The Rest is History (Blair and David)

Carolina Bride Blair and David

Photography: Indigo Photography

Wedding date 5.18.2018 Occupations She’s a digital content copy lead at Belk Corporate; he’s a clinical research coordinator. Ages She’s 27; he’s 26 Hometowns She’s from Gastonia; he’s from Gastonia. Where they live now Gastonia.

How they met Middle school. Where they got engaged McAdenville. Wedding in three words Classic, polished, elegant. Color palette Ivory, gold, and black.

First dance song “Stardust” by Nat King Cole. Favors There were no favors for the guests. Pearl necklaces, earrings, white elbow-length gloves, silk robes and flip-flops for the bridesmaids; leather wallets for the groomsmen. 

More Than Friends “We met in our seventh grade English class after being assigned to the same group project,” Blair says. Between middle and high school, they had many of the same classes together, but didn’t become close friends until their senior year. “We started dating September 16, 2009, our freshman year of college,” Blair says.

Privacy Please Blair and David got engaged on a walk through McAdenville to see the holiday lights. Blair’s favorite tree is the large, white-lit tree in front of City Hall, but people kept passing in front of it every time David would try to get down on one knee. He lingered in front of the tree for so long that Blair began to grow suspicious. “I suspected he was going to propose but wasn’t sure,” Blair says. David took her to a little secluded bridge and it was there that he proposed, without fear of interruption.

Old Meets New Blair and David wanted a wedding that combined both classic details and more modern elements. “We love vintage-inspired style and wanted to keep everything pretty traditional, but incorporated modern music and other such touches,” Blair says.

Honeymoon Hopefully Greece or Hawaii later this year. Favorite date night Dinner and a movie. Advice for brides Enjoy every moment of the big day, it goes by so fast! Advice for grooms Don’t stress about any little details because everything works out in the end. 

Featured Wedding Vendors

Wedding & Reception venue
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Bridal registry, engagement and groom rings

Hairstylist and Make Up Artist
Cali Stott Artistry


Vendors: Wedding consultant: Dottie Maloy with Calm Blue Water, Day-of Coordinator / Caterers and rental providers: Best Impressions / Cake: Ella’s Celestial Cakes / Flowers: Charlotte Wedding Flowers / Gown: Butterfly Bridal / Gown designer: Pronovias / Veil: Etsy / Veil designer: Belinda at Veilology / Headpiece: Bhldn / Bride’s shoes: Tradesy / Shoe designer: Kate Spade / Bridesmaid dresses: Dessy / Tuxedos: Men’s Warehouse / Invitations, stationery: Minges Printing / Music, entertainment, booking agency: Island Sounds / Transportation provider: Peak Limo / Bride’s wedding band: from her mother / Clergy: Dr. Patrick Maloy / Rehearsal dinner: Hampton Inn in Belmont with catering from Adams St. Market / Bridal registry: Honeyfund





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