Wishing and Hoping | Wedding Story

Sally Fry and Matt Scruggs met and fell in love on the UNC Chapel Hill campus. They asked us to photograph their whole wedding story! We were lucky enough to photograph her bridal portrait, their engagement portrait, various events leading up to the wedding and the incredible wedding itself. I just love it when we get a chance to know our clients really well and are able to thoroughly document this special time in their lives. We really could not have asked for nicer people to work with. Thank you soooooo much, Sally and Matt!

The Wedding of Sally & Matt. from Kristin Prelipp on Vimeo.


This is their wedding story, which is a slideshow of the best images of the day set to music. If you want to see the WHOLE STORY please visit their wedding gallery. This is where you may also purchase prints.

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We began their photo story in the spring time when we met at my studio for Sally’s bridal portrait. Sally’s mom, Ginny, came along.
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After the studio we headed up to campus to get some images in front of the azaleas at the Old Well.
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Then, later in the Spring, Matt, Sally and I met on campus to do a tour. Their courtship took place here so we stopped at all of the significant places. Here we have Sally and Matt at Matt’s old dorm, Old West, which faces the Old Well.
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This is where Matt proposed, at the Davie poplar. Sweet!
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We visited Sally’s old dorm. Behind them is Kenan Dorm where I also lived many moons ago.
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This was one of their selections from the session. It was taken in the Arboretum, which is one of my favorite places to photograph.
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Fast forward to July. All of their friends and family are arriving in Chapel Hill for the wedding. On the day before the wedding the ladies gathered for a lunch and sing-a-long at The Carolina Inn.
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Meanwhile the men were having a cookout and playing some games at Sally and Matt’s home in Chapel Hill.
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That evening everyone met at University United Methodist Church on Franklin Street for the rehearsal. I think they look ready!
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Finally the big day arrived!
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A sneak peek for Sally’s dad.
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Matt was all smiles.
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What a beautiful ceremony!
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They formed a receiving line to make sure they were able to speak with all the guests at least once.
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Holy cuteness!
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Meanwhile the reception room was ready for the guests to arrive at The Carolina Inn.
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This day would not have been possible with out the parents.
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Gorgeous! Flowers by Tre Bella.
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The beautiful ladies.
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The handsome (and silly) men. They just had to use those gloves at some point.
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The happy couple.
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They incorporated their whole wedding party into their first dance. It was really wonderful!
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The whole affair had a french flavor, as Sally has spent significant time in France. Their cake was a croquembouche, which is the traditional French wedding cake made from filled pastry shells. She changed into another dress so she could really dance!
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The end!
Wedding Vendors:

Reception Venue: The Carolina Inn, Heidi Werner
Florist: Tre Bella
Dessert Designer: Miel Bon Bons
Tablescapes: CE Rentals
Ceremony Music: Tim Baker
Reception Music: Joe Bunn DJ Company
Bridal Boutique: Traditions by Anna
Aesthetics: Mina’s Studio
Men’s Tuxedos: Julian’s
Stationery: Reaves Engraving

After I posted the Wedding Story this is what Sally’s mom, Ginny Fry, had to say:

Kristin – Wow!!

You have done such an amazing job with capturing all of the love and memories from Sally and Matt’s wedding day and weekend!! Our many, many thanks to you and Sarah for doing a truly wonderful job!! We are so very impressed with your work and appreciate all of the many hours behind the scenes that you’ve spent to produce their wedding story, slide show and gallery. I love the music you added for the slide show – perfect! We can’t wait to share everything with our family and friends!!

I have to thank you so much for being such a joy to work with. You made Sally and Matt and each of us feel so comfortable. Your terrific and fun personality, thorough understanding of Sally’s expectations, and the natural and professional ease with which you worked each wedding event to photograph the planned and candid moments will keep their special weekend forever fresh in our memories. We feel very fortunate to have had you there with us. Thank you, thank you.

As the “mob” and a fellow alum, I feel we can’t highly recommend you enough!! Your fabulous work and reputation in our area speaks for itself; however, should you ever need an endorsement or recommendation, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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