A Fun + Fresh North Carolina Wedding
I love when a wedding is all about the fun, and Carol and Wilson’s wedding was just that! Fun, fun, fun! They even had glow sticks, and what says “we bring the party” more than glowsticks?! Kellie Kano was on hand to capture this fantastic wedding, and I’d say she did a pretty rockin’ job! The focus may have been on fun, but that certainly didn’t take away from the the pretty factor. Just look at Carol! Her awesome veil, beautiful dress, and amazing shoes- she was an absolutely stunning bride!
More from the stunning bride herself, Carol:
Sweet, Fun, Funky, Stylish, and Rock ‘n’ Roll are just a few adjectives I would use to describe our wedding. Wilson and I have a passion for music and design, so we tried to incorporate these elements into our wedding.
How totally amazing is Carol’s veil? It’s so gorgeous, and to be honest, I’m a bit obsessed with it!
I found my wedding dress at a wonderful shop in Charlotte called Hayden Olivia. The women here were fabulous, and worked with me to find the perfect dress. I had been searching all over Raleigh and Charlotte, and I had not been able to find anything that was truly modern. Hayden Olivia has a huge selection, so I knew I would find my dress here. I wore the “Macy” from the 2010 Modern Trousseau Collection.
Love all the billy balls! They provide such a fun pop of yellow, and paired with those lush coral peonies, they create utter perfection.
I knew I wanted a sweet and romantic ceremony, but a fun and exciting reception. We are fun loving goofy people, so we wanted our reception to be a party where everyone we love could get together and have an amazing time.
We didn’t want a traditional cake with flowers or piping, but we knew we wanted lots of texture. Besides looking beautiful, the cake tasted amazing too! The layers alternated between a chocolate fudge cake and pound cake, with cream cheese icing, chocolate ganache, and raspberry filling.
The glow sticks, guitar picks, and concert poster guest book were just a few of the music-inspired touches that made our day great.
Some advice from Carol:
Don’t be stuck to what you decide in the beginning, because your plans will inevitably change. Go with the flow, and plan in the moment. You will have much more fun this way!
You can see Carol’s bridal portraits on Rock ‘n Roll Bride right here.
Wedding Vendors (Charlotte, North Carolina):
Ceremony Venue: First Methodist Church in Belmont, NC / Reception Venue: Mount Holly Citizen’s Center / Photographer: Kellie Kano / Florist: Vickie Sieber 704-616-0539 / Caterer: Belmont Food and Beverage / Cake: Tizzerts / Band: The Dickens / Invitations: Designed by bride, groom and bride’s father / Bride’s Dress: Macey by Modern Trousseau from Hayden Olivia / Birdcage Veil: Erin Cole from Hayden Olivia / Shoes: Vivienne Westwood / Reception Jewelry: Anthropologie / Bridesmaid’s Attire: J. Crew / Groom & Groomsmen’s Attire: Suits by Mizanni, Shirt, ties and cufflinks by David Donahue