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Summer Lackey and Samuel Holbrook were married on May 28, 2022 at The Emerald Hill in Hiddenite, NC. Their gorgeous outdoor ceremony was attended by friends, family and perfect weather. Summer and Sam met in high school, but grew to know each other better - and finally fall in love - during and after college. This English teacher and physician's assistant in training were so excited to make it official, and WE, at Bridal Traditions, were honored to be a part of the bride's day.
The Emerald Hill is an absolutely stunning spot and provides plenty of views for the ceremony and for the photographer: a backdrop of rolling hills, tall grassy areas, and a serene pond.
The theme Summer chose was, well - Summery, elegant and rustic with mason jars, loads of wild and bulb flowers. Powder blue throughout the wardrobe and decor, loads of wildflowers, small candles, and silver frames with special photos, all added a personal touch.
Not only did they have perfect weather for their ceremony, but both Summer and Sam mentioned that they couldn't take their eyes off each other during Summer's march down the aisle. Even with whirling flower girls, the bride and groom were focused on each other.
Before the ceremony, the couple had a first touch and prayer that gave them a quiet moment and created a sense of excitement about the "I Dos" just minutes after.
Romance, romance, romance......... Summer's hair, makeup and gown were perfect for her and she looked amazing!
Summer: "I knew that I wanted a dress with a long skirt, and that I did not want anything too conforming. I was really open-minded on all other criteria. I did have some options picked out from the Bridal Traditions website, but I was glad that I kept an open mind because the dress that I ended up with was not one that I initially picked off of the website. I love the layer of sequins that is overlaid with a layer of lace embroidered flowers. It is the most beautiful dress I have ever seen."
A really sweet detail that we cannot fail to mention: Summer's gown was purchased by the mother of two of Summer's friends who were killed by a drunk driver in 2017. This lady gifted Summer with a wedding dress in honor of her children and Summer's dear friends. We love this and know that it will be a part of Summer and Sam's wedding story forever.
Congratulations, Sweet Newlyweds! Cheers to many happy returns for Summer and Sam!
All of the gorgeous photos are courtesy of: Taylor Cline Photography