The Great Room at Top of the Hill Wedding – Kelsey + Erik – Chapel Hill Wedding Photographers

The Great Room at Top of the Hill Wedding

Kelsey + Erik

The Great Room at Top of the Hill Wedding Photo

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.Β 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!

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How did you and Erik meet?
“We met in college while working at the same bar. I asked Erik out on the first date and from there, everything just fell into place!”

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“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!”

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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!”chapel-hill-wedding-photographer (32)chapel-hill-wedding-photographer (34)chapel-hill-wedding-photographer (11)chapel-hill-wedding-photographer (37)chapel-hill-wedding-photographer (38)The Great Room TOPO Wedding PhotoThe Great Room Top of the Hill Wedding PhotoTOPO Brewery Wedding Photo; Chapel Hill NCChapel Hill Brewery Wedding Photochapel-hill-wedding-photographer (46)chapel-hill-wedding-photographer (47)

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!”chapel-hill-wedding-photographer (48)chapel-hill-wedding-photographer (49)Chapel Hill Brewery Wedding PhotoTOPO Chapel Hill Wedding Photo

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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!”
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What is your favorite wedding day memory?
“We really enjoyed our first dance…and also just seeing all of our friends and family in one place!”chapel-hill-wedding-photographer (72)chapel-hill-wedding-photographer (73)chapel-hill-wedding-photographer (74)chapel-hill-wedding-photographer (77)

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-photographer (80)chapel-hill-wedding-photographer (81)chapel-hill-wedding-photographer (82)chapel-hill-wedding-photographer (83)chapel-hill-wedding-photographer (84)chapel-hill-wedding-photographer (88)chapel-hill-wedding-photographer (85)chapel-hill-wedding-photographer (86)

Where did you go on your honeymoon?
“Rivera Maya in Mexico. Very nice and relaxing!”chapel-hill-wedding-photographer (89)


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












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  • Corey - You captured this beautiful bride and groom’s wedding day perfectly! Love the details and all of the emotion you captured! The Great Room at Top of the Hill looks like an amazing venue too – I love the brick and the skylights!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - I love the colors they choose! Such a stunning set of wedding images! The Great Room at Top of the Hill is a gorgeous location for a wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Ray - The photo with the iPhone made me smile. πŸ˜€ReplyCancel

  • Chantal - What an amazing wedding day!! You have captured so much love and true emotion!! Amazing work!ReplyCancel

  • Arica - Every photo was awesome from start to finish! What a great location. Awesome quality of photos. Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • Doru - Beautiful wedding photos! I didn’t realize TOPO did weddings…but it’s such a cool space! Great candid and posed shots! The sparklers photo it cherry on the cake ! A very well illustrated wedding story!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie F - I love the simple elegance of her dress! This looks like such a fabulous day and what a gorgeous wedding photos!!Congrats to the newlyweds!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Rittenberry - They look like they had so much fun on this special day in their lives together and you captured so many wonderful details for them to remember it by. I especially loved all of the outdoor photos and the variety of ring shots in this gallery. Beautiful work.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Durham - Looks like it was so much fun, love their little details!!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Storment - What a fun wedding, I love all your details you captured. Especially that ring shot I love the idea of using the fools ball table for it. Great job on their wedding it look like a blast to document.ReplyCancel

  • Conchita Medel - Beautiful work and very lovely wedding! I love the shot of them in the street! And the well wishes on the Jenga pieces, is such a great idea. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Kathy R - What an amazing job you did on this wedding! I feel as though I was there by your story telling through the photos and the little quotes from the couple that you included along the way. You didn’t miss a single thing did you? Their wedding looks like it was an awesome day and so much fun! I love the Jenga tiles, and how the guests wrote notes on them to the couple. Such a cool idea!ReplyCancel

  • Christine D - The Great Room at Top of the Hill was a beautiful backdrop for this beautiful wedding! I love all the detail shots, especially the numerous creative ring shots! This bride was just gorgeous, and the groom looks so happy! Beautiful wedding photography to document their day!ReplyCancel

  • Donna - Stunning wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Donna - Stunning wedding, picture perfect! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Maria Manjelo - Beautiful wedding photographs. Great job!ReplyCancel

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