Happy Wedding Wednesday! Today, we’re excited to share Jaqui and Jake’s UNC Chapel Hill wedding at The Carolina Inn! The Carolina Inn is a timeless and classic venue that’s always been a favorite for UNC alum and Chapel Hill residents and families. A great time to check out the Inn is during its annual Bridal Showcase, which will be held on January 29, 2017.Jacqui Johnstone and Jake Wimberly met as freshman at UNC Chapel Hill in 2008. A year later, they lived in the same dorm and Jake started making Jaqui playlists and coming over to watch TV…from simple beginnings to a more complicated long-distance relationship when Jaqui moved to France in 2010, their love grew stronger. In 2012, they graduated from UNC together and moved to Boston where Jake started law school at Boston University. In 2014, Jake Jake asked Jaqui to spend forever with him at Rowes Wharf in Boston – they celebrated with drinks overlooking the harbor and dinner at their favorite Boston restaurant, Eastern Standard.
In 2016, it all came full circle at their UNC-themed wedding at The Carolina Inn.
The main reason the couple chose The Carolina Inn was because of its location. Since they met in Chapel Hill as freshmen, getting married at such an iconic spot on campus was a way to bring their story full circle and made the day even more special. They also wanted all their friends and family to understand their love for Chapel Hill and loved hosting them in their favorite town.
They chose a dusty pale blue for the bridesmaids dresses and paired them with blue and white gingham bow ties as an ode to their Carolina roots. Erin McLean Events helped them weave these colors tastefully throughout our flowers, cake and linens as well.
Jake’s dad, Phil Wimberly, was the officiant. “It was incredibly special to have a family member marry us, and he got ordained just for the occasion,” the couple shared.
“Robin Lin was a fabulous photographer! She made everyone feel and look great, and was so quick in getting us our pictures after the wedding,” said Jaqui.
BRIDAL GOWN Hayley Paige from Love Couture Bridal | BRIDESMAIDS Jim Hjelm Here Comes The Bridesmaids | MEN’S FORMALWEAR Men’s Wearhouse | MAKEUP OnLoKtion Makeup | STATIONER Minted | CEREMONY MUSIC Arioso Strings