Kellyn and Jon’s story is a tale of two Nittany Lions. The couple met at Penn State when they were both in the Masters of Accounting Program. They both started their accounting careers in Pittsburg before moving to Charlotte in May of 2016.
After five years of dating, Jon finally popped the big question at Romare Bearden Park. They were walking around uptown, when Jon stopped in front of the water fountain and got down on one knee. After Kellyn said yes, her three best friends came around the corner and surprised her. They all celebrated the big engagement that night in uptown Charlotte. Kellyn has said that she knows Jon is her soulmate because he is her best friend and has always been very supportive of her.
On September 2nd, 2017, the pair headed back up to Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania for the big day. They had their first dance as husband and wife to Kip Moore’s “Hey Pretty Girl”. Kellyn wore Maggie Sottero’s timeless “Winstyn” gown. This sweetheart fit and flare gown featured a dreamy lace and tulle combination that effortlessly dripped down the train. Kellyn chose to go with the light gold version of this gown, which added a touch of vintage romance and drama. She paired a hand beaded crystal Kitty Chen belt and scalloped lace veil for the perfect icing on the cake.
As for her favorite aspect of the wedding day, Kellyn said it was listening to Jon read the vows he wrote. Of course, she loved celebrating their marriage surrounded by friends and family at the reception as well. One unique detail that the couple tied into the big day was having the Penn State Nittany Lion mascot show up at the reception. He greeted the guests during cocktail hour, and was present for pictures as well.
Kellyn, you looked absolutely stunning! We are so happy to of been a part of the big day. It is a pleasure sharing your story!!
Jacquelyn and Hunter’s story began back in the days of AOL instant messenger. The two met at a party during their junior year of high school. They exchanged screen names, as it was the “cool” thing to do back in the day. After a few weeks of instant messaging back and forth, Hunter asked Jacquelyn to be his girlfriend.
Nearly nine years of dating later, the time had come for Hunter to pop the big question. Every Wednesday, they would head over to Jacquelyn’s grandmother’s house for dinner. This particular Wednesday, Hunter claimed he was feeling a bit under the weather and needed to stay home to rest. After dinner with her grandmother, Jacquelyn headed home. As she reached the front door, she noticed a note that read “Come to the backyard. I love you!” Puzzled but curious, Jacquelyn peeled back the blinds and peeked outside. In the backyard, was Hunter down on one knee. Lights were strung from the trees and candles were lit. On the fence the words “Will you marry me?” were written in chalk. This was reminiscent of their very first Valentine’s Day together, when Hunter wrote “I love you” in chalk on the parking lot of their college apartment. With this very special surprise, Jacquelyn couldn’t do anything but say yes!
The two were wedded at the Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, North Carolina on October 15th, 2016. Jacquelyn and Hunter had their first dance as husband and wife to Christina Perri’s “A thousand years”. This song was perfect for the couple who had dated for “a thousand years”. Jacquelyn wore a classic Justin Alexander fit and flare gown for the big day. The dress featured a Queen Anne neckline with a delicate Venice lace and organza combination throughout the bodice and cathedral train. Both Jacquelyn and Hunter chose traditional vows, but worded them differently to add more of a modern flare. A unique aspect of their wedding was the ceremony processional. Instead of the wedding party and family walking down the aisle to traditional wedding music, the couple let each member walk down to whatever music they wanted. From the Star Wars Imperial March song, to “I’m sexy and I know it”, the grandparents, groomsmen, and bridesmaids trekked down the aisle in style. What a fun way to kick off a wedding!
Looking back, Jacquelyn has said it is important to remember the reason for the whole day. For a wedding to be successful all that needs to happen is for you and your fiancé to end up married. At the end of the day, if you are married, that is all that matters. The party is just a bonus!
Now a year into married life, Jacquelyn and Hunter enjoy the simple life. Dinner. Netflix. Sweatpants. Talk about the perfect date! Jacquelyn now owns an Etsy shop called “Gone to Carolina Crafts” and Hunter is an ER Pharmacist at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. They are currently living in Fayetteville, NC with their precious Jack Russel/Dachshund named Snickers.
Jacquelyn, you were a dream to work with! We are so happy to be a part of your story. Thank you for letting us share it!
A Romantic, Vintage-Themed Wedding at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston, South Carolina with Poffie Girls Bride Francesca. She was stunning in her Mikaella gown!
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Cory and Lauren were first introduced in February of 2016 at the Kilted Buffalo Langtree. They had mutual friends who thought they would be perfect for each other. It turns out, they were right! Ever since Cory and Lauren’s first date, they have been inseparable. Now, they have been together almost two years. Lauren has stated that it is weird to remember life before Cory, because he is her true soulmate.
After lots of planning, Cory popped the question around Christmastime last year. He had the day planned hour by hour, making sure all the details were perfect. Cory and Lauren just bought their first home, and they wanted to show his parents because they were in town visiting. After driving to the model home and “waiting for the realtor”, Cory got down on one knee! He even made sure to hire a photographer so that the joy of the moment was fully captured. Afterward, the night was spent celebrating with friends and family at a surprise engagement party. Cory, way to go!
On September 30th, 2017, the two became one at the exquisite Johnson Carriage House. Cory and Lauren had their first dance to Sister Hazel’s “This kind of love”. When it came down to deciding what to have their first dance to, they narrowed it down to three good options. The Sister Hazel song just seemed so fitting though because it has always been one of Lauren’s favorite bands. As for the bride’s day-of-look, Lauren chose a stunning sheath gown by Kitty Chen. The gown featured hand sewn pearl and rhinestone embellishment throughout the lace. Our favorite part of her dress was the breathtaking illusion back. What is more to love besides buttons and beadwork??
