Wedding Wednesday: The Tyson-Williams Wedding

The Tyson-Williams Wedding | October 22, 2016 | Photography by: Sue Campbell & Leanne Creger

Matthew Tyson and Erik Williams had an "extraordinary amount of luck on their side" when they found each other online. One night when Matthew was staying up late studying for a nursing school final, Erik surprised him by coming around the corner wearing a suit and holding a package. After managing to make both of them laugh and cry, Erik proposed with a Cartier engagement ring, exactly what Matthew always wanted.

Matthew says that his favorite part of the wedding was the recitation of the vows because they were taken from a passage in "Jane Eyre," his favorite book. Erik's favorite was the "warming of the rings" where the couple passed their rings around and asked guests to pray or bless them. Some other special aspects of the wedding include the books and paper items doubling as decor and gifts, and the "Harry Potter" themed cake topper and guest book. The Corinthian Ballroom added the charm of a library to the occasion, making the atmosphere even more magical. The couple says that the inclusion of their favorite activity, reading, into the reception and ceremony made the wedding unique.

Make sure to see more of the Tyson-Williams wedding on page 106 of bridebook!

Photography: Sue Campbell & Leanne Creger
Suits: Belk
Cake: Chanticleer Catering
Venue: The Corinthian Ballroom
Caterer: Chanticleer Catering
Jewelry: Cartier
DJ: Music, Music & More Music
Hair: Jack's Barber Shop
Makeup: Salon del Sol
Attendant's Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Belk