Mary Jessup & Aaron Wilkison
Photographer: Pinehurst Photography
Butterflies beset these Moore County kids each time their rival middle school teams met on the court, and again in the hallways of their shared high school. Somehow, they didn’t start seriously dating until college — but just a few years after graduation, the two were on a train to Washington, D.C., where Aaron had planned a sunrise proposal under the cherry blossoms. During a late morning ceremony at Mary Jessup’s childhood church, Bethesda Presbyterian in Aberdeen, mothers of the bride and groom lit a candle to signify two families uniting. The newlyweds were chauffeured to a reception at 305 Trackside via an antique car, and guests enjoyed a brunch of doughnuts and a biscuit bar. After a stay at the Holly Inn in Pinehurst, the couple jet-setted to a honeymoon in Belize.
Ceremony: Bethesda Presbyterian Church | Reception: 305 Trackside | Videographer: Davis Video Productions | Dress: Morilee by Madeline Gardner | Shoes: B Makowsky | Wedding Attire: NY Bride and Groom | Flowers: Botanicals, Carol Dowd | Hair: Rosa Lospinuso | Makeup: Karma Beauty Bar | Cake & Catering: Rick’s Catering | Desserts: Duck Donuts | Vintage Car: Happy Ferguson | Entertainment: DJ from Ward Productions