Erica Minton and Walker Trexler were married in September of last year in a traditional ceremony at East Elkin Baptist Church. The day was beautiful and they made it theirs with rustic themes, gorgeous flowers and coordinated colors. This Registered Nurse and Police Officer began dating in 2016, became engaged almost exactly a year later (at sunrise on a cruise ship, no less) and were married a year after that. They both work long hours, so when they were ready to start their happily ever after, they got on with it!
The "Day of" contains one pre-ceremony story that's pretty funny. Erica was pulled over for speeding on her way to the church. Yup. The officer knew her husband and while this sounds like a cheeky way for Walker to set up his bride, it was not at all planned. She was simply speeding and got busted!!
The rustic details and color palette for Erica and Walker's wedding are not only indicative of their personal styles, but a perfect fit for a celebration taking place as summer finally turns to autumn. Brides often let what Mother Nature is doing take center stage for their weddings and this allows the bride to shine in more earthy and elegant ways.
Erica shared that the most memorable moment for her was walking down the aisle. "The only thing that kept me from crying as I was making my way to the front of the church was our two little attendants - the flower girl and card holder." As she was walking to the front, these two two year olds were walking back down the aisle and cracking everyone up on their way. What was to be a processional was a slooooooooooooow processional.
The Wedding Dress
Erica: "When I went to look for a dress I really didn’t have anything in particular in mind. I had
seen a few that I liked on Bridal Tradition’s Facebook page; however, I ended up
choosing a dress that Kelly had suggested I try on. The dress I chose was PERFECT.
My strapless dress hugged my figure. Beautiful lace and beading covered most of the
gown while the tulle bottom flowed out, almost like a mermaid style dress. The back of
the dress laced up, which was a beautiful detail in itself."
Erica is a tall, slim girl, so she made the strapless dress with mermaid bottom detail absolutely shine. She wore cowboy boots with her gown and their stitching mimicked the lace from her dress. The result was perfection. And just look at her. Yes, this is her wedding day, but with the sunshine and autumn bouquet - she glows.
Erica wore a veil despite not thinking she wanted or needed one. Kelly again made the suggestion and it worked. Her bridesmaids also bought their gowns from BT and the deep wine color was a nice touch with the flowers and season.
At BT, we love helping brides, bridesmaids, grooms and others find exactly what they need for one of life's biggest days - a wedding. We wish these newlyweds nothing but adventures (within the speed limit) and lots of love ahead.