Real Wedding: Lindsey and Grayson at Chapel Hill, North Carolina
March 14, 2009
By: eddye

We have a such a charming wedding to get your inspirational juices flowing this bright and brisk Saturday morning! So let's get straight to it ...

From the beautiful bride, Lindsey ...

"Grayson and I decided that we wanted to spend our entire wedding day together, so instead of bucking the tradition of waiting to see each other, we chose to have our wedding ceremony at 12 noon. This posed only a slight problem for the guys, the North Carolina humidity on an August afternoon. Seersucker suits were key."

"We were married in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, our beloved college town where Grayson was still in law school. For Grayson and me, the ceremony was the most important aspect of our wedding day and we wanted to make it very personal. My brother was my “man of honor” while Grayson’s brothers and father served as “best men.” We included all of our best friends in our wedding party and it really felt that they were there supporting and rooting for us. Grayson’s only requests were bowties, his signature look, and a gospel choir.  They sang "They sang 'Oh Happy Day' as we were pronounced husband and wife and everyone danced and clapped and sang their way out of the church. It was truly a celebration!

The reception was held at the historic Carolina Inn which was only a few blocks from the church. We had trolleys take our guests back and forth to avoid the summer humidity. Cocktail hour was all southern-cuisine with a twist with Mojitios served as our signature drink. We danced to a classic beach music band, The Attractions, ate Shrimp and Grits, and ended our reception only to have an after party at Top of the Hill, another nostalgic Chapel Hill landmark where Grayson and I met.

Because I knew it was going to be sweltering hot, (100 degrees that day!) my aunt and I created a short linen dress for me to change into.  We left in a pedicab, rode around while people cheered, and enjoyed the late afternoon as newlyweds."

Now doesn't Lindsey and Grayson's enthusiasm just put a big ol' smile on your face !?

A big thank-you to Joey Seawell Photography for providing us with these great shots of Lindsey & Grayson's wedding.

Lindsey is the event coordinator at the Bald Head Island Golf Club, one of our fabulous Little Black Book members in North Carolina. If you are thinking that you'd love a destination wedding, right here on our own home turf, you really ought to check out Bald Head Island Golf Club. They're located on the southernmost of North Carolina's cape islands, accessible only by passenger ferry or private boat ... no cars and no crowds. The island boasts 14 miles of gorgeous beaches, thousands of acres of protected salt marshes, and a spectacular expanse of maritime forest.  Apparently, Bald Head Island a "one-of-a-kind destination". Sounds just about perfect. Tell Lindsey you saw her wedding on Style Me Pretty and we're sure, she'll help you plan the most perfect destination wedding imaginable!

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