The Morris Wedding | April 30, 2016 | Photography by: Sam Stroud Photography
Joanna Frye and Andrew Morris sure enjoyed taking their time. The couple dated off and on in high school, but it wasn't until they both got to college that their relationship got serious. On that same theme, Andrew's proposal was drawn out over the course of eleven months. For Valentine's day, Andrew gifted Joanna with a box of envelopes. The final envelope in the box contained tickets to see the Biltmore House at Christmas. While taking pictures at the overlook of the house, Andrew said "I just really want to marry you!" This was no surprise to Joanna, as Andrew had been saying this for months. This time, though, Andrew got down on one knee.
Joanna and Andrew's wedding did not have a "theme," but instead, the couple aimed to invoke a certain feeling in their guests. Their goal was to make them feel welcomed and invited. To do this, the couple utilized soft blushes and ivories, with the occasional pop of navy blue. As the night continued, the pink shades began to darker, and the color scheme was brought full circle with an ombre flower cascade on the staircase at their reception.
The food they served at their wedding was very important to both Joanna and Andrew. The couple worked with their caterer to create food stations that reflected these favorite places, flavors, and foods that the couple was able to experience together during the course of their long distance relationship. And then, of course, there was the wedding cake. With Joanna being a pastry chef, many people expected that she would be making her own cake. However, she wanted to be able to enjoy her day as the bride that she was. She worked closely with the caterer designing the cake, and she was able to really bring her vision alive, without having to stress about assembling the cake herself.
The wedding was made possible by close relationships with not just the guests, but many of the vendors as well. Working closely with these vendors, that they already had close relationships with made the planning process all the more special. That planning paid off, and the couplewere able to celebrate their marriage in a day full of flowers, good food, and great company.
Make sure to see more from the Morris Wedding on page 44 of bridebook!
Photography by: Sam Stroud Photography
Dress: Tiffany's Bridal
Florist: Creative Occasions
Cake: Center Stage Catering
Venue: Taubman Museum of Art
Caterer: Blue Ridge Catering
Planner: Events by Sherri
Jewelry: Jewells Fine Jewelry
Makeup: Charisse Crammer
Hair: Amy Dodson
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendant Dresses: Pearl's Place
Groomsmen Attire: Proms, Pageants, & Pretty Things
Lighting: Lighting Ninja, INC
Rentals: Country Road Vintage Rentals
Transportation: Prestige Limousine Service & Executive Service
Videographer: Solo Koo Wedding Films