Industrial Style with a Surprise Guest

Jenna + Chris |

Mauve, ivory and gold color palette with lots of greenery at the industrial styled Byron’s South End in Charlotte, North Carolina

Jenna and Chris first met back in high school, but never really got to know once another until many years down the road. The couple was re-introduced when they both began working at the same dental office. It didn’t take them long to get together and know this was it for them. 

After a few short months, Chris already knew he wanted to propose. He often wrote Jenna poems, so knew he wanted to incorporate poem writing into his proposal. When the time came, he wrote several poems at once. Jenna didn’t realize it, but each poem started with a specific word. Chris put the first word of each poem together in front of her and asked the question, “Will you marry me?”

The couple quickly began to plan their spring wedding. The industrial vibe the couple was going for mixed gold accents and geometric terrariums with a mauve and ivory color scheme. They found the perfect industrial style venue to bring the whole look together. 

Jenna spent the morning getting ready with all of her bridesmaids at a bridal suite connected to the bridal shop where she got her Hayley Paige gown. The dress had a lace top and a full skirt, and the week of her wedding, Jenna decided to turn the cap sleeve top into a sleeveless top and we think it was the perfect choice!

The bride’s hair was set with loose curls and pinned back on just one side. Her teardrop earrings and blue suede shoes were the perfect accessories to complete her look. 

She did a first look with her bridesmaids, followed by her dad. Each moment was filled with so much emotion and captured perfectly thanks to her photographer, Samantha Laffoon Photography.

Jenna and her girls headed over to the church for the ceremony. When they arrived, they took a few pictures outside on the most perfect spring day. The maid of honor’s mauve flowers dress and bridesmaid’s mismatching mauve dresses popped against the fresh green grass and their greenery filled bouquets. Jenna’s bouquet was similar but stood out with a large King Protea to add something unique to the feel. 

Before taking his place at the altar, Chris met Jenna for a sweet first touch to help calm their nerves. After the private moment, the two went their separate ways only to meet back up again a few minutes later to become husband and wife.  

As Jenna took her father’s arm, her cathedral length veil floated behind her and they began to walk down the aisle. The ceremony was short, sweet and full of so much love.

Once the ceremony ended, everyone headed over to the venue where Something Perfect Wedding and Events made sure everything was ready. They were greeted by a welcome table for gifts and gold rimmed glass card box for cards. On the same table there was a Bible guest book where guests were supposed to highlight their favorite verse and leave a note for the newlyweds. Next to the table was a large framed engagement picture from the couple’s amazing session. Across the way there was a copper pipe stand with a hanging seating chart that was accented with greenery.

As guests continued through the space, they were wowed by brick walls, exposed duct work and geometric chandeliers. The room was set with all round guest tables with ivory linens and gold Chiavari chairs. There was an assortment of different centerpieces– some a mix of gold terrariums with candles and greenery, some a bouquet of ivory flowers and heavy greenery in a wooden box, and some a bouquet of mauve and ivory flowers in a gold vase.

There was a head table for the bridal party and a sweetheart table for the couple. Both tables had a similar greenery runner with a few loose ivory and mauve blooms and succulents, and so many candles. You can never have enough candles if you ask us!

After Jenna and Chris made their entrance and shared their first dance as husband and wife, the couple sat down to enjoy their first dinner as a married couple. Soon after dinner, toasts were given and the two tiered white cake with a gold geometric cake topper was cut. 

Next thing they knew, the couple was being high fived by their favorite NFL team’s mascot who surprised them with an appearance and joined them on the dance floor for a few songs!

The dance floor was full the rest of the night and the bride and groom were in the center of it all. As things came to an end, the guests headed outside to line the sidewalk with glowsticks while the new Mr. and Mrs. shared one last private dance together.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Still looking for the perfect photographer for your wedding day? Check out Samantha Laffoon Photography HERE!

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Nectar, Inc

Something Perfect Weddings

Samantha Laffoon Photography

Split Second Sound

Rose Chauffeured Transportation

Byron’s South End

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