Charlotte Wedding: Katie and Rob


Katie and Rob's wedding was a wonderful family affair.

The day started with the ceremony at Myers Park Presbyterian Church and moved to the reception at Myers Park Country Club.

Katie and Rob are a fun, relaxed couple and they made everyone feel at ease. From the time they set aside to see each other before the ceremony to the end of the night they were a pleasure to work with.

Todd Sumlin, a talented photojournalist I've known for many years and had the pleasure of working with at The Charlotte Observer, worked as a second photographer and captured some beautiful images.

Planner Leslie Schlernitzauer, a family friend who also runs Porcupine Provisions with her husband Bruce, did an excellent job keeping everything on track. In Bloom created the florals and Haines Barksdale of For Goodness Cakes created another beautiful confection. The Voltage Brothers provided the soundtrack that had everyone on the dance floor all night long.

A special thanks to Katie's parents Debbie and Pat who made the day so enjoyable for everyone.

Congratulations Katie and Rob and have fun in Hawaii!

Katie and Rob

Katie and Rob

Flowers from In Bloom

Flowers from In Bloom

Katie checks her dress while getting ready at Myers Park Presbyterian Church

Katie checks her dress while getting ready at Myers Park Presbyterian Church

Rob looks relaxed as he waits for the ceremony to begin

Todd caught Rob looking relaxed as he waits for the ceremony to begin

Katie and Rob decided to see each other before the ceremony and Rob gave a great reaction when he took his first look at his bride

Katie and Rob decided to see each other before the ceremony and Rob gave a great reaction when he saw his bride

More reaction from the happy couple

More smiles from the happy couple

Sally, Katie's sister and Matron of Honor, responds when she sees her sons Carson and Connor in their tuxedos

Sally, Katie's sister and matron of honor, responds to sons Carson and Connor in their tuxedos

Connor waits patiently through the portrait session

Connor looking dapper

Todd got a photo of me as we were able to do some group shots before the ceremony

Todd got a photo of me as we were able to do some group shots before the ceremony

The ladies with Rob

The ladies with Rob

Katie's mother, Debbie, left, walks to the ceremony with Rob's mother, Anne

Katie's mother, Debbie, left, walks to the ceremony with Rob's mother, Anne

The waiting is the hardest part. Rob's niece, Annie, is ready for her flower girl duties

The waiting is the hardest part - Rob's niece, Annie, is ready for her flower girl duties

Pat, Katie's father, makes sure everything is in order

Pat, Katie's father, makes sure everything is in order

Steve, Rob's father and Best Man, waits for the ceremony with his son

Steve, Rob's father and best man, waits with his son

Katie and her father share a nice moment as they prepare to walk down the aisle

Katie and her father share a nice moment as they prepare to walk down the aisle

Katie looks beautiful as she prepares for her entrance

Katie looks beautiful right before her entrance

Katie and her father make their way to the alter

Katie and her father make their way to the altar

The Rev. Millie Snyder performs the ceremony

The Rev. Millie Snyder performs the ceremony

The kiss

The kiss

Time to celebrate

Time to celebrate

Portrait in the church

Portrait in the church

Todd captured bridesmaids in some pretty light as they waited for more photos

Todd captured bridesmaids in some pretty light as they waited for more photos

Katie looks elegant as she heads off to the reception in style

Katie looks elegant as she heads off to the reception in style

The wedding party arrives at Myers Park Country Club

The wedding party arrives at Myers Park Country Club

Some chilled champagne on a hot August evening

Some chilled champagne on a hot August evening

It's all in the details

It's all in the details

Debbie and Pat make their way into the reception

Debbie and Pat make their way into the reception

First dance

First dance

Katie and Rob as Rob's father gives a speech

Katie and Rob as Rob's father gives a toast

The Voltage Brothers lived up to their name as they had everyone energized

The Voltage Brothers lived up to their name as they had everyone energized

Hope he is holding on tight

Hope he is holding on tight

The ladies got on stage to sing "We Are Family"

The ladies got on stage to sing "We Are Family"

Is she next?

Is she next?

Testing the bubbles before the send off

Testing the bubbles before the send off

Katie and Rob escape through the bubbles

Katie and Rob escape through the bubbles