They say good things come to those who wait! And I’ve definitely waited long enough to blog about Megan and Brian’s November wedding at Charlotte Trolley. Megan and Brian are not only a perfect match, they are fun, interesting and sweet as can be.
As members of the North Carolina Air National Guard, they also serve our country proud each and every day right here from Charlotte, NC. Considering I can barely put together a piece of Ikea furniture and Megan is an aircraft mechanic, I’m pretty much in awe of her. And Brian? Well he’s a BA in his own right and I know he’s in awe of Megan too. To be truly impressed, here are their official titles:
Megan – C130 Aircraft Mechanic at the North Carolina Air National Guard
Brian – C130 Loadmaster at the North Carolina Air National Guard
Thank you both for your service. You truly rock the air.
In addition to serving our country on a daily basis, they are sweet as can be. The talented Tricia Coyne documented their fun wedding and knocked it out of the park once again. Let’s take a walk down Megan and Brian’s memory lane today!
When Megan and I first met, she told me she wanted a wedding that had a vintage feel so we incorporated that into various parts of her big day. Her birdcage veil was one of those pieces that just screamed vintage! I loved it! The veil was lovingly made by the groom’s uncle.
Megan’s soft curls were the perfect style for the veil.
What a classic beauty. #Swoon
Before the ceremony Tricia snapped some photos of the guys having a pre-wedding beer on the Common Market’s legendary patio. Here’s the handsome groom:
And his posse! Word Up.
And we can’t forget Meg and Brian’s pup, Herc, who served as ringbearer. What a cutie!
The ceremony was held at the Charlotte Art League which neighbors the Charlotte Trolley Museum in South End. For a ceremony backdrop, Megan and Brian’s friend Jen (who is a talented chalkboard artist in Charlotte) created a giant chalkboard backdrop that perfectly framed the couple as they said their “I Dos!”
Megan, Brian and Herc walked back down the aisle as a happily, married family! Herc looks so excited!
Keeping with the vintage theme, guests were treated to Coca-Colas in glass bottles post-ceremony along with champagne and appetizers.
The bridal party headed outside to colorful and busy South End for post-wedding photos. I loved the guys socks and bright orange suspenders. If you can’t tell, they were definitely characters!
Megan wanted a short dress with a vintage feel, and when she couldn’t find what she wanted she turned to Erin Foley and RCB Fashion. Erin did a wonderful job pulling together a custom dress that fit Megan’s vision!
The girls posed by Megan’s Dad’s vintage car. This was my favorite picture from the wedding because it really embodied the look Megan wanted for the day! Plus she and the girls look gorge.
For the reception, Megan wanted kelly green and First Impressions Linens definitely delivered! Silver mercury glass and orange, white and green flowers from Pink Petunia completed the look. The colors popped in the neutral Trolley Museum space and against the yellow trolley!
I loved Megan’s white bouquet accented with beautiful brooches. Here it is artfully perched in one of the wicker trolley seats at the Trolley Museum.
We did several small cakes with different styles of textured buttercream on the cake table. Angela’s Sugar Shack delivered five gorgeous and delicious cakes – all with different flavors and fillings!
Perched on top of the cake was a Scrabble inspired topper! Definitely a Triple Word Score.
Surrounding the cakes were family photos from Megan and Brian’s family members cutting their own wedding cakes. This is such a special touch for a cake table!
Meg and Brian – I loved spending this planning year getting to know you two and look forward to many more dates at Treehouse chatting about life over a glass of wine. XOXO and much happiness to you both!
That concludes my 2015 wedding year blogs…and I’m already 5 weddings deep into 2016. Eek.
Needless to say I’m playing catch up on the ole blog here but I promise they will all be worth the wait!
In the meantime, hope you are having the happiest of summers!
Full Vendor List for Megan and Brian’s Wedding:
Ceremony Venue: Charlotte Art League | Reception Venue: Charlotte Trolley | Catering: Delectables by Holly | Florist: Pink Petunia | Cake: Angela’s Sugar Shack |DJ: Will Puckett| Photographer: Tricia Coyne | Custom Wedding Dress: RCB Fashion | | Invitations: Three Little Birds | Linens: First Impressions | Makeup/Hair: Next Level Makeup