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Falling Into Love at The Parlour at Manns Chapel

Vintage Fall Wedding at The Parlour at Manns Chapel, a Gem of Chapel Hill NC

Gabby and Zach’s love story began in college and their life as husband and wife began at The Parlour at Manns Chapel. She was the Social Events Chair at school and he was in the local band; Gabby and Zach were a match-made in hipster heaven. Zach proposed to Gabby on a romantic weekend getaway to Charleston, South Carolina. This soulful couple wanted a natural wedding day full of fall leaves and moody colors. The Parlour at Manns Chapel is an intimate wedding venue in Chapel Hill and it perfectly fit the bill. This crisp fall October day and woodsy backdrop offered a whimsical atmosphere for this vintage fall wedding.

Bride in Vintage Satin Wedding Gown with groom at Whimsical The Parlour at Manns Chapel Venue

The Parlour at Manns Chapel – Modern Chapel Hill Venue With An Old Soul

Tucked away in the rolling hills of Chapel Hill, NC, The Parlour at Manns Chapel has a little white steeple, with refurbished interior and exterior event spaces. Established in 1887, the chapel was all but crumbling when current owners Aimee and Yvette combined creative forces with love to resurrect the magical structure. The Parlour is a Chapel Hill wedding and event venue that offers guests an intimate atmosphere of old and new. The mindful and authentic renovation has kept this venue close to the hearts of the community. Warm pine floors, stained glass windows that stretch to the ceiling, and vintage chandeliers whisper romance.

Fabulous fall Red Velvet bridal shoes at Chapel Hill Vintage wedding L'amour Foto
Vintage Bridal Gown hangs at Rustic The Parlour at Manns Chapel amid quaint pumpkins for fall wedding L'amour Foto

Vintage Wedding Dress that Tells a Story

Gabby wore her grandmother’s satin wedding dress with full length sleeves and a modest neckline. The vintage-chic style bridal gown gave the wedding a sentimental touch and timeless grace. Gabby chose a splash of wine-red shoes to match her autumn lip color. Bridesmaids wore mix and match dresses in rose and blush color. The groom’s suit and fun-floral tie perfected the bridal party’s eclectic entourage. The warm tones were perfect for this fall wedding at The Parlour at Manns Chapel.

Buttoning Up Grandmothers Vintage Satin Wedding Dress at Chapel Hill wedding L'amour Foto
Bride in Vintage Grandmother's wedding dress and red velvet shoes at Chapel Hill wedding by L'amour Foto
Fall Bouquet by Kast Events and Vintage wedding gown
Bride and Groom First Look at Chapel Hill fall outdoor wedding venue L'amour Foto
Bride in Vintage Gown outside at Chapel Hill wedding Kast Events L'amour Foto
Groom smiling in grey suit and red floral tie at Chapel Hill wedding L'amour Foto

Chapel Hill Wedding Planning & Floral Design by Kast Events & Co

As if The Parlour at Manns Chapel could not get any better, it houses one of the best event planning and design professionals in the state. Cheryl-Anne Kast of Kast Events & Company is not only an award winning wedding planner, but is an expert in the culinary arts and floral design. She has extensive experience planning weddings in Chapel Hill and beyond.

For Zach and Gabby’s special day Kast designed stunning garden bouquets overflowing with burgundy, amber, white, deep purple, blush, and green flora. The bouquets were the highlight of the wedding design for this easy-going, eclectic couple. After the ceremony, the bridesmaids flowers doubled as centerpieces alongside handpicked farmers market pumpkins and mason jar candles at the reception. Party rentals were supplied by CE Rental, a North Carolina wedding company known for its reliability and quality.

“Most of our vendors we recommendations from our venue or from friends. A lot of people were shocked at how laid back we were because a lot of the time we gave our vendors the flexibility to be creative and make decisions.” – Gabby

Fall Wedding Bouquet in gold yellow burgundy and greenery by Kast Events of Chapel Hill L'amour Foto
WEDDING DESIGN AND FLORALS Kast Events & Co
Vintage Black and White Bridal Party at Chapel Hill wedding L'amour Foto

Intimate Chapel Hill Wedding Ceremony at The Parlour at Manns Chapel

Zach and Gabby promised to love one another for life inside The Parlour at Manns Chapel’s warm and cozy event space. Floor-to-ceiling length vintage mirrors and chandeliers cast the eclectic bride and groom in a lovely glow. True to the couple’s sentimental streak, a dear friend and uncle played live music for the ceremony procession. The gorgeous fall bouquets by Kast Events, and farmers market pumpkins graced the ceremony altar.

