Deanna Young + Allen Worthley | Nov 18, 2017
Deanna and Allen met in high school when they were both 16-years-old. Allen was the “new kid in school” and one of Deanna’s friends had Spanish class with him. She would walk with her friend to class every day to get a chance to talk to the cute, new kid. One day, Deanna’s friend came out of class and handed her a note from Allen with his phone number written on it. From that day, the two became best friends and ended up dating all through high-school and college.
A week after college graduation, the two took a hiking trip to Crowders Mountain. They love hiking in the summer so Deanna thought nothing of it. While on their hike, Allen set up his phone on a tripod and asked to take a photo together. Beginning to pose for the photo, Deanna turned to look at Allen only to find him down on one knee with an engagement ring in his hand! Completely surprised and moved to happy tears, Deanna said “yes!” What she thought was a regular hiking trip ended up being one of the best days ever.
Deanna and Allen chose a classic fall theme for their Charlotte wedding at the Renaissance Hotel South Park, which was a gorgeous wash of blush and navy. The longtime couple shared a sweet, emotional first look prior to their gorgeous candlelight ceremony underneath a sprawling tree. They honored Deanna’s Filipino heritage by incorporating several family traditions into their ceremony such as the veil and cord, which symbolizes the bride and groom becoming one. The veil and cord were passed down from Deanna’s mother and father who also used them in their wedding. Deanna’s late grandmother made the veil which looked amazing paired with Deanna’s gorgeous strapless ballgown. After their sentimental ceremony, the couple danced the rest of the night away, celebrating their love with those closest to them.
Congratulations, Deanna and Allen!
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