Friday, June 24, 2011

allison and matthew tie the knot {mint museum wedding}

Happy Friday!

Before the weekend begins, I thought I would share Allison and Matthew's wedding photos. You may remember them from here and here {when they were featured in Carolina Bride Magazine}.

The couple got married on May 7th at Allison's family's church at Meyers Memorial United Methodist in Gastonia and had their glam reception at the Mint Museum Uptown.

Allison's vision was an Old Hollywood theme with pinks, charcoals, feathers- oh my! Crystals draped the dance floor as Casablanca played during the reception. Believe me- there was no lack of glitz or glam during this wedding!

As an only child, Allison is very close to both of her parents and wanted to incorporate items from their wedding. Not only did Allison wear her mother's cathedral length veil for the ceremony, but she also used her parents' cake topper on her nine-tier cake.

Matthew is a graphic designer, so he put his skills to use in making their logo that was incorporated throughout the wedding- even down to the tags on their favors.

Here are a few shots from the day, taken by Lindsey Lee Photography...

A huge thank you to all of the amazing vendors {and it's a long one!} that made this wedding absolutely stunning:

Ceremony Site: Meyers Memorial United Methodist
Reception Venue: The Mint Museum Uptown
Photography: Lindsey Lee Photography
Catering: La-Tea-Da's Catering
Cake: Wow Factor Cake Design
Floral: The Place for Flowers
Lighting and Rentals: Sterling by Design Group
DJ: Split Second Sound
Linens: Connie Duglin
Photo booth: MoJo Charlotte
Videography: Studio 74 Productions
Favors: Emie Jane's Baby Cakes
Wedding Dress: JMajor's Bridal Boutique
Tuxes: NY Bride and Groom

Allison and Matthew, it was great working with you both and I am so happy to hear that you had a great in Paris!

with love.

Friday, June 17, 2011

featured {completely unveiled}

We at Favor Me Events are wrapping up the week on a high note and wanted to share!

SO, SO, SO excited to say that Completely Unveiled Blog {by Weddings Unveiled} has featured our recent inspiration to reality session!

It was a cool day in March when photographer,
Tara Mauldin and I headed to Carrigan Farms in Mooresville for this "Rustic Valentine" shoot. And what a labor of love it was as we both rocked it out for hours in the brisk mountain air.

A HUGE thank you to all of the vendors that brought this shoot together so beautifully.

Tara Mauldin Photography
Lily Greenthumb's Floral Artistry
Cake Pops:
Wow Factor Cake Design
SCM Design
Linens/Chair Rentals:
Party Reflections
Location: Carrigan Farms

Click here for the full story!  

Stay tuned -- more photos from the shoot will be up shortly on both the blog and website!

with love.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

laura and dale {just because}

Meet Favor Me Events couple, Laura and Dale!

Mere days after they booked my services for full planning, Laura insisted that they have a "just because" session to document their engagement. You see, Laura recently passed the North Carolina Bar exam {yay!} and thought now that she is practicing law, it was time to cut her hair for a more corporate look.

But before losing her locks {and generously donating them to Locks of Love}, Laura wanted to take the opportunity to document their proposal. Keeping it as true to form as possible, we headed to Lake Norman State Park with her locks and even some of the same clothes  from the engagement day.

Laura and Dale both love nature, camping and fishing-- really anything and everything that I do not know too much about. Styling the shoot gave me a great opportunity to get to know them better for the months of planning that are ahead of us.

Both from Latrobe, Pennsylvania {not too far from where I grew up}, I thought we would incorporate Rolling Rock beer. And as avid fishers, I hand-crafted a "reel love" swag for the shoot as well.  Pun intended!

Critsey Rowe Photography documented the shoot, and as always, did a fantastic job. Here are some shots from the day...

Laura and Dale are set to marry next July at The Point Lake and Golf Club-- so stay tuned for more of their story!

with love.

Monday, June 6, 2011

robin and shawn {engagement session}

Happy Monday!

Meet Favor Me Events couple, Robin and Shawn!

Thanks to Robin's need of car repair and her father for insisting she see a certain mechanic in town {yep, that would be Shawn}- the couple met in May of 2008. At the time, Robin was interested in someone else, so the story easily could have ended here. didn't....

Eight months later, Robin needed her oil changed and not only did she find herself looking forward to seeing Shawn, but she even told her co-worker about the sweet {and not to mention cute} mechanic that she had met months ahead of time. Her co-worker nudged {or rather INSISTED} that Robin ask Shawn out on a date. Shawn just couldn't resist Robin's request and the couple had their first date on February 28, 2009.

Robin says she never thought that she would end up with a man who is so visibly tattooed, rides a motorcycle or has more piercings than her- but almost a year to the day of their first date, the couple was engaged to be married. And now, nothing makes more sense.

Robin and Shawn are set to be married in October at the Victoria Crow's Nest in Monroe. Their theme is 1950s, with the inspiration centered around a photo of Robin's Aunt at her prom. But more on that later...

Here are a few shots from their recent e-session in Charleston, SC with the super-talented Caroline Ghetes.  Make sure to check out the photos of Robin and Shawn on the motorcycle. Staying true to their theme, these shots were inspired by a similar photo of James Dean and Marilyn Monroe.

Seriously so excited to work with you both!

with love.