Exciting Changes Ahead

We love this town. Our roots are deeply planted in Youngsville. We were raised here, changed by the gospel here, we fell in love here, bought our first house here and have welcomed two baby girls here. Youngsville is home.

Two and a half years ago, when we were given an opportunity to partner with friends in restoring one of this town’s most historic buildings, we leapt at the opportunity. We have loved this building since we were riding around together on date nights in high school. Restoration is at the core of who we are. We know that through Christ’s restoring work in us, we have hope for new life. We wanted The Boondocks to be a picture of that new life that compels the two of us.

The work has been hard and rewarding. With many helping hands, we have turned this space into a place where marriages have begun, graduations have been celebrated, babies have been welcomed and 50th anniversaries have been honored.

Today, we will hand over the keys to a passionate group of people who also see the value in this building; the value in celebrating life’s events. We have cherished the opportunity to breathe life into this once dilapidated space. The Boondocks will remain a wedding and event venue, led by a talented team from Rocky Top Hospitality. Rocky Top will honor all current contracts signed by The Boondocks customers in order to make this transition seamless.

We are grateful and humbled to have played a small role in the life and legacy of this building. Our roots will forever remain deep in this town because of the work that we’ve participated in at The Boondocks. We thank this community for the support it has shown us. We know that you will transfer that support to Rocky Top as they take the reins and make this town better for their collective effort to serve.

Sincerely,
Cory and Erin

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Alyssa & Cord

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Alyssa and Cord were high school sweethearts and chose to tie the knot on a warm summer day in July. Their wedding ceremony and reception was filled with lots of joy, heart-felt toasts, and many wonderful memories. Alyssa and Cord, we love how much you two love and adore each other! Never stop pursuing each other and putting each other before yourself. We wish you a wonderful marriage! Special thanks to Six Foot Photography for these images!

Venue: The Boondocks
Photographer: Six Foot Photography
Wedding Coordinator: Pearls and Lace Weddings
Florals: Julie Vaughan
Dress: David’s Bridal

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Wes & Meredith

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To say that Wes and Meredith were excited about their nuptials would be an understatement. This couple is so in love with one another that you could not wipe the smiles off their faces! Wes and Meredith, we are so very happy for you two! We hope you continue to respect one another, continue to choose joy in the tough moments, and continue to choose each other, each and every day. Thank you to Madison Photography for these lovely images!

Venue: The Boondocks
Photography: Madison Photography
Caterer: Cannon Catering
Cake: Sweet Traditions
Florist: North Raleigh Florist
Videographer: Bear Creek Studios
Rentals: Classic Party Rental

 

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Julie & Keith

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When we first met Julie she was touring The Boondocks and telling us she wanted to plan her wedding and tie the knot with her soul mate in four short months. We were so excited for Julie and her fiancé, Keith and their engagement! After a lot of planning and hard work, the two starry-eyed sweethearts had a lovely springtime ceremony and reception! Julie and Keith are fun loving, humorous, and light-hearted. They keep each other laughing and they are truly a good team! Julie and Keith, we are so grateful to have met you two lovebirds and wish you a lifetime of adventure, laughter, and love.

Venue: The Boondocks
Photography: Joe Payne Photography
Caterer: Cannon Catering
Cake: Sweet Traditions
Bar Service: POUR Bartending Services
DJ: All Around Raleigh DJ
Florist: North Raleigh Florist
Rentals: CE Rental

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Elizabeth & Nathan

Elizabeth and Nathan have the kind of love that is so evident to see. You can see their adoration for one another by the way they look eat each other and in the way they communicate. We loved hosting their reception and watching the bride and groom show off their moves on the floor! Congratulations Elizabeth and Nathan!

