Monday, June 18, 2018

nicole and chase | tie the knot | quail hollow club

When Nicole and I originally met to discuss design details, she mentioned that her married name would be 'Rose' and that she wanted to bring that in to the design of the wedding. Thinking this was such a sweet idea, we created a rose gold-inspired wedding design for this bohemian-loving bride.

Nicole and Chase were married on May 19th at Quail Hollow Club. The original plan for the ceremony was to be outside (on the course), but if you are local to Charlotte, you will remember that we had a two week wet spell in May. The week leading up to the wedding (and even that Saturday morning), the weather was off and on, so we made the executive decision to bring the ceremony inside the pavilion. Some tears were shed (guilty!), as I was personally so excited to see the ceremony design come to life on the course. But, I truly believe we made the right decision as we kept all 220 guests' comfort in mind.

Nicole and Chase are already talking about renewing their vows in a few years... and this time, keeping it on the course. Of course, I am up for this!

Please enjoy some images from the day courtesy of Amore Vita Photography























 Despite the on and off rain, the day went off without a hitch. Thank you to the amazing list of vendors!

Florist: The Bloom Room
Lighting: Wink Lighting
Stationery: Minted
Hair and Makeup: Cali Stott Artistry 

Nicole and Chase, it was a pleasure planning with you both! Let me know when you want to plan your renewal :)

with love
Anne



Wednesday, April 18, 2018

katie and michael | tie the knot | foundation for the carolinas

In the wedding industry, we see trends come and go and lately - the trend is little to no color. And while it is lovely, it is always refreshing when a bride WANTS color.  Enter Katie.

Katie came to me last year with the task of creating a (tastefully done) art deco-inspired wedding. I was up to the challenge and I personally can not be happier with how the design came together.

In late March, Katie and Michael exchanged vows in Silverman Pavilion at Foundation for the Carolinas. After the ceremony, we led guests into Legacy Hall for cocktail hour while the ceremony space was 'flipped' for reception. This is something that we have done many times at FFTC, and the art of the 'flip' has become a well-oiled machine.

The day was a bit rainy, not allowing for many outside photos... but no amount of gloom could rain on this sweet duo's parade. Heck, they say rain is good luck, no?

Please enjoy some photos of the day, courtesy of Rob + Kristen Photography

























Thank you to the A-team of vendors who perfectly executed this day!

Venue: Foundation for the Carolinas
Photography: Rob + Kristen Photography
Videography: Go North Pictures
Caterer: Best Impressions
Band: Steel Toe Stiletto
Florist: New Creations Floral
Rentals: Party Reflections
Lighting: Wink Lighting
Custom Structure: Elisabeth Rose
Stationery: Pink Toast Ink
Cake: Wow Factor Cakes
Hair and Makeup: Jennifer Abercrombie
Photobooth: Bourbon Booth
Officiant: Rev Rebecca Nagy

Katie and Michael, wishing you only a lifetime of love and happiness together!

with love.
Anne

Monday, April 2, 2018

bekah and jonathan | tie the knot | the mint museum uptown

I met Bekah last March and within a month she moved to Austin, TX for her residency as an OBGYN. 

Potential out-of-town clients always ask me if it is possible to successfully plan a wedding with a local to Charlotte planner. And the answer is easy- yes! In fact, I suggest all out-of-town brides hire a local planner to be your ears on the ground here.

Bekah and Jonathan's wedding is just one beautiful example of this. 

On a cool February afternoon, Bekah and Jonathan exchanged vows at Bekah's childhood church, Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, followed by dinner and dancing at The Mint Museum Uptown.

Please enjoy some photos of the day, courtesy of Crystal Stokes Photography






























A huge thank you to the A-Team of vendors who made this night as memorable as it was:

Church: Holy Comforter Episcopal Church
Venue: Mint Museum Uptown
Photography: Crystal Stokes Photography
Caterer: Something Classic 
Florist: The Bloom Room
Rentals: Party Reflections
Structure: Elisabeth Rose
 Lighting: Wink Lighting
DJ: Split Second Sound
Transportation: Sunway Shuttles
Stationery: Pink Toast Ink
Hair and Makeup: Cali Stott Artistry

Bekah and Jonathan, thank you for trusting me (all the way from Texas) to plan alongside you. Wishing you both nothing but love and happiness!

with love,
Anne