Amanda, a complete animal lover and veterinary employee, and Matt – her dashing Marine home from military duty were married in April of 2018. Our own Tara loved working with Amanda on her vision for the day, which included vows at the Gazebo, a reception in the Nathan Hall ballroom, a sit down dinner, loads of flowers and other specifically chosen details that Amanda had in mind and Tara carefully coordinated. Below are some highlights…
A little bit about Rose Hill Plantation for the brides-to-be out there, especially those who love history: Britain’s King George II deeded the farmland as part of a grant in 1762 that, to this day, houses Rose Hill. This country was still just a collection of colonies. The Manor House built in 1790 was part of the property deeded to Nathan Boddie and Rose Hill is still owed by the Boddie family.
The 21st century Rose Hill has kept the history alive but has adjusted for weddings that require spectacular catering on site, and their service is superb, allowing brides to choose from more than the usual beef, fish or chicken. They also make room for brides like Amanda to relax with her bridesmaids while feeling pampered and cared for in privacy.
The Nathan Hill ballroom was the perfect place for a spring wedding reception. Weather can be dodgy in April, and the room’s fireplaces, chandeliers, and spacious floor plan allowed for mingling, intimate conversations, lingering over the meal and plenty of room for dancing.
This couple added a wonderful detail to the cake cutting portion of their reception – having the groom use his sword. And Amanda’s brother, also in the military but unable to get home for the wedding, sent a video message that brought down the house during the reception. And, of course, there was the glorious send-off and in Amanda and Matt’s case, this meant sparklers at night!
We want to share a few more details for those brides who are thinking about what they want, but may be lost in a mountain of details, ideas and voices (even the loving ones) telling them what to do. Remember: it’s YOUR day.
We loved being an integral part of Amanda and Matt’s day and cannot thank the people at Rose Hill Plantation enough. Don’t forget the details, ladies. No two weddings are alike – even those with nods to tradition. The day is special because you said “yes” to each other and collaborated to see the rest to fruition. Cheers!
We want to give love to the vendors who also served this gorgeous wedding.
Venue: Rose Hill Plantation
Rentals: Party Reflections
Caterer: Rose Hill Plantation
Wedding Cake: Edible Art
Florist: Brandi’s Botanicals
Getaway Car: Classic Event Cars
Ceremony Music: Raleigh Violinist
Officiant: Chaplain Aaron Walling [281-216-6588]
Reception Music: Bunn DJ Co.
Photographer: Krista Joy Photography
Videographer: A. Rivera Films
Hair Stylist: Blown Away
Makeup Artist: Silverceiling
Photo Booth: Glamperbooth