Megan + Kyle | Oct 5, 2019
Elegant and romantic wedding with hints of pink, mauve and a pop of greenery at the Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Megan and Kyle’s love story began in college, after a mutual friend introduced them to one another.
"He's a golf professional, and I'm an accountant, so our first date was to play miniature golf, and then I helped him through his finance courses," said Megan.
Fast forward a few years later on a rainy summer afternoon in Washington, D.C. While the two were on the way to get pizza, Kyle led Megan to a romantic canal bridge and got down on one knee and asked her to spend forever with him. At a nearby restaurant, both of their families were waiting to celebrate the engagement.
"Everything was perfect –even the pouring rain," said Megan.
On a magical fall afternoon, elegant décor was paired with feminine tones of pink and mauve and hints of greenery for a romantic wedding day. With Kyle's family being Jewish and Megan's being Catholic, the most important detail for the couple was making sure their families were brought together and having the most wonderful time.
The bridal party spent the day getting ready in their navy satin pajama sets, embroidered with each of the ladies’ names on the front pocket. Megan lounged in a white satin robe with lace trim and “bride” embroidered on the front. Once the bridesmaid’s hair and makeup was ready, they shifted into their gorgeous, mismatched mauve gowns and eagerly awaited Megan in her bridal look.
Megan looked absolutely stunning in an off-the-shoulder, cap-sleeve ivory gown with full lace detailing. The dress featured an open back, form-fitting silhouette and a row of delicate buttons down the back. She wore a dainty pendant necklace and her hair was swept into a sleek low bun updo, complete with a crystal hairpiece and veil.
Down the hall, Kyle and his groomsmen suited up in classic, dark gray tuxedos with black bow ties and white rose boutonnieres. After the bride and groom spent a few tearful, joyful moments with their loved ones, it was time to head to the church.
The ceremony was truly a moment to recognize tradition, family, unity and love. As guests entered the church, they were greeted by two signs in antique gold frames reading: “Welcome to our unplugged ceremony –kindly turn off all phones –enjoy this special moment with us!” and “Choose a seat, not a side –we’re all family once the knot is tied.”
There was also a burning candle next to a framed sign that read, “For those we have loved and lost along the way, a flame to remember them burns here today.”
At the end of the aisle, there was a wooden arbor with white drapery and bundles of pink and mauve roses, white hydrangeas and sprigs of greenery. Between the vaulted ceilings, exposed brick and beautiful stained-glass windows, there were also potted plants, more potted floral arrangements and candles surrounding the altar, with big white bows accenting the ends of the pews.
Once guests took their seats, the wedding party began making their way down the aisle. One of the couple’s fondest memories was when their 18-month-old nephew who suddenly froze during his ring bearer duties!
When it was Megan’s time to take the aisle, there were very few dry eyes, and as she stood in front of Kyle at the altar. After exchanging beautiful vows and lighting a unity candle, they shared their first kiss as a married couple amongst their families and loved ones.
Following the ceremony, Sunshower Photography joined the newlyweds and their wedding party outside to capture every moment. Megan held her bouquet, full of white anemone, cream, pink and mauve garden roses, eucalyptus and sprigs of berry, while her bridesmaids carried smaller versions of the arrangement. In the background, Charlotte’s skyline served as the most gorgeous backdrop.
Inside the space, every detail was set for the dreamiest, most elegant reception. At the entrance, a whitewashed wooden sign welcomed guests, topped with an abundance of lush florals. Lounge areas were set with mauve sofas, cream upholstered armchairs, circular end tables and white rose arrangements in geometric glass vases. Banquet tables and rounds were covered in metallic linens and lined with Chiavari chairs.
On the banquet tables, there were large floral centerpieces on tall gold geometric stands, with smaller arrangements on the rounds. At each place setting, silver flatware and silver chargers complemented the metallic linens and guest’s names were cut out in silver letters, placed on each napkin. Gold votive candles lined the tabletops and large, circular light fixtures hung overhead.
When the new couple arrived hand-in-hand, Kyle led Megan straight to the dance floor where they shared their memorable first dance. The band kept the party going, bringing everyone together on the dance floor and making the moment one of the couple’s favorite memories.
To quench everyone’s thirst, two signature cocktails were offered. The “Kyle” was a classic transfusion, while the “Megan” was a crisp Rose Kennedy. The cocktails were featured on a hand painted, watercolor sign, and blush and navy personalized koozies were placed around the space for guests to take.
Once the toasts were made and everyone had worked up an appetite on the dance floor, it was time to cut the cake. A gorgeous, five-tier white cake sat on an antique gold stand, with rose textured icing and gold pearl embellishments. Blush and cream roses adorned the sides, and two crystal champagne glasses sat nearby.
At the end of the night after a magical send-off with sparklers and a lot of love, the couple climbed into their getaway car that was straight out of a fairytale. In a charming, white pedicab covered in floral garland, the new couple set off into a new beginning.
For Megan and Kyle, planning their wedding took plenty of time, attention and guidance from both families, but they would tell future couples to remember one important thing.
"Let what will be, be,” said Megan and Kyle. “It's easy to stress about the little details and want everything to be perfect, but at the end of the day, you're marrying your person, and that's all that should really matter."
Congrats to the happy couple!
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