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Beautiful Southern Wedding – Gastonia, North Carolina – Hannah & Giffin

Hannah and Giffin’s wedding at the gorgeous Separk Mansion in Gastonia, North Carolina looks breathtaking. They dreamed up the most perfect wedding, with gorgeous bridesmaids’ dresses, a picturesque venue, beautiful chandeliers, and the perfect floral touches.

This happy couple met in the Spring of 2013 at the University of Alabama. Hannah was a freshman and Giffin was a junior. “A couple of friends and I were walking around “fraternity row” on a Saturday looking for something to do. We heard music coming from Chi Phi and decided to see what was going on. They were holding a philanthropy event, Volleyball for Veterans. I remember seeing Giffin for the first time. He was wearing this silly dad-wide-brimmed hat, but he was so friendly and pretty decent at volleyball. We chatted all day and had so much fun together. A couple days later, I got a Facebook friend request and a sweet message asking me to a date party. Of course, I said yes, and the rest is history!”

When it came to the proposal, Giffin says that he and Hannah, “(and Baxter our puppy) had driven down to Hilton Head, SC for a weekend trip. Saturday morning we drove to a dog-friendly beach with ring in pocket. Unfortunately, the directions we were given were a bit off, and we couldn’t find the beach! After lunch, we made another attempt at the beach, with ring in tow again. Again after some self-hyping, the plan was delayed again due to a Hilton Head rule against dogs on the beach during the day. Third time was the charm and we started searching for someone to take a picture of us before dinner at the beach. We approached a couple on the beach, and when I handed our new friends the camera I let them know the plan and to take plenty of pictures! After a brief thumbs up from the amateur photographer, I got on one knee and asked Hannah for her hand in marriage. She said yes!”

VENDORS

Photographer: Rebecca Hicks Photography // Venue: Separk Mansion // Dress Store: The Bridal Shoppe of Wylie // Floral Designer: Blooms Floral Design // Beauty: NL Glam // Cake Designer: Sky’s The Limit Bridal Sweets // Caterer: Roots Catering // DJ: Shamrock DJ Service

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