Weddings: Rustic charm


April 5, 2022

Rachel & Willy's wedding celebration

Rachel and Willy, 6.20.2021
All photos courtesy of Jennifer Austin Photography

Willy and Rachel met during undergrad at Appalachian State University and quickly realized their close friendship was developing into true love after he made visits to see her in Wilmington one summer. “We both have a different answer to which beach dinner was our first date, but either way, we have been together ever since,” Rachel says. Willy proposed on the beach on New Year’s Eve 2020, and wedding planning began shortly thereafter. Rachel says she planned the wedding date around the availability of Jennifer Austin Photography. “I could write a novel about how much I love Jenny,” she says. “She captured the raw emotions of our wedding that I will cherish forever.”

The details:

Ceremony & Reception: The Providence Cotton Mill, Maiden 
Dress: Savvy Bride 
Florist and Rentals: Elegant and Classy Events
Hair and Makeup: Be Pretty Charlotte 
Bridesmaid Dresses:  Dar-Lynn’s Bridal & Formal Wear
Tuxes: The Black Tux
DJ: Carolina DJ Professionals 
Ceremony Music: Elegant Ensembles 
Videographer: Matt Weatherly 
Stationary: Minted
Caterer: Southern Carolina Catering (Priscilla Helms)
Transportation: Van in Black

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