Cook Shack Catering
April Showers bring a stunning bride and gorgeous wedding flowers! A rainy forecast didn’t damper Hannah and Van’s spirit on their wedding day at The Cloth Mill in Hillsborough, NC. Having spent a portion of their engagement apart while Van was deployed with the USMC, this endearing couple knew the importance of enjoying the now and making the most of their time together. Thanks to the professional talents of The Makeup Addict team, Hannah and her attendants looked radiant from the pre-ceremony photos all the way through to the newlywed’s Grand Exit, and the gorgeous florals by Tre Bella Inc. popped perfectly against the bridesmaids’ vibrant red dresses.
Some of the highlights from Hannah & Van’s wedding day include being united in marriage by the bride’s Aunt, Rev. Mary Ann Hill, a delicious S’mores Bar expertly crafted by Cook Shack Catering, and a surprise Groom’s Cake by Cake Couture Boutique that encompassed Van’s two favorite past times – the Chicago Blackhawks and his prized Harley Davidson motorcycle.
It was a magical day that was enjoyed by all who attended, and Hannah and Van are destined for a lifetime of happiness because together they know how to make the most of every moment – come rain or come shine.
All Photos Courtesy of Richard Barlow Photography
Hannah & Van’s All-Star Wedding Team
Venue: The Cloth Mill at Eno River
Photography: Richard Barlow Photography
Day-of Wedding Coordination: Chestnut & Vine Day-of Wedding Coordination
Floral Design: Tre Bella Inc.
Catering: Cook Shack
Bar Service: The Cloth Mill at Eno River
DJ/Photo Booth: All Events DJ
Hair/Makeup: The Makeup Addict
Officiant: Rev. Mary Ann Hill
Decor Rentals: American Party Rentals
Wedding Cake: Whole Foods Durham
Groom’s Cake: Cake Couture Boutique
Tempe and Stuart were married on April 16, 2016 in the bride’s hometown of Louisburg, NC. Since the bride and groom both reside in Wilmington, I had the pleasure of working closely with Tempe’s mother, Anne, on all of the final details. It was quite the family affair with 370+ guests in attendance with some guests traveling from as far as Jackson Hole, WY to celebrate Tempe and Stuart’s big day.
Weather conditions could not have been better for an outdoor reception that included a traditional Southern barbecue made to perfection by Louisburg’s own Cook Shack. The weekly forecast predicted rain for their wedding day, but thanks to the Father of the Bride and an old Southern tradition, Carolina Blue skies and billowing white clouds shined brightly all day on the festivities. In order to guarantee that rain would not fall on his youngest daughter’s wedding day, Tempe’s Dad buried a bottle of bourbon at the site of the reception exactly one month before the wedding. Once the party was underway, he dug up the bourbon bottle and presented it to the couple during his toast. Thanks to that bottle of bourbon, not one drop of rain fell the entire day!
Congratulations, Tempe and Stuart! Your celebration was one that Louisburg will never forget!
All photographs courtesy of Chris Nieto of Nieto Photography.
Tempe & Stuart’s Wedding Team
Ceremony: Louisburg United Methodist Church
Reception: Timberlake House
Photographer: Nieto Photography
Videographer: Linn Bennett
Floral Design: Brandi’s Botanicals
Wedding Coordination: Chestnut & Vine Day-of Wedding Coordination
Catering: Cook Shack Catering Company
Rentals: Grand Rental Station
Hair/Makeup Design: Total Image Salon
Cake Design: Nancy Hearne
Bridal Luncheon: Ladyfingers Caterers
Late Night Snack: Granny’s Drive-In
Horse & Carriage: Rusty Thornberry
Transportation: USA Party Bus