Photographs by Stephanie
On a gorgeous, sunshine filled Fall afternoon, Christian and Sarah were the first couple to be married at the newly christened Cross + Main (formerly The Boondocks before it was purchased by Rocky Top Catering) located in the quaint downtown of Youngsville, NC. The bride and groom, who relocated from North Carolina to Oklahoma so that Christian could continue his training with the U.S. Marine Corp, have Sarah’s parents and sister to thank for finding this small town gem 22 miles north of Downtown Raleigh. Cross + Main’s exposed red brick and pristine wood floors, which were immersed in a flood of natural sunlight, formed the perfect backdrop for an endearingly romantic wedding.
It was important to Sarah and Christian to make their wedding a family affair. They were married by the groom’s cousin under an archway built by the bride’s father that was cloaked with sheer draperies sewn together by the bride’s mother, and their siblings, nieces and nephew were all members of their wedding party. During the cocktail hour, the entire wedding party was shuttled to nearby Wake Forest for a photo session in Joyner Park. The majestic Carolina Blue sky made their outdoor photoshoot absolutely perfect. Once the wedding party returned to Cross + Main, guests were welcomed into the reception hall that was beautifully decorated with cranberry and navy linens and gorgeous floral centerpieces masterfully designed by Youngsville’s own Brandi’s Bontanicals. After a fun evening full of dancing and laughter, the newlyweds exited under an archway of sparklers that led them to their getaway car – an immaculate 1941 Packard Sedan owned by a local couple that the bride’s parents just happened to meet at a car show. It was the perfect way to end a wonderful celebration of such a sweet, thoughtful and loving couple.
Congratulations, Sarah and Christian! Thank you for entrusting your wedding day to Chestnut & Vine. It was a pleasure to work with you both and to see all of your hard work come to fruition.
All photos courtesy of Photographs by Stephanie
Sarah & Christian’s Wedding Team
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Cross + Main | Youngsville, NC
Photographer: Photographs by Stephanie
Floral Design: Brandi’s Botanicals
Wedding Coordination: Chestnut & Vine Day-of Wedding Coordination
Catering: Cannon Catering
Bartending Services: POUR Bar Services
Decor Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Hair/Makeup: Joanne Maye Makeup Artistry
Cake Design: Sweet Memories Bakery
Transportation: Carolina Livery Service
Classic Car: Chad & Demi Goldman