Vintage Black and White Wedding Ceremony at The Parlour at Manns Chapel L'amour Foto
Intimate Chapel Hill Wedding Ceremony at Rustic Romantic The Parlour at Manns Chapel L'amour Foto
Intimate Vintage Chic ceremony at The Parlour at Manns Chapel Hill wedding by L'amour Foto

Outdoor Fall Wedding Reception at The Parlour at Manns Chapel

Transitioning into the outdoor reception space, a beautiful patio surrounded by trees bursting in fall colors, Gabby stepped into a second floral dress by Free People. Her second dress combined modern and vintage style seamlessly when paired with an sheek fur coat and charming red clogs. Gabby let Zach pick a live band for reception music, The Hey Brothers, which added a unique bluegrass entertainment experience for their wedding guests. Gabby reminisces fondly on her special day, “I think my favorite part was when Zach surprised me by singing a song that he wrote for me when we were still dating.”

Fall Floral Centerpiece on vintage blue table at Chapel Hill wedding L'amour Foto
PLANNING AND FLORAL DESIGN Kast Events & Co
Fall Flowers in Mason Jar by Chapel Hill planner Kast Events L'amour Foto
Purple Orange White Fall Centerpieces by Kast Events Chapel Hill wedding planner and florist L'amour Foto
Groom performs romantic song for bride at Chapel Hill wedding L'amour Foto
Live Southern Bluegrass Band The Hey Brothers Chapel Hill wedding L'amour Foto
Bride and Groom first dance at outdoor tented Chapel Hill wedding bride in fur coat L'amour Foto

Belgian Waffles Pair Nicely with Burying the Bourbon?

Gabby and Zach’s fall outdoor reception had a cozy atmosphere at The Parlour at Manns Chapel. The crisp smell of autumn mixed deliciously with the smell of fresh belgian waffles from local Chapel Hill food truck Belgian Waffle Crafters, and Longleaf Swine BBQ. Gabby and Zach stayed true to their personal tastes and style when planning and designing their wedding day with Kast Events & Co. For dessert, Yellow Dog Bread Company in Raleigh, North Carolina baked up quaint miniature hand-held cakes with Kast Event’s fall floral designs as decoration.

Southern Folklore shares a unique tradition of burying a bottle of bourbon upside down at the wedding site exactly one month before the wedding day. On the day of the wedding, the bridal party digs up the bourbon as a symbol of good luck and good fortune! To match their Southern eclectic wedding, Gabby and Zach gave their guests etched mason jars from etsy as a hospitable wedding favor.

Belgian Waffle Crafters Food Truck caters Parlour at Manns Chapel Hill wedding L'amour Foto
Bride and Groom Dig for Bury the Bourbon at Parlour at Manns Chapel Hill wedding L'amour Foto
Bury the Bourbon was found at Chapel Hill wedding L'amour Foto
Petite Wedding Cake with Fall Flowers by Yellow Dog Bread Company Raleigh L'amour Foto
Mini Wedding Cakes by Yellow Dog Bread Company Raleigh L'amour Foto
Bride and Groom natural fall portrait outdoors at Chapel Hill wedding L'amour Foto

A Sweet Send-off For A Southern Wedding Day

Gabby and Zach skipped off the steps of The Parlour at Manns Chapel through a shower of flower petals. A soulful faded-blue getaway car, an old Checker Marathon, drove the newlyweds away from the sweetest Southern fall wedding.

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Chapel Hill wedding exit in Checker Marathon Faded Blue Vintage Car L'amour Foto

Kast Events has produced many other weddings at The Parlour at Manns Chapel in totally different but equally mesmerizing vibes. We also recently featured a Chapel Hill wedding by Kast Events, where the bridesmaids all wore white. She is a versatile wedding planner and designer – just one of the reasons we love her.

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