The tangerine and watermelon color palette of today’s real wedding feature looks as good as it would taste. Mark and Andrea were wed in the Summer of 2010 and the couple wanted colors that were fit for the season. After dating for a bit, Mark proposed to Andrea on a swing in his front yard where he first proclaimed he loved her. The two have many commonalities and wished mostly to share their day with 200 of their closest friends and family. Their wedding was complete with the most eye catching decor, four-tier wedding cake, and some good ole Southern barbecue all beautifully photographed by Brooke Christl Photography. Their guests had a blast and Andrea’s most memorable moment was when her father sang to her at the reception.
Can you give us an overview of the event?
Mark and I were married on July 17th, 2010 after an eleven month engagement. We were married at Bear Swamp Baptist Church in Pembroke, NC. Our reception immediately followed at The Porter Plaza, also in Pembroke, NC.
Was there a specific theme or style?
Our wedding consisted mainly of two colors: tangerine and watermelon…I thought watermelon and tangerine would be two beautiful colors for a Summer wedding. It was a simple romantic wedding with the most beautiful colored roses, surrounded by our closest friends and family, that none of us will ever forget…
What were your playful twists that made the event unique?
It might not be playful, but a memorable moment was when my Dad sang to me at the reception. He sang “Find Your Wings” by Mark Harris and it was so beautiful and brought me to tears. It was a moment I will never forget…
Did you DIY any of the details?
We did our wedding programs ourselves.
Tell us about the food and desserts.
Our main course was North Carolina Pulled Pork and Grilled Barbecue chicken. Other dishes included steamed cabbage, squash casserole, baked macaroni and cheese, scalloped potatoes, and seven layer salad. For appetizers we had strawberries with a chocolate fountain, cranberry cheese logs, and fruit. For desert we had a 4 Tier Wedding Cake.
If there was one thing you could change, what would it be?
I wish I would have enjoyed our wedding cake more. So much was going on that I can barely remember how it tasted. Luckily, we saved the top and will be able to try it again on our 1 year anniversary
Photography: Brooke Christl Photography | Catering: Rick’s Catering | Florist: Kevin Lear on Main | Ceremony Site: Bear Swamp Baptist Church | Reception Venue: Porter Plaza | Minister: Dufrene Cummings