Jackie and Stuart's Charlotte Wedding (Part Two - The Reception)


Following the ceremony at Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Jackie and Stuart's wedding celebration moved to the Ballantyne Resort.
The evening kicked off with a cocktail party complete with a signature cocktail - the "Fogalino."
As I peeked inside the ballroom I was treated to a spectacular vision that came from the combination of the efforts of Sha Sha Harnik of Distinctive Events in Charleston, Todd Crawford of Crawford and Company Florist in Charlotte and the staff at the Ballantyne Resort. The cake by Jill Delmastro of Wedding Cakes by Jill added even more elegance to the setting.
I need to mention the efforts of Lee MacLeod of Sterling Event Planners, Ballantyne catering sales manager Kelly Randazzo, Ballantyne's events concierge Sarah Slovensky and Jennifer Wouters from Soiree Charlotte. Jennifer did an amazing job as the point person for the event.
The team from Cinematrimony, led by Darin Holiday, was also great to work with and I appreciate their unobtrusive style.
The Atlanta 80's cover band The Breakfast Club kept the party going all night and a photo booth from Party Booths was another nice touch.
Jackie and Stu are such a fun couple and they made the night all huge party for everyone. Thanks to you both and to your families for a fantastic event.
Jackie and Stuart outside the Ballantyne Resort

Jackie and Stuart outside the Ballantyne Resort

Signature cocktail - the "Fogalino"

Signature cocktail - the "Fogalino"

An amazing setting insdie the Ballantyne Resort

An amazing setting inside the Ballantyne Resort

All the details were done to perfection

All the details were done to perfection

An incredible cake by Jill Delmastro of Wedding Cakes by Jill

An incredible cake by Jill Delmastro of Wedding Cakes by Jill

The staff at the Ballantyne Resort did a fantastic job

The staff at the Ballantyne Resort is top notch

The wedding party made some grand entrances

The wedding party made some grand entrances

Jackie and Stu's first dance

Jackie and Stu's first dance

Group hug after the first dance

Group hug after the first dance

Jackie's grandfather gave a wonderful speech

Jackie's grandfather gave a wonderful speech

Jackie and Stu get words of wisdom from her grandfather

Jackie and Stu get words of wisdom from her grandfather

Jackie and the wedding party react to a speech by her father

Jackie and the wedding party react to a speech by her father

Stuart's father is a minister and he gave the blessing

Stuart's father is a minister and he gave the blessing

The first course arrives

The first course arrives

Jackie dances with her father

Jackie dances with her father

Jackie gives her father a big hug at the end of their dance

Jackie shows her appreciation to her father

Jackie's grandmother has a great time on the dance floor

Jackie's grandmother has a great time on the dance floor

Looking for a photo opportunity

Looking for a photo opportunity

Jackie gets things moving on the dance floor

Jackie gets things moving on the dance floor

Jackie and her mother enjoy the reception

Jackie and her mother enjoy the reception

Atlanta 80's cover band The Breakfast Club gets some backup vocals from the bride

Atlanta 80's cover band The Breakfast Club gets some backup vocals from the bride

They wore their sunglasses at night, as per Jackie's request

They wore their sunglasses at night, as per Jackie's request

Jackie's father took a break for cigars and single malt scotch

Jackie's father took a break for cigars and single malt scotch

Jackie did a little fake-out on the first attempt at the bouquet toss

Jackie did a little fake-out on the first attempt at the bouquet toss

Jackie and Stu make their exit

Jackie and Stu make their exit

Sparkers light the way for the escape

Sparklers light the way for the escape

Jackie and Stu met at a golf course so the golf cart was very fitting

Jackie and Stu met during college while working at a golf course so the cart was very fitting