Some say opposites attract, but not for Rylee and Trevor! Shares our bride, “Things have always been so easy with us. They say opposites attract, but Trevor and I could not be more alike. We complement each other so well because we share the same values, goals, and ambitions and are always there for each other in all of life’s moments- big and small.”
She knew he was the one almost from the moment they met on July 4. Not only were there major sparks, but, “From the moment we met, I knew Trevor was different. He is so unbelievably selfless and kind. I could tell from the beginning that he truly cared for me and for everyone around him.”
Their summer wedding at The Whitt House was packed with meaningful details reflecting that heart and shared values. Rylee and her mom went to the same bridal boutique her mom went shopping with her mom 27 years ago (she chose a customized Dream, which is perfect for her!). On the day of, Rylee pinned a little blue butterfly to her gown in honor of her grandmother (with whom she was very close), wore her grandmother’s engagement ring as her something old, and wrapped her great-grandmother’s handkerchief around her bouquet as her something borrowed. Then, since a love for classic car restoration is something Trevor and his grandfather share, Rylee and her groom drove away in Trevor’s grandfather’s restored 1940 Ford Deluxe!
Our bride, who took to the dancefloor for her first dance to “Another (Wedding Version)” by Adam Doleac, shares more about the moment she found her gown and her and Trevor’s love story below.
How did you two get engaged?
“July has always been a special month for us! We met on July 4, 2019, when a group of mutual friends invited us both on a pontoon to celebrate the 4th of July. We instantly hit it off and spent the entire day together! From swimming in the river to singing karaoke later that evening, neither of us wanted that day to end. Later we exchanged numbers, and from that day on, the rest was history. Then, two years later, on July 1, 2021, Trevor pulled off the biggest surprise and proposed in front of all our closest family and friends. I had absolutely no idea (after all, it was a rainy Thursday night), and despite the weather, it was the most sentimental, beautiful, and exciting moment of our lives!”
Tell us about your outfits! How did you choose your gown?
“Choosing my wedding dress was one of the most special memories I have of wedding planning. My mom and I went shopping at the exact place she went shopping with her mom 27 years ago! So I knew the exact look I was going for: timeless, classic, and elegant. However, I never would have imagined myself choosing a strapless gown! But of all the dresses I tried on, the one I chose fit like a glove, and I could truly envision myself as a bride for the first time. Once they put on a veil and handed me a bouquet, I knew it was the one!”
One detail you couldn’t live without?
“Riding away in my husband’s grandfather’s 1940 Ford Deluxe. He and his grandfather have always shared a love for restoring classic cars together, so we knew we wanted to incorporate the car into our special day.“
What was your something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue?
Something old: My grandmother’s engagement ring
Something new: My beautiful Lea-Ann Belter wedding gown, of course!
Something borrowed: My great grandmother’s handkerchief that I wrapped around my bouquet
Something blue: A little blue butterfly that I pinned to my dress in honor of my grandmother
Rylee + Trevor’s Whitt House Wedding Vendors
wedding dress: customized Astrid & Mercedes Dream via Madison Town & Country Bridal Shop | photographer: Stacy Preston Photography | videographer: MacLaren Films | venue: The Whitt House | florals & coordination: Weddings by Jeannie Pirtle | hair: Miranda Goodman | makeup: Olivia Sparks | catering: JW Steakhouse | cakes: Debbie Hardaway | DJ & lighting: LED-Orange Productions | rings: Osborne’s Jewelers Athens