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The Perfect Southern Wedding at The Sutherland

Wedding Wednesday

What is more romantic than a wedding between two high school sweethearts? Between their adorable proposal story, the perfect blush tones, and their unique wedding favors, Meghan and Zach’s wedding is sure to make your heart swoon!

Wedding Ceremony at Sutherland Estate and Gardens, Wake Forest NC, Southern Love Studios

What started out as Meghan Owen’s middle school crush on her older brother’s friend, Zach Pro, grew into a romance when he asked her out soon after she began freshman year at Wakefield High. These high school sweethearts are still inseparable. Ten years later, Zach sealed the deal when he slipped a ring on Meghan’s finger one night while she was sleeping – the week before the proposal trip he’d planned. He couldn’t wait another day to call her his bride-to-be.

Invitational Suite with Pink Roses, Jessica Yee Calligraphy at a La Cosa Bella

With a nod to their childhoods, Meghan and Zach chose The Sutherland to exchange their wedding vows – a beautiful venue that is right down the street from where they grew up. Beyond the nostalgic ties, it was the perfect fit for the elegant outdoor ambiance that they desired.

The blush pink blossoms with pops of bright pink roses, and mix and match styles of formal bridesmaids gowns, encapsulated Meghan’s desire for an upscale “Southern glam” look.

Lounge Area with Vintage Furniture and Elegant Pink Flowers La Cosa Bella Southern Love Studios
Floral Married Initial at NC Wedding by Fresh Affairs at La Cosa Bella

Pastel Purple and Blush Jenny Yoo Bridesmaid Dresses at Sutherland Gardens NC

Elegant Wedding Tabletop Tall Centerpieces with White and Pink Florals Gold Linen La Cosa Bella and Fresh Affrais

Giant Garden White Roses Bridal Bouquet, Raleigh Florist
Bride with flower girl on porch, Southern Love Studios

Rose Boutonnieres on Gold Platter Southern Love Studios

Dress on Mirror, Southern Wedding
Just Married at Southern Love Studios

La Cosa Bella Events was such a pleasure to work with throughout the whole planning process,” said Meghan. “After I showed Gina just a few inspirational pictures she knew just what I wanted. Usually you hear stories of brides worrying about a million different things, but with Gina [Myers], I didn’t worry about a thing. I had so much trust in her and her team and it could not have gone more smoothly. The whole day was so organized and SO much fun for me, Zach, and all of our guests!”

The handsome natural wood and soaring beams of the reception Pavilion are graced by tall windows and glass doors on three sides. This allowed everyone to enjoy the scenic outdoor landscape with its lush gardens and giant oaks.

Elecgant NC Wedding at Sutherland Estate Pavilion La Cosa Bella Events
The bride told us that their guests raved about the food from Rocky Top Catering! They wanted just a touch of Southern flair for their meal, so they added a Cajun sauce to the Italian gnocchi pasta and a late night biscuit bar with several “fixin’s.” It was a huge hit!

Meghan and Owen had orange Crush sodas as favors to share their “High School Crush” love story. It was the perfect amount of personal and fun!

Wedding Favor Story Board La Cosa Bella Events Southern Love Studios

Orange Crush Wedding Favors with Calligraphy tags, Southern Love Studios

Elegant Southern Wedding Tabletop with Candlelight

Wedding Tabletop Inspiration of Lace Menus with Monogram Napkins and Rose Textured Linen La Cosa Bella Events Southern Love Studios

White Wedding Cake with Cascading Roses Southern Love Studios

“We felt like we’d known Brandon at Southern Love Studio forever! He is not only fun, but takes amazing photos and made the entire experience one we’ll remember forever,” shared Meghan.

Natural Light Wedding Photography in NC by Southern Love Studios

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WEDDING CONSULTANT La Cosa Bella Events | PHOTOGRAPHY Southern Love Studios | VENUE The Sutherland | CATERER Rocky Top Catering | BRIDESMAID DRESSES Jenny Yoo from Bella Bridesmaids | CALLIGRAPHER The Oblique Pen | CEREMONY MUSIC Save the Date Music | LIGHTING: Themeworks

Other Vendors

Videographer: Morgan Scott Films | Bridal Gown Maggi Bridal | Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids Gifts: Monogrammed burlap bags and robes and Kendra Scott earrings | Men’s Formalwear Men’s Wearhouse Groomsmen Gifts “Happy socks”and engraved Kershaw pocketknives | Florist Fresh Affairs | Cake Cinda’s Creative Cakes | Stationer Theresa Jatko Designs | Reception Music Bunn DJ Company | Party Rentals CE Rental | Vintage Furniture Rentals Paisley and Jade | ACCOMMODATIONS Hampton Inn Raleigh | Transportation Roaring 20s Limo Company | Hair & Make-Up for Wedding Party Lula Hair and Makeup | Wedding Favors  Stemless Personalized Wine Glasses

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