Jessye and Dan are the kind of couple who bring the party with them wherever they go, even on their wedding day. We’re talking hula-hooping (while drinking champagne!), temporary golden tattoos of their wedding date, and llamas, you guys.
Our playful bride’s Ruby wedding dress in blush perfectly reflects her sensibility – ruffled, figure-hugging, and, as it turns out, ideal for hula-hooping. It also happened to look fabulous in the charming, rustic setting of their venue, the Chapel Hill Carriage House.
How did you choose your gown?
“Before I went shopping, several friends told me that I would probably try on many beautiful dresses and I might not have that feeling of finding the perfect dress. At the first few places I went to, I thought they were right. I found my dress at Traditions by Anna in Raleigh and when I tried it on I knew that it was just what I was looking for. Fun and sassy with just the right amount of sparkle. I couldn’t stop smiling.”
Tell us about your day! Did you have a theme or style in mind?
“We didn’t have a particular theme in mind, we just wanted everyone to have a good time. We wanted our wedding to be simple and beautiful and were lucky enough to find the perfect vendors to make it happen. We loved the Carriage House because of its natural beauty and all of the fun things that they have available for guests. With corn hole, hula hoops, and baby goats, they really have something for everyone!”
What’s your funniest wedding day memory?
“The owners of the venue have an alpaca that they took out for a little walk during our reception. Of course we had to run over and meet our new friend for a photo opp.”
What are five words that best describe your significant other?
“Brilliant (cancer researcher!), hard working, loving, thoughtful, and fun. He always knows how to make me laugh.”
Do you have any advice for future brides/grooms?
“Try not to stress out about the small details and just enjoy your day. Find vendors that make you feel comfortable and find a great wedding coordinator who will make sure everything goes smoothly.”
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
“We are so excited to go to Greece in September.”
Jessye + Dan’s Chapel Hill Carriage House Wedding Vendors
wedding dress: Ruby via Traditions by Anna | photographer: Emilie Carol Photography | venue: Chapel Hill Carriage House | florals: Bloomin’ Rose Flowers | catering: Beau Catering | event planning: Kast Events | invitations and table cards: Indigo Envelope