A Tribute to Forever – Brian and Jade

By Bear Lake Staff / September 11, 2013

Charlotte, NC – When Brian Mull and Jade Fox set their wedding date, they didn’t know that Jade’s deployment overseas would steal the day from them.  With Jade finally back in his arms and another deployment approaching quickly towards her, Brian wasn’t about to let this girl leave without tying the knot!  He set out to plan a surprise wedding for his Sweetheart, and a wedding with little cost.  Brian contacted every vendor he could and found the answer in Deborah Brownell, owner of The Stiletto Event – Event Planning.   Deborah contacted vendors throughout the region to donate wedding items and packages, and the response was overwhelming!  Deborah and Brian went to work quickly, with the help of some wonderful vendors – all donating their services pro-bono.

Catering by Your Custom Catering and Events of Charlotte

Décor & Rentals by Party Reflections, Inc, of Charlotte

Wedding Dress by Simply Elegant of Fort Mill

Bridal Shoes & Accessories by Bevello of Raleigh

Florist Live By Design of Lincolnton

Guest & Vendor Gifts by On A Stick Creations of Charlotte

Venue The Palmer Building of Charlotte

Photography by John Mullally Photography of Charlotte

Cake Baker of Bev’s Bakin’ Cakes of Charlotte

DJ by Tracy King of Albemarle

Honeymoon Package by Bear Lake Reserve of Tuckasegee

Laina Hamilton and Katie Setzer of Bear Lake Reserve traveled to Charlotte, NC on Brian and Jade’s big day to present them with a five-day, four-night honeymoon package!  When they arrived Jade had only just found out she was getting married in a few short hours but had no idea of the reception and gifts to come!  Laina and Katie took some photos of the beautiful décor to share with the Bear Lake family:

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When the ceremony began, all were quiet.  The look on Jade’s face was pure happiness as she walked down the aisle to her future husband.  It was a beautiful ceremony fit for this beautiful couple.  As Jade walked through the venue doors, the look on her face was contagious.  She and Brian shared many smiles and stole plenty of glances at each other as they had their first dance, listened to toasts from their friends, enjoyed a delicious meal, and cut a gorgeous cake!  But there was one more surprise for Jade that she had no idea was coming, her honeymoon!  As Laina presented this deserving couple with the honeymoon package you could see happiness overcome them.

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On this day and every day we remember our troops and all that they do for our Country.  Thank you so much to all that were part of this lovely and heartwarming experience.  To see what you can do to help our troops visit http://www.operationgratitude.com/.

Special thanks to Suzanne McAliley for the embroidery on the Bear Lake Reserve Gift Basket and John Mullally Photography for the gorgeous photos!

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For more information about having your Wedding or Honeymoon at Bear Lake Reserve contact Laina Hamilton at 828-293-7414.

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