We sat down with another beautiful Wonderland Bride to get her love story.
Meet Megan and Michael, who were married on March 24 at South Eden Plantation in Thomasville, Georgia.
Megan and Michael met the new-fashioned way: online, through Match.com. There was an instant connection between them and he “made it feel like I’d known him my whole life”, Megan says. She found him to be very funny, intelligent, engaging and oh-so handsome! Subconsciously, she knew he was the one much sooner than they actually began talking about marriage. “To be honest, I had always been intimidated by the idea of marriage. Mike was the only person that made me feel like marriage was something that I wanted. It no longer felt scary and I could not imagine my life without him in it.”
Megan and Mike dated for just over 2 years before he proposed. While on vacation in Hawaii, Mike proposed to Megan while watching a beachside luau from their balcony at sunset. The luau ended as Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s version of ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ began playing and fireworks were set off over the ocean. Mike dropped to one knee and proposed. Megan says it was a moment she will never forget.
Their wedding took place at South Eden Plantation in Thomasville, Georgia. The aesthetics of the property are breathtaking making it the perfect venue for the happy couple. The ceremony was held outside of a historic pool house that was built in the 20’s, cocktail hour was inside the pool house and adjacent gardens, and the reception was held in the back yard of the main house in a thicket of lighted magnolia trees. Although not intentional, Megan describes the inspiration for their wedding was a whimsical garden party with lots of florals and different shades of blues and greens in the attire and decor. At the end of the day, one of the most important aspects for Megan and Mike was to be able to dance under the stars, and that they did! The night wrapped up with the couple’s song – “Out of My League” by Fitz and the Tantrums.
WB: Why did you choose Wonderland Bridal for your dream dress?
MN: I was born and raised in Margate and I was home visiting my mother from Tallahassee for spring break. We thought it might be fun to go look at dresses while I was home visiting, so my mother googled bridal salons in the area. Wonderland Bridal had terrific reviews and was close by, so we decided to give it a try. I am so glad that we did!
WB: Share your experience about your time with Wonderland Bridal.
MN: We had an amazing experience at Wonderland Bridal. The atmosphere was so intimate and supportive. Cici was our consultant and helped me feel comfortable almost instantly. There was one dress in particular that I had been eyeing online and it happened to be part of an ongoing trunk show. I tried on the dress and loved it, but I wasn’t totally sure how the dress would look with a flower crown (which is something that I wanted). The next thing I knew, one of Cici’s assistants had run next door to the craft store to make an impromptu flower crown! The completed look was more than I could have asked for and I left my appointment with my dream dress purchased.
WB: What was the best part of your wedding day?
MN: Hands Down, our first look. It was such a special moment between the two of us that I will never forget.
WB: Any advice to future couples currently planning a wedding?
MN: Pinterest is great for inspiration, but know that it can lead to lots of Pinterest fails! Seriously though, I learned a lot from former brides and brides-to-be on the Wedding Wire discussion boards. I found that online community to be really supportive and helpful in the planning process.
Wedding Photos by Hello Miss Lovely.
- Wedding Gown: Sincerity Bridal from Wonderland Bridal
- Flowers: At Last Florals; Lesly Leahy (centerpieces)
- Cake: Michael Nichols
- Catering: South Eden Plantation
- Entertainment: Amplify Entertainment
- Invitations: Invitalia (via Etsy)
- Wedding Coordinator/Officiant: Amanda Reeves- A Beautiful Wedding in Florida
- Hair: Krysta Michaels- Beauty and Grace Hair Parlour
- Make Up: Lydia Filmore- Haus of Beauty
- Photographer: Autumn Beury-Hello Miss Lovely
- Videographer: Adriel Conde- Eternal Image
- Decor: Megan and Michael Nichols
- Furniture Rentals: South Eden Plantation