Real NC Wedding : Beth & Brian By Bliss By Sam
Beth and Brian were student athletes at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Beth was on the women’s golf team and Brian was a member of the men’s basketball team.
They met through several mutual friends within the Athletic Department at UNC. After dating for six years, Brian proposed to Beth at the beach ― one of their favorite locations to hang out together. So given their strong UNC bonds, it was a natural choice for them to choose The Carolina Inn as their ceremony and reception venue.
Of course, couples dream of a beautiful and sunny wedding day but as everyone knows, Mother Nature reigns supreme over the weather and you guessed it ― rain. Although the rains came, guests managed to stay dry and enjoy the day’s events. The soft and gentle rain falling during the ceremony gave the wedding an impossible to stage romantic feel. Guests and bridal party were forced to snuggle close together offering wonderful chances for dramatic photos.
Beth graced the aisle in an ivory chiffon asymmetrical Barcelona gown by Augusta Jones. The lovely look featured a sweetheart neckline embellished with beading and fabric flower accents. Her hair was adorned with an ivory organza flower covered in Swarovski crystals and freshwater pearls. Beth also carried a breath taking bouquet built around her grandmother’s wedding ring ― included to honor her grandmother and as her something old, something new.
The rain-muted elegance of the evening continued under a tent in the Anne Watts Hill Courtyard. The lovely setting was decorated with a white and cream floral décor that made a stunning backdrop for a classic party. Guests dined on fantastic foods and a three tiered cake covered with flowers in all shades of white and cream.
At the end of the night, guests were given beer bottle koozies, heart-shaped wildflower seed cards and Carolina-blue car antennas as a send-off for the couple. Guests will never have a problem remembering this wonderfully wet wedding day.
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Event Professionals: Bliss by Sam Weddings and Occasions
Cake: Swank Cake
Venue: Carolina Inn