A chance encounter at the mall is like winning the lottery, well maybe not quite that unlikely…but you get the point! Let’s say it’s Concord Mills, there are roughly 18,000 people that come through on a given weekend. That’s a lot of shoppers! Now imagine you are working in one of the retail shops, and out of that 18,000 shoppers, one of them is your future husband/wife! Crazy! I know, right?
Morgan was working at one of the clothing shops at her local mall where TJ liked to shop. When he first saw her, sparks flew. He was trying to think of some reason… an excuse even… to go talk to her. Pants!! All shoppers need pants, right? What better way to chat with an employee than asking about a specific item in hand? TJ boldly strides over to Morgan with a huge smile and realizes that for some reason she looks oddly familiar. That’s right! They had gone to the same high school together but never really met. The odds were definitely in their favor. <<See what I did there? I know I have some fellow bookworms reading this!
Time to Propose
Seven years later and it’s now time for TJ to make his big move. Move over shoppers, this girl’s taken – now to show it to the world because he’s found the love of his life and is ready to shop for her ring. Once he found the perfect ring it was time to plan the perfect proposal. TJ has always liked playing games, so he decided to turn the proposal into a little game for Morgan.
He wrapped up both the engagement ring and wedding band in two different boxes. He then laid them out for her to pick which one she wanted. If when she opened it and it was the engagement ring, she would then have a fiancé. However, if it were the wedding band she would have to wait a little longer for the surprise. Well she picked the wedding band.
On her birthday, a bunch of her coworkers took her out to a restaurant called Firebirds. It’s a really nice steak house with amazing food and atmosphere. Here swoops in TJ with the best birthday gift of all, a proposal in front of all of her coworkers.
Morgan wanted cooler weather for the ceremony since it was going to be taking place outside. She wanted to be comfortable and wanted her guests to be as well. No one likes to sweat their butts off when they have their hair and makeup done all nicely (side note, always be considerate of your guests, even if it technically is “your day”).
The colors for her wedding were royal blue, blush and gray – a very classic combination for sure. All of her bridesmaids were in royal blue, floor length, strapless gowns and the groomsmen were in light gray tuxedos with royal blue ties. For comfort, she let all of her girls wear open toed, sandal type shoes while the guys were in brown oxfords. It was such a happy day for all involved.
Caterer: The Smoke Pit
Florist: Party Blooms
Photographer: Sweet Bliss Media