Abby and Michael (or Gupper, as he is affectionately nicknamed) are such a sweet couple! I traveled down to North Carolina for their beautiful Southern wedding. The day was filled with gorgeous details, family from all over the country, and lots of love. Abby got ready for the day in her hotel room with her three sisters, her mom and bridesmaids.
Abby shares, “My favorite moment was when I walked down the aisle. I was so nervous, but the moment I saw Gupper it was just us in the room. It was the most amazing feeling in the world to see Gupper looking at me with tears in his eyes, mouthing to me ‘you are so beautiful.’ It was a perfect moment that I will never forget.” Gupper’s favorite moment happened only a little bit later, as the ceremony ended. He shares, ” Walking down the aisle after we finished the ceremony, I felt overwhelmed with joy knowing that I just married the girl of my dreams. It was the best moment of my life that I will always remember and cherish.”
Abby was very surprised when Gupper popped the question. She shares, “Gupper proposed to me in our first apartment together in Chapel Hill. We had been planning a huge birthday party for him…or so I thought. I had come home to pick him up to go to the pool and was literally only wearing my bikini. As I walked into our bedroom I found Gupper down on one knee holding out the ring of my dreams. It was the perfect setting. Simple, romantic, and in our first home together. I then found out that Gupper had really been planning a huge engagement party for all of our friends and family!”
The style of the wedding felt very warm and personal. Abby continues, “Gupper and I had decided early on that we wanted everyone to just have fun celebrating at our wedding. We wanted a simple, romantic, vintage look and achieved that using such a beautiful venue as Cobblestone. We did DIY projects for the wedding as well to save money, but to also make our wedding unique. It was really important to us to have unique aspects at our wedding such as handwritten table numbers, a handmade guestbook, and handmade cakes. We had the time of our lives!”
Congratulations Abby and Gupper! For more photos check out the slideshow:
Special Thanks to the Vendors:
Church: Fairmont Church Venue: Cobblestone Hall, Events Manager: Brea Fisher Officiant: Ed Huggins, Father of the Bride DJ: Kyle Kiss, firstname.lastname@example.org Wedding Coordinator: Carly Abernathy, La Fete Weddings Catering: Rocky Top Catering, Director: Kevin DeHimer Makeup: Emily Huggins Makeup Hair: Caila, Gillespie hair Bouquet: Suzanne Terry, jaGG Classic Wholesale Centerpieces: flowers by jaGG Classic Wholesale; arranged by Chris Stevens, step mother of bride Cake designer: Joe Micchia, Grandfather of the groom Invitations and programs: Etsy shop Paint the Day Designs Guest book cupcake artwork: Etsy shop Bleudetoi Bridal Gown: Hayden Olivia, by Jim Hjelm Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid, Jenny Yoo Grooms ties: The Tie Bar Rings: Diamonds Direct Raleigh Photography: Jessica Schmitt and Eric Swartz