The part of their wedding that Jacqi and Hayden were looking forward to the most was, “Just having everyone we love and who has supported us to this point, being with us and sharing this special event.” They chose The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, North Carolina as their venue and went with a classic rich burgundy and juniper green palette for their fall wedding. Victoria Park Florist created stunning bouquets of cool green eucalyptus and thistle, deep pink protea, and soft peach roses and we couldn’t imagine a more perfect complement to the bridesmaids rich green dresses! When a warm, down-home vibe is your wedding aesthetic, it’s sure to be a great time for everyone, and these beautiful photos from Radian Photography show us that a great time was in fact had by all!
In their own words
How did you meet?
We met through mutual friend couple, Ryan and Catherine. Hayden had asked Ryan and Catherine to come workout at his gym in Hillsborough. Catherine invited me to come be her partner, since she knew I did Crossfit. After we went to eat at a restaurant, Ixtapa, and we saw each other across the table. After, I kept asking Ryan about Hayden every time I went to their house. Eventually Hayden asked about me and Catherine called me to let me know. I DM’ed Hayden on Facebook and gave him my number, to which he asked me to coffee.
What is your proposal story?
Hayden proposed about a year after we started dating. He did it on a trip to Chicago to visit my parents. He asked me in the Walnut room of Macy’s department store. It was still all decorated for Christmas (my favorite holiday). My brother and his wife were there to share in the joy.
What was the most important to the two of you while planning? Was there anything that you chose to splurge on or skip?
The idea of everyone coming together and having a good time was most important to us: Just having everyone we love and who has supported us to this point, being with us and sharing this special event.
What were your favorite parts of the day?
Hayden said that one of his favorite parts of the day was getting to share the day with all of our friends and family, especially his 94-year-old grandmother who traveled from Florida. Along with our first dance together and seeing Jacqi in her dress. My favorite part of the day was having my first look with my dad and then seeing Hayden at the altar.
Do you have any advice for couples planning their weddings now?
If we could give some advice to future brides and grooms, it would be to just relax. In the end everything will work out the way that it should. Do not be scared to ask for help or advice. You would be surprised how many people want to actually help in your big day!
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