Wyn & Peyton’s Wedding

Wyn & Peyton’s wedding was a beautiful day on an island only accessible by ferry. Having a soft coastal design with blush tones, shades of blue and white looking out over the marsh, their wedding day was a reflection of themselves and the life they are beginning!

How did you two meet? What were your first impressions of one another? We met initially at a mutual friends birthday party, I (Wyn) noticed Peyton and told one of my friends to tell him I thought he was cute. He unfortunately was in a relationship at the time. A year later that same friend that invited us both to the birthday party told him to reach out to me and he did and here we are now! Wyn and Peyton met during their senior year of college and felt an instant connection. When Peyton graduated in December, they continued dating long-distance until Wyn graduated in May. Shortly after, on Peyton’s birthday, he surprised Wyn with a sunset proposal followed by dinner with friends and family under the oak trees and string lights. Not only did Wyn grow up visiting Bald Head Island with her family, but her parents and brother also tied the knot in the Bald Head Island Chapel. When she took Peyton to visit Bald Head Island for the first time, he also fell in love with the island and the chapel, which made it easy to choose it as their wedding venue. The color palette of white and blush flowers with pops of green and light blue perfectly complemented the natural beauty surrounding the chapel and the marsh. From the Planner: When I first met with Wyn and her mom Melanie about Wyn and Peyton’s upcoming early spring wedding, we discussed a classic, traditional wedding with some subtle southern vibes. We quickly settled on clean, crisp white linens with gold accents scattered throughout the space. This became our foundation that we built upon. Wyn wanted some light blues and blush pinks incorporated throughout the wedding so we settled on a matte blush dress for the bridesmaids and grey-blue suits for the groomsmen. We were fortunate to have access to Wyn’s family collection of blue and white porcelain ginger jars to house their florals and other elements at their entrance table, bar and the cocktail hour lawn. We went with a palate of mostly white flowers & greenery with just subtle pops of blush here and there. When the day finally arrived, we were lucky and had a beautiful mild day on Bald Head Island, under the canopy of a tent overlooking the marsh on one side and the marina on the other, with gorgeous sunset views abounding. Tell us about the first touch: Peyton and I were so excited for our wedding day, the nerves were also kicking in as the day went on and we got ready with our closest friends. We knew we didn’t want to see each other before the ceremony, but we wanted to have a first touch. This was the best decision because with all the nerves and excitement running high, that time together before the ceremony where we could hear each others voices and be near each other calmed both of our nerves. From the Bride: We wanted our wedding day to be a reflection of us as well as a day that our friends and family could all come together and have the best time! We chose the Bald Head Island Chapel as our ceremony venue because my parents as well as my brother were married there! Our reception venue was looking out over the marsh and the marina. Peyton has grown up going to the beach and fishing, so this was a special area to him and the views are beautiful! Describe a hurdle you had to overcome in your relationship or during your wedding planning Wedding planning was a little different for us than most people. I am from Georgia and Peyton is from Alabama and we decided to get married in North Carolina. Not only were we in completely different states, Bald Head Island is an island only accessible by ferry. This meant everything like florals, rentals, and the cake had to be transported by ferry to the island. There were a lot of logistics that went into getting everything there as well as getting all of our guests there! We would not have been able to do it without our wonderful planner Shauna Gartz with Shauna Loves Planning. She handled everything for us, so that we were able to enjoy the planning process and our whole wedding weekend. What excites you the most about being married? We are most excited to just spend every day together and enjoy time together when we’re married! What is the best thing you’ve learned from one another? Since we have been married we have learned a lot from each other, but the most important thing we have learned is patience. We have gotten to know each other on a whole different level after getting married and it has shown us a lot of how we can do things differently. We have learned to be patient with each other as we figure out the new season of our lives! What part of your wedding day was/is most important to you? The most important part of our wedding day was to have all the people we love by our sides to celebrate with us. We chose to have a destination wedding, so to have family and friends travel over 400 miles to be there meant the world to us. We also had a first touch where we prayed together before the ceremony but didn’t see each other. We both agreed it was the best decision because our nerves were high that day and being able to be near each other and hear each others voices calmed us both down before we walked down the aisle. What was the inspiration for your day and who were some of the vendors who helped bring your vision to life? Our ceremony was perfect with all of our friends standing beside us and everyone packed in the tiny chapel together. The reception was everything we could have dreamed of. My inspiration was that I wanted everything to be simple, elegant, and traditional. I knew the views would bring a lot of the beauty and I didn’t want to take away from that. I wanted to use the blue and white vases with pink and white flowers. The florist did an incredible job making my dreams come to life! We wanted everything to have a touch of us. All the food was selected based on our favorite foods. Our cake table tablecloth was used at my grandmothers wedding on her cake table. The cake knives were used at my parents wedding. Our champagne flutes were Peyton’s parents that they used at their wedding. We were so happy we chose Anna to be our photographer! We were able to do an engagement session with her which really made the wedding day photos go so smooth. She captured every moment in the most perfect way.
Everything was a piece of us and I couldn’t have been happier with the outcome. Shauna Gartz, our wedding planner, listened to every detail of us and what we wanted and helped us to plan and execute the most incredible day. We couldn’t have done it without her! Everyone who was there surrounded us with love and celebrated us so well. We danced the night away and had the best time! Any special ways you incorporated your family or family history into your wedding day? We used my parents cake knives they used at their wedding to cut our cake and we used Peyton’s parents wedding champagne flutes to toast our special day! We had a remembrance table for Peyton’s grandmother as well. What was your favorite part about planning your wedding? It was such a whirlwind of a process, but the best thing was finally seeing it all coming together on our wedding day! So many months of planning and picking out each element felt like it was never going to end, but it was all worth it when the whole day was absolutely perfect! If you had one piece of advice for other couples, what would it be? Don’t stress too much about making everything perfect and worrying about the unknowns. No matter what, you will be married at the end of the day, you will have all the people who mean the most to you by your side, and that’s all that matters. What is the most honest thing you can say about love? Love is not just a feeling its a life commitment. Love is shown in so many ways, but it is so important to remember that you are to love one another every day even through the ups and downs. It is a commitment you have vowed to each other to live out the rest of your lives! Photographer: Anna Taylor Photography
Venue: Bald Head Island Chapel / Marina Park (Bald Head Island)
Stylist / Planner / Designer: Shauna Loves Planning
Floral Designer: Fiore Design House
Dress Boutique: Top Hat Formal Wear
Cake Designer: The Confectionary
Makeup Artist: Wisp Salon
Hair Stylist :Wisp Salon
Mens Formalwear :Jos A Bank
Rentals : Curated Events Raleigh
Stationery: Design Inklings
Caterer: A Thyme Savor
Live Painter: Almond Tree Art
Bridesmaids Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu
Entertainment (DJ): Active Entertainment

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