Blue Barn Photography
As soon as I met Emily and Kyle, I knew that these two were already a strong, supportive team, and when they became husband and wife on October 8, 2016 at The Matthews House in Historic Downtown Cary, NC, it was obvious to all in attendance that these newlyweds have what it takes to weather through any storm that crosses their path. Despite an uninvited wedding guest, who went by the name Hurricane Matthew, Emily and Kyle threw a festive, heartfelt wedding celebration that their family, friends and day-of wedding coordinator will never forget. Not once did the bride and groom let the stormy weather dampen their enthusiasm. Even with a power outage in the main house during cocktail hour and hurricane force winds whipping through the breezeway outside the ceremony and reception hall, never have I seen a bride and groom smile more on their wedding day than Emily and Kyle did. As you will see in their wedding photos below, their smiles and positive attitudes were contagious and felt by every person in the room. Kyle and Emily put together an all-star wedding team that didn’t miss a single beat and made sure that the party inside was just as high energy as the storm outside.
Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Travlos! It was an honor to coordinate your wedding day, and thank you for making my first experience in a hurricane an absolute blast!
All Photos Courtesy of Rachel Linder of Blue Barn Photography
In accordance with an old Southern tradition that wards off rain, the bride’s parents buried a bottle of bourbon on the grounds of The Matthews House one month before Emily & Kyle’s wedding day. While the bourbon might not have kept the rain away, we can thank it for keeping the power on in the reception hall while the rest of Historic Downtown Cary was experiencing a blackout.
Emily’s Bridesmaids get their first look at the gorgeous bride
Kyle & Emily’s Private “First Look”
Emily & her Dad went all out for their Father-Daughter Dance – big, happy smiles run in the family!
Not even Hurricane Matthew could stop these newlyweds from having their Grand Sparkler Exit!
And Emily & Kyle live Happily Ever After…
Emily & Kyle’s All-Star Wedding Team
Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Matthews House – Cary, NC
Photographer: Blue Barn Photography
Floral Design: Tre Bella Florist
Day-of Wedding Coordination: Chestnut & Vine Day-of Wedding Coordination
Catering: Empire Eats Catering
Bartending Service: On the Rocks Bartending
Chalkboard Design: Chalkboards by Julie
Hair & Makeup: Hair & Makeup by Ashley Mooney
Cake Design: Simply Cakes
Officiant: Reverend Rick Edens
Reception Entertainment: Bunn DJ Company – Frank Meldau
Ceremony Music: Carolina Harp – Marilyn Weinand
Transportation: Triangle Car Service
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I can’t think of a better day to introduce you to one of the most perfectly matched couples I’ve had the pleasure to meet since starting Chestnut & Vine. When I received an inquiry from the bride about Chestnut & Vine’s day-of wedding coordination services, I knew immediately that I was supposed to work with Erin and Brooks. Not only do she and I share a quintessential Irish name, Erin’s classic Irish middle name is also my sister’s first name. How could we not be destined to plan a wedding together? I am so glad that Erin and Brooks put their faith in my coordination skills, because their wedding was sensational!
Erin Patricia Mason married Brooks Henderson on a perfect October day in Downtown Raleigh at the popular Stockroom at 230 on Fayetteville Street. During our initial consultation meeting, it was obvious that Erin and Brooks had the makings of a strong marriage. They work well as a team, respect one another’s opinions, shared a common wedding day vision and contributed equally to the wedding planning process. Their First Look Photos perfectly capture how much these two love each other. Erin and Brooks wanted a fun wedding that reflected their personalities, and, thanks to their vision and the all-star team of wedding professionals they brought together, they succeeded in throwing a party for the ages!
Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Henderson!!
All Photographs Courtesy of Blue Barn Photography
Erin & Brooks’ Wedding Team
Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Stockroom at 230
Photography: Blue Barn Photography
Floral Design: Bushel & Peck Designs
Wedding Coordination: Chestnut & Vine Day-of Wedding Coordination
Officiant: Kris Weis
Catering: Empire Eats Catering
Cake Design: Once in a Blue Moon Bakery
Transportation: The Raleigh Trolley
Decor Rentals: CE Rental
Market Lights: Themeworks
Cocktail Reception: The Big Easy