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

Black & White Checkered Dance Floor

Though I may design and plan a lot of weddings, as well as read wedding magazines and blogs daily, I really do consciously try not to think about or plan my future wedding… or at least, not too much! There are a few little details here and there that I’ve long, long wanted at my wedding, and one of those details is:

a black and white checkered dance floor!

That may be really random to many of you, or it may seem like the most natural thing in the world! I just know that over the last decade or so, I’ve absolutely loved the look of black and white checkered floors. It would be so beautiful, so striking, and so classic to have this dance floor at my future wedding, don’t you think?

Here are some favorite wedding images that further reinforce my devotion to black & white checkered dance floors…
Reception Décor: A black and white dance floor transforms a backyard into an elegant, glamorous location for a wedding reception.

via Bridal Guide

via Southern Weddings

Outdoor wedding reception with lighting ideas. #weddinglighting #weddingreception #weddingchicks Venue: Frank Lloyd Wright's The Gordon House ---> http://www.weddingchicks.com/2014/04/24/the-gordon-house/

via Wedding Chicks

Black and white checkered dance floor.  Photo by Nancy Neil.

via Snippet & Ink

outdoor wedding dance floor | ... them. We are going to have one at our wedding. This makes me happy

via Southern Weddings

checkered dance floor

via Style Me Pretty

Style Me Pretty | checkered dance floor

via Style Me Pretty

via Southern Weddings

It’s going to happen, someday!