Monday, September 30, 2013

kelsey and evan {tie the knot} the duke mansion

The rain poured for Kelsey and Evan's August 17th wedding. I mean POURED! And yet, by looking at this sweet couple that day, you would have never have known by looking outside that the skies were gray and the grass was soaked.

Luckily, their ceremony was inside and held at Christ Lutheran Church. The party then moved to The Duke Mansion for cocktails, dinner and dancing. 

Both Evan and Kelsey share a love of coffee {I am a proud member of that fan club as well}, so they opted to give coffee beans as their favor with the words, "Love is Brewing." I can not even begin to tell you how amazing the room smelled that night. 

Please enjoy some photos taken by Kristin and Aaron Byrum at Kristin Byrum Photography.

A special thank you to all of the vendors that made this wedding a success:

Stationery: Pink Toast Inc.
Table numbers and Favors: Etsy

Kelsey and Evan, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day. Much love, happiness and amazing coffee for you both!

with love.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

priya and chris {tie the knot part 2} ballantyne hotel

Just a few weeks ago I shared with you images from day one of Chris and Priya's Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden wedding. If you need a refresher, the images as well as their story can be found: here.

Day one was the low-key day that was celebrated with a Christian ceremony and traditional southern food.

Day two, as you will see below, was nothing like day one. Day two was celebrated at The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge with an Indian ceremony, traditional Indian food, extravagant decor as well as attire. 

They say an image is a worth a thousand words, so I am going to let the photos do the talking. Crystal Stokes Photography did an amazing job of capturing all that happened that day. Please check out some of my favorite images below.

Thank you to all of the vendors that made this event run as smoothly as it did!

Venue: The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge
Rentals: Party Reflections
Draping/Lighting: Sterling by Design
Photographer: Crystal Stokes Photography
Florist: The Place for Flowers
Videographer: Caravan Cinema
DJ: Split Second Sound
Cake: Cake Lady Jill
Mandap Rental: Rajdeep Mandap 
Stationery: Pink Toast Ink
Hair and Makeup: Who's the Fairest
Candy Station: All You Can Treat

with love.