1) Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO)- 45 min drive
2) Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)- 1 hr drive
3) Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU)- 1.5 hr drive
For Discounted Rates: Please call hotels directly and mention Kinley-Fitzhugh Wedding. Of note, transportation is not provided if you stay at the Quality Inn or Days Inn
1. Holiday Inn Express & Suites at the Vineyards.
351 Vineyards Crossing, Lexington, NC 27295
**Walking distance to the vineyard and we highly recommend you stay here**
2. Quality Inn Lexington
101 Plaza Parkway Lexington, NC 27292
5 miles from Venue; 15 min drive
3. Days Inn Lexington
1620 Cotton Grove Rd. Lexington, NC 27292
5 miles from venue; 15 min drive
Craig took advantage of my family coming to town to celebrate my residency selection for Emergency Medicine in South Carolina. He reserved a private room at a gorgeous victorian restaurant in Raleigh, NC and invited my closest friends and family to celebrate "matching". Not long into dinner, he had me open a present. He had framed a romantic message to me, meant to prepare me for the big question! Of course I'm sarcastic, and when I turned around expecting him to be on one knee, my first words were "I thought this was something special, why are you still standing?!?" I'm not sure why, but he still asked the big question!! He got down on one knee in front of everyone after an emotional profession of his love. I of course said, YES, a few times in fact! What can I say, I was excited!
**Forewarning- contains graphic content. No doctor-patient or military rules were violated during the making of this relationship**
Craig and I met while we were deployed to Moron, Spain in 2015. More specifically, after a long day of flying in the back of an MV22 covered in sweat, dirt, and gun powder, I returned to the clinic to check on everything. I was told there was a heat casualty on the way in. There are two types of animals that will quite literally run themselves to death, thoroughbred horses and Naval Academy football players. Kyle was the later variety and the 106-degree heat won that day. Craig arrived shortly after Kyle to check on his good friend, who he found packed in ice and receiving the infamous "silver bullet" to monitor his rectal temperature. It was love at first site! I mean come on, post helmet hair, a sweat soaked flight suit, and holding a thermometer in his naked friend's rectum! We spent the weekend traveling back and forth to the hospital and using our combined high school Spanish skills to communicate to the staff. The trips back and forth gave us the opportunity to get to know each other and stop for some Spanish meals and sangria. We've been inseparable ever since and can sincerely never thank Kyle enough for being, quite literally, the asshole that introduced us!
Craig Thomas Fitzhugh
Lauren Patrice Kinley
Welcome to our wedsite! We created this site so you can easily access all the information you need to celebrate the next chapter of our love story with us! We hope to see you all in December!
Lots of Love,
Lauren and Craig