Sarah Catherine Carter and Christopher Jaques celebrated their love and tied the knot, Bull City-style
By Delaney Galvin | Photo by Sean True Photography
Oct. 16, 2021
Christopher and Sarah Catherine both grew up in the Triangle but didn’t meet until after college. Sarah Catherine went to Rider University in New Jersey while Christopher attended UNC-Chapel Hill. Sarah Catherine says that she felt as if something (or someone) was calling her back to North Carolina. That’s when the couple matched on a dating app and stumbled on love.
Sarah Catherine says that her engagement was a total surprise. She thought she was going to enjoy a relaxed family dinner at Jack Tar & The Colonel’s Daughter, but the evening kicked off with a proposal in front of the iconic Bull Durham sign near the American Tobacco Campus. The couple later celebrated with close friends at Bull City Ciderworks.
The Big Day
“Our wedding day was magical,” Sarah Catherine says. Other than a surprise rainstorm, the big event went off without a hitch, thanks to the planning skills of A Swanky Affair’s Amanda Scott. The weekend began with a rehearsal dinner at Parizade. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Katie Crowe and held at Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church, where Sarah Catherine’s parents were married in 1988. Christopher wore a suit from Bernard’s Formalwear. The party then headed to The Rickhouse, which hosted a reception complete with decor by American Party Rentals, florals by Floral Dimensions and jams by Todd Moody Entertainment. Guests who stayed at the Durham Marriott City Center received welcome bags filled with Durham Toffee Co., Big Spoon Roasters, The Mad Popper and Cheerwine snacks before enjoying the patio view that overlooks the Historic Durham Athletic Park and sipping on “Chester Jones 75” cocktails, named for the couple’s beagle. The newlyweds also showcased North Carolina-grown sweet potatoes in their cake by Bestow Baked Goods. The evening concluded with an after-party at Motorco Music Hall.