When your first date was at a Brian McKnight concert at a theater you would eventually propose and host your wedding at you can guarantee said wedding is going to be centered around your shared love of music. Mercie and Chris's sparkling silver and white wedding day was practically angelic with the bride in a gorgeous perfectly fitting gown while all the guests were seated at tables covered with fluffy white linens.
Speaking of the guests... be sure to look closely at their seating chart, someone special was assigned to table four. Keep scrolling to hear about the sweet musical surprises the bride and the groom planned for one another. You can find all of these and many more photos in the full gallery thanks to the talents of Susie and Will.
Their love story
It was easy for Mercie and Chris to select their reception venue. It is the same venue they shared their first date seeing Brian McKnight in concert and the same venue where Chris planned a surprise tour for Mercie that ended in him proposing! What made the proposal extra special was that their future wedding photographer, Susie and Will were in on the surprise.
The Big Day
Every detail of the wedding was intentional. It was carefully curated to ensure the guests had a good time and that some of the sentimental moments from their life and the things they love were showcased. Mercie had baby's breath in her bouquet to represent the flowers her own mother carried on her wedding day.
Their love for music was expressed by their string quartet playing during cocktail hour and then getting the party started by playing "All of the Lights" by Kanye West on strings alongside their DJ for their grand entrance. Justin Timberlake even made a guest appearance on their seating chart and even had his own place setting!
Remember what they did on their first date? Well Mercie contacted Brian McKnight's team and Brian McKnight made a video that was played at their wedding reception congratulating them on their marriage and he sang their first dance song. Chris then surprised Mercie with a song he wrote and performed. Their love language should be Acts of Surprises!
They wanted to brighten up their reception room by choosing grey and white as their main color palette. Guests dined with the view of lush garden inspired centerpieces with a textured linen. The night ended with an outfit change and a romantic sparkler exit!