Happy Wedding Day to Matt + Abby!!
I have known Matt since I was young. We were in all of the same classes throughout high school and are great friends who also happen to love to argue (Duke v. Carolina!) We were voted “Most Likely To Succeed” together in high school, and all of our classmates have joked for years that political Matt Compton would be president someday. He isn’t far off because he actually works in the White House!
I’ve known Abby since she and Matt started dating years ago and these two are truly the perfect match. She is sweet as can be and works in Washington for Share Our Strength.
After the gorgeous ceremony (I honored the “please no photography” request), we headed to the Carolina Inn for a lovely reception.
Beginning with a snazzy first dance
We sampled a few passed apps, such as this fried green tomato + pimento cheese!
A mix of pineapple + grenadine + lime for me and the babe
Matt’s mom, Marcia, is a loyal KERF reader : ) I brought her some Cville Cluster granola, which she loves!
We were starving by the time dinner was served and the food tasted amazing!
Southern style with a twist – cheddar ham biscuits, crawfish hushpuppies, goat cheese + artichoke balls and lamb.
Plus the main stations of prime rib, shrimp + grits and antipasto
Lots of dancing followed!
Until it was time to rumble the cupcake mountain!
Matt and I actually went to high school with the owner of The Cupcake Shoppe in Raleigh who did the ‘cakes for tonight!
And these ‘cakes were AWESOME!
Matt and I tried a vanilla and a chocolate. The buttercream was fabulous and the cake part moist and sweet. I especially loved the fondant hat! This wedding cake lover was very happy!
Matt let me hold his champagne during the toasts so I’d feel cool : )
I loved all the North Carolina themes at the wedding, including party favors of Krispy Kreme and Cheerwine!
We didn’t dance the night away, as Matt has been up since 4 in the morning and was ready to head back on the earlier side, but we had a great time and wish Matt and Abby the best!