Just over a year ago in January of 2022, Rebecca and Ryan said their I Dos. These two are amazing. Both are physical therapists in the Triad and they worked, caring for others at all hours, and during the worst of the pandemic. We were thrilled to be the place for them to join together and make it official.
For their day, the weather was cooperative – even for January – so guests were able to enjoy our patio, as well as indoor spaces during the ceremony and reception. Rebecca and Ryan were visibly joyful before, during and after their vows and loved seeing how each part of their big day transpired. We love it when the air is full of expectation, then excitement and then celebration.
Rebecca’s gown was spectacular. It showcased layers and layers of floral lace from the bodice down through to a full skirt. She donned a pearl necklace that her father had given her mother when they first started dating. Her mom also had a handkerchief made to hold around the wedding bouquet, and it showed the wedding dates of her parents, Ryan’s parents, the couple’s own wedding date.
They chose to do a first touch and read each other letters, instead of a first look and it was worth it. When Ryan saw Rebecca coming down the aisle in the afternoon sunlight, it was magic. The filmy sheer curtains, the gold hoop draped with white flowers, along with the burgundy and blue wedding party made for a pretty glorious picture. They used our neighboring florist, Cary Florist, who absolutely delivered with wintry white florals and deep green foliage.
Their original wedding photographer had a baby the day before their wedding, but they had arranged a back-up and the images are lovely! Rebecca and Ryan stole away to several local places for urban photo backdrops, which fit beautifully with their photographer’s style.
The Reception & Party
The couple shared a beautiful first dance at sunset, and then proceeded to enjoy the more fun and traditional elements of a reception. They were also thrilled with Willis J Entertainment, who kept the party going till the sun was completely gone.
They also shared a private, last dance before their big send off. Rebecca: “I encourage all couples to do that. It’s more relaxed and intimate than the first dance with everyone watching, and it gives you a moment to slow down the night.”
The newlyweds and Chatham Station are happy to share the vendor list!
Videographer: LionFish Films
Caterer: Cannon Catering
Cake: Once in Blue Moon Bakery
Flowers: Cary Florist
Hair and Makeup: Ashley Mooney Hair and Makeup
Rentals: Curated Events
Live music for ceremony: Kevin Lorenz (family friend of groom)