As I got to know Brianna and Pressley a little more throughout their wedding planning and NC State & JC Raulston engagement session, I realized that these two are old souls with a great love for not only one another but their family and friends. It was important to them that their families each have a vital role in their wedding day.
I loved how Brianna choose to celebrate and honor her mother and her mother in law in her bridal details. She wore her mothers dangling pearl earrings that she wore when she married Brianna’s dad. She also wore her mother in laws wedding shoes. The penny was still in the shoe from Kim’s wedding! I just adore Brianna’s love for sentiment and her willingness to make sure that these two women were both very much a part of her special day. In all of that excitement though I think Brianna was most excited and a little nervous to have a first look with her dad. Oh the look on his face was pure joy when he turned around seeing his sweet baby in her wedding gown.
Brianna and Pressley said “I DO” in a historic southern little white church 27 years after Pressley’s parents started their own journey into marriage. I can’t imagine the excitement his parents must have felt to watch their son as he promised to love and honor Brianna for the rest of his days standing in the same place they once stood. Seriously gives me goosebumps! One of the most touching moments of their ceremony came when Pressley’s late grandfather, his hero was celebrated. I love that Pressley honors him every day and now wears his grandfather’s wedding band as his own.
After their beautiful church wedding, Brianna & Pressley along with their guests headed over to Carolina Trace Country Club for their evening reception. They danced and celebrated as the band played. And at the end of the night Brianna and Pressley made their grand exit thru a tunnel of sparklers and drove away in Pressley’s dad’s favorite red car (quite possibly his 3rd baby lol)! And in true Dad fashion he made sure Pressley knew exactly how to drive away, showing that no matter what day it is or how old you are, your parents are still guiding you along in life!
Here are a few of my favorites from Brianna and Pressley’s sentimental wedding day! Enjoy!
Classic Southern Wedding at Carolina Trace Country Club