Julia + Matthew | Nov 10, 2018
Burgundy, blush and gold elegant wedding at the industrial Byron’s South End in Charlotte, North Carolina
Julia and Matt met during their freshman year of college and have been together ever since. After nearly eight years together, Matt decided the time had to come to put a ring on it. The couple were in Virginia visiting the bride’s family for Thanksgiving and decided to take a day trip into D.C. The two were sitting at the Jefferson Memorial watching the river and as soon as they got up to leave, Matt got down on his knee instead and asked Julia to marry him!
Almost one year later, the couple had planned their industrial and elegant fall wedding. The burgundy and gold color palette helped to bring that vision to life.
The morning was spent getting groomed and glammed. The girls had their hair and makeup done while wearing matching pajama sets. Meanwhile, the gentleman hung out for the morning. When the time came, the respective groups each got dress. The groomsmen in navy blue suits and burgundy ties, and the bridesmaids in a matching burgundy colored dresses. Each bridesmaids dress had a slightly different neckline, adding some contrast to the look.
Julia’s dress was the most gorgeous, strapless ballgown. It had an intricate beaded and lace sweetheart bodice that opened up in a full tulle skirt. She kept the rest of her look simple with a pair of diamond tear drop earrings.
She grabbed her burgundy, blush and greenery filled bouquet and went to meet Matt for their private first look. Matt stood outside in a navy blue suit like his groomsmen but with a burgundy paisley tie for a pop of something special. Julia tapped him on the shoulder and the pictures say it all.
“I loved having that intimate moment and pictures before we walked down the aisle,” explained the bride. “Our first look pictures bring back a lot of memories.”
And thanks to Critsey Rowe Photography they can look back on those pictures and relive that moment forever.
The couple was then joined by the rest of their bridal party for a few pictures. The park and greenery setting were a perfect backdrop for burgundy and navy colors. The greenery from the bridesmaid’s bouquets tied everything back together.
Meanwhile, at the church, guests were welcomed by a wooden welcome sign and navy blue unplugged ceremony sign before they walked inside to take their seats. Inside, there were two altar arrangements at the front in matching burgundy and blush florals and accenting greenery.
The bridesmaids and groomsmen took their places at the front of the altar, just as the flower girls made their way down. Just then, the doors re-opened and Julia made her entrance. She walked arm-in-arm with her father down the aisle until they met Matt.
In the end, the couple shared their first official kiss as husband and a wife and walked hand-in-hand back down the aisle.
Across the city, the reception space was ready and waiting for guests. The room was sectioned off by white draping to separate the cocktail hour and reception spaces. After guests enjoyed a few drinks in the cocktail hour space, the draping was pulled back and revealed a romantic and elegant feeling room in an industrial space.
There were exposed brick walls, exposed duct work with market lights and geometric shaped chandeliers hanging throughout the room. The gold Chiavari chairs and champagne shimmering linens on guest tables added the touch of elegance.
The round guest tables had more burgundy and blush flower arrangements and an assortment of floating candles and votive candle holders. The wooden table numbers added an industrial touch to the elegant centerpieces. Each place setting was set with a gold charger wrapped with a burgundy napkin to finish off the look.
For the bridal party, there was a long rectangular table with four tall flower arrangements on gold trumpet vases. In between the vases were floating candles adding a romantic feel to the look. Behind the head table were more floating candles lining the ledges.
Behind the ledge of candles, on a slightly raised landing there was the cake table. It was framed by more draping to add some drama to the look. The four tiered white cake had a horizontal textured icing and was accented by fresh flower clusters in the burgundy and blush color.
The night turned into a non-stop party on the dance floor and the bride and groom were in the center of it all. When the time came for things to end, their guests waited outside to send them off in style with bubbles while the bride and groom shared one last private dance together.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
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