The Beautiful Couple: Mary Hannah & Zac Giebel
The Special Day: April 23, 2016
The Gorgeous Location: Airlie Gardens & Cape Fear Country Club
The Talented Photographer: Blueberry Creative
When it came time to plan her wedding to Zac, Mary Hannah knew exactly what she wanted. “Because I grew up in lovely Wilmington and fell in love with Paris while studying there in college, my vision was classic southern charm meets the Luxembourg Gardens. I’ve always wanted to get married in a garden since I was a little girl, so naturally nothing seemed more perfect than Airlie Gardens,” says Mary Hannah.
The reception, held in the ballroom of Cape Fear Country Club, was a romantic affair designed by Jennifer Rose of Salt Harbor Designs, who incorporated personal touches throughout the decor. This included a beautiful flower arbor, place setting name cards tied around miniature baguettes, and making sure the couple’s favorite cocktail, the Moscow Mule, was readily available throughout the night.
“The biggest personal surprise of all was the party favors,” says Mary Hannah. “My mom and I managed to surprise each guest with a party favor packed with a cheeseburger, french fries, and bottled Coca-Cola, as a tribute to my dad who owns several McDonald’s, and to my new in-laws, who worked together at a McDonald’s when they were in high school.”
As a fashion blogger with a background in design and merchandising, Mary Hannah also customized her dress. She added lace to the sweetheart neckline and created removable straps that allowed her to throw her hands up on the dance floor.
Our best memory was enjoying our first dance together, savoring that moment, and then looking around to see all the people we care about in one room with us. What an incredible joy it was!
- Ceremony Venue: Airlie Gardens – The Pergola
- Reception Venue: Cape Fear Country Club
- Photographers & Videographers: Adam and Austin of Blueberry Creative
- Bride’s makeup: Michal Lauren MUA
- Bridesmaids Makeup: Blush Haus of Beaute
- Bride and Bridesmaids Hair: Blush Haus of Beaute
- Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN
- Groom/Groomsmen Tuxes: Mens Wearhouse
- Bride’s Dress & Jewelry: The Wedding Dress Shoppe
- Invitations: Lyndsey’s Fine Paper
- Designer/Event Planner/Florals: Salt Harbor
- Bride’s Robe: Victoria’s Secret
- Bridesmaids Robes: BHLDN
- Specialty Rentals (Sofas and coffee tables only): Pomp Event
- Chandeliers and Lighting: High Performance Lighting
- Tent Rental: Snyder Events
- Bride and Groom Cake, Macarons and GF, DF, SF Macarons: Hot Pink Cake Stand
- All other cakes: Phyllis Vaughan
- Tablecloth Rental: CE Rental
- Tables and Chairs: Party Suppliers
- Draping of the Country Club: Design Perfection