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Real Weddings: Morgan + Ross

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Ross and Morgan’s story is one of unconditional love, determination and hope.  You see, two years ago, Morgan was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  Through all of the surgeries, hospital stays, and test results, Ross has been steadfastly by her side.  Ross is a strong man, a man that said he wasn’t going anywhere before, during, or after cancer. A man that started his vows by saying, “If I knew your love would mean this much to me, I would have asked you to be my wife when we were just kids.”  Besides the fact that I am completely in love with their Charlotte wedding at The Ballantyne Hotel (purple, be still my heart!), I am also amazed and inspired by Morgan’s strength and heart, and the love that these two have for each other.  Thanks Tara Mauldin Photography for sharing their story with us!

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Tara shared this:

The Friday after Morgan and Ross returned from their honeymoon to Greece, Morgan collapsed in their apartment. She was rushed to the hospital with cardiac arrest, due to blood clots in her lungs. She proceeded to undergo open heart surgery. Today she has good and bad days. But through it all, she understands that there is a definitive purpose for her life. The one thing that has remained steadfast is Morgan’s positive attitude and enduring strength. Morgan’s smile is infectious, and her encouraging attitude is something that will truly inspire you.

Morgan, although I do not know you, your courage, beauty and strength amaze me.  I can speak for the entire EAD community when I say we are sending you all of our love and good wishes.  Oh, and PS – you are one GORGEOUS woman, inside and out!

The following Charlotte wedding vendors contributed to Ross and Morgan’s wedding:

Photography – Tara Mauldin Photography \ Wedding Planning, Event Design and Decor – Carolina Wedding Design \ Floral – The Place for Flowers \ Venue – The Ballantyne Hotel \ Videography – Crown Alley Films \ Gown – Kleinfeld \ DJ – Split Second Sound \ Band – Strictly Business Band \ Photobooth – Shutter Booth