Laura and Chris: Carolina Inn Wedding

Laura and Chris were married this past April at one of our favorite places, The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill.  It was the perfect setting for this UNC-loving couple. Laura and Chris met while tailgating for a UNC football game in October of 2010 and it was love at first sight.  Their wedding day was filled with so much love and laughter, we found ourselves smiling the entire time.  Even while they were getting ready, the girls (and the guys) were having a blast!  The girls even taught Laura’s mom how to do the “Wobble” in preparation for the reception!  DJ Randy knew exactly what this dancing crowd needed, and it looked like they never wanted the night to end!

We are so thankful to have been part of this Laura and Chris’ wonderful day and glad we had the opportunity to get to know their families! Thank you so much for this review and for allowing us to be there to help you celebrate this joyous time!

Gina Annab of A Southern Soirée was our wedding coordinator for my daughter’s beautiful wedding this past weekend at The Carolina Inn. From the day our venue was chosen, to the moment the happy couple drove away from the Inn, Gina was overseeing every detail. She worked beautifully with Melissa Sayre, Catering Manager at Carolina Inn, to coordinate a truly gorgeous event. She was always available for questions and met with us several times to get the details just right. And through it all, she just had a wonderful smile and cheerful, confident attitude. She kept the timeline and coordinated all the vendors and we never had to think about what to do and when —she guided us thru the entire evening. We had so many compliments on the wedding and reception and we could not have done this without Gina. I wholeheartedly recommend her and A Southern Soirée to anyone considering a wedding and reception in the Chapel Hill/Raleigh area. We felt very fortunate to have Gina for our event.

Be sure to check out their sweet highlight film from Twenty-One Films on Vimeo!

Azul Photography also captured some amazing moments during the day!

Laura's girls getting ready

Chris writing his letter to Laura .. what better way to write it than moments before the ceremony ;)

Chris writing his letter to Laura .. what better way to write it than moments before the ceremony 😉

Love this shot of Laura and her mom!

Love this shot of Laura and her mom!

Laura's first look with her dad :)

Laura’s first look with her dad 🙂

It was such a beautiful day!

It was such a beautiful day!

Raleigh Wedding Photographer

Elegant centerpieces

Elegant centerpieces

Honey favors!

Honey favors!

Only fitting for this UNC couple!

Only fitting for this UNC couple!

First dance as husband and wife :)

First dance as husband and wife 🙂

Raleigh Wedding Photographer

Glow sticks on the dance floor = so much fun!

These guys had a blast!

These guys had a blast!

Congratulations Laura and Chris!

Congratulations Laura and Chris!

Rickshaw exit!

Rickshaw exit!

The amazing vendors that helped make their special day happen:

Venue – Carolina Inn

Ceremony Music – Elegant Ensembles

Officiant – Allison

DJ  – Bunn DJ (Randy)

Photobooth – Classic Carolina

Photographer – Azul

Videographer – 21 Films

Hair and Makeup – Ginger Mullins

Florist – Purple Puddle

Cake – Miel Bon Bons

Pedi Cab – Greenway Transit