Kristen Castro
Chadd Eriksen
Wedding Date:
September 9, 2017
Wake Forest, NC

Chadd Eriksen and Kristen Castro met at NC State University in 2012 at a barbecue for mutual friends. We had met a few times at prior occasions but the timing and circumstances had never matched up (although we had each caught each others eye). On a summer evening, at the barbecue, Chadd would come up to Kristen and make casual conversation and then sort-of “walk away and play cool.” Kristen was not having the “walk away and play cool” so she had a 6-year old boy smash a slice of cake into Chadds face to leave a lasting impression, and we guess you could say that’s exactly what happened. We have been together ever since. Kristen is finishing up her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and will be starting her career in pharmacy within the next year. Chadd is a semi-professional bass fisherman and project manager for a grading construction company. We currently live in Wake Forest, NC with our 2 rescue fur babies, Kaner and Rocky. We plan to continue our future in Wake Forest. 

We chose Rumbling Bald Resort because we LOVE the mountains and Chadd’s life has always invovled being on the lake. Kristen just so happened to be searching on The Knot for venues that incorporated the lake and the mountains and stumbled upon Rumbling Bald Resort. Kristen remembers thinking to herself “this place looks too good to be true from the pictures,” but after touring the venue it was even more perfect in person than it looked in the pictures. This is technically a destination wedding so all of our guests are traveling from all over the country. The resort has been so accommodating and helpful throughout this whole process, especially because we are not able to physically be there. 

To our family and friends who are traveling to celebrate us; there are not enough words that we could express as to how thankful we are for your continued love and support, for us separately and together. We could not be where we are now if it weren’t for each and everyone of you. Family and friends are our whole life so we are cherishing every moment of having you be apart of the most important day of our life (so far). We love you all so much and please know just how appreciative and thankful we truly are. We are truly so blessed.