Just a few months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting with a couple who was in need of a “Day Of” Coordinator for their special day in Chapel Hill, NC. Fast forward to today, we are just 6 days away from the amazing evening in which these two will say I do. I’ve had the pleasure of sharing in their story and assisting them along the way to prepare for this one of a kind moment. Allow me to share a little bit about them with you all!
Meet Carley Brown and Ben Berolzheimer! They have a proposal story that is beyond romantic and a history that is nothing short of swoon-worthy. These two are Carrboro natives and actually met their Junior Year in Precalculus at Carrboro High. How cute is that?! Throughout the years, these two have span their love across the state of North Carolina from App State to UNC, to Winston-Salem, and back again to their roots again nearing their hometown. Currently, these two reside in the heart of downtown Durham just a hop from the Farmer’s Market and their favorite local grub and brew spots. Fast forward nearly a decade, Carley is currently working as a Physical Therapist in Carborro, NC and Ben has just begun his venture into Grad School at UNC Chapel Hill to obtain his Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning. From what I have been able to gather from the outside looking in, these two are the kindest of souls who are passionate about their local environment, economy, and culture. They are conscious of the environment and supporting local business and sustainability. They even took the opportunity to book their wedding at a local farm which they felt was a great find, charming, and also a wise investment for the community. It’s such a charming place, and I have to mention that at their site inspection we saw a bunny on a leash!! Yes, yes we did. :)
Want to know more about their proposal? You HAVE to check out their page on the Knot. But, I’ll give you a little backstory: it involves their favorite hike on the Appalachian Trail, a climb to the top of a fire tower, and the most helpful brother in the world who hiked the whole trail with a bottle of bubbly in his bag to celebrate! It must’ve been magic, cause from the sounds of their story, Carley couldn’t even believe it was real!! :) The couple enjoyed an exceptional sunset view from the top of the fire tower despite the prior weather and storms. They closed out their night on the AT with a toast, and soon after, began to prepare for the big day!
So, let’s talk about the big day! These two will share in the exchange of their vows, their love, and their promise of a future together with their most favorite people on Saturday evening at The 1870 Farm in Chapel Hill, NC. It’s rustic charm and barn side elegance is one for the books, especially those chandeliers inside! Upon entering, you embark down a long winding dirt driveway spotting first signs of friends with the alpaca’s, sheep, horses, and other barnyard animals greeting you as you approach the main farm house. Beyond the main farm house (which is quite the sight) you are extended into their smaller farm home (a guest house of sorts), fresh gardens, out buildings, and the main barn which will host the reception. If you haven’t ever seen this place, you definitely need to check it out. It’s amazing! Carley + Ben will be adorning their night with fresh greenery, crisp wines, cozy picnic tables, the warmth of soft light and candle glow (electronic of course), their closest friends and family, plentiful yard games, and local craft brews AND ice-cream served up cold!
What more could you want?! We are so excited to be part of their big day and cannot wait to show you the aftermath on the blog and Instagram. Stay tuned and hop over to our pages on social media to follow us LIVE and behind the scenes on the couples big day!
We wish these sweethearts the most magical of evenings! <3 Cheers!