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Jacqueline and Tom: Carolina Inn Wedding

December 28, 2012

Jacqueline and Tom were married this past October at The Carolina Inn. We had the pleasure of working with this amazing couple and their families for a little over the year.  Jacqueline and Tom met while attending UNC and although they both had moved on to jobs out of the state, they decided to have their wedding back in NC where it all started!  One thing I really loved about Jacqueline was that she always had a smile on her face and truly enjoyed every step of the planning process.  There were so many unique details for their wedding (UNC Clefhangers singing at the ceremony, reception dance surprises, charity donations where the guests decided who ended up with cake smashed in their face) that truly captured Jacqueline and Tom as a couple and made for memorable, one of a kind event.

Check out all these wonderful details in the breathtaking photos below by Travis from Azul Photography!

Also, a huge thanks Jacqueline for writing this wonderful review on Wedding Wire!

When I reflect on the year I planned my wedding, this is what I will remember: laughing and planning our life together with my husband, rekindling old friendships, spending lots of good times with my bridesmaids and friends, and growing closer to my Mom, who is now my new best friend. All this was possible because of Megan and her fabulous team at A Southern Soiree. All of the things that get brides down off their “wedding planning high,” never happened to me. Megan really got to know me as a person and found the perfect vendors to match my style and personality. Whenever a “crisis” occurred like an error on the invitations or a ceremony change last minute, Megan handled the situation right away while keeping me updated on the progress. She always responded to my emails professionally and courteously. She was always one step ahead of me with her detailed planning schedule. She doesn’t waste time and always gets right to the point. I also loved going to meetings with her because I never wrote anything down. Megan did all of it for me. Whenever I needed honest feedback or suggestions on how to improve the wedding details, Megan was there to give it to me straight. She also has classic and impeccable taste so I would often defer to her on aesthetic choices. You have to be able to trust your planner or the process will go awry. I trusted Megan 100% and she consistently delivered on her promises. Kailey was the lead on the day of the wedding. She was constantly checking in with me to give me updates on the schedule (which was fastidiously created one week before and broken down to the minute). She also always made sure I had a drink in my hand and looked beautiful. Furthermore, she remained calm and patient. If you want your day done to perfection, and a year of blissful memories, I highly recommend the best team in NC, A Southern Soiree. I will never forget you all!

Tom getting ready

Tom’s custom cufflinks

Boys will be boys!

Gorgeous shot of Jacqueline’s dress!

Such a model 🙂

Jacq and her girls!

Jacqueline’s sister helping her with her dress

Every girl needs a little sparkle!

Love this idea!  Jacq’s bridesmaids wrote sweet notes on the bottom of her shoes.. what a keepsake!

Jacqueline and Tom about to exchange letters!

Precious moment!

Jacqueline’s first look with her dad 🙂

He was stunned!

Sweet gift from Jacqueline to her parents!

These girls were a trip!

Stunning! Such a beautiful bouquet from Tre Bella!

Love all the colors!


Jacqueline and her dad walking down the aisle 🙂

Hill Courtyard Ceremony

Pop of purple!

Beautiful bridesmaids bouquets from Tre Bella

Get it together guys 😉

They’re married!!

UNC Clef Hangers singing “Carolina In My Mind”

UNC Clef Hangers

They are adorable!

UNC Old Well

Seating scroll from Maria Scheel Invitations and More!

Jacqueline and Tom’s program and invitation

Reception in Hill Ballroom

Table markers – pictures of places Jacqueline and Tom have been as a couple!

Monogram on the dance floor!

First dance 🙂

Father – Daughter dance!

Unbelievable cake by Art of Cakes

Cake cutting

Charity Favor Game – Bride’s Charity v. Groom’s Charity
Loser gets cake smashed in their face 🙂

Tom lost 🙁

Bouquet Toss!

Garter Toss!

DJ Mitch keeping the dance floor packed all night!

Dancing the night away

Bubble exit!

Thank you to these amazing vendors for helping make this wedding come together!

Venue: The Carolina Inn

Officiant: Kayelily Middleton

Photographer: Travis with Azul Photography

DJ: Mitch with Joe Bunn DJ Company

Cake: The Art of Cake

Strings: Save the Date Music

Ceremony/Cocktail Singers: UNC Clef Hangers

Florist: Tre Bella

Photo Booth: Shutterbooth

Transportation: Elite Coach

Rental: CE Rentals

Hair and Makeup:  Kristin with Makeupforyourday

Stationery: Maria Scheel Invitations and More

Lighting: Peelman Productions

Dress: Alexia’s Bridal


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