Sarah Hunt + Brad Graboyes | Jun 18, 2016
It all began one night at a bar for Sarah Hunt and Brad Graboyes. As luck would have it, they ended up at the same bar that night with their respective group of high school friends. Six months later, they found themselves together again at Sarah’s college graduation party. Brad was one of the first ones there and last to leave. After that, they were inseparable. Sarah moved to Charlotte for a job in teaching and Brad followed two years later after his graduation. Four years later, Brad popped the question at The Biltmore after getting on one knee to “tie his shoes” before taking a photo in front of the picturesque home.
The hotel ballroom was transformed for Sarah and Brad’s wedding. The couple was focused on enjoying intimate moments together and enjoying the ultimate celebration with their friends and family who had quite literally traveled from all over the world.
Sarah wanted her wedding day to feel very them. She chose white as her main wedding color with accents of silver, gold and black. The overall style was romantic with clean lines and “just a little bit too much.” That’s when the planning and designing process began for Something Perfect.
The ceremony space featured a statement mirror backdrop with over the top candles and flowers as a backdrop for the “I Do’s.” For the couple who wanted their wedding to “feel like a wedding,” the ceremony was such an important part of the day. Their friend officiated, sharing his marriage advice and hopes for the couple.
The space was flipped during cocktail hour for a grand reveal of a gorgeous reception space. Gorgeous white roses, peonies, hydrangeas and ranunculus abounded throughout the space. Using the four flowers that were meaningful to the couple, Clux Florals created stunning centerpieces that captured Sarah’s vision. The statement wedding cake by Nona’s Sweets featured pear shaped piping, reminiscent of the custom designed engagement ring that Brad gave to Sarah.
The reception continued after a sit down dinner, first dances and toasts with a lively dance floor, full all night.
Thanks to Samantha Laffoon Photography, the day will continue to live on in photos and video for many years to come!
Samantha Laffoon Photography
Carolina Wedding Films
Something Perfect Weddings
Nona's Sweets Bakery Cafe
Sheraton| Le Meridien Charlotte
Split Second Sound
Makeup Your Face by Katie O'Neil
Rentals & Decor
Carolina's Luxury Event Rentals
Paper Goods + Calligraphy
Red Stone Press
Jos A Bank