The Great Room at Top of the Hill Wedding
Kelsey + Erik
They always say to expect 25% of the people you invite to your wedding not to show up. Kelsey and Erik had almost every single guest they invited to their wedding RSVP! And it’s easy to see why these two are so adored by everyone they meet – they’re a ton of fun to be around! Kelsey and Erik’s The Great Room at TOPO wedding was a BLAST! Their entire wedding party was so much fun; it’s always awesome when your entire party gets along!
Kelsey and Erik were wed in The Great Room at Top of the Hill in Chapel Hill. Located inside a brewery on historic Franklin Street, The Great Room’s exposed brick and tall white ceilings are a perfect canvas. Danielle (TOPO and Mason Dixon Events) did an awesome job bringing Kelsey’s wedding day vision to fruition. We loved their simple navy and gold decor – and they had the cutest wedding cake I’ve ever seen! But I’m pretty sure it was their ‘First Dance’ that was our favorite moment of the day. Kelsey and Erik entered into their first dance with an original song from Kelsey’s dad, whose band reunited just for her wedding. It was a super sweet moment with tears all around!
We’re so happy these two finally tied the knot and wish them a lifetime of happiness!
How did Erik propose to you?
“He proposed after a random day off work together. It was just the two of us, at home, in bed with the dogs. It wasn’t a big scene, but it was just us and it was perfect!”
What are some of your favorite way to unwind together?
“We love spending time outside with our dogs. We also love just spending time relaxing together. We both work a lot so getting some down time on is always nice! We are also pretty social and love going out with our friends!”
What were some of your favorite wedding details?
“I loved being able to see the space before anyone came in! Everything was such a blur for us because it all happened so quickly! We are really excited to see the photos from the crosswalk and the top of TOPO! We also loved the toasts and the band! The food was so good! I think it was the hit of the night! So many people commented on it! ALSO, the seating chart that Danielle did turned out so much better than I could have ever imagined! I loved that it added a unique touch to the set up!”
What qualities do you most admire in each other?
“I think we both love that we are growing together. We are learning how to be adults together. We have similar goals and we work well together in achieving them. Erik is a kind person who makes me feel safe. I feel so lucky to have him!”
Do you have any advice for couples currently planning their own weddings?
“FOCUS!” It goes by so quickly! Try to enjoy each moment and not worry about the next! Also, do NOT stress about too many small things.”
Chapel Hill Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Venue: The Great Room at Top of the Hill
Officiant: Scott Jones
Wedding Planner: Danielle Olcott
Calligraphy: Danielle Olcott, Mason Dixon Events
Hair + Makeup Artists: Ashley via Bella Trio Salon; Corbin via Bare Minerals in Durham
Florist: Paulette Jansan
DJ/Entertainment Services: Nick Stroud
Catering: Top of the Hill
Wedding Cake: SmallCakes Durham
Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Donna Morgan
Groom + Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas