Megan & Turner
Elegant Outdoor Graylyn Estate Wedding
Winston~Salem, North Carolina
Extraordinary Planning & Design by Patti Davis Weddings
Venue & Catering Graylyn
Hair & Makeup Updo’s Studio
Men’s Clothier Dan Motsinger
Cakes Regi Originals
Florals Bo-Ty Florist
Pew Rentals Carolina Rustic Rentals
Linens Party Tables
Ceremony Music Wiley Porter, Alexandra Johnston, Monika & Ken Wilmot
Steel Drums Tracy Thornton
Kickass Band A-Town A-List
Videography Crown Alley Films
Second Photographer Daniel Pullen
Getaway Zimmer Fantasy Limousine
Well, it’s official, Graylyn Estates is the perfect place for a wedding. It’s also, by far, the fanciest place I’ve ever documented one. When we arrived, I briefly thought I was back in England. And later, when I learned Graylyn provides guests with complimentary ice cream 24 hours a day, I seriously reconsidered my move to California.
Having met Turner and Megan during their engagement session in Apalachicola, I already knew this was going to be a special weekend. Their adorable story stretches back to middle school when Turner rode his bike past Megan. She liked what she saw, so she orchestrated a group outing to the movies that night. Despite the fact Turner lived in NC and Megan lived in AL, by the time they turned 16 they were officially boyfriend and girlfriend. Eight years and a lifetime of wisdom later, she still laughs at his jokes and he still continues to make her heart flutter with just a look. And last weekend, they finally became husband and wife. In a touching tribute to their history, Megan gave Turner a scrapbook tracing their entire relationship growing up together – including the ticket stub to Hancock, that very first movie. They fell in love as kids but have continued to fall love with the adults they have become.
It’s so rare to meet your soul mate at such a young age. It’s rarer still to be a better person because of it. Both Megan and Turner are far more beautiful on the inside than they are on the outside. They were both raised by loving families who helped them nurture this long distance relationship through middle school and high school. By college, it was obvious these two were meant to grow old together. Some day they will be sitting on a porch swing, holding hands, telling their grandkids about the day they met and the lifetime of adventures they experienced together ever since.