Wedding Wednesday: The Mitchell Wedding

Wes & Allison Mitchell | September 14, 2013 | Photography by Laura's Focus Photography

 As high school sweethearts, Wes had his work cut out for him to surprise his soon-to-be-bride Allison. When he was still living in Virginia, he drove down to Allison's home in Charlotte to surprise her with a visit and dinner - and the big proposal. Allison says their favorite moment of the day was being able to spend time with family and so many lifelong friends. It's always wonderful to see everyone who loves you in the same room together celebrating! Allison loved her venue, especially the diversity of both an outdoor and indoor space for guests. Their rustic wedding had many of the bride's favorite elements for decor, including handmade burlap flowers and thrift shop finds like milk vases as centerpieces. Classic Southern food rounded out the theme, with macaroni and cheese, a mashed potato bar served in martini glasses, and more. They chose cake balls rather than traditional cake, and even included a gluten-free option for their guests. The newlyweds spent their honeymoon in the Dominican Republic where they could have a tropical destination that included one hundred percent relaxation and getting away from the rest of the world!

Be sure to see the Mitchell wedding on page 117 of the second issue of bridebook!

Photography: Laura's Focus Photography
Dress: Enzoani from Poffie Girls
Florist: George's Flowers
Cake: Diane's Cake Creations
Venue: The Plantation on Sunnybrook
Caterer: Plantation Creations
Planner: The Plantation on Sunnybrook
Jewelry: Jared
DJ: J.C. Castillo
Attendants' Dresses: Poffie Girls
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas