If there was ever a couple that was truly meant to be, Ryan and Alyssa is the perfect example. They both were born in Pittsburgh, PA. Alyssa’s family eventually moved to the beautiful coastal town of New Bern NC. They didn’t meet until they were attending Campbell University in North Carolina. In getting to know one another, they realized that they both were born in the same town, AND their fathers BOTH graduated from the same college the same year! Ummm that’s pretty awesome I think!
Even though Alyssa transferred to NC State University not long after they met, they remained inseparable and officially began dating in 2013. And with 3 1/2 years together, Ryan decided that it was the perfect time to propose to Alyssa. With New Bern being such a gorgeous coastal town, rich in history and quaint southern charm venues, Ryan and Alyssa decided to host their wedding ceremony at the Isaac Taylor Gardens followed by an intimate reception at The Stanly Hall Ballroom.
The Isaac Taylor Gardens is a secret garden tucked away behind a historic building that serves as an Art Gallery. I love the brick-lined path alongside the gallery! Filled with beautiful plants and blooms, all accented by the market lights hanging above. I knew it would be a beautiful spot for Alyssa and Ryan’s first look. As Alyssa walked down the porch steps you could hear Ryan take a deep breath, and as he turned around to see her for the first time, Ryan was overcome with joy! His smile was beautiful but the look in his eyes, with a few tears running down his cheek, said it all…Alyssa took his breath away.
As the guests listened to their handwritten vows, everyone knew that these two really love each other. They embrace all of each other and want nothing more than to make the other one happy. And as the rain begins to fall, causing Alyssa to take the lead by saying her vows and side running seeking shelter under the tent, Ryan quickly followed and under the tent they exchanged rings and started their journey into ever after!
I’m so excited to share a highlight of their beautiful Issac Taylor Gardens & The Stanly Hall Ballroom wedding!
Isaac Taylor Gardens & The Stanly Hall Ballroom Wedding New Bern NC