It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today we’re thrilled to share Katy and Alan’s modern art deco wedding at the Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, NC, shot by Neil Boyd Photography.
Katy and Alan met where they least expected it – on neurology rotation in medical school – and joke that it was the most exciting part about neurology. They initially bonded over their unique paths to medicine and their love of fitness, dogs, cooking, and the beach. The couple said that not long afterward, they just knew – “not even bad first-date movies or the craziness of med school could keep us apart!”
Alan coordinated with Katy’s roommate to plan an elaborate surprise for the proposal. When the couple returned home one evening, Alan told Katy he had a surprise for her. He pushed the button to open the garage door, where he had set up a table and chairs, red roses, champagne, strawberries, candles, and rose petals, complete with a huge “Will you marry me?” banner. As the door lifted, Katy clasped her hands over her mouth, melted into tears, and said yes!
Katy and Alan selected the Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium for their reception venue, as they both went to UNC for medical school and wanted to get married “where the sky is always Carolina blue!” They were also drawn to the venue’s modern look, which perfectly complemented their art deco theme. The theme was carried out through the table names, the signature cocktail, and the glamorous details like the rhinestone-lined cake and sparkly silver table linens.
The couple used several members of the SB&G Family to make their big day dreams come to life, including: A Joyful Occasion, Neil Boyd Photography, the Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium, Rocky Top Catering, Sugarland, CE Rental, The Carolina Inn, and Makeup for Your Day.
Enjoy these beautiful photos of Katy and Alan’s beautiful wedding day, courtesy of Neil Boyd Photography!
Wedding Consultant: Joy Edwards of A Joyful Occasion
Rehearsal Dinner: The Carolina Inn
Ceremony: Christ United Methodist Church
Reception: The Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium
Caterer: Rocky Top Catering
Photographer: Neil Boyd Photography
Bridal Gown: Vera Wang
Bridesmaids Dresses: J. Crew
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Victoria Park Florist
Reception Music: DJ Clay May
Rentals: CE Rental
Hair & Makeup: Makeup for Your Day
Guest Accommodations: The Carolina Inn