October is our favorite time of year, and we were so happy to spend it with some super awesome people on a gorgeous day in Chapel Hill. Plus, wedding food is very important, and weddings that contain GF garlic cream bacon pizza AND bourbon coffee ice cream are at the top of my list. But as if it couldn’t get any better, this wedding venue also had a very cute goat, as well as a barn cat that I befriended and took a selfie with. Boom! A good work day indeed. Christina and David were so excited and made the best of every moment. They also have a great group of extremely supportive friends who all pulled together to make this day happen smoothly. It had basically monsooned the day before (which is better than the day of), and their friends laid down hay in the tent and did a ton of work to make this wedding as dry and comfortable as possible, so mad props to the wedding party and friends for their hard work at the venue! The weather was a little chilly, but everyone was comfortable in their heated tent and around their bonfire in the yard. Cafe lights added a bit of a magical touch, and it was a perfect fall wedding. We were happy to be there and spend the day with these two lovely individuals.


Date: October 27, 2018
Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain // Chapel Hill, NC
First Dance Song: “ILYSB” – LANY
David’s Occupation: PhD Candidate
Christina’s Occupation: Health Research Analyst
How You Met: We met in Chapel Hill right before graduating from college (the first time around)
Interesting Fact: We spent two years being long-distance-engaged as Christina worked on her Masters in Public Health and David started his PhD program.
Honeymoon: Australia, New Zealand, & Peru.
Officiant: Blair Ganson
DJ: DJ Harlem
Florist: Pine State Flowers
Ice Cream: Two Roosters
Caterer: Napoli Pizza
Hair: Moshi Moshi
Makeup: Ceremony Salon
Videographer: James Ryan Films

So I am making a new commitment to the CSP blog that I’ve been finding kinda distracting. The commitment is to stop talking quite so much, and let the pictures tell more of the story than me. I often interrupt the flow of the pictures to explain something, and even I find that pretty distracting, so I’m going to stop that. :) I also am not a huge fan of super long intros… and realize that most people want to just get to the pictures! Let’s see how well I can follow this. :( It’s hard for me to stop talking. :) In order to cut on the long intros, I am also moving the vendor info to the bottom of the page much like the end credits in a movie.

Nicole was our lovely bride and Frank was our handsome groom on this beautiful early fall day. Fabulous weather and a beautiful wedding.  Nicole does drug research while Frank has a MD and is pursuing a career in child psychiatry.  We’re very thankful to have witnessed the marriage of two lovely individuals. Congratulations, Nicole and Frank!

Date: October 1st

Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Governor’s Club // Chapel Hill, NC

DJ: Mark McNally of Joe Bunn DJ Company

Florist: Tre Bella

Cake: Sugarland

Coordinator: Lisa Johnson at Governor’s Club