Reception Venue: The Boondocks
Photography: Shane Snider Photography
Caterer: Cook Shack
Cake Artist: Sugar on Top
Floral Design: Brandi’s Botanicals
DJ & Videographer: Carolina Productions and Entertainment
Rentals: CE Rental

 

 

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Erica & Aaron

Erica and Aaron met while attending college and were good friends for a few years before they started dating. The rest (as “they” say), is history! We love how this couple makes each other laugh and how their relationship started off with a solid friendship. Erica and Aaron truly respect and adore one another; they also have a huge love for their family and friends. One of our favorite moments of their wedding was when two close friends played the piano and sang Ben Rector’s “Forever Like That” for Erica and Aaron’s first dance. It was beautiful. Erica and Aaron, you two were made for each other and we are so happy for you both! A special thank you to Paige Laurel Photography for these lovely images!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Morgan & Joey

If we could choose one word to describe Morgan and Joey, it would be genuine. We have loved getting to know this couple and learning more about them as they planned their wedding ceremony and reception. Joey and Morgan dated on and off when they were teenagers and then their relationship became more serious when they entered high school. After breaking up in college (though still remaining friends and keeping communication consistent) Joey moved to Florida. Eventually Joey moved back to North Carolina and started dating Morgan again and this time, the two were inseparable and knew that marriage was in their future. Joey planned a romantic sunset proposal on a pier at Wrightsville Beach. Morgan enthusiastically responded “yes!” and much celebration followed! Not only is this couple extremely sweet and sincere, but they have a really great sense of humor and are able to laugh with each other. Morgan is outgoing, expressive, and caring. Joey is good-natured, steady, and kind! Together they make a really wonderful match. Their ceremony was very meaningful with close friends and family as their guests and we loved how their reception was filled with lots of dancing, the limbo, and the groom showing off his dance moves (check out pictures of Joey doing “the worm”)! Morgan and Joey, we truly appreciate you both and wish you two a lifetime of joy, admiration, and lots of love. We love y’all!

Venue: The Boondocks
Photography: Brianna Frazier Photography
Coordinator: Family Friend
Caterer: Cook Shack
Baker: Family Friend
Florals: Blonde Buttercup
Bartender: POUR Bar Services

 

 

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Elizabeth & James

Prepare yourself to swoon over this amazing couple and these lovely images! We met Elizabeth and James when they both started working for Cannon Catering (one of our preferred vendor caterers). They were dating at the time, when I began a conversation with Elizabeth who whispered to me, “I love this venue! When James and I get engaged, we want to consider having our reception at The Boondocks.” Of course I was thrilled for this wonderful couple and knew that they adored each other, and sought to serve Jesus through their relationship. It has been a joy to watch Elizabeth and James grow in their love for each other and walk through the seasons of dating, being engaged and now being married!!

Elizabeth and James, it is such an honor to know you both and we were so excited to host your wedding reception! May you continue to abound in your love for one another and pursuit of Jesus! We wish you two all the best in your new life together!

Venue: The Boondocks
Photography: Blessed Reflections
Catering: Layton’s Catering
Videographer: Jeff Salvado
Decorations: Ethos Events
Flowers: Brandi’s Botanicals
Cake: Friend

 

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Ashley & Brandon

Ashley and Brandon are such a sweet couple and we were so excited to host their reception! We really loved how they incorporated a more formal style of their reception with the black elegant bridesmaid dresses and the dreamy candles. Ashley and Brandon even had a fun hash tag for social media posts that they encouraged guests to use on their wedding day! Check out #hiphipgoulet on Instagram and Facebook for some additional fun photos from their wedding! Ashley and Brandon, we are so excited for your recent commitment to marriage and we pray God’s blessing over you both! Congratulations!

Venue: The Boondocks
Photography: Photography by Jessica James
Caterer: Cook Shack
Cake Artist: Family Friend

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thad & Britney

We have known Thad and Britney for close to ten years and we were so honored to have their wedding at The Boondocks! Thad and Britney were high school sweethearts and chose to tie the knot and celebrate their marriage on a warm summer day! Their stunning ceremony backdrop paired with our exposed brick and rustic chandeliers made for some beautiful photos! Thad and Britney’s wedding day was filled with lots of laughter, genuine love, and some killer dance moves! Congratulations Thad and Britney! We are so happy for you two! May you always seek to follow Jesus and continue to grow in your love for one another! Thank you to Nieto Photography for these gorgeous photos!

 

 

 

 

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