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A Soulful Love

Written By

Written By: 
Hannah Shaffer

Photos By

Photos By: 
Marissa Joy Photography
A pair of college sweethearts exchange vows in the Holy City with a perfectly pared down celebration at McCrady's Restaurant

Britt Taylor & Preston Stanford 
May 3, 2014
McCrady's Restaurant


Charlotte, North Carolina, residents Britt Taylor and Preston Stanford connected at a fraternity-sorority social while juniors at East Carolina University and dated two years before Preston proposed in fairytale fashion at the Biltmore Estate. Two years post-proposal, the duo found themselves in the Holy City for a perfectly pared down celebration at McCrady’s Restaurant. Ask us our favorite parts and it’s a draw between their table for two marked with its golden “Mr. & Mrs.” sign and DeClare Cakes’ naked cake creation, which sported the cutest gold scripted “We do” topper. After a few slices of cake and one playlist later, guests scurried outside with Marissa Joy as she captured the newlyweds’ glittering sparkler escape into the city’s darkened streets for the next chapter in their romance.

Vendor List:

Baker: DeClare Cakes, www.DeclareCakes.com
Bridal Attire: Tara Keely through Hayden Olivia Bridal, www.HaydenOlivia.com
Ceremony & Reception Location: McCrady’s Restaurant, www.MccradysRestaurant.com
Florist: Horst Wholesale Florist, www.HorstFlowers.AmeriCommerce.com
Hair & Makeup: Creations Hair & Makeup, www.CreationsHairandMakeup.com
Photographer: Marissa Joy Photography, www.MarissaJoyPhotography.com
Music: (ceremony) Charleston Virtuosi, www.CharlestonVirtuosi.com; (reception) Matt Stratford Trio, www.MattStratford.net
Stationery: By Invitation Only, www.ByInvitationOnlyInk.com