personalized Wedding Planning
Bridal Gown: Tre Bella Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: J Crew
Men’s Formalwear: Jos. A. Bank
Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Ashley Mooney
Photographer: Dara Blakeley Photography
Florist: Watered Garden
Cake: Prestonwood Country Club
Invitations: The Green Kangaroo
Music: Joe Bunn DJ Company
Rentals: CE Rental
Favors: Shutterbooth and personalized golf balls