Charlotte Wedding Photography: Kendrick and Clay


I always know that a wedding that features a Kathy Allen Fine Wedding Cake is going to be an impressive event.
So I was excited and privileged to get the opportunity to document Kathy's daughter Kendrick's wedding to Clay at The Duke Mansion. And, as you would expect, the cake and the entire event, were spectacular.
Kathy is known to go above and beyond as she consults with brides to learn more about their dresses and flowers to help her create a masterpiece cake that fits seamlessly into the overall feel of the wedding.
The Duke Mansion was the perfect host for the event, which included an amazing palette of colorful flowers from Elizabeth House.
Adrian Howe of Beauty Sophisticate had the ladies looking gorgeous and Jessica Jonczak and the staff at The Duke Mansion made everything run seamlessly. I got another excellent photography assist from the talented Peter Zay.
You might say the event was, well...a piece of cake.
Congratulations Kendrick and Clay!
Kendrick and Clay

Kendrick and Clay

The Duke Mansion

The Duke Mansion

A grand entrance with one of Kathy Allen Fine Wedding Cakes as the centerpiece

A grand entrance with one of Kathy Allen Fine Wedding Cakes as the centerpiece

Another view of the magnificent cake

Another view of the magnificent cake

The flowers from Elizabeth House Flowers were spectacular

The flowers from Elizabeth House Flowers were spectacular

The setting for the ceremony

The setting for the ceremony

The dress

The dress

Kendrick's sister Lawson gets an assist from sister-in-law Olga

Kendrick's sister Lawson gets an assist from sister-in-law Olga

Graham comes to see his sister as she gets ready

Graham comes to see his sister as she gets ready

Getting ready

Getting ready

Lawson grabs a photo as Olga finishes her hair

Lawson grabs a photo as Olga finishes her hair

Touching up

Touching up

Kendrick gets a touch-up from makeup artist Adrian Howe

Kendrick gets a touch-up from makeup artist Adrian Howe

Kendrick checks her look

Kendrick checks her look

The ladies gather for some champagne

The ladies gather for some champagne

Kendrick and her mother admire her beautiful bouquet

Kendrick and her mother admire her beautiful bouquet

Kathy enjoys the moment with her daughter

Kathy enjoys the moment with her daughter

Adjusting the veil

Adjusting the veil

Kendrick spots her nephew as she makes her way to the ceremony

Kendrick spots her nephew as she makes her way to the ceremony

Waiting on the staircase at The Duke Mansion

Waiting on the staircase at The Duke Mansion

Clay, his father and the minister wait for their entrance

Clay, his father and the minister wait for their entrance

Love this image Peter captured of Kendrick waiting with her father Gary

Love this image Peter captured of Kendrick waiting with her father Randy

Graham escorts his mother to her seatGraham escorts his mother

Kendrick and her father from Peter's angle

Kendrick and her father from Peter's angle

Walking down the aisle

Walking down the aisle

One of the flower girls got a lilttle off course

One of the flower girls got a little off course

The vows

The vows

Just married

Just married

Finding a quiet spot

Finding a quiet spot

Time for some pictures

Time for some pictures

The ladies were pretty in pink

The ladies were pretty in pink

Kendrick and her sister Lawson

Kendrick and her sister Lawson

The extreme heat was a challenge, but Kendrick managed to keep her cool

The extreme heat was a challenge, but Kendrick managed to keep her cool

Kendrick's brother Graham and his wife Olga

Kendrick's brother Graham and his wife Olga

A kiss for the bride

A kiss for the bride

Time to party

Time to party

Father/daughter dance

Father/daughter dance

Clay dances with his mother

Clay dances with his mother

It's almost a shame to cut such a work of art, but Kathy gives a few pointers

It's almost a shame to cut such a work of art, but Kathy gives a few pointers

Cutting the cake

Cutting the cake

Kendrick hugs a friend

Kendrick hugs a friend

Enjoying the evening on the grounds of Duke Mansion

Enjoying the evening on the grounds of Duke Mansion

Time to dance

Time to dance

End of a sparkling night

End of a sparkling night