Claire and Bill have been a little busy lately.
Graduating from the UNC School of Medicine, preparing for a move to Colorado, and also the little matter of their magnificent Charlotte wedding before heading west for their residency training.
But, as you might expect, everything went off incredibly well from the wedding at First Presbyterian Church to the elegant, stylish reception at the Foundation for the Carolinas.
If you were ever going to pick a time to have a medical problem, you were in the right place. Claire’s parents, Lili and Chris, are both physicians, as are some other family members and there were numerous classmates from med school.
Tradition and family were also well represented as many family members took part and Claire wore a veil first worn by her great-grandmother in 1928. And her gown was created by reusing additional Belgian lace from her great-grandmother’s wedding dress and satin worn by her maternal grandmother, great-aunts, and mother. In attendance were seven women who have worn the family veil.
Dina Berg Blazek and her staff were did their usual stellar job and The Blossom Shop provided the incredible flowers that adorned the unique spaces at the Foundation for the Carolinas. Company photographer Laura Mueller seemed to be everywhere capturing wonderful moments and beautiful details.
Hopefully Claire and Bill had a restful trip in Hawaii before heading to Denver to begin their careers in Pediatric Oncology and Radiation Oncology.
Claire and Bill
The men enter First Presbyterian Church
Claire's brother Peter looks on as Bill helps his brother John with his tie
Bill with his brother and best man John
Claire arrives at the church with mother Lili and matron of honor Lauren
Claire displays an homage to the incredible history of her dress and veil, which was previously worn by six family members
Claire's parents, Lili and Chris, share a moment after seeing their daughter in her dress
The lovely bride
Father and daughter just before the service
Striking light as the bride enters, seen from Laura's angle in the balcony
A quick glance before exiting the church
Leaving the ceremony
A hug from Bill's father
The all-important disbursement of the iPhones following the service
Claire and her bridesmaids
Amazing light as guests prepare to travel to the reception
Nice spot for a portrait
The happy couple
Claire and Bill
Walking back to the reception
Laura did a great job capturing many of the details
Finding their place
Enjoying the cocktail hour
Interesting space at the Foundation for the Carolinas
Lauren, matron of honor, talks about her friend Claire
Best man John talks about his brother
Bill enjoys the stories
Claire's father talks about the importance of the medical work the couple will be undertaking
Claire reacts to her father's speech
A toast for the couple
Dancing with her father
A chat with one of the one of the women who first wore Claire's veil
Big hug for the bride
Tearing up the dance floor
In The Pocket - great band
Bill's mother dances with his brother and father
All together now
Don't Stop Believin'
A kiss on the walk down Tryon to the Ritz Carlton