Lauren & Alex’s Bradford Beauty | New Hill, NC

Lauren and Alex met during their first week of college at UNC-Chapel Hill and throughout the next year, they bonded over playing cards, swing dancing lessons, and watching UNC basketball.

In late August of 2020, Lauren and Alex rode their bikes down the Tobacco Road Trail, raced Go-Carts, and walked through UNC’s campus, talking about the many memories they had made there. The walk ended at the Botanical Gardens, which was their favorite spot on campus – one they had discovered together.  Under the big tree in the middle of the garden, there was a basket containing the engagement ring.  Rose petals, a bouquet of flowers, a photo, and a bottle of her favorite Welch’s sparkling juice were all on the scene. Lauren said “yes” to the proposal from Alex, bringing them to their August 2021 wedding at the Bradford.

Lauren had two gorgeous hairstyles for both pre-ceremony pictures and for the ceremony, as well as a stunning touch of makeup from WINK Hair and MakeupWith top-notch catering from our friends at Rocky Top Catering and an evening of fun and dancing with Making Memories DJ Service, Lauren and Alex’s wedding day truly turned out to be a beauty at The Bradford.

It was an honor to have been a part of such a beautiful summer wedding at the Bradford for such a genuine couple, surrounded by their closest family and friends. Lauren and Alex, thank you for entrusting the Chestnut & Vine team with your wedding day!  May your love for one another continue to radiate throughout your entire lives together.


All photographs courtesy of Megan Travis Photography

bride and her bridesmaids

wedding first kiss

bridal party

Chestnut and Vine wedding

The Bradford

first dance

Chestnut and Vine bride and groom

cutting the cake

sparkler exit


Photographer: Megan Travis Photography

Videographer: Reel Weddings

Hair and Makeup: WINK Hair and Makeup

Venue: The Bradford

Wedding Coordinator: Chestnut & Vine Wedding Logistics Coordinators

Caterer: Rocky Top Catering

Cake: The Original Cake Lady

Florist: Tre Bella Floral

DJ: Making Memories DJ Service


All photos by Megan Travis Photography