To love and cherish
By Shelley Green | Photography by In His Image
Posted: Friday, Jan. 14, 2011
Patricia Adkins was told that Will Scurry did not date. She was even warned by one of his close friends that he was not boyfriend material. Like a smart girl, she heeded the warnings and formed a friendship with him at first. Then one day, Will invited her to have dinner with his parents at their cabin in Lincoln County. I was really caught off guard because he had never asked me on a date before, Patricia says. At dinner he asked her to go to Gainesville with him for the Florida vs. South Carolina game. Knowing he was a huge Gamecocks fan, she excitedly accepted, and after two whirlwind dates, Patricia and Will were a couple.
Several years later, on Christmas Eve, the pair were again headed to his parents cabin when Will took an unexpected exit. They pulled into the Ritz Carlton where Will escorted Patricia up to the Presidential Suite and handed her the key. Inside she found a small Christmas tree with all of their presents resting underneath and yellow rose petals scattered throughout the room. When I turned around, Will was down on one knee shaking, she says. I was hysterical and just tackled him! The princess cut engagement ring with matching baguettes from Diamonds Direct was almost identical to a ring Patricia picked out while ring shopping.
The bride, a tax accountant, and groom, a project manager for his family-owned business Scurry Construction, set the date for Aug. 28.
When the couple met with Julie Staley of In His Image Photography by Julie, they fell in love in with her. We felt an instant connection with her and the message behind her business, Patricia says. During our engagement photos she got down on the floor, climbed up on blocks whatever it took. The bride and her girls found elegant black bridesmaid dresses at J Majors Bridal Boutique to match the classic theme of the wedding.
To show off her physique, Patricia also a Charlotte Checkers cheerleader chose a stunning, satin and tulle Pronovia gown from New York Bride & Groom. I think I came in three different times to try on the dress, so they got to know me pretty well, she says. Everyone was so professional and they have the best seamstress. She made wonders happen.
Because of their strong faith, Patricia and Will had the words All things possible and Through Him engraved on their wedding rings. The quote is from a plaque I gave Will our first Christmas together and means a lot to us, she says.
Patricia walked down the aisle to Here Comes the Bride, played by the Charlotte Chamber Players. Following the ceremony everyone convened uptown at Bentleys on 27 for the reception. In order to remember every second of the day, the couple hired Mark Stewart of Modern Image to capture their guests in action. Mark was amazing, he offered unlimited service and had our video to us in two months.
Guests dined on shrimp cocktails, veggie rolls and a decadent dinner buffet while enjoying spectacular views of the Queen City. It was the most energetic wedding, everyone was dancing to old-school techno, Patricia says. I think Wills mom put it best when she said, This is the best party Ive ever been to everyone I love is in the same room.Featured VendorsBridesmaids Dresses
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