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Fall/Winter 2016

Marcella & Tripp

Marcella's parents visited a church when she was away at college. During the sermon, her father had the sense that there was something very special about the young man preaching and had the thought, “That is who Marcella will marry.” He proceeded to lean over and tell her mom, who thought that was a bit premature since they didn't even know who he was.

Eventually, Tripp came to a family lake day and he and Marcella began dating shortly thereafter. Marcella remembers telling a friend, “I know this sounds crazy, but Tripp feels like home.”

In January, Tripp took Marcella on a day trip to Charleston, SC. After a beautiful day of walking around downtown, he surprised her with dinner reservations at 5 Church, a lovely renovated church turned restaurant. Little did Marcella know that Tripp had invited both families to join them, and also had a proposal planned. When they walked in, he popped the question, the waitress popped a bottle of champagne, and everyone in the restaurant stood and cheered.

The morning of their wedding, Tripp played golf with his closest friends and family, while Marcella had a lovely breakfast with hers. They were then joined by 375 of their closest friends for a very meaningful ceremony and large dance party at their reception, held at the elegant Empire Room.

When asked about one of their favorite memories from the day, Tripp replied, “Our ceremony was just what we had hoped for; very intimate and meaningful. The most significant part was getting to serve communion to everyone. It was a perfect day celebrating with our loved ones.”

CEREMONY
First Christian Church (West Market)
RECEPTION
Empire Room
PHOTOGRAPHY
Aura Marzouk Photography
GOWN
Bridal Mart
BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES
David's Bridal
GROOM'S/GROOMSMEN'S FORMALWEAR
JC Penney's
EVENT DESIGNER/PLANNER/COORDINATOR
Coordinated Events, LLC
CATERING
Painted Plate
FLOWERS
Jenny's Projects-Floral Design
RENTALS
Southern Event Rental
SEWING/ALTERATIONS
Sew4U
INVITATIONS
Paperless Post
CAKE
Melissa Callaway
Officiant
Alan Hawkins
HAIR
La Salon
MAKEUP
Jade Buchanan, MAC
MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT
Graham Pickford and Freddie Swinney
LIGHTING
Freddie Swinney
VIDEOGRAPHY
Good Earth Films
DANCE LESSONS
Matthew Moench
Photo credits: Aura Marzouk Photography