Shelby and Josh are Star Wars fans to say the least, and planned their big day for May 14, as in “May the 14th be with you.” If you know, you know, and since May 4th was a Wednesday, it was a no go. For this incredibly fun wedding, there were subtle nods to their favorite movie franchise throughout.
The couple chose not to have a first look, and instead shared their first special moment when Shelby walked down the aisle. Instead the bride got ready with mom and sister, shared a first look with her father, and a first touch with husband-to-be Josh.
Shelby and Josh had their ceremony out on our patio at Chatham Station and the space was covered in by a lovely clear tent. Brides: these are helpful if weather is uncertain, but they are also beautiful when decorated well. It offered such an elegant look to the patio when draped in the market lights. The couple used our herringbone backdrop, draped with the most beautiful floral arrangements.
After the ceremony, Shelby and Josh sneaked off with photographer Danielle James to get images around downtown Cary.
Inside Chatham Station it was bright and elegant with white linens, the sun streaming in from the bay doors and simple florals and touches. Tabletops were decorated with arrangements from Colorfields that were absolutely stunning.
Shelby and Josh’s wedding cake was perfectly elegant and simple – topped with florals and greenery. Guests were treated to an ice cream bar from Andias, with their famous (and delicious) homemade flavors and abundance of toppings.
The ice cream bar was not the only show stopper, though: the bride and her dad treated everyone to a fun father daughter dance that guests loved. The newlyweds also danced with a prop image of their dog, and played the shoe game where guests were able to learn more about their relationship in a humorous way.
For the final send-off of the pair, guests got out their light sabers and it was epic!!
Congrats Shelby and Josh! May the 14th be with you always.
The newlyweds and Chatham Station are happy to share the vendor list.
Catering and Bar: Catering By Design
Coordinator: Harmony Weddings & Events
Photographer: Danielle James Photography
DJ: Alex with Vox DJ
Rentals: CE Rentals
Hair: Wedding Hair by Liz
Makeup: Michelle Clark
Cake: Banko Bakes
Ice Cream: Andias Ice Cream