Monday, December 12, 2016

katherine and michael | tie the knot | the duke mansion

I will be honest - I love the Duke Mansion. It's simplistic, Southern and just down right gorgeous. And as much as I looooove the Fall-- there is something so magical about the Duke while the gardens are in bloom.

Katherine and Michael's September Duke Mansion wedding was no exception. While these two call NYC home (notice the custom taxi cab treats) , they decided to get married in Charlotte, where Katherine grew up. Because it was a 'destination wedding' for many - they ended up taking advantage of their relatively smaller guest count of 65 attendees, and having an intimate dinner on the terrace- under market lights and stars.

Goes to prove that bigger isn't always better when it comes to wedding guest count.

Please enjoy some of my favorite images from Caroline Petters Photography, represented by Katie Osgood Photography.

Wedding planners rely on great vendors to pull everything together for a successful event. I am so thankful for this list of vendors for helping me do just that:

Venue: The Duke Mansion
Photography: Caroline Petters Photography, represented by Katie Osgood Photography
DJ: Split Second Sound
Florist: The Bloom Room
Rentals: Party Reflections
Lighting: Wink Lighting
Cake: Wow Factor Cakes
Paper Goods: Pink Toast Ink
Calligraphy:  Two Delighted
Hair and Makeup: Be Pretty Lindsey Regan Thorne
Custom Cookies: Sugar Bomb Sweets by Alice

Katherine and Michael- thank you for trusting me with your vision (from NYC) and allowing me to be a part of your day!

with love,

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

brittany and barrett | tie the knot | byrons south end

Brittany wanted pink, pink and more pink. Barrett wanted Brittany to be happy. Good man!
But I think it is safe to say that we were able to make both of them happy as we took their vision of romantic softness and brought it to life. Think sequins, draping, lush florals and candles. Lots and lots of candles.

This sweet couple was married in June at The Design Center of the Carolinas, followed by cocktails, dinner and dancing at Byrons South End.

Please enjoy some images from the day by Kristin Byrum Photography:

Thank you to the group of vendors who helped make this day possible!

Venue: Byrons South End
Catering: Best Impressions Catering
Photography: Kristin Byrum Photography
Videography: Crown Alley Films
Band:  In The Pocket
Rentals: Party Reflections
Florist: The Place for Flowers
Cake: For Goodness Cakes
Hair and Makeup: Who's the Fairest 
Photo Booth: TapSnap
Transportation: Sunway Shuttles

Brittany and Barrett- thank you again for allowing me to be a part of your day! It was a pleasure!

with love,

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

alison and curt | tie the knot | charlotte city club

Alison and Curt may live in Washington, DC- but they happily chose Charlotte as their wedding location. Many couples wonder if it is possible to live in one city and plan a wedding in another. And the answer is yes, yes, yes! Of course, a planner (ahem) is helpful- but it is certainly feasible!

Simple and classic, Alison wanted soft tones for her black tie June wedding. A church ceremony kicked off the wedding day at Myers Park Methodist Church and then guests headed to The Charlotte City for cocktails, dinner and dancing.

Please enjoy some images from the day by Lauren Rosenau Photography.

Thank you to all of the vendors who made this night memorable!

Church: Myers Park Methodist Church
Venue: Charlotte City Club
Photographer: Lauren Rosenau Photography
Band: Momentum Party Band
Florist: New Creations Flower Company
Stationery: Pink Toast Ink
Cake: Wow Factor Cakes
Hair and Makeup: Be Pretty, Lindsey Regan Thorne
Transportation: Sunway Shuttles

Alison and Curt, thank you for trusting me to plan with you (even from DC!) Wishing you both only the best!

with love.