Matt & Jessica Biggs | August 8, 2014 | Photography by Chelsea Anderson Photography
Even though Jessica was a sophomore and Matt was a senior, that didn't stop their friends from setting them up in high school. One winter day in February, the couple went outside to take pictures in the twenty-two inch snowfall when Matt got down on one knee with the snow up to his waist and asked Jessica to be his wife. The couple chose to have a small, intimate beach themed wedding. Jessica believes that the day was more special because only very close friends and family attended. It was also special and unique because it included personal, sentimental elements. Jessica had a piece of her father's shirt sewn inside her gown and a photo of her grandfather attached to her bouquet so they would both be with her to walk down the aisle. The groomsmen also wore bracelets to support her dad's battle with pancreatic cancer. Jessica's most memorable moment of the day was her first look with Matt when he asked her to marry him all over again and gave her a special wedding Pandora bead. Navy and pink made up the color scheme seen in the pink pinwheels that lined the aisle, pink accent table runners made by Jessica's sister-in-law, and the navy bridesmaids dresses. The couple incorporated a sand ceremony much like a unity candle ceremony that featured navy and white sand to keep with the theme. The centerpieces, which consisted of fish bowls filled with sand and seashells, also tied in with their location and theme. For favors the couple gave out koozies with their names and the phrase "two less fish in the sea." To continue with the theme of the day, the couple had a unique sandcastle cake, and guests played with beach balls during the reception. The beach fun didn't stop there as the couple took a honeymoon cruise to the Bahamas!
Be sure to see the Biggs wedding on page 74 of the third issue of bridebook!
Photography: Chelsea Anderson Photography
Dress: David's Bridal
Cake: Mrs. Vingerber's Sweets
Venue: The Islander at Emerald Isle, N.C.
Caterer: Chowda Heads
DJ: Kevin Perry
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse