Thanks, too, to Robin Lin of Robin Lin Photography, for these radiant photographs. To see more go to Robin's blog at http://www.robinlin.com/blog/2012/04/17/beth-matt-the-carolina-inn-wedding-chapel-hill-north-carolina/. Her photos are always great.
A string trio from Save The Date Music provided the music for the ceremony and A Watered Garden created their wedding bouquets. I love color and when I asked Beth what color she wanted me to wear and she told me any shade of blue I was curious. Seeing her attendants dresses in all those lovely shades of blue was striking. And I especially loved Beth's dotted Swiss dress. How often do you see dotted Swiss these days!
Matt and Beth have a dog named Egg. It was fun to mention him in their ceremony and it accented the elegant occasion with the note of humor and their personalities that brought out the twinkle in their eyes. But they had been twinkling quite a bit that day.
They also chose a reading I love but I don't see couples choosing often. It is from excerpts from letters of Vincent Van Gogh to his brother Theo. Like Van Gogh's art, they are vibrant and alive and full of love for all of life.
Beth and Matt had their first look before the ceremony. I find that this often relaxes couples so am glad when it works for them. And Robin Lin got great pictures of them with the classic Southern architectural features of the Carolina Inn that are so lovely.