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Photographer: Kelsey Nelson Photography Videographer: The Family Films Wedding Planner: Vision Events Wedding & Event Planning Wedding Coordinator: Deborah Davis, The Village Chapel

Millicent and Holden started dating while attending East Carolina University. “One of our first dates was a sorority social of mine,” Millicent said. Once Holden survived that (and chose to stick around), Millicent decided he was a keeper.

During a weekend getaway to Charlotte — a city the couple loves — Holden proposed to Millicent in Romare Bearden Park while his sister covertly snapped photos to document the engagement.

When selecting a venue, Millicent knew just where to go: She has many beloved childhood memories from The Carolina Hotel.

“We had so many wonderful memories there,” Millicent said, “from delicious dinners to enjoying Christmas decorations or sitting on the front porch of the resort and enjoying the Pinehurst view.”

Holden loves playing golf, so when his future bride suggested a Pinehurst wedding, he didn’t need to be convinced. The pair tied the knot at The Village Chapel and then celebrated at The Carolina Hotel, just a short walk away.

Ceremony: The Village Chapel | Reception: The Carolina Hotel, Pinehurst Resort | Dress: Lovely Bride | Hair: Autumn Dickerson, Bella East Salon and Spa | Makeup: Blushed Bridal | Bridesmaids: Mori Lee, Carolina Bridal World | Groom & Groomsmen: Men’s Wearhouse | Flowers: Jeffrey’s Florist | Cake & Catering: Pinehurst Resort | Invitations & Programs: Ashley Triggiano Fine Art | Transportation: Kirk Tours & Limousine