Christopher and Brian

Hillsborough, North Carolina

 

 

Photography | In His Image Photography | @inhisimagephoto

Venue | The Cloth Mill at Eno River | @clothmill

Floral Designer | Tre Bella Florist | @trebellainc

Men’s Attire | Adrian Park | @adrianparkcustomsuits

Caterer | Donovan’s Dish @donovansdish

Rentals | Table of Contents

DJ | Cool Receptions | @coolreceptions

Tell us about your ceremony venue and what attracted you to it?

We originally were supposed to get married at Duke Chapel, Durham NC. What attracted us to Duke Chapel was in our heads it resembles St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. While visiting London, we both fell in love with the Chapel. Unfortunately, because of Covid-19, we could not get married at the Chapel. Thankfully, our reception venue was at The Cloth Mill where we were able to have the ceremony as well. The courtyard was beautiful and decorated very nicely for an intimate ceremony.

 

Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette?

In inspiration behind our day was classic and elegant. I wanted the colors and decor to reflect simplicity, white, black and yellow.

Let’s talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception?

The wedding decor was simple. there were whites, golds, and grey with white candles and roses on the tables.

 

What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?

The flowers were the accent color for the wedding party. The wedding party wore black and white with yellow flowers for accent.

 

Let’s talk fashion. How did you choose your wedding day look?

I could not find a tuxedo I liked at any of the tuxedo stores. I wanted a unique style jacket and a specific color. I found this amazing designer at Adrian Park Custom DeLouice who was able to bring our ideas to light.

 

Tell us about your bridesmaids

The groomswomen wore an elegant ivory Vera Wang gown.

 

Tell us about his groomsmen

The grooomsmen wore black Calvin Klein tuxedos with black ties, vest and white shirts.

 

Wedding Favors?

In lieu of wedding favors, we donated to The National Kidney Foundation.

 

How about the wedding invitations & stationery?

The wedding invitations were designed by Divine Designs. the background was a black and white tuxedo with white and gold writing which matched our wedding colors.

 

What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day? What is your fondest memory from your wedding day?

The fondest memory of my wedding day was looking out into the courtyard and seeing all of our family and friends there. Given Covid-19 shut down the US two days after our wedding, we had over 120 people in attendance from ages 1-98.

 

What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples?

Make sure you listen to one another wants and desires. Don’t lose sight of the fact it is both of your wedding day.

 

What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?

The fondest memory of my wedding day was looking out into the courtyard and seeing all of our family and friends there. Given Covid-19 shut down the US two days after our wedding, we had over 120 people in attendance from ages 1-98. My favorite image from our wedding day was the ones of us having our first dance. We sang to one another the entire song and all the lyrics expressed our love for one another.

 

Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?

Just enjoy your day! Something is most likely not going to go as planned, but don’t let that affect your day and take away from the reason you guys are getting married. Make sure you listen to one another wants and desires. Don’t lose sight of the fact it is both of your wedding day.