Anna + Jeff’s Classic Chapel Hill Wedding

Anna and Jeff’s photographs from the fabulous Blue Barn Photography team have finally arrived, and I cannot wait to share these stunning images with y’all!! Their timeless southern wedding was perfectly captured, and I am so excited for you all to get to experience the magic that took place on July 22nd at the beloved Carolina Inn.

Anna and Jeff’s special day was nothing short of perfection. The classic color scheme, exquisite florals, and flawless signage was enough to make anyone swoon. The day was filled with touches of Carolina blue, plenty of classic black & white, and stunning greenery. Needless to say, it was flawless. This wedding was extra special to me, because I was not only the wedding planner but the florist! It was such an honor to be Anna and Jeff’s florist, and it was so rewarding to see all of the gorgeous bouquets and arrangements come to life. (I couldn’t have done it without my incredible team, by the way – or my husband who let our home be filled with over a thousand flowers for several days!)

Anna and Jeff’s big day took place in Chapel Hill, and it did not disappoint! Their ceremony took place at the University United Methodist Church where they said “I do” and performed communion surrounded by the sweetest friends and family. Afterwards, everyone headed to The Carolina Inn for an outdoor cocktail hour complete with a bluegrass string band, and a gorgeous reception filled with delicious food, college mascots (UNC and UGA!), and the best company. The dance floor was packed all night long, and it was such a fun celebration for these two dearly loved people.

This precious couple is so special to me, and I am so honored and humbled to have gotten to plan and be such a huge part of their special day. We spent over 1.5 years dremaing up, designing, and planning this incredibly special day, and I loved getting to know Anna so well along the way – what a treasure she and Jeff are! The highlight of the day was sitting down with Anna during the reception and eating a slice of wedding cake together (so sweet – and her idea!!). It was an incredible day, and I wish these newlyweds the happiest of marriages!

I can’t get enough of these breathtaking photos so I hope you enjoy them as much as I am!

 

 

Vendors:

Photographer Taylor and Andrew Lovette of Blue Barn

Planning, design, styling Stephanie Shaul Events
Venue + catering Carolina Inn
Videographer Dogwood Media
Florist Stephanie Shaul Events
Band 10 Spot Band
Bluegrass band Counterclockwise String Band
Rentals CE Rental
Hair + makeup Teighla Norris
Cake Simply Cakes
Invitations, signage, calligraphy Haylily
Bridal gown La Belle Mariee Bridal

Our Wedding Story

A&BStephanieRobWedding56April 1, 2017 was undoubtedly the best day of our lives. It’s the day Rob and I became husband and wife. It’s the day we were surrounded by those that we love the most. It’s the day we felt God’s holy presence so very profoundly. It’s the day that simply abounded in love and joy and excitement from start to finish. It’s the day we vowed our lives and our love to each other, forever. It’s the day I had dreamed of my whole life, and it far exceeded any of my expectations or dreams. It’s the day we celebrated our new marriage with our family and friends together in one place. It’s the day that was 74 degrees and sunny with a slight breeze, as I had earnestly prayed for throughout our engagement. Simply put, it was perfect.

“We love because He first loved us.” – 1 John 4:19

I’m so unbelievably excited to begin sharing our wedding and all of the details, stories, emotions, and images with you! Yesterday was our six month wedding anniversary (which is simultaneously also our one year engagement anniversary!), and our wedding is being shared on Southern Weddings today. We’re so humbled and excited to share our wedding and love story over on Southern Weddings, which is a little surreal to see our big day on a wedding site that I love and admire so much! It’s definitely an incredible honor, both as a bride and as a wedding planner, designer, and stylist. I’m also going to delve into so many more posts in the coming weeks on this blog, for sure! (Wedding overload, but hey, it’s our wedding and what’s more fitting for this blog?! Ha!)

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I simply cannot wait to unfold the entire day, tell so many stories and the emotions/meaning behind everything, and share countless more gorgeous images with you! For now, here’s a quick snippet of the happiest day of our lives!!

Rob, I love you with all my heart, and I can’t wait to spend forever together! Marrying you was the easiest, best, and happiest decision of my life, and being married to you is more incredible than I ever dreamt it could be. Family and friends, we are eternally grateful for your excitement, presence, support, and love; you mean the world to us!

Photographer Ally and Bobby
Wedding planner, designer, stylist Stephanie Shaul Events
Wedding coordinator Happily Ever After
Venue Merrimon Wynne
Florals Serendipity Designs
Catering Beau Catering
Cake The Cupcake Shoppe
DJ Bunn DJ Co.
Hair + makeup Teighla Norris
Invitations Sage Paper Co.
Programs + verse sign Sage Paper Co.
Calligraphy Stephanie Shaul Events
Vintage stamps Verde Studio
Rentals CE Rental
Bar + napkin rental Cottage Luxe
Brass candlesticks Greenhouse Picker Sisters
Cocktail napkins For Your Party
Officiant Tyler Jones of Vintage Church
Ceremony cross Homemade Bride
Guestbook Bible IV Leather Goods
Wedding gown New York Bride and Groom
Jewelry Kate Spade and Moon and Lola
Ties High Cotton Ties and The Tie Bar