Foundation For The Carolinas Wedding

Kate and Billy tied the knot May 21st at Foundation For The Carolinas and it was the most gorgeous day in uptown Charlotte.  Working with Kate and her mom was a dream - I really loved that Kate's vision included the use of such a subtly gorgeous color scheme.  Navy, ivory, and a touch of gold (not to be confused with nautical) lent itself beautifully to create their timeless wedding decor.  Billy works in the food industry and the most important detail to him was offering their guests a unique dinner experience.  He did just that - in addition to the gorgeous wedding cake, Queen City Catering set up a liquid nitrogen ice cream sundae bar.  Yes, it was EVERYTHING.

Once again my gal Rachel Red hit it out of the park with the photos - enjoy!

Want to see more?!  Take a peek at Kate's bridal portraits here!

Creative Team:

Photography:  Rachel Red Photography

Venue: Foundation For The Carolinas

Floral Design:  Lily Greenthumbs

Catering:  Queen City Catering

Baker:  Sky's The Limit Bridal Sweets

DJ:  Split Second Sound

Ceremony Musician:  Musically Yours

Rentals:  Classic Party Rentals

Paper Goods:  Sweetest Beginnings

Bridal Boutique:  J Majors Bridal Boutique

Hair & Makeup Artist:  Who's The Fairest

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Wedding

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave", Elmer Davis.

Happy Fourth of July!  I hope you have had a great long weekend with your family and friends!  It's so important to remember who makes it possible for us to celebrate this country's 240th birthday not only on holidays, but everyday.  I am so thankful for our brave men and women in uniform and feel honored to have had the opportunity to work with some of them during such an important time in their life.

Heather and Danny's wedding day was timeless.  In a feature from Junebug Weddings (see it here) Heather was quoted as saying "Looking back at our pictures, we feel like our wedding could have taken place 10, 20, or 50 years ago, and we love that".  This was one of the most beautiful weddings I have been a part of, and not just aesthetically - the amount of love surrounding this couple was all encompassing.  In addition to the classic traditions they incorporated, US Military traditions were brought in to pay tribute to Danny, who is a Naval Officer, and welcome his new bride to the navy.  The most thoughtful detail?  A personalized note at each guest's place setting, handwritten by the bride.  What a perfect way to let them know just how much Heather and Danny appreciated them sharing their day.  So, so lovely.

Rob + Kristin did an amazing job capturing this special day and I am so excited to finally share these images!

These two are so lovely.  Take a look back at their engagement session here.

Creative Team

Photography:  Rob + Kristen Photography

Ceremony Venue:  St Philip Neri Catholic Church

Reception Venue:  Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Floral Design:  The Bloom Room

Catering:  Best Impressions

Cake:  For Goodness Cakes

DJ:  Split Second Sound

Hair & Makeup Artist:  Cali Stott Hair & Makeup Artistry

 

  

Lesley & Kyle: Cinematography

Earlier this week Lesley & Kyle's wedding day photos hit the blog - if you haven't had a chance, check that post out here!  These two had an outstanding creative team, since the photos and video are both so amazing I really wanted to showcase them separately so each could shine in their own right.  There is something so special about a wedding video that tells the couple's story and captures parts of wedding day that otherwise would've been just a memory.  Tricia Coyne's cinematography is amazing, she truly captures the spirit of each couple and the love that surrounds them.  Enjoy their highlight reel!

Creative Team

Cinematography:  Tricia Coyne Photography

Photography:  Rachel Red Photography

Venue:  The Crest Center & Pavilion

Floral Design:  Flora

Catering:  M7 Solutions

DJ:  All The Right Grooves

Cake:  Arista Cakes

Gifts, Favors, Paper Goods:  You're That Girl Designs

Hair Stylist:  Emily Anne Hair

Makeup Artist:  Pop of Color

Bridal Shop:  Bellisima Bridal Boutique

Rentals:  Old South Vintage Rentals

Transportation:  360 Party Bus

Lesley & Kyle's Asheville Wedding

Lesley and Kyle were married October 2015 at The Crest Center in Asheville, North Carolina, and we could not have asked for a more perfect day.  When I arrived in Western North Carolina the morning of the rehearsal it was pouring (cats and dogs style), and continued to do so throughout the entire day.  Imagine how happy everyone was to wake up on wedding day to sunshine, blue skies, mild temperatures, and the early signs of changing leaves - it was the epitome what people think of as Fall in North Carolina.  

There are so many details I want to share from this wedding.  When Lesley and I had our initial meeting I knew we would be a great fit - the first thing she told me was that Asheville was her "and Kyle's place".  Ryan and I too love Asheville and frequent as often as possible, so she and I hit it off immediately.  Once we started chatting details, decor, and design Lesley mentioned that she wanted to steer away from warm hues (burgundy, purple, etc.) which are so often used in fall weddings.  Instead she wanted to focus on cool hues of blues and greens - a nod to the gorgeous Smokey Mountains. 

 

Lesley owns her own Etsy shop and created many of the details herself.  With that, each facet of wedding day was tied together with much attention to detail and love from the bride (the groom put in some serious work as well).  Lesley and Kyle were one of "those couples" for me - meetings weren't meetings, meetings were getting together to chat with friends about how we could make their big day, the best day.  I am so thankful Southern Savvy had the opportunity to get to know these two and participate in such a special time in their lives.

Want to see more?  Check out Lesley & Kyle's wedding featured in Borrowed & Blue here.

Creative Team

Photography:  Rachel Red Photography

Cinematography:  Tricia Coyne Photography

Venue:  The Crest Center & Pavilion

Floral Design:  Flora

Catering:  M7 Solutions

DJ:  All The Right Grooves

Cake:  Arista Cakes

Gifts, Favors, Paper Goods:  You're That Girl Designs

Hair Stylist:  Emily Anne Hair

Makeup Artist:  Pop of Color

Bridal Shop:  Bellisima Bridal Boutique

Rentals:  Old South Vintage Rentals

Transportation:  360 Party Bus