On a beautiful April Saturday, a stunning bride and dashing groom said "I Do" among family and friends in a beautiful church ceremony where the groom's brother officiated and the bride's Filipino traditions were incorporated into the Lutheran service. I met Veronica at the beginning of 2013, and over the next several months we worked hand-in-hand to plan for her big day. Talk about every wedding planners dream, y'all! Veronica might just be one of the sweetest and most genuine people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing! Not to mention she has amazing style. She and Chip are so adorable and absolutely perfect together - their passion for life and each other is breathtaking. (And, I have to brag on our groom because boy, oh boy can he cook! During our final meeting, Chip made lump crab eggs benedict for us to enjoy.... it was amazing!) Starting with an inspiration of "Sophisticated Romance", we designed one of my favorite weddings of the year. The Mint Museum Uptown was the perfect venue for this amazing celebration. A team of incredible vendors helped make Veronica and Chip's dream wedding became a reality! And, I'm THRILLED to see that not only is their gorgeous spring wedding published in the July-September issue of Carolina Bride, but Veronica is the cover bride! Thank you, Carolina Bride, for featuring this amazing couple and their story for your readers to enjoy! I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with this lovely bride and groom. Take a look at some of my favorite images from their big day - and don't forget to pick up the latest copy of Carolina Bride, on newsstands now!
Their first look was so sweet!
So, I mentioned earlier that our groom was a cook, right? Well, Veronica surprised him with a grooms cake in the shape of a pizza because it's their favorite thing to cook together. She even used the wooden pizza server from their kitchen and he was so surprised! For Goodness Cakes did an incredible job with both of these sweet confections - and they were both so delicious!
Veronica and Chip love to travel, but their guests travelled in from all over the world to celebrate their marriage. So, I came up with and created a travel-themed seating display and table numbers to tie it all together. I love the way it turned out! The biggest surprise of the weekend was when Veronica's best friend and bridesmaid, who is stationed in South Korea and was denied leave to attend and stand in the wedding, actually showed up at the rehearsal dinner. It was a moment that everyone couldn't get enough of... The best wedding present you could possibly give your best friend! And, our travel-themed seating display was even more fitting with bridesmaid Molly in attendance.
My favorite shot of the entire day! This is the bride's reaction to seeing the reception space for the first time. Seriously, love everything about this! It makes my heart so happy to see how happy they are!
Their first dance was quite a production! Veronica and Chip had been taking dancing lessons and surprised guests with a beautifully choreographed first dance that ended with this big dip. It was gorgeous!
Many, many thanks to our incredible team of wedding pro's!
Wedding Planning and Design: The Graceful Host
Photography: Jeremy Igo Photography
Floral Design: New Creations Flower Company
Ceremony: Christ Lutheran Church
Reception: Mint Museum Uptown, Atrium
Hair and Makeup: Lindsey Regan Thorne Be Pretty
Wedding Gown: Vera Wang from Nitsa's Apparel
Videography: 5AHead Films
Cake: For Goodness Cakes
Linens: Wildflower Linen and Connie Duglin
Chair Rentals: Party Reflections
Draping and uplighting: Sterling Events Group
Entertainment: Split Second Sound
Catering: Something Classic Cafes & Catering
Photo Booth: Shoebox Photo Booth
Seating Display: The Graceful Host
PediCab: R&R PediCab
Cheers to you, Veronica and Chip! And thank you for letting me be a part of your special day! Lots of love and big hugs to you both!