As an elopement photographer, I've had the joy of witnessing couples embark on their new journey together in Fayetteville, NC. While Fayetteville may not always top the list of glamorous destinations, it harbors some hidden culinary gems perfect for post-elopement celebrations and if you want we can make one your "reception/after party". After you've exchanged your vows and we have captured those "around the city" moments, you might find yourself feeling like having a cocktail or something to eat. Let me guide you through Hay Street, a surprising hub of culinary delights, ideal for unwinding and reflecting on your special day and getting some vibes photos too!
Why It's Perfect for Elopement Couples: After the intimacy and emotion of an elopement, Antonella's offers a warm, comforting embrace. This family-run Italian haven serves dishes that feel like a heartfelt hug - perfect for couples looking to bask in their newlywed bliss.
Must-Try Dish: The "Linguine Alla Vongole" is not just a dish; it's a celebration of love, crafted with the freshest clams and a sauce that whispers stories of the Italian coast.
Why It's Perfect for Elopement Couples: Circa 1800, with its blend of Southern charm and modern sophistication, mirrors the unique bond you share. It's a place that respects tradition while embracing the new - much like your journey into matrimony.
Must-Try Dish: Their "Southern Fried Chicken" - a delightful twist on a classic, symbolizing the comfort and joy of shared experiences.
Why It's Perfect for Elopement Couples: The Blue Moon Cafe is for those moments when all you need is each other's company in a relaxed, unpretentious setting. It's a place where love isn't about grandeur but about the simple, genuine moments shared over a meal.
Must-Try Dish: The "Crab Cakes Benedict" - a dish that combines simplicity with indulgence, much like the best moments in life.
Downtown Fayetteville's Hay Street is a hidden gem for elopement couples. It might not boast the glamour of big-city destinations, but it offers heartfelt meals in settings that resonate with the intimacy and authenticity of your special day. Each of these spots on Hay Street provides not just a meal, but an experience - a quiet celebration of your new life together. So, after you've said your vows and captured memories that will last a lifetime, know that Hay Street awaits to fill your first moments as a married couple with warmth, flavor, and joy and I will be here to capture it all! (Please note: most of these spots are small and do not take reservations so keep that in mind when inviting more than a few friends/family.)