Elisa + Craig | Social Media Sweethearts | Chapel Hill Wedding

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Not many couples can say they met through Instagram but such is the case with Elisa + Craig - #howcuteisthat? You never know what can come about when you start “following” someone on social media! What came about for these two was a Great Gatsby-inspired wedding tailored to the couple’s romantic vision of gold, white and timelessness.  Elisa stepped straight off the runway in a stunning gown and picture-perfect hair and makeup (Can we say Old Hollywood at its best!?) while Craig sported a classic black tux. In fact, you may recognize this gorgeous couple as they are featured in the ad on the back cover of Southern Weddings Magazine and a blog feature!

Groom's Gift

Groom's Gift

Lula Hair and Makeup Stylist

Lula Hair and Makeup Stylist

Carolina Inn Bride

Carolina Inn Bride

Bridal Shoes

Bridal Shoes

Groom Cuff links

Groom Cuff links

Chapel Hill Groom

Chapel Hill Groom

Yellow gold wedding bands

Yellow gold wedding bands

Bridal Party Selfie

Bridal Party Selfie

Groomsmen

Groomsmen

Floral Crown Flower girl

Floral Crown Flower girl

Carolina Inn Bride

Carolina Inn Bride

yellow rose bouquet

yellow rose bouquet

Carolina Inn First look

Carolina Inn First look

Chapel Hill Bride and Groom

Chapel Hill Bride and Groom

Hill Courtyard Ceremony

Hill Courtyard Ceremony

The Carolina Inn was the perfect backdrop as these L.A. based Sweetheart’s said “I do” in front of gilded magnolia leaves and a family-made cross adorned with floral garland. Music played a major role in the celebration as many relatives and friends (You may even recognize some famous faces!) serenaded them throughout the ceremony and reception. Personal choices to incorporate a prayer circle during the ceremony and to dance to a live version of “Endless Love” stood out as unique pieces of the celebration.

Anne Hill Courtyard Ceremony

Anne Hill Courtyard Ceremony

Champagne Bridesmaids Dresses

Champagne Bridesmaids Dresses

We loved the Bridesmaid’s champagne lace dresses and the adorable Junior and Petite Bridesmaids! Signature cocktails served on the Front Porch, a mirrored table assignments sign, sweet thank you notes to guests and an oh-so-glamorous cake were lovely touches.

Signature Cocktail Front Porch

Signature Cocktail Front Porch

Carolina Inn Bridal Party

Carolina Inn Bridal Party

Old Well Ballroom Decor

Old Well Ballroom Decor

Old Well Ballroom Draping

Old Well Ballroom Draping

Gold Wedding Cake

Gold Wedding Cake

Bridal Party Introductions

Bridal Party Introductions

Toasts Old Well Ballroom

Toasts Old Well Ballroom

Old Well Ballroom Photobooth

Old Well Ballroom Photobooth

Carolina Inn Grand Exit

Carolina Inn Grand Exit

Grand Exit Chapel Hill

Grand Exit Chapel Hill

Mustang Grand Exit

Mustang Grand Exit

One thing was abundantly clear through this wedding day – they are surrounded by love and blessings. Such an adoring family, supportive and fun friends, and the way they look at each other is nothing short of an epic romance.  

Planner - Tia, Erin McLean Events

Venue - The Carolina Inn

Photography - Grain + Compass

Hair + Makeup - Lula Hair and Makeup

Videography - Grain + Compass

Florals - Barbara Long

Reception Music - The Local DJ

Rentals - CE Rental

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