The Paynes :: Meghan and Doug

April 5, 2016  |  Southern Fete News

There are some weddings that have me smitten from the very beginning. Meghan and Doug’s was certainly one of them. I remember my first meeting with Meghan lasted at least two hours. We hit it off from the beginning and it was an added bonus that their reception was to be at one of my favorite locations of all time (it’s no secret!)

Over the next several months, Meghan and I worked on bringing her winter mix of modern and vintage glam to life. There wasn’t one thing they missed, and I couldn’t wait to see it come to life.

As her usual, Mother Nature forced us into partial rain plan, but to me it made everything just a little bit more magical. There was no rain until an hour after Mr. and Mrs. Payne rode away – with Santa as their chauffeur – in the most adorable vintage Fiat.

There’s so much more I could say, but I’ll let the photos do the rest.

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Meghan and Doug – Where to begin!?!?! While the photos are certainly magnificent, actually having been a physical part of your big day still gives me all the feels. Your love for one another is the most genuine and the love you share with your family and friends is equally amazing. You have become fast friends, and I hope you look back on your wedding for many years to come with the same excitement, giddiness, and anticipation as you did this December 12, 2015. Thank you for trusting us to make your day a reality – even if the tent trim had to be white 😉 – and always being open to new ideas. My only regret was not taking a spin in the Fiat myself – raincheck?


Photographer :: Hannah Mulligan Photography

Florist :: Root Floral Design

Caterer :: Chef Bobby and Dot

Cake :: Kathleen’s Short and Sweet

Oyster Bar :: Teak’s Sports Bar

Reception Venue :: Paul and Lulu Hilliard Art Museum

Event Rentals :: Party Central

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