Kate + Michael | Magnolia Wedding Magic | The Carolina Inn

Green Wedding Details

If there ever was a classically stunning bride, it was Kate. Every choice she made for her wedding added to the elegance of the day. Guests must have known they were in for a treat when they opened their envelopes to find a lovely magnolia inspired envelope holding their invitation. She and Michael didn't disappoint. Kate donned a beautiful lace gown that fit her just perfectly -- paired with a glittering pair of Jimmy Choos, every girl's wedding day dream. Gifted with a beautiful day full of summer sun, the couple said I do in Chapel of the Cross, a gorgeous church in the heart of Chapel Hill. As they made their exit from the chapel, the afternoon light was just perfect for what turned out to be jaw-dropping portraits captured by Nancy Ray Photography. Kate's wedding day inspiration came from her Alma Mater, Wake Forest, where the campus is dotted with magnificent magnolia trees at every turn.

Lace Gown
Jimmy Choo Wedding Shoes
Magnolia Invitations, Calligraphy
Classic Bridal Details, Carolina Inn Bride

The hand created invitations were done by the talented Page Palmer, of Penned By Palmer lettering. One of our favorite invitation suites to date. 

One-Shoulder Navy Bridesmaids
Summer Navy Bridesmaid Dresses

How amazing is the sunshine in this photo - Kate was married with her best friends by her side in floor length navy gowns. We loved the one-shoulder detail!

Ranunculus boutonniere
Chapel of the Cross Wedding Program
Chapel of the Cross Wedding Ceremony
Chapel of the Cross Wedding

This photo is one for the wall - just beautiful!!

Ivory Peony Bouquet

Kate chose a simple ivory bouquet of lush peonies for her day. They paired perfectly with her gown and her classically elegant taste.

Father Daughter first look
Navy Bridal Party
Ivory Ballroom Design
Magnolia Chair Swag
Calligraphy Escort Cards

Kate and Michael said their good-byes under a flood of ivory rose petals from family and friends!


Thank you to a fantastic team of vendors who worked together to bring this day to life!

Planning + Design - Erin McLean Events

Ceremony Venue - Chapel of the Cross

Reception Venue - The Carolina Inn

Florals - Tre Bella

Photography - Callie, Nancy Ray Photography 

Calligraphy - Penned by Palmer

Invitations - Sealed Design Studio

Cake - Ashley Cakes 

Hair + Makeup - Ceremony Salon 

Band - 10 Spot, Sam Hill Entertainment 

Transportation - A Formal Affair 

Rentals - CE Rental