Ashlin Owen + John Adkins
Photographer: Amy Allen Photography
Videographer: Twenty-One Films
Wedding Planner: Vision Events Wedding & Event Planning
Ashlin and John met through a dating app. After their first date, John suggested they go late-night shopping at Target — it was too late for Ashlin, but, from the suggestion, she knew he was special. A year later, John took Ashlin to Rey’s Restaurant in Cary to celebrate their dating anniversary, and he proposed at dessert. Ashlin asked, “Is this real?” several times before saying yes.
After recovering from the surprise, Ashlin and John chose the historic Weymouth House as their wedding venue. The bride’s parents live in Pinehurst, and her mom suggested the location. “Oh Happy Day” was the theme of the wedding. A choir sang the song after the ceremony, and the “Oh Happy Daze” custom cocktail was a hit. For a particularly memorable touch, the bride’s mother had an artist paint the duo under the ceremonial arbor during the reception.
Ceremony & Reception: Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities | Dress: Lana Addison Bridal | Shoes: Kate Whitcomb | Groomsmen: Jos A Bank | Flowers: Jack Hadden Floral & Event Design | Cake: C Cups Cupcakery | Catering: Ashten’s | Live Painter: Gabbi Cook | Invitations: Eloise Trading Company | Transportation: Kirk Tours & Limousine