A Bright Traditional Wedding at Myers Park Methodist in Charlotte, North Carolina

Mallory Forman (28 and a PhD student) and Michael Fiery (32 and a data services manager) were introduced by mutual friends, but it wasn’t until two years after meeting that the two decided to get together. A fun and unconventional first date led to a long distance relationship and eventually, a walk down the aisle. “We had been dating for about a year when I needed to start making decisions about where to apply to PhD programs,” says Mallory. “Michael decided he wanted me to stay right here in Charlotte with him, so he proposed under a shade tree in a parking lot right outside a movie theater in the mountains one Saturday night.” While the couple planned on having a long engagement, the logistics of moving together made them speed up the process. “Six months later, we couldn't figure out the finances of moving in together without getting married, so decided in February 2013 to get married in August of 2013!” says Mallory. “And that's also when we decided that we needed some professional help to pull it all off!”With the help of Head Over Heels Weddings and Events, the couple planned a fun, lively event full of bright color, delicious eats and touches that reflected Mallory and Michael both as individuals and as a couple. They kicked the day off with a traditional ceremony at Myers Park Methodist in Charlotte, NC, where they are both members. “The ceremony was very formal, so we wanted to have a really fun reception,” says Mallory. To bring their vision to life, the couple chose a vibrant color palette of coral, green and pink, colorful uplighting, lush arrangements of colorful blooms and a mouth-watering menu complete with sushi, Thai bento boxes and BBQ pork sliders that highlighted Mallory and Michael’s love of food.