Rachel-Rose and KJ were married this past May at the beautiful Carolina Inn
in Chapel Hill. Sounds good, right? Rachel-Rose and KJ are a Duke couple, and this Duke couple broke all the rules when they decided to have their ceremony and reception at the Carolina Inn! That certainly didn’t stop them from having one of the best weddings we’ve done!
I worked closely with Rachel-Rose and her hysterically funny and enthusiastic mother. The day was full of personal touches. Rachel-Rose incorporated her family’s old medical books and tools into the event, pictures of KJ and Rachel-Rose when they were younger filled the reception table, and thoughtful notes were passed around to loved ones. This family was such a joy to work with; we could not have asked for a better group!
The day of the wedding arrived and you could tell there was some anxiety in the air. That all went away when Rachel-Rose and KJ had their “blind” first look. The smallest touch from KJ calmed Rachel-Rose’s nerves and turned them into excitement instead. The rest of the night was filled with beautiful and poignant speeches, tears, tons of laughter and dancing – no one wanted it to end!
Thank you Rachel-Rose and KJ for writing such a sweet review on WeddingWire
. I am so glad I was able to be a part of such a special day!
I was lucky to get to work with A Southern Soiree as our day of planner! Frankly, I don’t think we would have had as beautiful a wedding as we did without the hard work of Gina Annab, who I highly recommend! She went above and beyond to ensure that I had a wonderful day! She was friendly, kind and professional and I was happy she was there at my wedding as more of a friend than just a wedding planner. If you are going to have a day of planner, A Southern Soiree is the way to go! I am sure they are also fabulous as entire wedding day planners as well!
Check out these stunning images from Azul Photography:
Don’t you love those robes?!
Absolutely stunning…and to think she wasn’t going to wear this veil originally. Glad we decided to use it!
Blind first look!
Love the special touches Rachel-Rose and KJ added to their ceremony!
Neat idea for a chuppah!
Special touch to display escort cards – family medical bag!
Personal touches always add the WOW factor! Rachel-Rose and KJ made personal menu cards for each guest!
Beautiful centerpieces from Tre Bella
Hill Ballroom – gorgeous!
Delicious cake display from Cinda’s Creative Cakes!
KJ’s grooms cake back when he went to Stanford
Another successful Hora!
Joe Bunn had the dance floor packed!! I’m loving these dance moves 🙂
Congratulations Rachel-Rose and KJ!!!
Thank you to these wonderful vendors for making this a perfect day!
Venue – Carolina Inn
Rabbi – Andrew Ettin
Ceremony Music – Arioso Strings
Photographer – Azul
Videographer – Twenty-One Films
DJ – Joe Bunn
Photobooth – Shutterbooth
Florist – Tre Bella
Baker – Cinda’s Creative Cakes
Hair & Makeup – OnLoKtionMakeup