While spending most of last week following Tiger Woods and other PGA golfers around at Quail Hollow, I did break away on Saturday to photograph a beautiful wedding in Charlotte.
Although I was a bit fatigued from walking many miles carrying a 400mm Nikon lens, the day was made easier by Kelsey and Connor’s wonderful families.
The weather had been good most of the week and we were hopeful that potential storms would hold off to allow for outdoor portraits at Kelsey’s parents’ home.
The ceremony at First Christian Church by the Rev. Jolin Wilkes McElroy included some stirring music from Catrina Pegues. Following the wedding, things got a bit dicey as the rain came and lightning lit up the sky.
We had to opt for a quick plan B and headed over to the EpiCentre in an effort to find a dry spot.
We ended up having fun and got some cool shots at Suite, a lounge on the fifth floor.
From there we headed over to CenterStage@NoDa for the reception. The amazing Carolyn Shepard did an incredible job creating a wonderful ambiance with her design skills. One of our favorite confectioners, Jill Delmastro, or Cake Lady Jill, created another beautiful cake.
Kesley’s mom Jill also raved about the food prepared by Michael Bader, the chef at CenterStage.
Congratulations to Kelsey and Connor and your families.