Chapel Hill weddingElari and Joey tie the knotCarolina Inn and Top of the hill, a UNC tradition

Sometimes when we meet a couple we just know that we are going to have a great time at their event, this couple was no exception. Elari and Joey knew exactly what they wanted and were so ready to celebrate being together and starting their lives as a family. They were relaxed and fun, with a wonderful easy going attitude, that made for lots of great photo opportunities. They both got ready at the Carolina Inn, where we got to spend time with each of them before a sweet first look and some family formals. Then off to TOPO for some bridal party pictures and a quick stroll around the UNC campus. (A visit to the old well and the kissing bench is a must for a UNC photo op) The great room at Top of the Hill, was the backdrop for a beautiful ceremony and a spirited reception complete with a guest dance-off. (Thanx so much to Brian McGuire of McSound Productions for providing the music that made it happen)

Here are some of our favorite moments from their day.

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A sweet first look


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Relaxed bridal party portraits


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Chapel Hill wedding fun!


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UNC Old well wedding photos


The new Mr & Mrs


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First dance together


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Dance off team spotlight


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Mom kills it on the dance floor



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