Real Wedding: Sabrina + Rob at The Barn of Chapel Hill

I cannot believe Sabrina and Rob have already celebrated their FIRST wedding anniversary. This year has been such a busy one and I can definitely say "time flies" when you are having fun...and busy chasing a 10 month old :) This couple was so much fun to help with planning. They both moved in the very beginning of our planning process to Seattle, Washington to pursue new careers. So with that being said we did a lot of virtual planning which included emails and phone conversations. We were also able to knock out a lot of vendor meetings, cake tastings and rental meetings with a quick North Carolina trip by the bride and groom.

Sabrina and Rob got married at the beautiful Barn of Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill holds a special place in Sabrina and Rob's heart because they both went to UNC and truly cherished their time in Chapel Hill. They wanted all of their family and friends to enjoy the town just as much as they did while cheering on the Tarheels. Sabrina and Rob started their day by getting ready at the most popular Chapel Hill hotels - The Franklin and The Carolina Inn. This particular May day we were continuously checking the weather on the BEST weather app (Dark Sky) to get the minute to minute rain status in the area. Thankfully the rain held out most of the afternoon and Sabrina and Rob were able to complete their First Look vision at The Old Well on UNC's campus as they envisioned.

Back at the Barn of Chapel Hill, Jen with Wild Flora Farm was performing floral miracles and foraging to make their greenery dreams come true! Sabrina and Rob had a classic vision with a lot of greenery and crisp white flowers, which played so beautifully off of their gray and gold accents throughout the design. I would say Wild Flora Farm, Barn of Chapel Hill's onsite floral company, completely NAILED it!

Right before ceremony time the rain decided to make another appearance. Thankfully the venue has so many different areas and options for guest to mingle. We were able to wait until the coast was clear in the area to continue with the original plan and have the ceremony under the stunning greenery arranged pergola.

After the ceremony, guests were invited back to the Barn of Chapel Hill verandah for delicious signature cocktails, lawn games and passed appetizers while Ally and Bobby Photography were cranking out family portraits. Continuing the night Rocky Top Catering continued their excellent service and served all of the guest their plated salads and dinner option. It was really important for Sabrina and Rob to have superb service and have their guest engage with each other while enjoying their delicious meals.

After dinner the dance floor and photobooth were open! ZimZoom Photobooth was a complete hit of course, and Eric with All Around Raleigh DJ kept the dance floor packed and the guest dancing. But the night was not complete without the tasty chicken biscuit late night snack served on the dance floor by Rocky Top. Sabrina and Rob concluded the night with a sparkler exit with the barn as a backdrop. Sabrina and Rob -

Thank you so much for entrusting C&D Events with one of the most important days of your lives. I hope you continue to stay in touch!

XO Alexia

Thanks to all our awesome vendors!

Photography: Ally and Bobby Photography

Venue: The Barn of Chapel Hill

Planner: Alexia and Dana with C&D Events

Design/Florals: Jen with Wild Flora Farm

Invitations + Programs: Minted

Escort Card Display: Dana with C&D Events

Chalkboard: Lettered with Love

Rentals: CE Rental and Cottage Luxe

Caterer: Rocky Top Catering

Music: Eric with All Around Raleigh DJ

Photo Booth: ZimZoom Photo Booth

Dessert: Details Cake Design

Transportation: EcoStyle

Hair/Make Up: Pamela Hung with OnLoKation Makeup

Officiant: Kayelily Middleton