When we think of getting married in a private home, the movie Father of the Bride leaps to mind. Sweet, beautiful, sentimental…so many emotions! It also brings to mind an awesome planner, because every home wedding needs a coordinator like Franck Eggelhoffer (played by Martin Short) to provide laughs, stunning design, and keep things running smoothly.
Amanda and Ben must have seen the movie and taken notes because, when they decided to wed at Ben’s family home in Chapel Hill, they hired Grace Leisure Events. Known for her prowess as a backyard planner, Grace Leisure delivered. Amanda and Ben’s elegant, romantic wedding began beneath a gorgeous chuppah in the front yard, and then flew into full swing in back under a tent sparkling with twinkle lights and chandeliers.
Amanda + Ben’s Chapel Hill Wedding Vendors
wedding dress: custom Lea-Ann Belter Penny via Traditions by Anna | photographer: Love Shutter | wedding planner: Grace Leisure Events | florals: Watered Garden Florist | rentals: American Party Rentals, CE Rental, and Cottage Luxe | invitations: Maria Scheel | lighting: Get Lit Event Lighting | hair + makeup: Makeup For Your Day | bridesmaids dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Raleigh | photo booth: ZimZoom Photo Booth | catering: The Catering Company of Chapel Hill | videography: Clickspark Films | suiting: Julian’s | wedding cake: Miel Bon Bons | ceremony musicians: Save the Date Music | reception music: The Free, Sam Hill Bands | transportation: Carolina Livery | guest accommodations: Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club