It was a Carolina Blue weekend as Caroline and Bryan and their families gathered for their wedding at Myers Park United Methodist Church followed by a beautiful reception at Charlotte Country Club.
The weekend got off to a great start with the rehearsal dinner at The Duke Mansion where Tar Heel mascot Rameses made a special guest appearance for the two Carolina graduates.
Working with Caroline's mother, Marsha, a great team of professionals pulled off the spectacular event. Planner Dina Berg Blazek and her group spearheaded everything along with the wonderful team of Kelli Taddonio and Alicia Wagner of Charlotte Country Club.
The Bloom Room created beautiful floral arrangements and the club ballroom was transformed by a tent-frame adorned with lights creating a night sky-like atmosphere. Add in a Kathy Allen Fine Cake and great music and you've got an amazing party.
And thanks to my great team which included company photographer Laura Mueller, my good friend, the talented Richard Israel, and our apprentice John Gomez.
Congratulations to Caroline and Bryan and their families!
Caroline and Bryan at Charlotte Country Club
So many buttons
Bryan's sister and mother enjoying the moment
Marsha helps her daughter with some finishing touches
Bill sees his daughter the bride
Mother and daughter
Fixing the veil
The beautiful bride
Portrait of the groom by Laura
Bryan helps his father
The groom's father
The groomsmen, including Caroline's brother, relax
Myers Park Methodist Church
The mothers head to the ceremony
Bryan escorts his mother
The bride arrives
Entering the church
Checking the ring
The scene at Charlotte Country Club in a beautiful detail from John
Spectacular flowers from The Bloom Room punctuated by edible art from Kathy Allen Fine Cakes
Gorgeous transformation of the ballroom
Arriving at the club
Always great to have a cocktail with your name under it
A private perch
Caroline and Bryan
The sword is a family tradition
Grandmother gets a look
Father and daughter
Bryan and his mother
Time to dance
The bride and groom enjoy the night
Richard captures the party
Pure Party Band kept everyone dancing
Artist Gina Stumpf captures the night on canvas
Two Carolines give an assist with a rendition of Sweet Caroline
Just a beautiful setting
A Carolina Blue sendoff