Bria & Matthew
10.8.2022 | Little River Farms
How We Met
Bria & Matthew found us through Instagram and when they reached out to us in March of 2021 we were so excited to hear they were getting married at Little River Farms! We met with Bria & Matt on Google Meets where we heard more about the planning they had done and showed them some of our processes. A few days later, they were ready to book us and we had a wedding for October 2022 on the calendar!
We love hearing how our couples fell in love, especially when they've known each other for a while and something draws them together once again! Read how Bria & Matthew fell in love below!
"One decade apart, one-year dating, two years engaged, and the rest of our lives. We’ve known each other for almost half our lives. From the moment Bria walked into the restaurant Matt worked, he couldn’t take his eyes off her. Much like today, Bria rarely spoke and mostly listened to Matt blow smoke. He was in awe and knew she would be the most honorable person he’d ever meet, but God wanted them to grow separate before he could bring them together. Bria went off to UGA (GO DAWGS) and then Mercer University for physical therapy school. Meanwhile, Matt set out to prepare for the next time they met. God blessed him with his best friend, his daughter LiddieMarie. After seeing Bria posting on social media about her success at school, Matt felt compelled to let Bria know how impactful the small time they spent together was all those years ago. 'You will always have someone in your corner.' Nothing is better than the directions of the Lord: Support and Love this woman. Very soon they were inseparable, a year later Matt does NOT surprise Bria with a ring and a question. She agreed and after two short years, we are ready to celebrate the joining of two people set on making the world a better place by serving God."
Down to Business
Since we had a year and a half of time to meet, we took advantage of both the virtual and in-person experiences! Most of the time, our in-person meetings happened at Chipotle where we would go over details and talk about vendors - but most importantly catch up on life! Our virtual meetings were the same way, just not with good food. We walked through the wedding space a month before the big day where we finalized everything and made sure we were more than ready for their wedding day!
The Big Day
On the wedding day, Bria and her girls arrived early at Little River Farms where DaNina Nicole Makeup Artistry & The Mane Mastery were waiting for them so they could start hair & makeup! We arrived about an hour later, unloaded our supplies, and began our logistical walkthrough for the day. Not too long after, Peachy Keen Lady arrived and began unloading her truck which was full of centerpieces, linen, and the most beautiful flowers we’d ever seen! We checked in on the ladies upstairs and the men downstairs before setting up the escort cards and hanging out with Kayley Lorraine Photography as she took detail shots!
Once the ladies were done in the hair and makeup chairs, we got some pajama photos and helped Bria’s mom get Bria into her dress from Magnolia Laine and the rest of the afternoon took off! We did a first look with Bria and her bridesmaids before heading to the piano room to do the first look between Bria & Matthew. Let us tell you how ADORABLE their first look was - Matthew looks at Bria like she’s the only person in the entire room and it makes our hearts melt! We moved outside for some couple photos before doing bridesmaid photos, full bridal party photos, and groomsmen photos. In the meantime, DJ Luke with One Night Entertainment arrived and began setting up his equipment, and Cupcakes by Ritaa also had unloaded her car full of goodies and began setting up the most beautiful dessert table!
The ceremony space had been completed by Peachy Keen Lady and her team so when guests started to arrive they were invited to walk on down to the gazebo and find a seat. We were just a few short minutes away from lining everyone up to begin the processional! It is hard to believe how fast wedding days go by, but nonetheless, we went to gather the family, the groom, and the groomsmen, along with the bride and bridesmaids. We cued the DJ for the first song and our beautiful couple was about to get married!
Even though it was a long walk to the ceremony space itself, Bria held it together and had the most gorgeous smile on her face - it brings us so much joy to see our brides shine as they walk toward the love of their life! After personal vows were read by Bria & Matthew, they exchanged rings, took communion together, and finally got to kiss as husband & wife! They were married!
Guests were invited inside for a cocktail hour while we took family photos and enjoyed the beautiful outdoor weather before the reception space opened and guests found where they would be sitting for the evening. We lined up the bridal party one last time for introductions and Bria & Matthew went straight into their first dance before we heard a blessing from Bria’s mom. The guests were invited to stay seated while Simply Charmed Catering brought out the plated and served meals to every table.
We snuck out for some sunset photos with Bria & Matthew and her beautiful fur shawl before coming back inside to cut Cupcake by Ritaa’s beautiful wedding cake and heard toasts from both the best man and maid of honor. The final thing we needed to do was dance with their parents before Sir Luke opened the dance floor and this group burnt it down! Bria had one more surprise up her sleeve! She went back to the bridal suite where she had a second dress waiting for her to put on and get back to dancing! It was so sparkly and light, we were obsessed with it!
When it was time to end the night, guests were given confetti poppers and told to line up all the way down to the getaway car where Bria & Matthew would leave and go on their way for the night! We love the poppers - they make the best photos!
One thing we love about Bria & Matthew’s wedding day would be how involved Matthew’s daughter, Liddie Marie, was in the day. She had a first look with Bria & Matthew and she got to be escorted by her daddy down the aisle where at the end of the walk she got to stand right beside him. She also got to do a dance with Matthew right before the dance floor opened! The most special moment to us (one that made us and almost everyone in the audience cry) was when Bria changed from saying her vows to Matthew to Liddie. Where she promised to love her too and treat her as her own. It was such a special moment for truly the most special girl!
"Megan and her team were great! She handled every detail possible and had great communication throughout the whole process! She was patient with all my questions and was so ready to give insight and advice when needed. I know for certain that our wedding day was so perfect because of Marmaros Productions!"
Happily Ever After
Working with Bria & Matthew was truly an honor. Getting to know them and laughing with them was a true blessing. We know that they will do great things in their marriage and in their family as they continue to grow together and closer to one another. We couldn’t have imagined a more perfect day! Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Fullerton!
All Hands on Deck
Venue: Little River Farms
Photographer: Kayley Lorraine Photography
Hair: The Mane Mastery
Makeup: DaNina Nicole Makeup Artistry
Florist: Peachy Keen Lady
DJ: One Night Entertainment
Catering: Southern Charm Catering
Bakery: Cupcakes by Ritaa
Officiant: Rev. Stanford Anderson
Dress Shop: Magnolia Lane