Introducing my newest intern, Jacey!

Hi y’all! My name is Jacey Monahan, and I am thrilled to be interning with Stephanie Shaul Events! I have only known Stephanie for a short period of time, but I already love her and her intense passion and faith in serving others. I am so excited to see what our time together will bring! I want to begin by giving y’all a little insight into who I am, so let’s get started!  

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I am from the small town of Kittrell, North Carolina, and I loved everything about growing up in a tiny, rural town.  My parents created the perfect little fairytale world for me and my brother to grow up in.  Upon meeting me, one thing you will quickly learn is my passion for sunsets and their all-encompassing views. My hometown provided some of the most incredible sunset views I have ever seen, sparking my love for them. Perhaps, you could even call me a “sunset-chaser.”  I am inspired and in awe of nature and its gift of a sunset to us every single day.  In reading Stephanie’s website for the first time, I saw where she too draws inspiration from sunsets, and I knew immediately that I had to reach out to her. Best decision ever!

I now live in Raleigh, NC where I attend North Carolina State University.  I am a Junior majoring in Fashion and Textiles Management with a concentration in Brand Management and Marketing and pursuing a minor in Leadership. I have been a Wolfpack fan since I can remember and attending this school has been a dream.  As much as I loved my small town, Raleigh has truly become my home away from home. This city and everything it has to offer is incredible.

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I am so excited to begin working with Stephanie and soaking up all the knowledge and advice she has to offer.  I love giving myself, my ideas, and my service to others, so wedding planning seems like a perfect fit for me.  As cliché as it sounds, I love “love” and getting to be a part of someone’s special day brings me so much joy.  I know that wedding planning and designing can be incredibly rewarding, yet at the same time extremely challenging, but I am eager to see all sides of this industry.  My first wedding I will be helping Stephanie with will be on March 10th, and I cannot wait to see all of her hard work come to fruition.

In addition to helping Stephanie with weddings, I will be regularly posting on the blog, so stay tuned for what’s to come!

 

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