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!




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

Classic Carolina Inn Wedding for Anna and Jeff

It’s wedding week for Anna and Jeff, and I couldn’t be more excited for them to become husband and wife in Chapel Hill this weekend!! Their wedding is filled with classic Southern charm, lots of personalized details that speak to who they are as a couple, and nods to their sweet families and legacies. There will be lots of black and white details (included black and white striped ribbons on the bridesmaid bouquets), loads of lush white flowers, creative ways to incorporate their beloved doggies Maddie and Winston into the design, and a huge, fun wedding party!


We’ve been planning their wedding for over 1.5 years (the longest I’ve ever planned for one client!), and I am honored to be both their wedding planner + florist! They’re having a quintessential Chapel Hill wedding, which is forever a favorite of mine: they’ll be exchanging their vows at University United Methodist Church on Franklin Street and then enjoying a fun-filled cocktail hour and reception at the Carolina Inn – with lots of surprises for the guests throughout the day! Stay tuned over the coming week for lots of fun behind the scenes as I prep for their wedding… and, as always, follow along for more over on Instagram!

As always, I’m especially excited to get to bring Anna and Jeff’s dream wedding day to life (they are the BEST!) alongside a dream team of wedding vendors: Blue Barn Photography, Dogwood Media, the Carolina Inn, Haylily Designs, Counterclockwise String Band, 10 Spot Band, Teighla Norris, and Simply Cakes. There’s so much to look forward to on Saturday, and I can’t wait for these two lovebirds to tie the knot!!