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A Christmas Wedding at The Carolina Inn

SB&G has a very special Wedding Wednesday post, just in time for Christmas! North Carolina couple, Christopher and Sarah, were wed on December 20, 2015 and embraced an elegant holiday theme. There’s just something so magical about a Christmas wedding at The Carolina Inn!

Christopher and Sarah met in 2013, and started dating shortly before Christopher moved to North Carolina from Michigan for work. Their proposal took place at Wrightsville Beach.
Even though neither one are Carolina alumni, Sarah grew up in Chapel Hill and always dreamt about having a wedding at the Carolina Inn. The church where they were married is the church that Sarah went to throughout her childhood. And what could be more magical than a Christmas wedding at your childhood church followed by a reception at the elegant and decorated Carolina Inn?

The “Christmas” theme was highlighted with red and gold, which showed up in the bridesmaids’ dresses, the beautiful red flowers with winter greenery, and the gold accents in the Old Well Ballroom at the Carolina Inn.

There were lots of family connections that made the wedding more personal, including Christopher’s godson, Austin, as the ring bearer, and the flowergirl was the daughter of Sarah’s cousin – Sarah was the flowergirl in her wedding! Sarah’s brother-in-law sang her down the aisle with a beautiful rendition of Ave Maria

According to Sarah, “The Carolina Inn was amazing in making our wedding day a success. The food was extraordinary and the day flowed seamlessly!” During the planning process, she loved flipping through copies of SB&G to get decorating ideas, look at dresses, and see other weddings that took place at The Carolina Inn.

There was so much to celebrate during this magical holiday wedding! Photographer, Bronwyn Duffield’s images are “incredibly beautiful, and she was so sweet to work with,” said the couple.
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