Ali Grossenbaugh & Nathan Temple

Love Grows Here


Married

Jun 9, 2018
Charles City , Virginia


Photo Credit

Fowler Studios


Style Guide


Color Palette



Style

Formal


Season

Summer





The Proposal

Our perfect proposal included a rainy walk in downtown Charleston, South Carolina down by the infamous Pineapple Fountain. My mother, father, and sister (who I had no idea where there, let alone hiding behind structures nearby) planted a bottle of champagne and a red heart balloon where Nathan stopped, got down on one knee despite the rain-soaked cobblestone, and asked me to be his forever after 4 years. Soon after, cheers and applause were shouted by my family who appeared from hiding with a video of the whole proposal!



In Preparation

Preparation for our big day included a little over two years of planning with multiple parties involved. Nathan and I were so lucky to have such a fabulous team of vendors and planners who made the planning process go as smoothly as possible. We also owe a great deal of gratitude to Michele, my mother, who managed to organize, style, and arrange a majority of the décor present at the wedding.  Shelby and Catherine, the world’s best wedding planners, made sure our wedding day was nothing short of personal and everything we envisioned and more.



The Big Day

The absolute best day of our lives. Upper Shirley Vineyards was so accommodating in making our big day an absolute dream from getting ready to our sparkler sendoff. Both the bridal party and groomsman had the opportunity to get ready in the breath-taking bride and groom suites, equipped with all getting-ready necessities. When it was time for the ceremony, everything fell into place surrounded by our cherished loved ones outside by the James River under a handcrafted arbor made by my uncle. After the “I Do’s” and our first walk as Mr. and Mrs. Temple, we explored the property at Upper Shirley and took advantage of taking portraits wrapped up in the vines. Our reception was everything we could have ever wanted from the reception decor, sentimental speeches, first dances, music that kept the dance floor packed all night, and a sparkler send-off from our beautiful friends and family.

 



The Retreat

Two days after the big day we headed off to Montego Bay, Jamaica. When we began planning for our honeymoon we knew we wanted to spend our first week as Mr. and Mrs. at an all-inclusive Sandals resort; it was not a disappointment! Nathan and I took advantage of all the resort had to offer to include endless, delicious food and cocktails and went off the property as well to the famous Rick’s Café in Negril and Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios. At Rick’s Café, Nathan even partook in cliff diving where he jumped from over 100 feet without hesitation!



 

Contributing Vendors

PHOTOGRAPHER

Fowler Studios

PLANNER

Shelby White Events

VENUE

Upper Shirley Vineyards

FLOWERS

Courtney Inghram Events

CAKE

Deb Wright

RENTALS & DECOR

Classic Party Rentals

INVITATIONS

Delaney Jeter

GOWN

David’s Bridal

BRIDESMAID DRESSES

Azazie

HAIR & MAKEUP

Mobile Beauty

MENSWEAR

Jos A Banks

DJ

Bobby B Events

CALLIGRAPHER

Haylee Corner

FAVORS

David’s Bridal

TRANSPORTATION

Richmond Limousine

CINEMA & VIDEO

Justin Bayless

OFFICIANT

Next Level Church

PR REP

Misty Saves the Day

 

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