The Cloth Mill

Cassidy & Tyler’s Industrial Chic Wedding | Hillsborough, NC

Bride & Groom in white tuxedo

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.

The Cloth Mill Reception Setup with long tablesCassidy 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.Newlyweds with Pee Dee Pirate at their reception

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.



Click here to experience Cassidy & Tyler’s Wedding Day as captured by Oak City Films

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

Anna & Nate’s Colorful Spring Time Wedding at The Cloth Mill | Hillsborough, NC

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NC State sweethearts Anna and Nate were showered with sunbeams as they said their vows before their friends and family at the historic Cloth Mill at Eno River in Hillsborough, NC.  Anna chose a bright array of spring florals that Julie Terry Florals used to design exquisite  bouquets and a ceremony arch that popped against The Cloth Mill’s industrial red brick.  Following their heartfelt ceremony that brought tears to everyone’s eyes, guests enjoyed traditional NC barbeque from local favorite Hillsborough BBQ and wedding cake and desserts lovingly made by the Bride’s mother, grandmother and cousin.  DJ Willis got the guests out of their seats and turned the joyous day into an even greater celebration of music and dancing.  As the end of their magical wedding day neared, Anna and Nate were wished well by their guests as they exited the venue in a captivating tunnel of colorful bubbles.

Thank you, Anna and Nate, for trusting Chestnut & Vine to coordinate your amazing day!  It was an honor to work with you, and Erin will never forget the “Spotted Cow” Anna surprised her with following her summer internship in Wisconsin.  Best wishes to you both for a long and happy marriage!



Photographer: Hailey Simone Photography

Venue: The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Wedding Coordinator: Chestnut & Vine Day-of Wedding Coordination

Caterer: Hillsborough BBQ

Florist: Julie Terry Florals

DJ: Willis J. Entertainment

Officiant: Rev. Nate Ford

Rentals: CE Rental


Hannah & Van’s Spring Wedding at The Cloth Mill | Hillsborough, NC

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