Cassidy & Tyler’s Industrial Chic Wedding | Hillsborough, NC
A new job, a new city, planning a wedding, and packing for a move from Florida to D.C., all while a hurricane approached the Atlantic Coastline, did not faze these East Carolina University Alumni from throwing a celebration for the ages. Cassidy and Tyler’s tenacity and positive attitudes were rewarded with a gorgeous Fall wedding day under vibrant Carolina blue skies. The festivities began at The Washington Duke Inn in Durham, NC where the bride, groom and wedding party got ready in two of the Inn’s luxury suites before heading down to the WaDuke’s beautiful grounds for the First Look and wedding party photos and film taken by Richard Barlow Photography and Oak City Films.
Cassidy and Tyler were later married at The Cloth Mill at Eno River in Hillsborough, NC in front of their families and friends by the Bride’s uncle. Some of the sweetest moments included their adorable flower girls and ring bearers, the mothers of both the bride and the groom processing down the aisle together, and the groom escorting the couple’s pride and joy, Raleigh, down the aisle to take her rightful place with the rest of the wedding party. There were few dry eyes among the guests when the stunning bride walked down the aisle with her father as a string trio played in the background. After the bride and groom were pronounced husband and wife, guests were treated to a selection of savory hor d’oeuvres expertly prepared by Catering Works while they listened to the music of Ron and Donna Davis, who were also good friends of the newlyweds.
Cassidy and Tyler brought an elevated elegance to their reception by using a combination of round tables, long tables, hightop tables and a king’s banquet table for their guests’ seating. Each table was named in honor of a city that held a special meaning to the couple. Catering Works out did themselves with a delicious array of food stations that included a colorful, decadent antipasto display. After dinner, Sweetwater Junction amped-up excitement by getting the newlyweds and guests on to the dance floor for a non-stop dance party. If guests found themselves in need of a short dance break, they were encouraged to help themselves to cake and donuts by Pastry Works, an expertly made cappuccino from Espresso Events Catering and Chick-fil-a sandwiches to curb their late night munchies.
The most memorable part of the evening came when all East Carolina graduates were called to the dance floor for an ECU Alumni Photo. Just as the photo was to be taken, Cassidy and Tyler were informed that a special guest wanted to be a part of the photo as well. The newlyweds’ were blown away when ECU’s own Pee Dee The Pirate came racing out to their alma mater’s fight song. These two loyal Pirates could not have asked for a more perfect way to end their incredible dream wedding thanks to some generous friends.
Congratulations, Cassidy and Tyler! Thank you for allowing Chestnut & Vine to be a part of your wedding story. It was an honor getting to know you both and to share in the joy of your first day of marriage.
All Photos Courtesy of Richard Barlow Photography
Cassidy & Tyler’s All-Star Vendor Team
Venue: The Cloth Mill at Eno River
Photographer: Richard Barlow Photography
Videographer: Oak City Films
Wedding Coordinator: Chestnut & Vine Day-of Wedding Coordination
Catering: Catering Works
Officiant: Jack Cloninger, Esq.
Reception Entertainment: Sweetwater Junction
Cocktail Reception Entertainment: Ron & Donna Davis
Ceremony Musicians: Ashley Kovacs
Bar Service: The Cloth Mill at Eno River
Florals: The Foraged South
Hair & Makeup: The Makeup Addict
Coffee Cart: Event Espresso Catering
Cake: Pastry Works
Linen and Dinnerware Rentals: CE Rental
Draping: Showtime Events
Specialty Decor Rentals: The Greenhouse Picker Sisters
Getting Ready Suites: The Washington Duke Inn
Transportation: S & H Transportation