Bridget Dornblaser & Stephen Collins

June 17, 2017 — The Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, North Carolina



 

Bride’s hometown: Tulsa. · Groom’s hometown: Naples, Florida. · Where they live now: Atlanta, Georgia.

How they met: Bridget and Stephen were set up by a friend for a date party during their sophomore year of college at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Courtship: They dated the rest of their time at UNC and moved to Atlanta for work after graduation. The couple had been dating just over five years when Stephen popped the question.

Favorite date: The couple’s trip to Italy. They visited Rome, Florence and Venice, but Cinque Terre was the place that truly stole their hearts. 

The proposal: Stephen and Bridget took a trip to St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The first day, Stephen planned a surprise sunset sail/dinner on a private catamaran. It was uncharacteristically raining in St. John. Right after dinner, the rain stopped and the sky cleared to give a view of the sunset. Stephen took Bridget up to the front of the boat, got down on one knee and the rest is history.

Wedding day weather: Early rain to cool things off for a sunny ceremony. 

Attendees: 115. 

Favorite details: Bridget loves Champagne, so place cards were guests’ names written on Champagne glasses. 

 

What was unique about the wedding? It was in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where the couple first met, and only hundreds of feet from where they first said “I love you.”

Her advice to other brides: Get everything done early, especially the week of the wedding, and enjoy the entire time leading up to the wedding with friends and family. 

His advice to other grooms: Carve out discrete pieces of planning that you can take off your fiancée’s plate. She knows more about how she wants the big day to look, so consider things like planning the honeymoon or finding a videographer and letting her realize her dream of the big day. 

Three adjectives to describe the wedding: Classic, euphoric, unforgettable. 

Time to plan the wedding: 13 months. 

Ceremony, reception and caterer: The Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

Gown: Alyne by Rita Vinieris   Bridesmaid dresses: After Six by Dessy.   Menswear: Groom, Suit Supply; groomsmen, The Black Tux

Gown: Alyne by Rita Vinieris 

Bridesmaid dresses: After Six by Dessy. 

Menswear: Groom, Suit Supply; groomsmen, The Black Tux

Wedding jewelry: Solomon Brothers Fine Jewelry, Atlanta. 

Rehearsal dinner: The Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium at the University of North Carolina. 

Cake: Cinda’s Creative Cakes, Holly Springs, North Carolina. 

Music: Sleeping Booty, East Coast Entertainment. 

Wedding coordinator: Betsy Dohrer, Erin McLean Events. 

Invitations, programs and favors: The Inviting Place. 

Invitations, programs and favors by The Inviting Place.

Video: Twenty-One Films, Raleigh, North Carolina. 

Hair and makeup: Makeup for Your Day, Raleigh, North Carolina. 

Transportation: Dave Schebell. 

Lighting, rentals and hotel: The Carolina Inn. 

Officiant: Fr. Christopher Ross. 

Honeymoon: Maldives and Paris, France.

 

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