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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