Sarah & Chad
Though Sarah knew of Chad through his father, her pastor, she did not officially meet Chad until their first Chamber Choir class of the spring semester at Mount Olive College in 2013. Sarah had never believed in love at first sight, but after meeting Chad she could not deny the love she felt in that first instant. “The first moment that I saw him it was like a light was shining down from heaven on him. It was a true movie moment and I just knew that he was the one.”
Sarah’s family helped Chad stage his proposal in front of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, complete with a photographer to capture the life-changing surprise. As the photographer took a shot of the couple, Sarah watched in shock as Chad dropped down to one knee and opened a ring box hosting her beautiful engagement ring. Everyone clapped and cheered as their fairy tale engagement took place.
As Sarah and Chad had their ceremony at Green Street Baptist Church and their reception at the High Point Country Club exactly one year after their engagement, they had many opportunities to incorporate personal touches to their experiences at both venues, including adding pearls to the decor to achieve a soft elegance with blush pink, rose gold, and white wedding colors.
Additional touches included having guests sign a “yearbook style” photo album they could display proudly in their home, Sarah attaching her deceased dog’s tag to her bridal bouquet to feel her presence on the special day, and playing a recording of Sarah and Chad singing “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri as Sarah walked down the aisle. “Singing is what brought us together and was such an important part of our relationship that it was really neat to be able to incorporate that in our wedding.”
Much of the wedding planning took place during Sarah’s senior year of college, and she used the timeline provided by TriadWeddings Magazine to keep from being overwhelmed. She advises all happy couples to have every detail planned at least two weeks beforehand so there is no last-minute scrambling, only excitement for the big day.