June 06, 2016
Alyssa & Megan grew up only 30 minutes away from each other and even attended rival high schools, but they didn’t actually meet until attending Peace College in Raleigh, NC. Alyssa saw Megan around school and was too shy to talk to her, so she finally sent her a Facebook message. Says Alyssa, “Seeing that I went to East Carteret—her rival high school—she decided to ignore my message and friend request, but I kept messaging her until she responded.” Once Megan realized that they went to the same college, she recognized Alyssa as the beautiful girl she’d seen walking around campus. They met up the next day and have been together ever since. Megan proposed at Fort Macon in Atlantic Beach, NC on November 26th.
The brides planned an early summer wedding at The Boathouse at Front Street Village. “This venue has the most beautiful sunsets, and dolphins and wild horses can be seen on most nights.”
Both brides were escorted down the aisle. Megan told Alyssa that since she proposed, Alyssa should wait for her at the end of the aisle. Alyssa walked first with her father and step-father and Megan followed with both her mother and father. They had siblings, aunts and cousins in the wedding party and they even had a friend Skype in from Vanuatu.
Wedding Song: Peter Frampton’s “I Love Your Way.”
Say the brides, “We wanted something that mixed both of our tastes in music and something that would be timeless. We thought this was the perfect song for the two of us.” Alyssa and Megan had a first dance, then Megan danced with her father and Alyssa danced with her mother.
Alyssa’s Favorite Moment: “My favorite moment from the day was getting ready in the same room, but not seeing her again until she walked down the aisle.”
Megan’s Favorite Moment: “Getting to see Alyssa for the first time at the end of the aisle waiting for me.”
Asked if there’s anything they would change the brides admit they wish it hadn’t rained. Nevertheless, they say they had an eclectic group of people together to celebrate their big day, and they loved their “guest book,” which were corn hole boards for guests to sign.