The day was beautiful and sunny and they couldn’t have chosen a more lovely location for the festivities. The Matthews House is a stately Greek revival mansion in the historic area of Cary and Susie McPherson, their in-house wedding coordinator, was on hand to make sure everything went off perfectly. Susie is great to work with and I always know with her at the helm that the wedding plans are in good hands.
The flowers for the wedding day were provided by Gregg Kennedy of Brides and Bouquets. Known for his elegant designs, he certainly outdid himself for Lora and Mike’s simple, elegant wedding plans.
The clothing of the Bridal Party was simple and elegant, too. The Bridesmaids had on lovely dresses that picked up on the spring-like feel of the day and the Flower Girl and Ring Bearer were perfect accents to the adults.
The Matthews House has a unique approach to a gift table; they line the gifts up at the entrance to the house, which makes a lovely presentation as the guests arrive. This particular day there were a lot of silver-wrapped gifts and they were beautiful shining in the sun.
Lora and Mike had planned their wedding down to the last detail, including the matching invitations and seating chart. Very nicely done.
Inside the ballroom adjacent to The Matthews House, everything was set up in readiness for the guests, including the beautiful cake and the delicious-looking buffet.
The photographers for the day were Ashley and Shawn of Wake Forest Portrait Shoppe. Here they are, wrangling all of us for photos. They were very good at their jobs and got through all the photographs quickly and efficiently, which was great for the family in that hot sun. They also organized a group photo right after the ceremony with all the guests and they did it with fun and humor.
Also on hand to provide the musical backdrop was the talented DJ, Patrick Cook, of PC Productions. First class all the way.
Lora and Mike, your wedding was very thoughtful and touching and I am so glad I got to be a part of it. I join with all your family and friends in wishing you the wonderful life together that you both so richly deserve.
|Lora, Mike and all their guests - photo by Wake Forest Portrait Shoppe|