I work with quite a few clients who are from out of town. For one of my latest Carolina Inn Weddings, Tiffany & Tim are both from Pennsylvania but had roots in Chapel hill and decided to have their wedding at the Historic hotel. I had met Tiffany and Tim almost a year before their wedding and have enjoyed several opportunities to hang out with Tiffany on her planning visits. Needless to say, we had really gotten a lot of opportunities to chat before her wedding and when the day finally came, it was like seeing long time friends.
As the day arrived for their wedding, both Tiffany & Tim got ready at the Carolina Inn so it was really easy to go back and forth between their rooms. I say this a lot, but it is indeed so cool to see both sides of the bridal party getting ready and to capture that story. From the guys chilling out and watching football to the bustling activity in the ladies suite with hair & makeup, it paints a really wonderful dichotomy on the differences of the getting ready process for both of them.
Their wedding ceremony was outdoors in the Anne Hill courtyard and attended by 150 of their close family & friends. With a DJ playing music during the processional, Tiffany walked up and we caught a great moment of Tim holding back a few tears. As the ceremony ended, Tiffany & Tim exited thru a shower of bubbles and to the back of the Carolina Inn where they enjoyed champagne and a few fruits while their guests headed over to cocktail hour. We photographed their family formals then walked around the property with Tiffany & Tim photographing wedding portraits of just the two of them including one of my favorites from the day in the Old Well room.
As Tiffany & Tim entered their wedding reception, the room, quite literally, erupted as everyone welcomed the newly married couple! After the first dances, a few of the groomsmen grabbed the chalkboards that were meant for the photo booth and wrote quite a few, well, colorful comments. The rest of the evening was filled with laughing, a few tears and a whole LOT of people having a great time celebrating Tiffany & Tim’s wedding!
I’d like to give a very heartfelt congratulations to Tiffany, Tim and their incredible families. We truly enjoyed the sort amount of time we spent with everyone and are thrilled with the photos we captured from your gorgeous Carolina Inn Wedding. As always, here are a few select photos from your day!
Officiant – Barbara Lodge
Hair & Makeup – Ginger Mullins
Flowers – The Watered Garden
Cake – Miel Bon Bons
DJ – Jeff Simpson
Photo Booth – Red Carpet Photo Booth