Katie + Philip | Jun 24, 2017
A friendship turned romance is how this story starts for Katie and Philip who started as “just friends” during high school marching band.
“We were great friends before we started dating and soon became best friends, and still are today,” said Katie. “I think because we had that awesome friendship, there was no doubt in my mind that he was the guy I wanted to marry. It just makes for a lifetime of fun.”
For their Charlotte wedding, they drew inspiration from the industrial reception space. The flowers combined bits of green, yellow, pastels and crimson dahlias to create a modern color palette. Katie stunned in an ethereal gray gown, complimented by her two bridesmaids in navy blue. The groom and groomsmen wore gray suits accented with a masculine boutonniere of greenery with hints of yellow, tied with a leather strand. The bride’s sister, a graphic designer, designed all of the paper goods for the Charlotte wedding.
Upon arriving at the venue, the couple took a moment to enjoy a few private minutes together as husband and wife before being announced to their guests.
“This was one of my favorite moments of the day,” said Katie. “We just got to be with each and enjoy all of the emotion.”
For the guests, one of the highlights of the night was the surprise choreographed dance routine that Katie and Philip performed as they entered their reception (hint, it ended with a lift!).
The night was all possible thanks to their incredible team of Charlotte wedding vendors.
“The vendor team was amazing,” said the bride. “We had very few issues coordinating everything and the small fires we did have were quickly extinguished by our awesome planner, Abby of 13 Cedar Events. One of my favorite parts of the day was getting our makeup done by Jessica; she was just awesome. All of our makeup looked fantastic and between Jessica and Abby it was like having extra bridesmaids there with us. all of the vendors were so helpful and able to execute everything exactly the way I had envisioned it.”
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