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Jessica and Ryan

October 7, 2014

Jessica and Ryan were married this past May at the historic Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill. The ceremony took place outside in the Bryan Courtyard and the reception was held in the classic Old Well Ballroom. We absolutely loved working with Jessica and Ryan!  Their wedding was truly about the two of them and the beginning of their life together; with every email, phone call, and meeting you could see and feel the love between them.

Their friends and family had such a fun time celebrating the day with them. Between the personalized details in the ceremony and reception, a beautifully decorated ballroom, delicious food, and great music, how could they not have had a great time?  DJ Randy worked his magic with them, and had this dancing crowd out on the dance floor all night long!

Thank you Jessica and Ryan for allowing us to be part of such a wonderful day! And another big thank you for writing this review on WeddingWire:

We worked with Gina Annab at A Southern Soiree as a part of our package at The Carolina Inn. I am so happy with my entire experience with A Southern Soiree. I couldn’t have asked for anything more! Gina was so helpful throughout the entire planning process, and between Gina and her assistant, the day of the wedding was completely flawless. Even my father-in-law couldn’t stop talking about how on-point Gina was! She was quick to respond to emails and phone calls during the planning process, and was always full of ideas and answers for any questions I had. When we got to the venue the day before the wedding, I was able to hand over all of my wedding “stuff” (favors, programs, etc.), and it was like there were magical wedding planning fairies that took it from there and created this absolutely perfect dream wedding day! THANK YOU SO MUCH to Gina and her assistant for making sure we had an incredible day! I would highly recommend A Southern Soiree to other brides!

Thank you Cara with F8 Photo Studios for capturing these moments:

Jessica prepping for the big day!

Jessica prepping for the big day! Love her hair piece!

Ryan and his dapper men.

Ryan and his dapper men anxiously awaiting the ceremony.

Such a sweet note from Ryan!

Such a sweet note from Ryan, even if it was a last minute note. Sometimes those are the best 🙂

The excitement on Jessica's face says it all!

The excitement on Jessica’s face says it all!

Personalized handkerchiefs for each of the girls.

Personalized handkerchiefs for each of the girls.


The girls bouquets really popped off their mint dresses!

The girls bouquets really popped off their mint dresses!

Jessica and Ryan

Jenga guestbook!

Jenga guestbook!

Simple yet elegant arrangements

Simple yet elegant arrangements

Flawless cake!

Flawless cake!


Aren't they adorable?

Aren’t they adorable?


A big thank you to the amazing vendors :

Venue: Carolina Inn

DJ – Bunn DJ Company (Randy)

Florist – Victorian Seasons

Photographer – F8 Photo Studios

Videographer – F8 In Motion

Photobooth – F8 Photo Studios

Baker – Cinda’s Creative Cakes


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