These two, who tied the knot at the Chapel Hill Carriage House on Saturday, are some of my favorite people. Both Sarah & Josh are incredibly kind, generous, and fun. Everyone who knows them loves them. And that’s a lot of people, because I’m pretty sure Josh knows every person who’s ever lived in Lumberton or Chapel Hill at any point in their lives. The love present filled the open air cathedral for their ceremony, and the smiles on everyone’s faces told you exactly what kind of day it was. The rain even let up about an hour before the ceremony and cleared the way for those Carolina Blue skies you see above. I’m so glad we could be part of this day.
Venue: Chapel Hill Carriage House
Planner: Janet Ray
Video: Big Dog Little Bed
HMUA: Nick from Carmen Carmen Salon
Dress: Carolina Bridal World in Smithfield
Officiant: Marcus McFaul
Bagpipes: John Starke
Florist: Bloomin’ Rose Flowers
DJ: McSound Productions
Catering: Beau Catering
Cake: Love N’ Sweets Home Bakery
Getaway car: Blue Diamond Transportation
And then us on the still frames, which are up next 😀
When your last name is McIntyre, you don’t just wear a kilt and have a bagpiper, you decorate with tartan too!
How cute is the sign in the getting ready room at Chapel Hill Carriage House?!
That law degree I have came in handy when Sarah opened her gift from Josh, which was one of the sweetest wedding gifts I’ve ever seen and perfect for two lawyers. He and Sarah are tenants by the entireties now. Google it.
Mom of Honor and bridesmaids!
All those ladies are stunning, but look at this woman! Even more beautiful? She’s a human rights attorney.
Sarah wore her grandmother’s ring and adorned her bouquet with a photo with her. Her grandfather was there to tell her how proud he was and these are the moments to remember and cherish.
Josh started his day at Al’s Burger Shack, which meant John had a burger for lunch which is not really fair. Check out Josh’s shirt though! “Josh and Sarah Forever”
When he got to the Chapel Hill Carriage House he got into his kilt, and then there was time for some toasts.
Sarah’s gift for Josh was perfect for sharing. Except the glass that says Mine.
The McIntyre clan looks good and wedding ready!
The perfect blend of Scotsman and Tar Heel.
Over at the ceremony site, a bottle of scotch awaited the couple for their quaich during the ceremony. This Celtic tradition has its roots in hospitality and friendship, and sharing the cup is also about trusting one another, so it’s perfect for weddings.
Josh was escorted in by bagpipes which was awesome, and then the ladies made the long walk around the pond to get to the ceremony site.
When it was Sarah’s turn, all eyes were on her, except Josh, who didn’t want to peek until she was at the center aisle.
But when she did come down the steps into the center aisle, the look on Josh’s face said everything.
How great is this outdoor ceremony space?
Boom. They’re married!
The blues of the dresses and suits worked so beautifully with the little hints of fall colors popping in the trees.
I’m told it wouldn’t be a Chapel Hill Carriage House wedding if Abraham the alpaca didn’t make an appearance.
But he’s not as cute as the newlyweds.
Josh had a knife in his sock because of course he did.
But we made sure the knife went nowhere near this tiny cutie. Clarence is only about two weeks old, but he was still as rambunctious as only a baby goat can be. I wonder if he’s more mischievous than Sarah & Josh’s dog Jackson…
I rarely put behind the scenes photos in blog posts, but you guys. I GOT TO HOLD THE BABY GOAT. HE GAVE ME A KISS. The reception included some incredibly important people the couple lost way too soon.
Entering to high fives. I love it.
Josh scooped Sarah up into his arms during their first dance!!
After the first dance we snuck out for some portraits on the pond. They rowed out to the middle of the pond and back on that floating dock. That’s one way to make sure you get a workout on the wedding day.
By the time they rowed back in, blue hour was settling upon us and the moon had popped out, with a hint of pink sunset behind the trees, so we set up some night shots to capture the colors.
Back inside for some parental toasts and blessings before dances with their parents.
Then Sarah and Josh kicked off the open dance floor.
Quick break for some sugar and shenanigans.
Then back on the dance floor
John set up and shot that awesome night portrait with Chapel Hill Carriage House’s barn all lit up and full of party behind Josh & Sarah dancing on the dock. Back inside, a sweet last dance.
I’m 99% sure this last shot is mid “Go to Hell Duke” because the crowd ended the night with a rousing chorus of Hark the Sound.
Congratulations you two!!!