Real Bride Spotlight: Ginny
Updated: Mar 13
Ginny and Travis were married in Watercolor, FL on November 18, 2017. Continue reading for more details about their beautiful beach wedding.
My Husband Travis and I first met in high school back in 2006, where we both attended Bay High School in Panama City, Florida. A mutual friend introduced us on the high school football field while we were both attending a graduation ceremony for our older siblings. We casually dated in high school, going on a few dates, but nothing too serious at the time. Growing up in a small town we stayed close friends through the years and always shared a strong chemistry. In June of 2015, after a night out with our friends, he drove me home and finally kissed me and we both immediately said, "why haven't we being doing this all along?" I was set to move to Atlanta in the fall of 2015 for work, but Travis and I knew we had something special and we wanted to make it work, so we dated long distance for a little over a year, as he was still working and based in Panama City. We spent the year driving back and forth to see one another every two weeks until he surprised me and proposed at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens Night of Lights on December 9th, 2016! Our mutual friend that first introduced back in high school, Mac Bonham, was the best man in our wedding.
My overall wedding theme was very clean & classic with a vintage twist/inspiration. Our colors were black and white with silver accents. My bridesmaids wore black dresses ( Sabine by Jenny Yoo). Travis wore a white tuxedo coat, and his groomsmen wore in black tuxes. We both had nine bridesmaids and nine groomsmen in our wedding and my maid of honor was my sister, Megan Morrow.
My personal favorite memory from our wedding day was the moment that I placed the ring on Travis' finger. Such an indescribable, strong emotion of pure love representing the lasting commitment we were making to one another was a feeling that was immeasurable and irreplaceable.
The day after we got engaged, we were on our way to downtown Roswell to eat at our favorite restaurant, Roux, and we drove by Wedding Angels. Travis was driving and somewhat jokingly said, 'Hey, there's a wedding dress shop, you can find your dress there!" Little did he know, I had driven by the shop several times before and always had some strange feeling I would find my wedding dress there, long before we were even engaged. I immediately pulled up the Wedding Angels site on my phone and the first dress I came across, happened to be my dream dress. It was an Ellis London, off the shoulder, three quarter length sleeve, full lace dress. It was absolutely stunning and timeless and I knew it was the perfect dress for me. I made my first dress appointment at Wedding Angels and all three of my sisters and both of my parents joined me. I tried on about 15 other dresses in all styles, several of which I loved, but I saved the Ellis London for last. I tried it on and immediately started balling my eyes out; just like with Travis, I knew I had found the one!
I've always had very traditional, vintage taste, so I knew I would want a wedding dress featuring lace. My favorite features were the buttons on the back of the dress and the off- the shoulder neckline. I thought it was a unique and gorgeous twist on a timeless style.
We could not have had a better experience at wedding angels. Every staff member was so personable and made an effort to speak to us, learn our names and truly make the experience fun and easy. The incredible attention to detail, genuine enthusiasm and care made our experience unforgettable. My mom also purchased her mother of the bride gown at Wedding Angels as well.
Photographer: Amy Riley Photography http://amyrileyphotography.com/
Florist: Myrtie Blue http://www.myrtieblue.com/
Ceremony Musicians: Symphony ala Carte http://symphonyalacarte.com/
Catering: Watercolor Resort