Cerina and John walked down the aisle this past September in a lush wedding at The Lofts at Union Square in North Carolina. The lovely couple met in 2012 through a mutual friend who happened to be a cousin to the bride. John popped the question at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K which Cerina participates in every year in honor of her mother. This race was the first one that John chose to participate in and run with Cerina!  At the completion of the race, there were many people brought to a large stage to acknowledge their place, donation winnings, and personal stories. When Cerina was called to stage, she assumed that she was going to share her personal story. Little did she know, after stating how she was there celebrating her mother’s life, she got a tap on her shoulder and it was John. He professed his love, got down on one knee, and asked her to marry him in front of thousands, it was a magical moment.

When asked what some of the joys and pitfalls of wedding planning were, Cerina stated they encountered absolutely no pitfalls during the wedding planning process. They choose an all-inclusive designer wedding package at the beautiful venue and invested in a wedding planner. They did everything and made the process for her and John extremely smooth and enjoyable.

Check out the wonderful images below from the magical day captured by McCardell Photography!

Vendor Collaboration
Photographer: McCardell Photography || Videographer: Sugarshack Films || Venue: The Lofts at Union Square || Bridal Gown: Allure  ||  Bridal Jumpsuit: Brittany Deshiel  ||  Bridal Party Attire: Men’s Warehouse and David’s Bridal || Grooms Tux: Christopher Schafer  || Cake: Sweet Josephines  ||  Caterer: Sweet Basils  ||  Favors: Loco for Chocolate ||  Wedding Planner: Ayesha Oglesby / Stephanie Davis  || Music: TJ Johnson at Triad DJ  || Illuminations: Sound Illusion Events  || Saxophonist: Jashaun Peele || Hair: David Elliot  || Makeup: Tyneisha Knowles || Flower: Just Priceless  || Stationary: Etsy || Pre-Marital Counseling – The Excellent Marriage