Shannon + Ryan's Wedding at The Cotton Room | Erin McLean Events | Durham Wedding Planner

Shannon and Ryan were one of those dream couples to work with – laidback yet professional, quirky with perfect touches of tradition, laugh-out-loud funny and stunningly brilliant. They worked hard to give their guests little glimpses of their personality throughout the wedding. Their love story started at a Penguins hockey game, highlighted with a first dance to “My Penguin” by Christina Perri. Specialty drinks at the bar reflected where they grew up and were appropriately named “Southern Belle” and “Northern Gentleman”. No sparkling wine or champagne was served for the toast – instead, they chose to serve their favorite drink - chocolate milk! – complete with chocolate straws. And the gorgeous vows, so memorable and sweet, a true picture of their love. Every detail was special, purposeful, sentimental…quite simply, perfect. Truly a dream wedding for a dream couple!

Nancy Ray did an absolutely beautiful job on these photos.

There was such a great group of people working hard to make this wedding such a success!

Wedding Coordinator : Tia Jones at Erin McLean Events Erin McLean Events

Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Cotton Room

Officiant: Reverend Kayelily Middleton

Cake Artist: Cakes by Faith

Caterer: Triangle Catering Company

Florist: Tre Bella Florist

Reception Band: Barbour and Hinton

Videographer: Heart Stone Films

Hair Stylist: Allure Salon

Stationary Suite: Printing Concepts

Bridesmaid Dresses: Jcrew

Calligraphy: LKM Calligraphy

Bridal Gown: White by Vera Wang

Bridal Shoes: Kate Spade

Gourmet Popcorn Bar: Chad's Carolina Corn

Bridesmaid Clutches: ItsGeeGeeBaby

Linens: CE Rentals

Guest Transportation: Road Trip Transportation

Men's Clothier: Bernard's Formalwear

Thank you to Shannon and Ryan for letting me be a part of your special day. I enjoyed getting to know you and helping to plan your wedding. I wish you all the best!