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kelley and kristijan

OUR STORY

OUR STORY

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THE BRIDE

Kelley Shyshko, along with her twin brother, were the first members in her Ukrainian family to be born in America. She attended East Carolina University where she obtained her nursing degree in 2016. When she's not working in the operating room, she's lecturing and loving on her Pomeranian Jessie.

THE GROOM

Kristijan Zahov was born and raised in Skopje, Macedonia as an only child. In the middle of his high school years, he transferred his studies to Yadkinville, NC as a foreign exchange student. He's since obtained dual citizenship and is in the final stages of finally bringing his parents over to America. He loves his job as a lineman almost as much as he loves his Yorkie, Jake. 

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HOW THEY MET

The couple had coincidentally bumped into one another while they were out in Charlotte and finally met in person after spending weeks messaging each other back and forth on social media. Fast forward five years later and they take a trip to Macedonia where Kelley is finally meeting his parents for the first time. While there, they took a trip to Greece where Kristijan gets down on one knee by the sea and proposes to Kelley-she knew he was going to be her husband after only a few weeks of dating so this was the easiest and quickest "yes" of her life.

We're so thrilled to finally become husband and wife and can't wait to celebrate with each and every one of you!

THE WEDDING

THE WEDDING

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FRIDAY

SEPTEMBER 22, 2023

5:00PM-11PM

CAROLINA GROVE

1001 LIPSCOMB GROVE CHURCH RD

HILLSBOROUGH, NC 27278

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by August 20th

Kelley & Kristijan's Wedding
Kelley & Kristijan's Wedding
0 DAYS TO THE EVENT
Sep 22, 2023, 5:00 PM
Carolina Grove

HOTEL ACCOMADATIONS

HOTEL ACCOMADATIONS

For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at the following hotels. When calling to make your reservation, please mention the Shyshko-Zahov wedding in order to receive a discounted rate. Should you need to book more than one night, you can view which dates the rate is offered under the 'Dates Available' section.

These hotels are one mile apart from one another in the event that you have any family or friends are staying in the opposing hotel option. When searching for other hotel stays, we recommend searching in the Durham, NC area.

ALOFT HOTEL DOWNTOWN DURHAM

Dates Available

Thursday, 09/21

Friday, 09/22

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Reservation Deadline

Tuesday, August 22 at 5pm

RESIDENCE INN MARRIOTT

Dates Available

Thursday, 09/21-

Sunday, 09/24

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Reservation Deadline

Monday, August 21

REGISTRY
REGISTRY

We're beyond excited to see you all gathered together on our special day and nothing would make us happier than your presence. We're fortunate enough to have everything we could need in our home so we've opted out on a gift registry.

 

Should you still feel inclined to give us a gift, a contribution to our dream honeymoon would make our day.  A wishing well & card box will be set up on the big day along with a link to access our online honeymoon fund below:

  • AM I ABLE TO BRING MY KIDS?
    While we love your little ones, our wedding is going to be an adults-only event so that everyone can relax and enjoy the evening. We appreciate you making arrangements ahead of time so you can celebrate with us!
  • WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? IS THERE A DRESS CODE?
    The dress code for our wedding is formal/cocktail attire. Examples of attire for the ladies are dresses ranging from a sun dress to a floor length gown-whatever you feel the most beautiful and confident in. Men are encouraged to wear dress pants with a button up shirt with an optional suit jacket and/or tie. We kindly ask for you to refrain from casual attire such as jeans and flip flops.
  • CAN I BRING A DATE OR PLUS ONE?
    We have given everyone the to option to bring one guest with them. Please provide their first and last name along with their meal choice when RSVPing so that the proper seating arrangements can be made.
  • WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I CAN'T MAKE IT?
    You will be missed! If you can not make it to the wedding, please let us know as soon as possible and RSVP “no,” so we can plan accordingly.
  • WHEN IS THE RSVP DEADLINE?
    Please send in your RSVP's by August 20th, 2023. You can RSVP online under our "RSVP" tab or by contacting Kelley directly at (336) 410-4764.
  • DO YOU HAVE A GIFT REGISTRY?
    Your presence at our wedding is present enough! However, for friends and family who have expressed an interest, we've created an online honeymoon fund along with a dedicated card box day of the wedding.
  • WHERE ARE THE CEREMONY AND RECEPTION TAKING PLACE?
    Both the ceremony and reception will take place at Carolina Grove.
  • WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?
    The venue will begin to accept the arrival of guests starting at 4:30pm. The ceremony will start promptly at 5:00pm so please plan accordingly.
  • WILL THE WEDDING BE INDOORS OR OUTDOORS?
    The ceremony, along with cocktail hour, will take place outdoors. The cocktail hour location does have a covered section. The reception will take place indoors.
  • WILL THERE BE AN OPEN BAR?
    Yes, drinks are on us!
  • AM I ALLOWED TO TAKE PHOTOS DURING THE CEREMONY?
    If you wish to take pictures or videos during the ceremony, you're welcome to do so we just request that you avoid sitting in the aisle seats. We'd love to relive the day through the guests prospectives so please tag us in any photos or videos taken :)
  • HOW'S THE PARKING SITUATION?
    There is a large gravel lot located at the front side of the venue free of charge.
  • DO YOU HAVE A HOTEL BLOCK FOR GUESTS?
    Since the majority of our wedding guests are either traveling out of state or commuting from nearby cities, hotel blocks have been reserved at two hotels at a discounted rate in the Durham area. These blocks are reserved up until 30 days from the wedding so please book in a timely manner. More Information on the hotels can be found below or under the "Hotel Accommodations" tab.
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