Jessica Hayes and Luke Blitchington instantly clicked upon meeting at a Brooks & Dunn concert in June 2010. After a few years of dating, Luke surprised Jessica by proposing on a weekend trip to Asheville.
The couple got married at The Carolina Inn. There was not a dry eye at the ceremony, and there was not a time during the reception that the dance floor was empty. Jessica credits their great local vendors for their wedding day going so smoothly: Chapel Hill Florist brought in beautiful flowers, and Kailey Branham from A Southern Soiree made sure everything was planned down to the last detail. Instead of going the traditional route with a wedding cake, Jessica and Luke opted for a cupcake tier from Gigi’s Cupcakes, a huge hit among the guests.
Jessica’s parents, Jim Hayes and Patty Skiff of Franklinton, and Luke’s parents, Robert and Diane Blitchington of Chapel Hill, were in attendance. Local members of the wedding party included Jamie Harper, Kasey Blitchington, Sara Washam, Rosanna Rivera, Gabrielle McCalister, Alex McDermott, Chris Michell, Tom Michell, Josh Blitchington, Charlie Stanford, Harry Arndt, Nathaniel Washam and Mike Du Toit.
Luke and Jessica both work at Triangle Electrical Services Inc. They reside in Pittsboro.
Ed. Note: This article first appeared in our May/June 2015 issue.