Nina & Mac – Intimate Spring Wedding in the Heart of North Carolina

What a ride to Nina and Mac’s special day, which ended up being nothing short of perfect! The couple started out with big plans for a wedding with over 200 guests at their alma mater, Duke University. As we were working together toward their beautifully imagined day, along came the pandemic, which completely changed everything. Unsure of what to do, and with only a couple of months to go, the couple pivoted to their new plan with grace. Their whole new plan for a wedding day at Chapel Hill turned out to be the intimate day they always wanted.

Their incredible day began with a ceremony at St. Thomas Mor Catholic Church officiated by Father Michael Martin. Nina walked down the aisle in her breathtaking gown and perfect hair and makeup by Wedded Kiss. Their guests surprised them outside of the church by waving Duke Blue pom poms to celebrate the Newlyweds.  Following their church exit, they added in a pit stop to Chapel Hill to playfully taunt their cross-town rivals by taking photos in front of the UNC Old Well while sporting their Duke gear.  Then it was off to their reception where they were joined by their closest family and friends at The Parlour at Mann’s Chapel. Gorgeous florals by Tre Bella were featured throughout the day, and their cocktail hour shifted into a delicious menu catered by Southland BBQ that was followed by scrumptious desserts prepared by The Cupcake Shoppe. This couple got their groove on with some fun dance moves thanks to Bunn DJ’s very own Frank Meldau. One of the highlights of the evening was their private dance to Toto’s Africa before their celebratory streamer exit.

Nina and Mac, such an unbelievable couple inside and out, thank you for entrusting your wedding day and planning in Chestnut & Vine. We wish you a lifetime of love, health, and happiness.


All photos courtesy of Timmester Photography

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Photographer: Timmester Photography

Venue: Washington Duke Inn

Wedding Coordinator: Chestnut & Vine Wedding Logistics Coordinators

Officiant: Father Michael Martin

Caterer: Southland BBQ Catering

Florist: Tre Bella Inc.

Hair and Makeup: Wedded Kiss

DJ: Bunn DJ Company

Tent Rental: Capital Events

Rentals: American Party Rentals

Transportation: EcoStyle Transportation

All photos by Timmester Photography