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Morgan Barnette and Austin Staley were married in late September this year at The Barn at Blueberry Hill in Elkin, North Carolina. They met in Middle School, began dating in High School and have been together since. These two, under the marriage counseling advice of their officiant, wrote why they wanted to marry the other. While the couple exchanged private letters the morning of their wedding, the officiant read the purposeful paragraphs aloud during the ceremony. According to the bride and to others who attended the ceremony, it was one of the most memorable moments of the day.
"We had the best vendors! My kindergarten teacher, Jennifer Holman, was my wedding coordinator. When I say I could not have functioned without her, I mean it! The Scarlet Hen catered our reception - it was delicious and the presentation was beautiful! My Maid-of-Honor’s mother, Stephanie Austin, did our wedding cake/cupcakes. SO many people have told me it was the best cupcake they have ever eaten. One of my childhood best friends, Hailey Johnson, did mine and my bridesmaids’ hair, and my former college teammate and friend, Aubrey Mangum, did our makeup. They both made us feel so beautiful! Ashley Swofford photographed the entire day and Dillon Mangum of Three 5 Films was our videographer. Sandra from the Barn at Blueberry Hill was an absolute dream to work with and made the entire planning process a breeze. Austin and I were so blessed by our vendors. We are so thankful for everything they did to make our day so special!"
Morgan actually saw her dress on our Instagram feed and called to book her appointment. The dress was not in stock when she called, so she had to wait a few weeks, but once she tried it on, she was done. She told us it was the easiest shopping experience imaginable. First dress she tried on, she bought. And she looked like a Hollywood starlet in it. It fit her beautifully!
"I loved the low back of the dress and the fact that it was form-fitting while still being elegant. I also adored my veil, because the beading on the edges matched the beading on my dress perfectly."
CONGRATULATIONS to this sweet couple and best wishes on many happy years as husband and wife.
Photo cred: Ashley Swofford Photography