Fairview Moravian Church in Winston-Salem served as a lovely backdrop for the nuptials of Morgan Southern and Zachary Lee Fox. The King-based couple, Morgan who is a high-school social studies teacher and Zachary who is a sales associate, selected classic and simple Southern as their theme. They welcomed 100 guests to their late afternoon ceremony and chose navy, silver and white for their colors. To sweeten the celebration, they offered monogrammed cookies as their wedding favors.
“We actually went to high school together, but never really knew each other and reconnected when I went to the store where he works to purchase reeds for my saxophone, and he was the clerk that completed my transaction,” says Morgan, who wanted the wedding to be something she’d look back on with pride. “I knew I did not want anything to be too trendy, so many of the choices I made were more classic, and I also did not want to get too caught up in the keeping up with the Joneses aspect weddings often have.”
Morgan made smart choices that meant something to her and her new husband. She wanted a wedding that represented them and their love for one another, and was realistic in regards to their budget.
Morgan used a tracking app that provided a checklist and timeline for the planning process, a wedding planning book that laid out everything in detail, and help of family and friends.
“I would describe our wedding as loving, simple and elegant,” she says, adding they chose a playlist during mealtime that included everything from Dean Martin’s “That’s Amore” to Dave Matthews Band “Crash.” “My two favorite splurge items were my beautiful dress that my parents generously paid for and the flowers — my dress made me feel so beautiful and special, while the flowers brightened up the wedding and reception and truly brought the space to life.”
Morgan’s favorite part of the day was marrying her husband and getting to spend time with loved ones. Her favorite part of planning? Seeing all of their ideas come to life and their hard work pay off.