Jacob & Brianna Powell | 5.20.18
There’s no way of knowing ahead of time the exact reason we’ll fall for someone. It comes out of nowhere, and sometimes it’s a look, a pickup line, or the way their hair sticks up after they rub a hand through it. But for Brianna Brown, it was the dance moves that Jacob Powell had.
“Jacob made me laugh with his adorable dance moves and he eventually approached me to ask for my name,” Brianna says.
And from there, she says, the rest was history.
The two met at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. It was by chance that they ended up at the same bar during a night out, shaking off some stress from the rigors of school. A few years later, over a “special moment”, Jacob got on one knee and proposed to Brianna. But this wasn’t the original plan.
“He originally tried planning a trip back to Boone where we had our first date but he said he got excited and just couldn't wait,” Brianna explains. “But we went to dinner [after he proposed] to celebrate!”
The wedding was set for May 20, 2018 at the Wrightsville Manor in Wilmington, North Carolina. Exactly 150 of Brianna and Jacob’s closest friends and family members attended the ceremony. A violinist performed while a live vocalist sang as Brianna walked down the aisle. Both of them prepared their own vows.
Brianna’s dog, Ivy, also walked down the aisle, which is one of her favorite memories from the day.
After the indoor ceremony, everyone let loose at the reception. Brianna and her bridesmaids performed a dance routine to one of Beyonce’s songs, which got everyone up and out of their seats. It was the beginning of a long night of dancing.
The bride wore a strapless lace-corset Eddy K gown that added a feminine flair to the elegant wedding. She purchased her dress from Elizabella’s Bridal Boutique.
Their wedding day went off without any surprises—unless you count Jacob’s secret wedding surprise for Brianna.
“After we finished eating dinner, Jacob surprised me with a poem he had written,” she says. This moment aside, the day was absolutely perfect, and the couple wouldn’t change a thing.
“I keep going back through my pictures to relive the day and I'm just so grateful for all of my family, friends, and vendors for making my night the amazing one that it was,” Brianna says.