Lauren has said her favorite aspect of the big day was the almost unreal feeling of being surrounded by all of your favorite people at one time. Another memory from the big day was walking through the pastures post-ceremony with Cory. Lauren grew up riding horses, so getting to pet them with your new husband on your wedding day is something that is never to be forgotten. Her mother was her matron-of-honor, and Cory’s father was his best man, making the day just a little more special and intimate.
As for after-wedding celebrations, the newlyweds honeymooned at the Sandals’ LaSource Grenada Resort. They spent time relaxing, as well as soaking in the fact that they were just married. Just now settled into marriage, Cory and Lauren spend time hiking with their fur babies, or going to local breweries.
Lauren, you looked simply breathtaking! We are so happy to be a part of your story. Thank you for letting us share it <3
Marilyn and Brian are your typical nerdy, technologically savvy couple. Marilyn, originally from Monterrey, Mexico, studied software engineering and was sent to Charlotte on an IT project where she later met Brian. He is from Virginia, and studies Computer Science at UNC. On July 11th 2015, the couple met at a party at Whiskey River in Uptown Charlotte. From then on, the two were inseparable. Two months later, Marilyn went back to Mexico and returned with her daughter, Annie. All three moved into her apartment in Plaza Midwood.
On May 5th, Brian suggested that they go for a run in Freedom Park trails. Once on the trails, Brian surprised Marilyn by getting down on one knee! He proposed with his mother’s engagement ring, making it even more sentimental. Not wasting any time, the two married the very next day!! Not to worry though, they planned on having another big wedding, where Brian can finally meet all of Marilyn’s family. Over the next couple months, the couple spent their time wedding planning, even buying their first home together.
Marilyn always dreamt of getting married on the beach. When her mother-in-law suggested Folly Beach, South Carolina, she knew it was the perfect spot! All of Marilyn’s family traveled from Mexico to South Carolina to help the couple celebrate. They were married on July 11th, 2017, exactly two years after they began dating.
As for the bride’s day-of look, she wore a stunning Signature Justin Alexander gown. It was a silk dupoin A-line gown that effortlessly complimented Marilyn’s figure. The bodice and back of the train featured decorative hand-sewn crystals and beadwork.
One aspect of Brian and Marilyn’s wedding that we adore is the emphasis on tradition and what made the couple special. The ceremony featured Mexican wedding traditions like “The Arras Rite, as well as a sentimental sand ceremony including her daughter. Keeping some aspects true to what they love, the two traded Star Wars themed rings. As for Marilyn’s something old, she wore her mother’s wedding bracelet. Her something new was a gorgeous sapphire necklace from Brian that flattered the sweetheart neckline of her gown. Her something borrowed was a traditional British Sixpence from her mother-in-law.
After a heartfelt ceremony, the couple celebrated at a funky, retro style reception. They had their first dance as husband and wife to Frank Sinatra’s “Strangers in the Night.” Everyone enjoyed finally being together as one big family from Mexico, Virginia, and everywhere in between. They played traditional Mexican wedding games like “La vivora de la mar” and “El Muertito.” Brian said his favorite part of the wedding day was how much fun they had at the reception. They spent their first “mini-moon” with friends and family at Folly Beach. Brian and Marilyn plan to later honeymoon in either Tokyo or Italy. We want to come!!
Now settled into marriage, they enjoy ordering pizza, playing videogames, or watching sci-fi movies. As for advice to future brides, Marilyn has emphasized the importance of getting professional photographers and videographers. After all, who would not want to live their wedding day over??
Marilyn and Brian, thank you so much for including us in your fairytale! Everything turned out beautifully <3
Kayla and Brad’s adventure began when they were both studying at Wingate University. Although they were friends throughout the undergraduate years, they did not begin dating until after graduation. Kayla says that she knew Brad was the one on their very first date, considering it lasted almost 8 hours long! After three years of dating, Brad popped the question as they strolled down the beach on Sullivan’s Island.
On June 24, 2017, the pair was united as one at Matthews Presbyterian Church. Afterward, they celebrated with friends and family at the Rolling Hill Farm. The bride wore a stunning Stella York strapless gown that featured a flirty sweetheart neckline with vintage scalloped lace edging. We love how the vertical lace pattern naturally slims and elongates the bodice of this dress. Kayla paired a corded edged cathedral veil for the perfect finishing touch.
As for the first dance, the couple knew they wanted something different and unexpected. Kayla grew up listening to Frank Sinatra with her grandparents, and Brad was a fan as well. With that being said, they shared their first dance as husband and wife to Frank Sinatra’s “More”. How perfect! Kayla’s favorite aspect of the big day was their exchanging of rings. “It is a moment you dream about your entire life, and when it is finally your turn, it is almost a surreal feeling.” Their ring ceremony almost did not go as planned. It turns out Kayla’s bridesmaid who was in charge of the groom’s ring forgot the ring in the bridal suite! As sneaky as possible, the bridesmaids passed the message down to the last bridesmaid in line, and she quickly ran back and retrieved it just in time. The entire time, Kayla had no idea this was going on!
Kayla and Brad honeymooned on the gorgeous island of St. Lucia. She has said that one big piece of advice for brides-to-be is to plan one day in between your wedding and honeymoon to relax. This way, you can soak in everything that is happening and enjoy it to the fullest. Now settled into marriage, they enjoy going out to new restaurants. They currently live in Matthews, North Carolina, where Kayla is working in admissions at Wingate and Brad is working for Ryan Homes.
Kayla, you made an absolutely stunning bride! We are so happy we got to be a part of your big day. Thank you so much for letting us share your Poffie story! <3