Engineers Wed at Glamorous Whitehall Ceremony
Industrial Engineer Madison Kraft Boyd and Chemical Engineer Cameron Spencer Boyd are big fans of the south, having met at the University of South Carolina and lived in Alabama, so it was no stretch of the imagination that the two married at plantation-style Whitehall in October.
Like many engaged couples in 2020, the couple planned to have their wedding at a church, but with Covid restrictions, moved it to a smaller ceremony and reception at historic Whitehall on Lexington Road. “We loved having everything outdoors,” Madison says. “The garden was beautiful. There was plenty of space for people to spread out and the landscaping was beautiful for all our pictures.”
The couple chose not to do a First Look and instead saw each other for the first time that day during the ceremony. “We are so glad we chose to do that because everyone got to see our reactions, and it gave us all the happy goosebumps during the ceremony,” Madison says. “The photographers captured it perfectly, and we had plenty of time and good lighting after the ceremony to take pictures just the two of us.”
A sweet moment from the ceremony included the young ringbearer who walked his flower girl sisters down the aisle. “He was so precious, but we didn’t really get to practice, so when he got to the end of the aisle, his sisters went to sit down and the Best Man was motioning to him to hand the pillow over, but the poor guy froze,” Madison says. “He looked back and forth a few times and finally tossed the pillow like a football and ran for his seat. Way too cute!”
At the reception, a Nanz and Kraft flower wall was put together for the selfie station, complete with a personalized sign. The couple got a copy of all the pictures and loved looking through them and seeing all the fun the guests had at the party.
Even though the wedding didn’t go as initially planned, Madison says it was even better. “Trust that it will work out,” she says to other couples. “We are both big planners and we spent so much time planning and re-planning. We were definitely a little stressed the few weeks leading up to it that we had forgotten something or something wouldn’t be right, but it completely came together.”
Madison suggests for the future brides and grooms to use the vendors that come recommended. “There’s a reason people are recommending them, and they definitely make your day personalized and bring it all together,” she says.
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