As promised on Sunday (and earlier this morning) ~ Kristen and Hunter's Charlotte, NC wedding from our oh-so-so-so talented friend, Kristin Vining! It's filled with so many special touches and details it's nearly impossible to fit them all in to one post. So you will definitely have to see the whole SMP gallery and Kristin's blog feature to truly get the whole picture of this glorious day!
Kristen and Hunter were married on May 15, 2010 at The Point Lake and Golf Club in Mooresville, North Carolina.
Their wedding is the epitome of detail-rich, family & friend oriented, super-stylish, sweet-hearted weddings! From the soft pinks of her bridesmaids dresses to her elegant Modern Trousseau gown ... from the pearls & baby's breath to the over-the-top-adorable flower girl ... Kristen's wedding is the ultimate in southern charm!
Once again, for our loyal readers ... you know that we showcased some of Kristin Vining's fantastic work at the Miami Mondrian Hotel. Two dear friends, Kristen and Lindsey flew with Kristin Vining for the time of their lives! They did both of their fantastical bridal shoots ~ together!! Lindsey's wedding was showcased on SMP and the Little Black Book Blog previously, but because Kristen's wedding wasn't until this past May, we had to hold back a bit to shine the lights on her and Hunter's equally gorgeous affair!!
And today, that is exactly our plan! Kristen's detail-drenched celebration ....
Wedding and reception were at The Point Lake & Golf Club ...
Planned with the assistance of Alyse Woodward Events, Kristen and Hunter's wedding was overflowing with sweetest, the softest, and the most thoughtful details ....
Remember the cigars from their engagement shoot? When you read a bit of their story (below), you'll find that cigars were an important part of the celebration!
Our enormous congratulations to Kristen and Hunter on a magnificent and heart-felt celebration of marriage!!
from Kristen ... the planning process was easy and very fun! I quickly decided that we would have a signature drink table, candy buffet, cigar bar, wish tree table, and escort card table. With all these tables and areas in mind, I started EARLY on with DIY projects for each one of them. From summer of 2009 to beginning of 2010 we made drink umbrellas, rose petal boxes, ceremony programs, cigar bar picture backdrops, fabric panel backdrops for the candy buffet, menu cards, table numbers, and escort cards. We were all about making decisions and getting stuff DONE early! I was big on not having anything hanging over our heads the month before the wedding so that we could really enjoy this time and it paid off for sure!
Everything about our wedding was US! We love Lake Norman and talk often about how our next home will be on the Lake. We knew we wanted outdoor space and chose The Point Lake and Golf Club without looking at any other venues. When I was growing up, my dad used to tell me if I was going to be the CEO of a big bank I needed to know how to drink a good scotch and smoke a cigar with the men. He and I often bonded over cigars on our front porch. Hunter’s family is big cigar smokers themselves so we knew instantly that would be incorporated into our wedding somehow.
I’m a girly-girl so pink was for sure to be part of our color scheme and Hunter’s a good ole southern boy so an amazing band was his must have. It was those three things that made our wedding US and made our wedding unique. Our guests throughout the night, in one big pack, moved from the dance floor, to the cigar bar, to the candy buffet, and then back onto the dance floor. We were left with no candy, no cigars and some tired feet! It was all more perfect than we could have EVER imagined.
Photography ~ Kristin Vining; Wedding Consultant/Planner ~ Alyse Woodward Events; Gown (Gizelle) by Modern Trousseau from Hayden Olivia Bridal; Bridesmaids' Dresses ~ Jenny Yoo from Bella Bridesmaid; Flowers ~ Place for Flowers; Hair Stylist & Make-up ~Kymm Mclean – Who’s the Fairest; Invitations/Stationery ~ Peculiar Pair Press; Music/Entertainment/Booking Agency: East Cost Entertainment, Band ~ In the Pocket; Clergy ~ Rebecca Nagy; Ceremony & Reception Location, Cake & Catering ~ The Point Lake and Golf Club