Want to incorporate your family in the big day? Take note [Becca & Jason]


Crystal Stokes Photography

Wedding date 5.24.2015
Occupations She works in legal marketing; he’s a financial advisor
Ages She’s 25; he’s 27
Hometowns She’s from the Boston suburbs; he’s from Gulf Breeze, Fla.
Where they live now Atlanta
How they met Through a mutual friend at Florida State University
Where they got engaged Soon after moving to Atlanta, the pair went hiking on a waterfall trail. On a bridge, overlooking the area, Jason got down on one knee
Wedding in three words Joyful, relaxed, personal
Color palette White and wood with pops of teal and pink
First dance song “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” by Dean Martin
Favors Wine keys in FSU colors with their names and wedding date
What made the wedding day special The family ties. They were married in the backyard of Becca’s best friend’s parents on Lake Norman—not far from where Becca’s grandparents had recently renewed their vows for their 50th anniversary. Becca wore her mom’s wedding dress with her grandmother’s pearls, while her dad, who used to own a catering company, baked her wedding cake
Best wedding day activity Giant Jenga and an FSU corn hole set, both made by a bridesmaid
Honeymoon Six days at the Cuisinart Resort in Anguilla
Favorite date night Dinner and a movie
Advice for brides “Ask vendors you’ve already hired for other vendors they recommend,” says Becca. “I wouldn’t have found my amazing videographer or makeup artist if it weren’t for my awesome photographer. And I wouldn’t have found my photographer had my florist not said, ‘If she’s available, you need to hire her.’”
Advice for grooms “Give your groomsmen a detailed schedule for the weekend,” Jason says. “And, as overplayed as it is, get on the dance floor and dance to ‘Shout.’”


Crystal Stokes Photography
704-661-1269, www.crystalstokesphotography.com

Flowers by Lingky
704-450-3388, www.flowersbylingky.com


Ceremony, wedding venue: private home on Lake Norman / Day-of coordinator: Nekia Miller of Posh Affairs / Caterer: The Capital Grille Charlotte / Cake: baked by bride’s father, who used to own a catering company / Hairstylist: Myers McKenzie of Salon 42 / Makeup artist: Erin Ashley / Gown: mother’s wedding dress for ceremony and formal photos. Reception dress was Love Marley by Watters / Veil: vintage hand-me-down /  Bridesmaid dresses: Bella Bridesmaid Charlotte/ Bridesmaid dress designer: Dessy / Tuxedos: Jos. A. Bank / Invitations, stationery: Minted / Cinematography: Brian Bunn Films / Music: All the Right Grooves / Rental providers: Cooke Rentals / Transportation provider: CLT Express / Engagement ring:  Underwood’s Jewelers in Jacksonville, Fla. / Engagement ring designer: Ritani for Forevermark / Wedding rings: Shane Co. in Atlanta / Clergy: Jim Lytle / Rehearsal dinner: Alton’s, welcome party at the Galway Hooker / Wedding night hotel: Omni Charlotte / Bridal registry: Williams Sonoma and Amazon


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