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Ashlyn Carruthers and Bryson Burt

It Was Always You


Married

Jun 4, 2022
Whittier , North Carolina


Photo Credit

JCM Photography


Style Guide


Color Palette



Style

Formal, Rustic


Season

Summer





The Proposal

After five years of dating, Bryson knew it was finally time to marry his high school sweetheart. On their fifth anniversary, Bryson took Ashlyn to an early dinner at their usual spot, Ruth’s Chris, in the Harrah’s Casino. While Ashlyn was happy to be celebrating another anniversary, Bryson was a nervous wreck, knowing both his and Ashlyn’s families were decorating for his proposal. Once they finished dinner, Ashlyn and Bryson headed home to Franklin, North Carolina. It was still light outside; the evening sun was shining on their driveway, which was covered with a big heart made of rose petals. Above the heart was a backdrop reading It was always you. Bryson stopped the car in the driveway (the very car that he drove Ashlyn in when she won homecoming queen!) and led her to the center of the heart, where he asked her to marry him. Their family and friends watched from inside the house, and everyone then gathered to celebrate.


Ashlyn Carruthers and Bryson Burt Marry in North Carolina Invitations
Ashlyn Carruthers and Bryson Burt Marry in North Carolina Bridal Portrait

 

 

Ashlyn Carruthers and Bryson Burt Marry in North Carolina Groom Getting Ready

 

 

Ashlyn Carruthers and Bryson Burt Marry in North Carolina Groom Portrait
Ashlyn Carruthers and Bryson Burt Marry in North Carolina Mother of the Groom Gift

In Preparation

Every girl dreams of her wedding day, and Ashlyn wanted to share her dream of wedding planning with her mom. The two worked together for almost a year and a half to plan a thoughtful wedding day. From customized photo charms for each bouquet to a newspaper wedding announcement to a record player as a guestbook, no detail was too small for a wedding celebrating five years of love. Ashlyn and Bryson also planned a sand ceremony, which would take place soon after saying “I do” at their venue. Their sand was from Hilton Head Island, their favorite getaway.


Ashlyn Carruthers and Bryson Burt Marry in North Carolina Newspaper Announcement

 

 

Ashlyn Carruthers and Bryson Burt Marry in North Carolina Altar

 

Ashlyn Carruthers and Bryson Burt Marry in North Carolina Father Daughter


The Big Day

On her wedding day, Ashlyn wanted to start the morning with Dunkin Donuts and her girls. When Ashlyn and her bridal party arrived at their venue, the Parker Mill, hair and makeup started immediately. Bryson and the guys had a slower morning, playing pool as they were getting ready while Ashlyn’s family finalized the decor setup. When the time came for Ashlyn to walk down the aisle, she was so nervous, her hands shaking as her dad approached the closed doors. But when those doors opened, and Ashlyn looked into Bryson’s eyes, she had never felt a more instant calm. The minute they locked eyes across from each other in front of their family and friends, everything but their love for each other disappeared. After they said, “I do,” Ashlyn and Bryson took photos with family and friends while other guests went straight to cocktail hour. Guests enjoyed good eats, plenty of sweets, and dancing at the reception before ending the night with a romantic firework show.


Ashlyn Carruthers and Bryson Burt Marry in North Carolina Bridal Party

Ashlyn Carruthers and Bryson Burt Marry in North Carolina Couple Portrait

 

 

Ashlyn Carruthers and Bryson Burt Marry in North Carolina Reception Venue
Ashlyn Carruthers and Bryson Burt Marry in North Carolina Bride and Groom

 

 

Ashlyn Carruthers and Bryson Burt Marry in North Carolina Sunset


The Retreat

Ashlyn and Bryson spent a little over a week on the romantic island of Bora Bora for their honeymoon. Gazing upon the breathtaking ocean views as the plane landed, Ashlyn cried happy tears with Bryson, overjoyed to be starting the rest of her life with him. The two spent most of their time on the island relaxing and enjoying each other’s company. Ashlyn celebrated her birthday while on her honeymoon, and Bryson took her on a helicopter ride to Tupai, an island just ten miles north of Bora Bora shaped like a heart. Just like their wedding, Ashlyn and Bryson’s honeymoon was unforgettable, filled with touching memories to last a lifetime.


Ashlyn Carruthers and Bryson Burt Marry in North Carolina Place Setting

 

 

Ashlyn Carruthers and Bryson Burt Marry in North Carolina Dessert
Ashlyn Carruthers and Bryson Burt Marry in North Carolina Fireworks

 

 

Ashlyn Carruthers and Bryson Burt Marry in North Carolina Just Married


 

Contributing Vendors

PHOTOGRAPHER

JCM Photography

EVENT PLANNER

Avail Weddings

CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE

The Parker Mill

FLORALS

Charlotte Letson & Wildflower Designs

RENTALS & DECOR

Professional Party Rentals

WEDDING CAKE

Tier 2 Cakes

INVITATIONS

Minted

GOWN & VEIL

Bridals by Lori

BRIDAL SHOES

Jimmy Choo

RECEPTION DRESS

Nadine Merabi

BRIDESMAID DRESSES

Azazie

GROOM’S TUX

Men’s Wearhouse

ENGAGEMENT RING & WEDDING BANDS

Tiffany & Co.

HAIRSTYLIST

Rock, Paper, Scissors

MAKEUP ARTIST

Rose Room Spa

ENTERTAINMENT

Sound Extreme Entertainment

VIDEOGRAPHER

Weddings by LDF

CATERER

Foragers Canteen

COOKIES

Forget Me Not Treats

TRANSPORTATION

Coats Classic Cars

HONEYMOON ACCOMODATIONS

Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts

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