Saturday was such a FUN celebration! Morganne and Jimmy met in college at a mutual friend’s birthday party. That night, Jimmy insisted he would take Morganne on a date the next day. She sort of rolled her eyes and moved on. However, the first thing the next morning, Jimmy followed up and the pair went on their first date at a restaurant on campus at the University of Cincinnati. It did not take long for the two to know that they were meant for each other. Morganne said, “Strangely, it seemed to almost right away. Looking back it was pretty close to love at first sight.”

The couple love having coffee together, walking their 4 dogs, and cooking together. The couple lives in Georgia and their wedding showcased their love of the South as well as Jimmy’s Hispanic heritage and traditions and Morganne’s family traditions. Their wedding featured bold florals and Southern greenery such as palms and magnolia leaves.

When I asked Morganne about the proposal story, she said, “My two best friends from nursing school were in town and we had plans to go kayaking and get drinks on Shem Creek in Charleston, SC. After a couple drinks, my friend suggested we go for a walk on the boardwalk. I had NO IDEA what was about to happen and without hesitation, I thought it was a great idea. Then, before I knew it, at the end of our walk I turned around and Jimmy was down on one knee asking me to marry him!” Adorable!

I loved all of the traditions and unique things that made this wedding *their* wedding. Morganne’s Great Grandmother’s ring was turned into a necklace that Morganne’s Grandma put on her. Her Grandmother also doubled as her Flower Girl. There were just so many traditions that have been carried down for years and years that were a part of this day and they even created some newer traditions to continue on as well. From Morganne’s mom’s dress being turned into a garter or the small satin bag filled with bread to ensure health and luck, a penny to ensure wealth and good fortune, and a piece of wood to signify shelter and teamwork, there were so many personal elements incorporated into this day.  The satin bag has been a family tradition since 1983.

Congrats, Morganne and Jimmy! What a day!

Wedding Coordinator: Pineapples and Parties
Ceremony Venue: St. Joseph Catholic Parish
Reception Venue: The Armory Art and Event Center
Bride’s Dress: Love, A Bridal Boutique
Hair Stylist: Lexi Strub with Elixir
Makeup Artist: Shamas
Florist: Gardenview
Caterer: Michaels Catering
Dessert: Mama C’s Donuts
Invitations: Truly Inspired Paper Co.

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