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As high school sweethearts who went on to become loyal NC State Alumni, Kaitlin and Chris set out to plan a unique wedding day that encompassed their love of family, friends, board games, cards, cornhole and all things Wolfpack, and they more than delivered by treating their guests to a fun-filled Game Night themed wedding reception at the NCSU Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center on the southern shore of Lake Raleigh.
The bride and her attendants began their day next door at The State View Hotel where they had their hair and makeup expertly done by the Wedding Hair By Liz team. Their outdoor ceremony on Park Alumni Center’s beautiful brick plaza was officiated by the Rev. Kayelily Middleton, whose insightful retelling of Kaitlin and Chris’s love story brought both laughter and a few tears to all who listened. Following the ceremony, guests were treated to drinks, delicious appetizers, cornhole, bocce ball, board games and a surprise visit from NC State’s very own Mr. & Mrs. Wuf during the cocktail reception. Prior to the start of dinner, guests were invited to answer trivia questions related to the newlyweds, and the guest who proved they knew them best won a prize! To top off the perfect Game Night themed wedding, Kaitlin and Chris kicked off their dinner reception with a rousing game of “Family Feud: Wedding Party Edition” followed by “Family Feud: Bride’s Family v Groom’s Family.” It can easily be said that a good time was had by all – which is exactly what Kaitlin and Chris wanted!
Congratulations, Kaitlin and Chris! It was an absolute pleasure to help you coordinate such a memorable wedding that was unlike anything we had ever done.
ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF FAITH TEASLEY PHOTOGRAPHY
Kaitlin & Chris’ All-Star Wedding Team
Photographer: Faith Teasley Photography
Wedding Coordinator: Chestnut & Vine Day-of Wedding Coordination
Hotel: The State View Hotel
Florist: The English Garden
Hair/Makeup: Wedding Hair by Liz
Officiant: Rev. Kayelily Middleton
Dessert Bar: Sweet Cherry Bakery
Rentals: CE Rental
Lighting: Simpsound DJ & Lighting
Special Guest Stars: Mr. & Mrs. Wuf
Meghan and Drew made their wedding celebration at the Rand-Bryan House extra special by sharing their three favorite things with their closest friends and family – gourmet coffee, food trucks and local craft beer. They personalized every detail down to the illuminated Growler centerpieces with table number stands made of barley, gourmet pizza and garlic knots made onsite by Pie Pushers, and bags of roasted coffee beans for their guests to take home to enjoy. Their burnt orange, dusty blue and white floral bouquets and boutonnières, expertly designed by Flowers on Broad Street, vividly popped when paired with the ladies dresses and gentlemen’s suits, and, of course, they offered their guests an impressive selection of locally crafted beers to enjoy while dancing to the energetic sounds of Bunn DJ Company‘s very own Jeff Ellis.
Thank you, Meghan and Drew, for entrusting Chestnut & Vine Day-of Wedding Coordination with your wedding day! It was a joy getting to help you pull together all of the personal touches that made your wedding celebration uniquely you! Cheers to a long and happy marriage, and may your love never stop brewing!
All Photos Courtesy of Samantha Canal Photography
Meghan & Drew’s All-Star Wedding Team
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Rand-Bryan House
Photographer: Samantha Canal Photography
Wedding Coordination: Chestnut & Vine Day-of Wedding Coordination
Officiant: Reverend Barbara Lodge
Floral Design: Flowers on Broad Street
Catering: Pie Pushers
Linen & Chair Rentals: CE Rental
Decor Rentals: Homemade Bride
Hair/Makeup: The Makeup Culture
Cake/Cupcake Design: Smallcakes – Cary
Bartending & Wait Staff Services: The Happiest Hostess