Wedding at the Carolina Inn | Joanne and Nate

Bride and Groom portraits. Wedding ceremony at the Chapel of Cross in Chapel Hill. White and pink bouquet. Photo by Caroline Lima.

What could be better than marrying someone you trust, someone you can talk to about anything…someone who is your best friend? Joanne and Nate met years ago, and bit by bit developed a friendship that would change both of their lives forever! It all started with a fateful 2009 car trip to Washington D.C. Nate needed a ride, and although they were barely acquaintances, Joanne stepped up to the plate. Despite I-95 traffic, time flew by with good conversation and definite chemistry! The attraction was there, but the timing was not…yet. ūüôā Over the next four years they became friends. Best friends. And one day, everything just fell into place. The timing was finally right! And the romance that blossomed was stronger and deeper than either of them imagined could be possible. Now they are husband and wife!
Joanne and Nate love spending time in Chapel Hill, so it was absolutely fitting that their wedding and reception took place at Chapel of the Cross and The Carolina Inn, respectively. The Carolina Inn is such a timeless hotel and I love photographing there. Joanne was beautiful in her Pronovias wedding gown and cathedral veil. The color palette of this wedding was especially pretty, with the bridesmaids in soft, flowing light blue dresses. A perfect choice for a late spring southern wedding! Joanne and Nate really enjoyed all of their guests, and at the reception they had an absolute blast on the dance floor!
I have to take a moment to say how much I loved working with Tia from Erin McLean Events. She had a smile on her face the whole time…so cheerful and organized. It’s always a pleasure to work alongside someone who enjoys what they do as much as Tia does. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we get to work together again in the near future!

I hope you enjoy this selection of photos from Joanne and Nate’s day. And Joanne and Nate: I wish you two the very best in this new chapter!

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Wedding at the Carolina Inn

Thanks Jamie Vinson for shooting this wedding with me!

Ceremony: The Chapel of Cross / Reception: Carolina Inn / Coordination: Erin McLean Events /¬†Florist: Serendipity Designs / Stationary: Minted / Cake Artist: Ashley Cakes /¬†Catering: The Carolina Inn / Reception music: KM DJ Company /¬†Hair and Make-up: The Makeup Culture /¬†Wedding Dress: Pronovias / Veil: Custom veil, designed by Olga’s Bridal and Formal Couture Shoes: Stuart Weitzman /¬†Bridesmaids dress: Dessy Group /¬†Groom’s attire: Hugo Boss / Transportation: EcoStyle

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