The Sutherland Estate and Gardens in Wake Forest is the perfect location for a summer wedding!  Jamie Marshall and Marc Antonelli chose the unique 18th century estate that features more than six acres of ancient oaks, stately magnolias, and exquisite gardens.  Read more to learn about how the couple chose each other and see pictures from their estate wedding captured by Bow Tie Collaborative.

Like many savvy modern couples, Jamie and Marc first spotted each other on an online dating site. They signed up without family or friends knowing at the time. After a few months of searching through single people in the area, she came across Marc’s profile and swiped right. She thought he was very good looking, and she was drawn to his cheeks, lips and especially his muscles. He seemed like a nice guy to get to know. Marc was intrigued with Jamie’s pretty eyes and her smile and liked her personality after getting to know her more. Then due to a glitch in the system, she disappeared. Marc of course thought she had blown him off! Jamie just knew there was something about him that she didn’t want to lose. It took her a few weeks to find Marc again but when they reconnected she explained and soon after that, they decided to meet in person.

The mutual attraction continued in person and the dating began. Jamie was attracted to Marc’s personality– very thoughtful, caring and respectful; a true gentleman. Marc found out how kind Jamie is, wanting everyone around her to always be happy. They also found out they have a LOT in common— mainly football! They are both big NY Giants fans and love watching the games together. They love their 3 four-legged fur-children too. They enjoy going out for dinner and drinks with their friends, as well as relaxing at home together.

Some may say it’s fate, but they both believe that God definitely had a big part in getting them together. In October, Marc bought a ring, and got her dad’s permission for Jamie’s hand in marriage. So on their date night of October 22nd 2016, Marc proposed and we all know what Jamie’s answer was.

Jamie and Marc had a beautiful summer wedding on July 15, at The Sutherland Estate and Gardens in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Vendor Collaboration

//  Jewelry: Baileys Fine Jewelry   //  Design and Decor:  Themeworks Creative  //  Dress Store: Traditions by Anna Bridal Boutique  //  Signage: Paper Buzz  //  Floral Designer: Tre Bella Flowers  //  Cake Designer: Ashley Cakes  //  DJ: Vox DJ Company  //  Caterer: Donovan’s Dish  //  Reception Venue: The Sutherland  //  Photographer: Bow Tie Collaborative  //  Submitted via Two Bright Lights