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Winter Wedding at The Carolina Inn Chapel Hill, NC 

From the dimly lit candles to the blushing bride, Hannah Stevenson and Christopher George hosted a perfect winter wedding at The Carolina Inn Chapel Hill, NC. The historic venue looked romantic, covered in wreaths and lights – a winter wedding dream come true. On Dec. 7, 2019, velvet green couches and large flower arrangements made the reception space feel like home on Christmas morning. 

The Carolina Inn provides a variety of wedding packages. Packages include everything you can think of – from professional event coordinators to white-glove butler service! There are many different locations onsite to have your ceremony or reception, along with accommodations for all of your guests. Imagine how incredible it would be to wake up at your venue on the day of your wedding!

Getting Ready Bride and Bridesmaids Winter Wedding at The Carolina Inn Chapel Hill, NC Heba Salama
Engagement Rings Red Velvet Cushion Winter Wedding at The Carolina Inn Chapel Hill, NC Heba Salama

Hannah & George’s Love Story 

Love stories are our favorite, and this couple’s story made our hearts sing! Christopher met Hannah while he was completing his residency and she worked in the ICU in 2016. It was love at first sight for Hannah. She even told her besties that Christopher would be her husband one day! The pair instantly connected over similar careers and shared Southern roots. 

Hannah said it first, Christopher would be her husband one day! After Hannah’s birthday dinner, Christopher told Hannah he had another gift for her, then got down on one knee. She knew it was coming, but during this moment Hannah says, … it was perfect, just the two of us and we were able to just be in the moment …” The engagement started a new chapter of their lives, including a beautiful winter wedding at The Carolina Inn Chapel Hill, NC!

Wedding Portraits Winter Wedding at The Carolina Inn Chapel Hill, NC Heba Salama

Winter Wedding at The Carolina Inn Chapel Hill, NC

One of the many reasons why Hannah and Christopher chose The Carolina Inn is that Chapel Hill holds special memories for both of their families. Christopher’s parents had their wedding reception at The Carolina Inn. The couple felt that revisiting The Inn was a great way to honor Christopher’s parents and their wonderful marriage. In addition to Christopher’s parents being married in Chapel Hill, so was Hannah’s brother! 

“Chapel Hill was also the place where Christopher’s parents lived after they first were married and it just seemed like a special place to start our marriage,” Hannah says. “We loved the thought of having so many family ties to The Carolina Inn and wanted to add to the special memories made there.”

Even though Hannah and Christopher do not currently live in North Carolina, we love that they began their marriage in Chapel Hill.

Bride and Father Winter Wedding at The Carolina Inn Chapel Hill, NC Heba Salama
Outdoor Tented Wedding Ceremony Winter Wedding at The Carolina Inn Chapel Hill, NC Heba Salama
Bride and Groom Winter Wedding at The Carolina Inn Chapel Hill, NC Heba Salama

Heba Salama Photography – Chapel Hill Wedding Photographer  

This sweet couple swooned over Heba Salama Photography. “Heba made the day so perfect,” bride Hannah gushed. Born and raised in Chapel Hill, Heba Salama knows all the special Chapel Hill landmarks to get the perfect shots on your wedding day. She is willing to travel and offers customizable packages – how could you not want to meet Heba?

During this romantic winter wedding, Heba brought Hannah and Christopher to the Old Well Room and had a photo shoot with them during cocktail hour. This gave them time to enjoy their first moments together as newlyweds during an extremely busy day.

Green Velvet Couch Winter Wedding at The Carolina Inn Chapel Hill, NC Heba Salama
Head Table Winter Wedding at The Carolina Inn Chapel Hill, NC Heba Salama
White Cake Winter Wedding at The Carolina Inn Chapel Hill, NC Heba Salama
Place Setting Mason Dixon Designs Winter Wedding at The Carolina Inn Chapel Hill, NC Heba Salama
DINNER MENU Mason Dixon Designs

Winter Wedding Details by Mason Dixon Designs 

Details are so important, and Mason Dixon Designs can help you add all the lovely details! Owner and designer, Danielle Olcott is able to create invitations, stationary, artwork, wedding favors and more. Hannah and Christopher had a beautiful mirror with calligraphy by Mason Dixon Designs that welcomed guests and encouraged an unplugged ceremony. There was even an elegant dinner menu at every place setting.  

Reception Winter Wedding at The Carolina Inn Chapel Hill, NC Heba Salama
Elegant Bride Winter Wedding at The Carolina Inn Chapel Hill, NC Heba Salama

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