But God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. -Romans 5:8 There really is nothing like the incredible love of our heavenly Father! Erica and Ian’s wedding was centered around this beautiful truth. They invited God into the heart of their marriage, giving all the glory to Him.
Erica started out the day by getting ready at her parents house with all 10 of her bridesmaids! The laughter from the morning melted into tears of joy as Erica’s mom helped her slip into the gorgeous wedding dress, custom made just for her. Her bridesmaids oohed and awed at how beautiful Erica looked before laying hands on her and praying the sweetest words over their marriage. Erica’s first look with her dad had everyone in the room in tears. They just kept flowing as Erica read Ian’s vows to her in a handwritten letter delivered with a lovely gift containing her new monogram. Ian tried hard not to get emotional as he read Erica’s vows to him, but he admitted it was tough! He spent the morning hanging out with his groomsmen, “cheersing” with their awesome custom mugs, and showing off the new ring that would soon become a daily fixture on his hand!
When it was finally time for their ceremony, the sun came out, glistening across the lake at the Indian Trail Club. The words of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 lined the aisle as Erica made her way towards Ian. Happy tears trickled down both of their cheeks. Erica and Ian promised to love each other forever before taking communion and weaving a cord of three strands together to signify God’s presence at the heart of their marriage. Cheers of joy rang out at their first kiss, and the celebration continued as guest made their way inside for a delicious dinner and a night filled with DANCING! It was truly an incredible day, and I feel so lucky to have been a part of it. Enjoy reliving a few of my favorite moments from Erica and Ian’s Indian Trail Club wedding below.
The Team: Wedding Photographer- Amy Rizzuto Photography, Photography Assistance- Mekina Saylor and Cinnamon Wolfe, Venue- Indian Trail Club, Wedding Planner- Becky Vanderbeck of Simply Chic Weddings, Hair- Nicole Esteves and Alexis , Make-up- Mary Wallis Rush, Florist- Morningside Greenhouse, Dress- Custom made by Dot Wolfe, Bridesmaid Dress- Weddington Way, Shoes- Blue by Betsy Johnson, Jewelry- Nadri, Videographer- Rick Van Rumpt of RVR Video Productions, Cake- Cakes by Zoe (Zoe Mandaro), DJ- DDM Entertainment, First Dance Song- A Thousand Years (Christina Perri) recorded by Erica, the bride 🙂
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