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A Modern Uptown Wedding at the Charlotte Ballet

Bianca Bonner + Patrick Bonner | Nov 15, 2017

Bianca and Patrick’s love story began when they met at Temple University in 1997. Patrick was the quarterback of the football team and Bianca was the captain of the Dance Team. Patrick made many attempts to get her attention by yelling off the balcony of their dorm room but Bianca ignored his approach. It wasn’t until Patrick officially introduced himself like a gentleman to her that they started talking and instantly fell in love. After a year of dating, Patrick left Temple to pursue his football career and Bianca continued her degree and the two went their separate ways. Fast forward to 20 years later, Bianca and Patrick reunited, fell back in love, and decided to get married!

Bianca and Patrick had a gorgeous October wedding at the Charlotte Ballet where Bianca works. She envisioned her wedding taking place at her beloved ballet’s rehearsal room and the result was everything she dreamed. The ceremony space was transformed with dark, moody-romantic colors, dramatic candelabras, and an aisle graced with flower petals and candlelight. The reception was full of glittering votives, gorgeous floral centerpieces, and flowing drapery. Tall candelabras and tapered candles added height and grandeur to the tables while dark linens and textured silver tablecloths added to the flower-filled décor. Bianca was stunning in her glamourous, form-fitting strapless gown and Patrick was so handsome in his sharp, all-black attire. Their bridal party looked amazing, the bridesmaids in gray gowns and the groomsmen in black tuxes with matching gray ties. The whole ensemble was the epitome of modern elegance! Live dance performances were the hit of the reception and everyone had the best time celebrating the love of Bianca and Patrick -- the two are also expecting a son in March 2018!

Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Bonner!


Creative Team

Venues
Charlotte Ballet

Photographers
Avonne Photography

Bride's Attire
Essence of Australia

Planners
Designs by Devereux
Javonne Spearman Events

Entertainment
DJ Sco

Caterers
Imani's Fusion Cafe

Bakeries
Chase Cakes

Videographers
Dorn-Long Films

Beauty
Komeka Penn Hair
Cre8ive Changez
Monica Nicole Beauty

Wedding Enhancements
QC Booths
JP Woodey Lighting

Attire
New York Bride & Groom
Vera Wang
Essense of Australia


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