Alyssa Hubbard + James Hubbard | Nov 4, 2017
Alyssa and James met while attending Clemson University where they also attended the same church and had a lot of the same friends. During fall break, most of their friends went home for a few days but they both stayed on campus so they spent most of that long weekend together and their friendship became stronger. They stayed good friends for a couple of years before they decided to it was time to take their friendship to the next level. Two years after that, they went back to Clemson to celebrate their 2-year dating anniversary. James had planned a scavenger hunt for Alyssa that took them to visit all the different places in the area that were special to their relationship. Their last stop was by a lake where they not only watched the sunset, but James also surprised Alyssa by getting down on one knee and asking her to marry him!
Alyssa and James had a dreamy November wedding complete with a Catholic mass and a fabulous reception at Byron’s South End, a former knitting mill venue in the heart of Charlotte. Although they didn’t have a specific theme or style in mind at first, their wedding theme took a romantic turn based on their ceremony, Alyssa’s cathedral length veil and long-sleeved lace dress, and their décor inspirations. Their color palette consisted of shell pink and wine with ivory, greenery, and gold accents that was perfect for their industrial venue. After their gorgeous morning cathedral ceremony, there was a gap until the reception so Alyssa and James took some time together away from the craziness to get some coffee and just be giddy about being married! It was a very special moment for both of them. Their reception was a fabulous affair and their romantic theme was truly brought to life! Blush linens with greenery runners and candlelight were used for the long tables while burgundy linens, candles in gold terrariums, and blush blooms and greenery decorated the round tables. The markets lights over the dance floor brought out the sparkle of the gold sequin overlay on Alyssa and James’ sweetheart table and a tapestry hung behind the cake table that read, “I have found the one whom my soul loves.” One of Alyssa’s favorite parts of the day was their decision to do an anniversary dance in lieu of a garter toss where they presented the bouquet to the couple who had been married the longest – it ended up being her grandparents who have been married for over 50 years! After a night filled with swing music and swing dancing (a common pastime for Alyssa and James and their college friends), the newlyweds wrapped up their evening with one last slow dance at the very end, encircled by all of their family and friends. It was the perfect ending to the perfect day!
Congratulations, Alyssa and James!
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