If the image above tells you anything, it’s that this couple is not afraid to live big. They entered their reception with a fabulous dance number that impressed and delighted their guests. Transfer that energy to every detail of their day and you have Ashley and Zack!
These two live in dynamic Chicago, but their ties to Cary, NC brought them back for their October wedding last year. They brought elegance, vibrance and fun with them and were extremely hands-on and intentional with their day and all of the details that made it special.
Couples with a vision create amazing wedding day memories and these two are not only deeply in love, but it was evident that those in attendance were extremely important to them too.
After Zack walked to the front of the aisle, he took time to greet their large wedding party who were filing in and made everyone feel warmly welcomed. When the sheer curtains were drawn to reveal Ashley, however, he and others were clearly moved. In that moment, this fun-loving couple was ready to say their vows with solemnity and grace.
Ashley was graceful in a sleek, modern, sleeveless form-fitting white gown that included a dramatic veil and train. She carried an all white bouquet, featuring primarily roses and anemones.
As previously mentioned, Ashley and Zack made a grand entrance from the patio into the reception space and danced before their 170 guests. Their nearest and dearest loved it and clearly they had fun too!
After dances with their parents, the couple sat at a beautifully decorated exposed wood head table and listened to several emotional toasts from loved ones. The sense of togetherness and inclusion was infused throughout the evening.
Ashley and Zack were bold in their decor choices. From the tables adorned with two dimensional gold floral chargers, to the navy and gold accents in napkins and acrylic signs placed throughout the space, the couple branded their wedding with loads of personal flair.
Ashley and Zack selected elements that would enhance their guests’ experiences, even crafting some of the wedding day accessories themselves. The wooden arbor that the couple stood before to say their vows was lit and decorated with flowers, but the piece itself was hand-made by Zack’s father from locally sourced railroad ties just for the occasion. He also created the wooden mug board that greeted guests.
The reception spilled out onto the patio, where guests partied under the autumn stars, courtesy of a lovely clear tent lit from within. And finally, the couple was sent off with sparklers and cheers. It was an amazing night and we were so happy to be a part of it.
The Newlyweds and Chatham Station are happy to share the vendors with you!
Venue: Chatham Station
Photographer: Anchor and Veil
Coordinator: Sweet Sarabelle
Florist: Lilac Floral Decor
Catering: Rocky Top Catering
Rentals: CE Rental
Officiant: Personal Weddings of NC
DJ: Making Memories
Tent Rental: Capital Events
Videographer: Dean Garris
Hair and Makeup: Wink Hair and Makeup