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The Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding // Kristen & Alex

It’s been two weeks since Kristen and Alex officially became Mr. and Mrs. Bellows and I am finally sharing their wedding photos!! Get excited because this wedding was full of gorgeous blooms, beautiful details, a brand new wedding venue, and a lovely couple!

Serving Kristen and Alex on their wedding day was such an honor. They are the kindest, sweetest couple. I love getting to know my couples before their wedding day. I got to meet Alex for the first time at their engagement session in Georgetown. He had proposed to Kristen two weeks earlier in California and flew out to surprise her with an engagement shoot and a surprise engagement party with all of her family and friends! What a man! He’s a keeper Kristen! (but you already know that 🙂

This was my first time photographing a wedding in North Carolina. I’d go back this weekend if I was asked! The town of Chapel Hill was charming, everyone was so so sweet. Gosh I love the south. AND the venue was incredible. The Barn of Chapel Hill is a newer venue to the area. It sits nestled in the woods on Wild Flora Farm…a flower farm! Most of the flowers used throughout the wedding were from the farm! They even keep bees on the property and had little party favors of local honey for all of the guests. All of the details of the day were so well planned and coordinated. Kristen’s invitations even showed hints of the flowers she’d have on her wedding day.

Kristen and Alex met while both attending Penn State University. Their dedication to their school was on full display all day! Kristen and her dad even danced to the Penn State fight song during their father/daughter dance! My own dad went to Penn State, so I loved all of the Nittany Lion pride throughout the day!! Lots of “WE ARE’s!” (PENN STATE!)

Kristen and Alex, I wish you both all the best in your new life in California! I can’t wait to see where life takes you both in all of your adventures to come! Congratulations again!!


Wedding Vendors

The Barn of Chapel Hill at Wild Flora Farm

Dress Designer and Place of Purchase
Watters Nordstrom Wedding Suite

Hair and Makeup
Hair: Shannon Atkinson from Poppy Salon Makeup: Allie Galoozis (maid of honor)

Jennifer Wood from The Barn of Chapel Hill at Wild Flora Farm

Sean Norona from Stuck in Love Films

Simply Cakes

Rocky Top Catering

Wedding Planner/Coordinator
Aneesa Glines from Harmony Weddings and Events

Rentals (Furniture, Linens, etc.)
Cottage Luxe CE Rental

Groomsmen Attire
Jos A Bank


Greenway Transit Raleigh Dream Limos

Party Favors
The Barn of Chapel Hill at Wild Flora Farm

Eric Hodgden from All Around Raleigh DJ

Cocktail Hour Music
Arioso Strings

Second Shooter
H Marie Photography

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