If there were ever a place for Morgan and Nick to make it official, that place had to be Myrtle Beach. It was the same place the two had first met, the same place they’d gone on their first date, and the same place Morgan had been going to visit with her family for years. It’s such an important place to them that their wedding hashtag is even #matchmadeinmyrtle, which is just absolutely perfect.
So when the weather tried to throw Morgan’s dream of a beach ceremony off by torrentially down pouring the day of the wedding, she didn’t let it deter her from still envisioning the moment the same she always had. Asking the hotel to let the decision be held off until the last minute she held out hope the entire day and had the BEST attitude about it. And what do you know? For those thirty or so minutes the rain stopped, the ceremony took place, and the bride and groom felt the sand of the place they fell in love beneath their feet with the friends and family (and the entire group of beach goers who stopped what they were doing to be witness to the wedding) surrounding them.
The day was filled with special moments like Morgan’s sister placing her grandmother’s pearls around her neck, the ring bearer holding a pillow made of Morgan’s mother’s wedding dress, Morgan giving her dad a handkerchief with the words to “Butterfly Kisses” (which would be the song they danced to later) written on them, Nick tearing up in their ceremony while exchanging vows, and just about the cutest flower girl who sprinkled the beach with shells instead of petals that made it all just such a special day. But the thing that stuck out to me the most was that throughout the day there were multiple people who all said Morgan was the glue who held their large family of brothers and sisters together. I am a firm believer that there is nothing in this life more important than family, so Morgan, you are one very special person to hold that role for your loved ones. Don’t ever stop being that person.
Morgan and Nick, the love the two of you share for one another is so evident and I know this is just the beginning of so many beautiful adventures the two of you will share together. I loved being a part of your day and getting to be out on that beach with the two of you and watching your match made in Myrtle take on a whole new beautiful meaning. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Tsistinas!! Soak up all the sunshine Greece has to offer!!