Jessi & Sam : Airlie Gardens

The wedding of Jessi and Sam was out of this world GORGEOUS! The day, the location and especially the couple, all gorgeous. They could not have chosen a more perfect place to host their colorful wedding than on the lovely grounds of Airlie Gardens. It’s an enchanting location with historic Southern gardens, stunning views of the water, a charming pair of swans and a golden sun that dances through tall trees and swaying Spanish moss. The ceremony looked like something right out of a story book! And this couple’s love story is just as magical…

Jessi and Sam adore each other and their relationship left us in awe. Sam’s reaction to seeing Jessi walk down the aisle breaks the record for the most excited a groom has ever looked to marry the love of his life. He was beaming and she was glowing! Family and friends witnessed their heartwarming exchange of vows through laughter and tears. Hearing them read their personal words to each other was like experiencing a day in their relationship together. You could just feel the happiness and love that their future holds! During the kiss, the crowd cheered and the excitement everyone shared for Jessi and Sam was absolutely apparent. The cutest trio of flower girls escorted the happy couple down the aisle again to continue the celebration under the magnificent Airlie Oak!

We also love the sweet and hilarious story of how these two got together in college, shared by the maid of honor during her toast. It’s as if Jessi knew the moment she saw Sam that he would be her husband someday!

At the reception we had the honor of working with the fabulous band, GrooveTown, out of Raleigh, for the first time! They packed the dance floor the entire night with their energetic performance, and everyone had a blast partying with Jessi and Sam. It was truly an event to remember!

Many thanks to Jessica at A Shindig Southern Event Planning for introducing us to this lovely couple! We feel so blessed to have been a part of this day and for the opportunity to work alongside you and the fantastic team at Airlie, as well as the talents of Theo Milo. Check out this beautiful collection of his photos from the wedding shared here on the Airlie Gardens blog. Just breathtaking!

To Jessi and Sam, thank you so much for inviting us to film this most special day. We wish you a lifetime of marital bliss! Cheers to you both!

– Michael + Megan