Is there anything better than a fall wedding at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC? Jacqi and Hayden decided to move forward with their wedding plans, altered though they were, to throw a beautiful celebration for their closest friends and family.
When asked how they met and how the proposal went, here’s what Jacqi and Hayden said:
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 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. 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)!-Jacqi
How sweet is that? We love that it took a little persistence for Jacqi and Hayden to end up together — their marriage will definitely benefit from that! When we asked them what they were most excited for, they said, “The idea of everyone coming together and having a good time. Just having everyone we love and who has supported us to this point, being with us and sharing this special event.”
They filled this out during a time of uncertainty — we still didn’t know what would happen due to COVID. We’re so glad that everything came together to allow around 50 of Jacqi and Hayden’s friends and family members to be together and celebrate them at The Carolina Inn. Even masked, it was clear that everyone had so much fun sharing in the joy!
What advice do Jacqi and Hayden have for you?:
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.Jacqi and Hayden
Jacqi and Hayden, thank you for inviting us into your beautiful fall wedding at The Carolina Inn. We know not everything went according to plan, but you two handled it with such grace and love. We hope you look back with fondness at these photos for decades to come! Congratulations!
Thank you to the vendor team for this beautiful wedding! It would not have been possible without you!:
Planner – A Southern Soiree; Elizabeth
Reception Venue – The Carolina Inn
Officiant – John Osbourne
Cake – Smallcakes
Florist – Victoria Park Florist
Hair and Makeup – Mena Garcia
Band – Mixtape Grab Bag
Ceremony Harpist – Udeshi Hargett
Rentals – CE Rental
Dress – Lana Addison Bridal