Featured: Modern Sophisticated Southern Duke Mansion Wedding
I'm not even sure where to begin ... how do I even begin?! This is one wedding that will always hold a special place in my heart. It's not just because of the design, or the fabulous details involved. It is because of the incredible couple that is at the center of all this prettiness! Breeze and Montell have become more than just clients who were seeking guidance in creating their dream wedding - they've become dear, dear friends that I love so much! I could not be more thrilled to see Breeze and Montell's wedding featured on one of my absolute favorite blogs today, Style Me Pretty!
This gorgeous bride has impeccable style. She's a fashion-forward girl, and wanted a wedding that spoke to her forward thinking style, but also incorporated classic & timeless elements. With a crisp palette of cream, gold, and black, we achieved something so beautiful that mixed both contemporary and traditional design. The end result was nothing short of perfect for this amazing bride and groom! Creating this wedding was such an honor, and working with this bride was nothing short of wonderful. I'm truly grateful for all the trust Breeze put in me to bring her vision to life. I am so lucky to have such amazing brides & grooms that entrust me with one of the biggest, most important days of their lives.
With an all-start team assembled, we were able to achieve something so stunning and unique for this sweet couple. Fabulous photographer Lauren Rosenau of Lauren Rosenau Photography beautifully captured all the details that were oh so carefully planned. And Melanie Edwards with New Creations Flower Company exceeded all my expectations with her incredible interpretation of my design plan & amazing creativity. I don't have the words to say how much I love and adore Melanie - her talent never ceases to amaze me, and I just LOVE working with her! To have a partner like her that can seriously read my mind and know exactly what I'm envisioning is priceless! She seriously out-did herself with this one and I'm so, so proud of her! Carrie Barker with Pink Toast Ink blew it out of the park with the incredible paper goods. From unique invitation suites to a jaw-dropping mirrored seating chart, Carrie took my vision and ran with it! Don't even get me started with Sara Shelor from Party Reflections-Charlotte who has such amazing expertise, and not to mention incredible patience, that I just could not live without and love so much! I couldn't be more honored to work with some of the best wedding vendors in Charlotte on this amazing wedding.
Huge thanks to all the outstanding vendors involved in Breeze & Montell's wedding day!
Event Design And Planning: The Graceful Host
Floral Design: New Creations Flower Company
Photography: Lauren Rosenau Photography
Venue: Duke Mansion
Invitations, Seating Chart, and Paper Goods: Pink Toast Ink
Calligraphy: The Graceful Host
Hair : Mirror Bomb Studios
Makeup Artist: Erin Ashley
Linen Rentals, Tables, & Chairs: Nuage Designs
Tent, Chandeliers, Draping, Chairs & Linen Rentals: Party Reflections
Mixologist: Bob Peters
Wedding Cake: Kathy Allen Cakes
Catering: Duke Mansion
Bridal Boutique: Hayden Olivia
Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau
Groom's Attire: Men's Warehouse
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale
Reception DJ: Split Second Sound
Wedding Bands: Diamonds Direct
Brides Shoes: Valentino
I'm so excited to finally have the opportunity to share Breeze & Montell's story with y'alll! Be sure to hop on over to check out the full feature on Style Me Pretty! And I'm sharing some of my favorite photos from this beautiful day below. Believe me when I say that keeping these photos to myself has been so difficult!
I mean, could she be any more beautiful?! And I just have to say, I was so beyond honored that Breeze wore my earrings that I wore on my wedding day.
So here is where the miracle in this wedding day emerges. As the bride was finishing getting dressed the rain rolled in and it started to pour. We were all devastated! As a planner, I never want to go to plan B! I'm just as invested in my clients dream wedding day that we've all worked so hard to create! So moving the wedding indoors wasn't exactly something I was thrilled about. I made the very difficult (and ulcer-inducing) decision to delay the ceremony by 15 minutes because the forecast was looking like there could be chance for a break in the weather. Thankfully the decision paid off and the rain ceased just in time. We hustled to dry off chairs and seat guests as quickly as possible so that the ceremony could go on as planned! The smile on our sweet brides' face as she's walking towards the love of her life with her dad by her side were just absolutely priceless!
As a surprise to guests, Breeze & Montell brought in Bob Peters - mixologist extraordinaire! - to treat guests to a few signature cocktails that were inspired by the bride and groom! Needless to say, it was a huge hit with guests, and they tasted absolutely fabulous!
It was truly an honor to work so closely with this couple & their family! I love these two to pieces! Talk about two people who are madly in love - I just can't get enough of this bride & groom! I am so excited to share these amazing photos with you. The entire night was an absolute blast and everything was absolutely gorgeous! I was thrilled to be a part of Breeze & Montell's beautiful love story, and I wish them many, many more years of wedded bliss! Don't miss the full feature on Style Me Pretty!
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