Featured Wedding: Hannah + Josh

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On March 25th, Hannah and Josh were announced as husband and wife under a floral archway at The Old Cigar Warehouse to the sounds of the Star Wars soundtrack. To know the couple, who both graduated from the University of South Carolina, you would understand why Josh was awarded a garnet-clad Chewbacca as his grooms cake on the night of their rehearsal dinner. Continue reading “Featured Wedding: Hannah + Josh”

Featured Wedding: Emily + Carson

On a beautiful day in April, Emily and Carson united under the ceremonial arch at The Old Cigar Warehouse to celebrate their wedding with family and friends. From the moment the bridal party stepped foot into the venue the night before for a rehearsal, our team knew the Cooper-Smith wedding was going to be memorable. Continue reading “Featured Wedding: Emily + Carson”

Featured Wedding: Asheton and Gary

After meeting at a party, Asheton and Gary had what they called an “instant connection” and several perfect dates following shortly after. Once Gary proposed at the North Carolina Arboretum, the couple chose The Old Cigar Warehouse for their big day.

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Congratulations Mandy and David!

Mandy and David met in Chicago at their favorite restaurant bar, called Hopleaf.  As drinks turned into dinner, the two began to realize they had a lot in common (like the street they lived on!) He walked her home, and later she accepted his invitation of a second date! 

Their best date ever was a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Mandy said it was incredible because she felt like a kid again all day.

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The couple was multitasking in Michigan (dog sitting a pooch named Winston, and attending some friends’ wedding!).  The AirBnB that they would be sharing with 9 other friends wasn’t ready when the couple arrived, so they took the dogs for a walk across the Michigan Dunes.  After the dogs had gotten their fill of the Dunes, Mandy decided it was time to head back.  As she turned to leave, Dave called to her, “You forgot something!” Mandy turned around to see him on his knee! The couple headed back to the AirBnB where they got to celebrate with all of their friends!

We asked Mandy when she knew Dave was the one, and she said “I think I kind of always knew! Right from the beginning. It just felt right.”

The couple will be going to Italy on their honeymoon, eating up all the carbs and drinking up all the wine they can get their hands on! Congratulations Mandy and Dave! We are so excited to celebrate with you!

Congratulations Ashton and Hayden!

Hayden and Ashton met in high school.  The two were not exactly high school sweethearts, but rather high school best friends! It wasn’t until after graduation that the two began dating.  The couple is just so in tune with each other, and so happy to be getting married!

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Their favorite date of all time was a day trip up to Highlands, NC, which became the inspiration for Hayden’s proposal! He popped the question at Stumphouse Tunnel as a reenactment of the wonderful date they had a few years back!

In Hayden’s own words, “I knew my fiancé was the one when we talked about the future and I couldn’t envision it without her in it.” How sweet?!

The couple is hoping to go to Costa Rica for their honeymoon! Congratulations Hayden and Ashton! We are so excited to host your special day!