The Wedding of Tracy & Tully

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A Beautiful & Sunny Day!

My wedding day was beautiful & sunny. It was the best day of my life. I had more fun that morning getting ready with my family & friends. Once we all were ready, my mom and sister helped me into my dress and I felt beautiful. Tully and I had our first look outside of Pinecroft in the garden. He looked at me and said, “I knew you’d look good, I didn’t know you’d look THIS GOOD” He loved my dress. We went to St William following the pictures, and that’s when the nerves hit me. My Dad grabbed my arm and just kept saying deep breaths. We made it down the aisle (in a semi sprint) and Tully & I said ‘I do’ without too many mistakes :). We headed back to Pinecroft where we had our cocktail hour in the back yard & orchard. When we finally got to walk into our tent, we could not believe how beautiful John from Quince & Quinn had made it. Pinks, whites, greens, more amazing than I could ever imagine. Our band, 2nd Wind, did the best rendition of our first song by Frank Sinatra ‘What a Difference a Day Makes’
Afterwards my dad crushed his father of the bride speech, and had the whole room laughing. We cut our cake from Mirabelle, which was a crumb coat diva cake with multiple fillings – so good. From there the night really began with my favorite part being the Pop-A-Shot that was in the tent. Tully and I had our first date at a bar in Chicago called, The Store. We spent hours playing Pop-A-Shot (a basketball game) so we thought it was fitting that everyone could experience our first date. I’m not sure many people left the dance floor the entire night. 2nd Wind is an incredible band with so much energy. They played every song I had asked for and even learned my special requests — Hang On Sloopy for Ohio State & Country Roads for all of Tully’s WV family. We left under a sparkler tunnel and that was the night! It was more than we could have asked for, we’re so lucky to have met so many amazing vendors along the way to help us through. And most importantly our amazing families who supported us the entire process.
Words will never do Megan justice. Never in a million years did I think I’d walk into B&F that day looking for a dress and come out with a personal support system throughout my whole wedding process. Megan knows her stuff and couldn’t have made the entire experience any better. She knows I adore her!
Peggy – the most amazing accessorizer there is, she completed my look to perfection!
Shelly – She had so much great energy, gave real opinions, and it eased my nerves.
I had the most amazing experience at Bridal & Formal. I had move to Charlotte less than 8 months prior to getting engaged from Chicago. I missed my family in Cincinnati, my sister in Nashville (my MOH) and all my friends in Chicago so much. When I got engaged, my mom, Sally, suggested I come home to try on dresses at B&F. When I got there, I met Megan & Shelly. I was overwhelmed and nervous and Megan put me right at ease. It was like a best friend I had known forever. We spent the day laughing & trying dresses on, and Megan perfected the look. I felt fabulous. When it came time to try it on one more time and make the decision, I got so upset because I saw another bride there surrounded by 10 friends & her sister. I wished so much that I could have flown all my friends and sister in town for that moment. Megan saw me tearing up and asked what was wrong. In under 5 minutes, she had gathered Peggy, Shelly & the stylist from Enzoani and a few other gals to be my ‘stand-in best friends’ and celebrate
with me when I said ‘Yes’. It was the most compassionate and loving thing a team could for someone they didn’t even know. It was the first step in my entire wedding process and they made it fabulous. I couldn’t be more grateful to this day for how they made me feel in that moment.

-Tracy C.

 

Bridal Gown by: Enzoani, style Janessa and in the Ivory color.
Belt by: Vera Wang, style 12B3016 and in the Ivory/Ivory color.
Veil by: PARIS by Debra Moreland, style True Blue and in the Ivory color.
Bridesmaids gowns by: Bari Jay, style 1713-Pants and in the Mocha color.
Alterations: Tony King
Cake: Maribelle Cakery
Photography by: Kortnee Kate Photography

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