Real NC Wedding: Meghan Jones & Zachary Greene
An initial case of mistaken identity didn’t derail the love story of Meghan Jones and Zachary Greene – it was just a quirky detail that enriched the wonderful seven years they spent together leading up to their beautiful wedding day. The two met at the Jarvis Residence Hall at Duke University in January 2009, when Zach was a Duke Cornerback and Meghan was a cheerleader. They were engaged almost six years later in front of a stunning Christmas tree at a resort in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic on Christmas Day.
Meghan and Zach wanted to get married at their alma matter in the historic Duke Chapel, but the location is a coveted spot for getting married. Therefore, they had to camp out to get a wedding date for the chapel and their dedication was a success since they were one of the first couples to be married there after a year-long renovation. The couple had a gorgeous ceremony and reception characterized by classic elegance with personalized touches.
When they started planning their wedding with Jocelyn Warren of A Paradigm Shift Event, Meghan and Zach weren’t completely sure about the details of their wedding day. Zach knew that he wanted to wear a red jacket, and Meghan had a general idea for the look. They relied heavily on their wedding planner to bring all the details together and create a wedding they loved.
Meghan wore a Winnie Couture wedding gown, and Zach wore that custom red jacket that stood out on the altar. “My favorite part of the entire wedding day was getting to the end of the aisle and seeing Zach wipe a tear,” Meghan said.
After the ceremony, guests headed over to The Rickhouse in Durham, which reflected Zach’s love of baseball even though he played football at Duke. Guests enjoyed a unique view of the ballpark below. Inside, the venue featured exposed brick, reclaimed wood, and a distillery behind a glass wall. Art Deco inspired décor was featured for the reception, and the colors were in blush and ivory with pops of gold. Other accents included a mirror seating chart, sheer draping, a seating area overlooking the dance floor, lush floral designs, and the pièce de résistance of the décor – a custom ice sculpture, which held mouth-watering shrimp for cocktail hour.
The happy couple danced the night away surrounded by friends, family, and love as they celebrated the first day of the rest of their lives together.