Rainee and Ro both live in Myrtle Beach and have backgrounds in dance. They met when Rainee attended one of Ro’s Hip Hop Cardio classes. The pair got engaged in Roanoke, Virginia, which is a special place for them since it was the first place they taught a dance workshop as a unit and where they first went public with their relationship. While walking downtown, the pair came upon a chalkboard filled with visitor comments. Ro wrote “Will You Marry Me Rainee” on it and then got down on one knee. The pair decided on a wedding theme inspired by their venue—the intimate Castle McCulloch in Jamestown, North Carolina. The couple thought modern touches would detract from what they loved about the castle, so they decided to have a medieval big day, from the decor to the entertainment to the food selections. They even asked their guests to dress in medieval clothing. The colors for the day were burgundy and gold. The florals had a fresh, field-picked look with lots of greenery and berries with miniature roses and small amounts of baby’s breath. The pair didn’t want to take away from the authenticity by having too much “stuff,” so they opted for lots of candles. The reception tables formed a U, with the royalty at the main table and the guests seated on the two long parallel ends. There was also a special moment when the “princesses,” the couple’s daughters, were called forth for a unity candle lighting ceremony, a special moment that blended the families as one. The themed photo booth had lots of fun time period accessories and the couple hired a jester and wizard to entertain guests during dinner.
Photo by Brooke Christl Photography