When we moved to Durham, the Hubster and I immediately went on a friend quest. Working from home can seriously limit daily human interactions, so I made meeting people a top priority. Matt and Lauren were some of the first folks we met in Durham, and I still cannot believe our good luck. They are some of the most down to earth, generous, and fun-loving people I have ever known! So, naturally, I was giddy with excitement when Lauren asked me to be their day-of wedding coordinator.

Matt and Lauren were married at the Rigmor House in Chapel Hill.

This venue was perfect for them! It was the ideal location for this celebration with family and friends. When I pulled up to The Rigmor House that morning I felt like I was transported back to summer camp. Although technically in Chapel Hill, Rigmor House feels like you are out on a rustic retreat. Matt and Lauren, along with their family and bridal party, stayed on the property for the weekend, adding to the reunion/retreat feel. The ceremony was held outside, followed by hors d’ourves and dinner inside. The outdoor lawn games and fire pit were a huge hit, as was the candy bar favor table.

Alright, enough gushing, take a look at these great photos by Meg & Seb Photography!

Lace Wedding Dress

Gorgeous lace dress!


Bride & sister

Sister love


Message on shoe

The groom wrote her a message on the bottom of her shoe…                                                                                                     “These shoes aren’t made for running, so no backing out now!”


Dried bridal bouquet

Lauren handmade her bouquets, using beautiful dried flowers, lavender, wheat, and cotton.


Dried bouquet and note from sister.

Sweet sweet note.


Bride and Mother of the Bride

Beautiful mother and daughter!


Dried boutineers

And yes, the bride made all of these too.


Groom and his mother

The Groom with his Mother, getting boutineered.


Groom and groomsmen

The Groom with his guys.


Dried bouquets and purple bridesmaids

Bride and bridesmaids

Ladies looking lovely in lavender.


Bride and Groom kiss

Bride & Groom walking

Look at the back of that dress!!


Purple Bridal Party


wedding welcome sign


Purple wedding reception

Lauren and her family and friends truly transformed the Rigmor House with their DIY decorations!


wedding candy bar

Everyone loved the candy bar!

Wine bottle guest book

Guests wrote bits of advice down and slipped them into the appropriate bottle. When Matt and Lauren reach these milestones in their marriage, they will smash open the bottle to receive their guests’ advice!

Jenga guest book

Jenga blocks in place of a guest book. Now Matt and Lauren see notes from their guests every time they play!


reception bar sign


photo booth

photo booth props

bride and groom first dance

wedding reception


purple and white wedding cake

This cake was specially made to accommodate Lauren’s allergies… and it was delicious!


bride and groom cutting wedding cake


wedding rings

I’m in love with Lauren’s ring, which was custom made to include her grandfather’s diamond.

bride and groom in field Love hands


Thanks for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day!

I love you guys and cannot wait to watch your marriage continue to grow!

This day brought to you through love and support from Lauren and Matt’s amazing friends and family, as well as:

Venue: Rigmor House

Save the Dates: Sarai With an I

Photography: Meg & Seb Photography

Hair & Makeup: Krista Massey

Cake: Sugarland

BBQ: Dickey’s

Hors d’oeuvres: Whole Foods and Harris Teeter

Serving Staff: Happiest Hostess

Ceremony Music: Catherine Hueston

Rings: Atelier N