Valerie and Ian were married in March of 2022 at Chatham Station, and we loved hosting this couple and executing their vision in our venue. The entire patio was tented, with bars both inside and out for guests during the reception. The couple’s decor choices were simple and elegant, with beautiful greenery, white blossoms and plenty of gorgeous details.
Valerie and her bridesmaids got ready with the help of Wedded Kiss in our bridal suite. Her mom assisted and after she was ready, she had a first look with her bridesmaids. Valerie read a sweet heartfelt note to her girls thanking them for being a part of her day and sharing how much they all meant to her. It was really tender and sweet.
Valerie’s gown was unlike any we’ve seen. Made of chiffon with a sweetheart neckline, jeweled belt and ties on the shoulders, it was ethereal and feminine and completely romantic. . Paired with her veil, delicate hair piece, and pale blue shoes, she was a stunning bride.
The bridesmaids wore beautiful satin dresses. Since the couple did not have a first look, Ian and his groomsmen were able to enjoy a drink at Bond Brothers prior to the ceremony.
Ian was beaming with excitement as Valerie walked down the aisle.
The couple had a live painter at the wedding. It was entertainment for the guests and created a perfect gift for the couple. The result, once finished, was dreamy.
Table numbers were labeled with special places the couple had been. It also included stories like their first date, where Ian asked Valerie to be his wife, their first home together and other special memories. The backdrop included a neon sign stating “Simply the best.” They included a farmhouse table set for two for a perfect sweetheart table!
Ian and Valerie shared a fun first dance filled with flips and flair. Later in the evening Valerie changed into a fun sparkling dress. The couple provided guests with LED wands at the end of the evening, and these were a hit.
Congratulations Valerie and Ian! Cheers to you both and to many happy decades ahead.
The newlyweds and Chatham Station are happy to share the vendor list.
Planner: Dogwood Gatherings and Events
Catering: Backyard Bistro
Bartending: Celebration Sidekicks
Dessert: Publix & Nothing Bundt Cakes
Rentals: Ce Rentals
Florist: Cary Florist
DJ: Dow Oaks Events
Photographer: Peachmay Photography
Hair Stylist and Makeup: Wedded Kiss
Officiant: Dogwood Gatherings
Videographer: Cinescope Films