If a vision for a wedding was more carefully wrought and executed, we haven’t seen it in some time. Details, planning, inclusion of so many of their loves found their way to the big day. This wedding had every single thumbprint of the pair and it was such a blast to watch unfold in June of 2022. But first, let us introduce you to Emily and Harrison.
They met during Emily’s Senior year at Meredith College in February of 2020. Can you see the first trial they were going to have to endure? Their first date nearly derailed them when trying to park in downtown Raleigh. They dined at Taverna Agora and then found that they bonded over NC State Football games. Both have lifetime rights to the same football section, and had probably crossed paths many times before finding each other.
Since Emily was never able to show Harrison the campus at Meredith, in October of 2021, she made a point of introducing him formally to the place of so many happy memories for her. Together they toured the campus, with her guiding him to favorite spots and once they reached a fountain on campus, Harrison proposed to her. She said yes before he even finished his speech.
They planned their wedding at Jones Chapel right at Meredith College.
A First Look
The couple took a moment before saying their public “I Dos” to have a private moment together. They read each other personal notes and shared a laugh.
After the wedding at Meredith College, the reception took place at Chatham Station with the palette of pale blue and white. Everything was coordinated and beautiful. These two also really included their guests in the day. They shared a list of all of their favorite places for entertainment and food that related to their relationship (first date, favorite brunch spot, favorite picnic location, etc.) so that guests could visit and enjoy those same spots while in town for the wedding.
They had a “newsletter” program for the day, with remembrances, the evenings’ itinerary, their vendor list and even a custom crossword puzzle with Emily and Harrison trivia. It was a such a sweet and fun idea. Instead of a guest book, each guest was asked to write down a special memory they’d shared with Emily and Harrison.
Both the bride and groom danced with their moms after their first dance together. In fact, Harrison is such a great dancer, he led the way all night and kept the floor hopping.
Guest enjoyed cocktails and catering from 39 West Catering, and after a final private dance between the couple, Emily and Harrison were sent off into their new life with sparklers and confetti.
Congratulations to these two wonderful souls and cheers to many happy years ahead.
The newlyweds and Chatham Station are happy to share the vendor list with you.
Planner: Paisley and Pearl
Ceremony Venue: Meredith College Jones Chapel
DJ: Absolute Audio
Transportation: North Hills Transportation
Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baked Treats
Catering/Bartending: 39 West Catering
Photographer: Whitney Gremaud Photography
Rentals: CE Rental
Videography: Chris Zirkle Photography