Geoff and I had several weeks there (12 weeks, actually) where we were out of town for almost every weekend. Emily and Charlie’s wedding was our first local wedding back, and we couldn’t have gotten back into the swing of localness with a better venue, better vendors or, of course, a better couple (granted, Charlie is a Phillies fan, but we don’t hold that against him). We love farm weddings as they tend to be really chill. This wasn’t actually chill because it was pushing 90+ degrees, but the people were absolutely lovely. :) Emily and Charlie were married by their friend (who gave them an amazing and humorous ceremony) and then joined their friends and family in the barn afterward for dancing.

Now – we see a lot of receptions and we see a lot of dancing. We typically know when there’s going to be a lot of dancing, and when there might not be so much dancing. This particular group of guests were very polite and well behaved and quiet, which usually means that they won’t be too much into the dancing. It was also very, very hot. Very hot. We were kind of sweating bullets all over the place. This is another sign that people will be fairly chill at the reception, usually talking and playing games as opposed to, you know, doing crazy dance floor gymnastics and jumping all over the place and dancing nonstop all the time WHICH THEY DEFINITELY ENDED UP DOING. I have no idea how they did it. Heck, their Grandma was on the floor! Geoff and I were sweating bullets just standing there and Grandma was dancing it up in the middle of a hundred some people. We were definitely impressed, and then even more impressed when one of the guests decided to toss ice into the mouths of people dancing which was a pretty ingenious idea. Anyway – it was pretty amazing and we were so happy to be there and be part of their fantastic party. Congratulations, to Emily and Charlie, and dance on, you crazy party guests. :)

Date: July 26, 2014

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Snipes Farm Retreat // Chapel Hill, NC

Emily’s Occupation: Was working as a Child Welfare Social Worker but is returning to school in the fall for Master of Social Work.

Charlie’s Occupation: Charlie is a high school teacher (Social Studies and English)

How You Met: We met freshman year at UNC, became close friends, but did not begin dating second semester of senior year.

Interesting Fact: Emily has only seen Charlie two times, in the 9 years they have known each other, without facial hair.

Honeymoon Destination: Spain and Morocco!

Vendor Credits: Officiant – Fennon Wisseh (friend) | DJ – Tim Hazel of TJDJ | Florist – Tre Bella | Cake – Scratch Bakery | Caterer – Beau Catering | Hair – Syd’s | Coordinator – Viva L’Event

Michele and Jonathan’s wedding was planned quite far in advance. We were honored to be a part of it from the beginning, working with them on their timeline and ideas, and mainly assuring Michele that it probably won’t rain. Of course, we had no idea whether or not it would, but most of the time it doesn’t, so we were betting on that. Michele had the most rain plan contingencies in place in her head of any bride. Jonathan said she spent a lot of Saturdays when it rained looking out the window and commenting, “I feel so bad for whoever is getting married today!”

On our final consultation we looked at the weather and it was cloudy with a small chance of rain on However, Michele had a site up her sleeve called Weather Underground (whose name implies that they know a forecast that we don’t) where it was a 50/50 chance of rain or not. It was anyone’s game.

Come their wedding day, there were very dramatic clouds, but we’re happy to report no rain. :) It did sprinkle during their exit, but that’s about it. We bring you this very dry blog post to happily report no rain on Michele and Jonathan’s wedding day. :) And we could not have wished that fabulous luck on two nicer, sweeter, genuine people. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with the two of them as they’re instantly people you like (maybe it’s their obvious adoration of their cats).

Date: April 27, 2013

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Snipes Farm Retreat // Chapel Hill, NC

Michele’s Occupation: Communications

Jonathan’s Occupation: Paralegal/Database Manager

How You Met: In college.

Interesting Bride Fact: First job was at TCBY.

Interesting Groom Fact: Terrified of puppets (especially marionettes).

Honeymoon Destination: Coast of Maine.

Vendor Credits: Officiant – Rev. Dennis Nolen | Band – John Howie Jr. & The Rosewood Bluff | Florist – DIY team headed by good friend Betsy | Cake – Honey & The Moon Bakery  (cake topper hand made by Michele) | Caterer – Catering by Design | Hair/Makeup – Sarah Boulton from Body Bliss Salon | Coordinator – Red Bird Events