Lindsay and Austin are just wonderful and let us drag them all over the place on a very humid, buggy night and made them climb on rocks and move pieces of old boats for us. They were super good looking while doing all of that, too. And A+ attitudes for also sitting on rocks and putting feet in the water and swatting away hordes of gnats and climbing up and down sandy embankments in formalwear. They were really, really happy to do all of this, and maybe it’s just because they’re positive, happy people, or maybe it’s because they were just married on Sunday, July 23rd and are madly in love, or maybe it’s both. Either way, we enjoyed working with them immensely. Although they did answer that It is their favorite movie and I totally forgot to make a “They all float down here” reference despite being surrounded by water and a place that Pennywise could totally, definitely live. A little disappointed in myself.
These two met through a mutual friend who became Austin’s roommate. And this friend is actually the husband of a lovely lady named Meg (Hi, Meg!) that we’ve met because she’s attended the weddings of a couple of our clients and made me delicious gluten-free cupcakes at the one. Lindsay also knows other past client-friends of mine and it’s all very much a small world here at CSP and we do love it. Together, Lindsay and Austin have made Durham their home despite Linsday having once lived in a mud hut in Africa and Austin having once lived in South Dakota. They enjoy their furry companion friends, hiking, and disliking Little Finger on Game of Thrones. We are so happy we got to meet them and document their faces forever and ever.
It made Brooke happy when she found out that we were cat people even though she doesn’t have a cat (Peter’s allergic), and so it made us happy that it made her happy, and what we wish for them most in their married life is the development of a truly hypoallergenic cat so that they can get one and live happily ever after.
We hadn’t had the opportunity to meet these two until their rehearsal since they live in DC, but we did meet them (obviously) and they were as charming as we expected them to be and then some. Brooke went to school at UNC and actually worked at the Carolina Inn when she was in college, so it was quite fitting for her to get married there. Peter went to George Washington but roots heavily for the University of Maryland terrapins, so there was a lot of taunting and tongues sticking out and a cake shaped like a turtle and I believe a threat was made by the bride when she told someone to start cutting the terrapin cake at the neck (Peter did not). At the end of the night, pom poms were passed out in both UNC blue and white and Maryland red and black. The ultimate betrayal was committed by Peter’s mother who decided to use the UNC pom poms.
We were honored to be a part of Brooke and Peter’s wedding and so thankful to have had the opportunity to meet and work with them! More importantly – it seems that our Carolina Inn rain curse was finally broken and despite a more or less constant threat of an immediate downpour, it never rained. :) Thank you to Brooke and Peter’s family for being so awesome and for hosting an amazing wedding!
Date: July 20, 2013
Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Carolina Inn // Chapel Hill, NC
Vendor Credits: Officiant – Rev. Brian Wingo | DJ – Randy Bennett of the Joe Bunn DJ Company | Florist – Lyn Graves from Fresh Affairs | Cake – Cinda’s Creative Cakes | Caterer – The Carolina Inn | Hair/Makeup – Margo Williams from Belloviso | Coordinator – Tracy Adams of Adams & Events, Inc.
When we uploaded these onto my computer last night, Geoff and I started looking through them, and the first thing out of my mouth was, “Look, honey, it’s Travis and Claire!” It was really strange to see them on screen, in our editing program, staring back at us. Normally this is not strange, but when people are your good friends, it suddenly becomes really weird to see them through your editing program. It’s like seeing a picture of them in a magazine, maybe. That’s the best way I can think of to describe it anyway. It’s quite strange.
Anyway – Travis and Claire have been our friends practically since we moved to North Carolina (or very shortly after, anyway). Geoff met Travis at work. I remember when he first told me about him… which consisted of him saying, “I met a guy named Travis at work. He seems pretty cool.” Which, in Geoff-speak, is him being really excited about a possible new bromance (Geoff doesn’t typically talk about work). So I was excited to meet Travis and he’s lived up to the “pretty cool” standards Geoff set up for him. They started playing baseball together on an adult men’s league that’s local, and I started hanging out with Travis’s awesome girlfriend (now fiancé), Claire.
If Claire’s not at a baseball game, I get pretty sad, as we typically sit there and talk for several hours. Occasionally people ask us the score and we realize that we should probably be paying more attention (sorry, Geoff and Travis). We get sunburned and there’s typically nowhere to pee, but we continue to go for support the boys (and, for me, to harass Claire for a few hours). These two get married in September and we will be excitedly attending the wedding ourselves and, since we’re off the clock, totally taking advantage of their open bar. We love you guys.