March 5, 2021
Helping create and preserve memories for Corey and Ethan’s special day was as easy as sipping sweet tea on a veranda! Their unconditional love for each other and their family, as well as their strong faith in God, are the foundations on which their relationship was built. Choosing a historic venue like the Pine Log Plantation was the perfect way to honor their deep-rooted legacy of love.
These college sweethearts met at East Carolina University where, after declining Ethan’s request for a date, Corey acquiesced, and their friendship quickly accelerated into love. Corey describes her groom, Ethan, as calm, laid back, soft-spoken, Mister “Nothing Phases Me.” Opposites attract because Corey determines she’s hell on wheels – a loud and passionate over-sharer. Corey claims they work so beautifully because Ethan keeps her grounded when she needs it, and she brings him out of his shell.
When love blooms out of a deeply rooted friendship like Corey and Ethan’s, it only makes sense to celebrate their love in a location where deep roots are found. Under a canopy of lush and draping live oaks at the rustic and elegant Pine Log Plantation, Corey and Ethan pledged their love for one another. Dating back almost 200 years, Pine Log Planation’s original rustic country barn and buildings are an id for a classic Southern wedding. Throughout the plantation, live oaks and pecan trees drape across the sprawling property, creating a charming setting and a backdrop full of Southern elegance. Their celebration of commitment took place outdoors, just beyond the white country plantation barn. Together with their loved ones, they danced the night away under wood-planked walls and wagon-wheeled lights.
Corey, a dazzling Southern bride, wore an elegant, off-shouldered, lace-covered gown complementing her side-parted updo. Her blue floral garter matched the timeless and stylish blue suits worn by groom Ethan and attendants. There was no shortage of sentiment when it came to Corey’s bridal style. Her earrings were heirlooms given to her by maternal grandmother Memaw, and inside her dress, she wore a special pin that her mother wore on her wedding day! That pin was given to her mother by her beloved Uncle Howie, making her something borrowed extra meaningful.
Nothing says classic Southern wedding like a nighttime sending off with sparklers, and Corey and Ethan’s was magical! With sparklers illuminating the plantation’s surrounding grounds and the bride dipped by her groom for a kiss, it was the fairy tale ending to the wedding of their dreams.
Venue: Pine Log Plantation, Photography: Summer Adams Photography, Hair: Michelle Long of Miracles Salon & Spa, MUA: Makeup by Colbee (Colbee McDowell), Invitations: Shutterfly, Florals: Sola Wood Flowers (Table Decor), Cake: Karen Moshoures, Bridal Gown & Veil: David’s Bridal, Greensboro, NC, Bridal Jewelry: Robert Irwin Jewelers, Bridesmaids Attire: Bella Bridesmaids, Groom’s & Groomsmen Attire: Generation Tux, Catering: Gwen Gowins, Music: DJ Chris James; Chris James Entertainment, Celebrant/Officiant: David Little; Beulah Baptist Church
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