Monday, May 5, 2014

ashleigh and mike {tie the knot} foundation for the carolinas

Happy Monday! Boy, it feels like forever since I have blogged {maybe because it has been- eek!}

But, what better way to start off this beautiful {soon to be very warm} Monday by blogging about a beautiful {but oh so cold} Valentine's Day wedding.

Some of you who follow Favor Me Events may remember Ashleigh and Mike from here or perhaps from the Facebook and Instagram updates just days before their February 14th wedding.

If not, in a nutshell, Ashleigh and Mike were scheduled to be married on February 14th at The Foundation for the Carolinas. However, the day prior to the wedding {their rehearsal day} happened to also be one of the worst winter storms that Charlotte had seen for quite some time. Something that none of us were prepared for, and certainly never would have guessed would happen in Charlotte.

As the snow came pouring down around Charlotte, Ashleigh and Mike made the brave decision to postpone their Valentine's Day wedding {something that Ashleigh had always wanted as a little girl} to the next day in order to make sure that guests and vendors were safe and able to make it to Uptown without issue. I can honestly say- this was a first for me!

By pure luck, all of the vendors that were associated with their wedding were not only available for the next day, but they all were totally on board and wanted to make Ashleigh and Mike's wedding day even that more special. And in my {perhaps biased opinion}, we did! As if on cue, the sun came out on the 15th, melting the majority of the snow and making way for a gorgeous winter wedding day.

Please enjoy some photos from Ashleigh and Mike's February 15th wedding by Kristin Vining Photography.

A HUGE thank you to all of the vendors that pulled together without question and made Ashleigh and Mike's wedding day a success! {Soap box moment: This is why it is SO important to hire professional vendors for your wedding!!!}

Venue: Foundation for the Carolinas
Photographer: Kristin Vining Photography
Videographer: Crown Alley Films
Florist: Lily Greenthumb's Floral
Rentals: Party Reflections
Lighting/Draping: Sterling by Design
Caterer: Best Impressions
DJ: Vinny with Split Second Sound
Stationery/Signage: Olive Paper
Cake: The Bakery Shoppe 
Candy Station: All You Can Treat
Photobooth: ShutterBooth
Hair/Makeup: Lindsey Regan Thorne with Be Pretty 

Ashleigh and Mike- thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day and trusting me to move your wedding date. I know it wasn't a true 'Valentine's Day' wedding-- but you you have quite the story to share!