Lake Norman Wedding: Alison and David


Alison and David gathered with family and friends for a picture perfect wedding along Lake Norman Saturday.
Alison's parents are in the process of building a home on an incredible lot with beautiful lake views in almost every direction. And while the house isn't quite finished, the lot and what was completed of the house provided a fantastic setting for the outdoor ceremony.
And you could hardly have asked for better weather with some sunshine and gentle breezes throughout the day and evening.
The clear tent from Party Reflections allowed for fantastic views and was a great place for eating and dancing.
It was only a few days ago that I photographed Alison and David's engagement session (they live near Boston and it was the first chance we had), and I knew their wedding was going to be fun and relaxed.
Planner Ivy Robinson did a superb job putting all the pieces together. Elements Design of Charlotte created the florals and Cheesecakes Etc. made a beautiful cake. The Doug Burns Band kept everyone dancing with a great variety of music.
Our company photographer Laura Mueller did her usual stellar job as she documented the guys getting ready and even took a boat ride with them over to the ceremony.
Thank you to Alison and David and their wonderful families.
Alison and David

Alison and David

Alison's parents are constructing a home on a magnificent lot on Lake Norman, and it was the perfect backdrop for the event

Alison's parents are constructing a home on a magnificent lot on Lake Norman, and it was the perfect backdrop for the event

A light moment while putting the dress on

A light moment while putting the dress on

Alison gets a kiss from her dad as they prepare to head to the ceremony

Alison gets a kiss from her dad as they prepare to head to the ceremony

Alison's sister-in-law and sister have some fun taking pictures

Alison's sister-in-law and sister have some fun taking pictures

Arriving at the wedding

Arriving at the wedding

Laura got some great shots of the guys getting ready

Laura got some great shots of the guys getting ready

The men pray before heading to the ceremony

The men pray before heading to the ceremony

The men, including Alison's brother Chris in front, got a boat ride to the ceremony

The men, including Alison's brother Chris in front, got a boat ride to the ceremony

Alison's parents walk out to the outdoor ceremony

Alison's parents walk out to the outdoor ceremony

The bridesmaids get ready to make their entrance

The bridesmaids get ready to make their entrance

Alison's father walks her to the ceremony

Alison's father walks her to the ceremony

The bridesmaids watch David's reaction as Alison comes down the aisle

The bridesmaids watch David's reaction as Alison comes down the aisle

Some of the beautiful florals from Elements Design in Charlotte

Some of the beautiful florals from Elements Design in Charlotte

Alison looked so relaxed and happy throughout the day

Alison looked so relaxed and happy throughout the day

The couple embrace as they are officially married

The couple embrace as they are officially married

Hugs all around after the ceremony

Hugs all around after the ceremony

A waiter heads out as the cocktail hour begins

A waiter heads out as the cocktail hour begins

A couple begins an impromptu dance along the water's edge

A couple begins an impromptu dance along the water's edge

Alison's brother and his wife gave the couple a good start on nieces and newphews with their triplets

Alison's brother and his wife gave the couple a good start on nieces and newphews with their triplets

Alison and the flower girl in some nice early evening light

Alison and the flower girl in some nice early evening light

A few quick portraits in the fading light before heading to the reception

A few quick portraits in the fading light before heading to the reception

A spectacular setting for a wonderful wedding

A spectacular setting for a wonderful wedding

Alison and David work on their dance moves before being introduced at the reception

Alison and David work on their dance moves before being introduced at the reception

Ivy Robison's design touch and beautiful flowers from Elements Design

Ivy Robinson's design touch and beautiful flowers from Elements Design

Cake from Cheesecakes Etc.

Cake from Cheesecakes Etc

First dance

First dance

Another moment from the first dance

Another moment from the first dance

The clear tent allowed great views of Lake Norman

The clear tent from Party Reflections allowed great views of Lake Norman

An appropriate setting for the seafood station

An appropriate setting for the seafood station

A perfect evenine for an outdoor event

A perfect evening for an outdoor event

Time to cut the cake

Time to cut the cake

A slow dance as the evening winds down

A slow dance as the evening winds down

Sparkler sendoff to end the night

Sparkler sendoff to end the night