Kristin Vining & Weddings And The City Present ... Lindsey & John (ii)
October 19, 2009
By: eddye

If you're just joining us, we're finally revealing Lindsey and John's Charlotte wedding that we've so anxiously been following from Kristin Vining Photography & Weddings And The City! As always, we knew Kristin wouldn't disappoint!

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from Lindsey ...

One of the best parts of the wedding was seeing John for the first time prior to the ceremony. It was just the two of us and Kristin; it was intimate, heartfelt and unexplainable. At first we were extremely hesitant on doing a 'first look' session ... John is very traditional and wanted to know what that feeling was like to see each other for the first time when I walked down the aisle. However, it was important to us to also capture those first time feelings with just the two of us, creating a memory between only us and the camera. It was truly the most amazing feeling I have ever felt ... sitting next to him, both of us not being able to see one another, but being able to feel the connection and breath between us ... and then unveiling at the same time ... awww, what a tearful moment. For me, nothing could ever top that! It was perfect!

Remember the little ring bearer and flower girl from one of our previous posts? Kristin's very own little lovelies!

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And after months and months of planning ... the big moment ... as Lindsey and John say, "We Do!"

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Then on to the celebration!

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Tiffany Ratliff and the rest of the terrific team at Weddings And The City spent hours and hours planning, creating and transforming this space into all that Lindsey had dreamed it could be!

more from Lindsey ...

Along with the expertise and creativity of Weddings and the City, we were able to put a vintage feel on a modern space. The layout had a last minute switch from outside on the fourth floor terrace of the Mint Museum of Craft & Design to an indoor/outdoor tent event of grand proportion. Lining the walls were 12 fabric panels measuring 16ft by 8ft that brought a soft feel and lightened the space with a fresh fall glow. 36" balloons were used to add depth and accent the room and tall ceilings. Feather boas and candld votive brought a subtle and warm lighting to the event. Everything was beyond what we ever imagined ... simply elegant, simply perfect, simply unforgettable! It was our dream.

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That beautiful cake is by Cake Lady Jill!

And so as all good things must come to an end ... our final shot from Lindsey and John's wedding ... they've come full circle from their  milk & cookies inspired e*shoot to milk & cookies at their wedding celebration!

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We wish you both a lifetime filled with just as many exciting moments as you've shared with us at SMP!

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Kristin has lots and lots more photos and lots and lots more details from the day over on her blog so head on over there for more of the gorgeousness!!

Thanks SO much to Kristin, Tiffany & Weddings And The City and Lindsey & John for sharing this 0h-so-happy occasion with us!

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Credits & Vendors Update!

Cake Lady Jill, The Place For Flowers, Romona Keveza from J. Majors, Shoes by Mary Norton (Charlotte), Bridesmaids dresses BCBG, Tuxedo from Penguins, Headpiece from Castle Bride Couture, Bridal Hair & Makeup by Elizabeth Tollye, Bridal Portrait makeup (Miami) by Mara Fernandez, Invitations/Stationery ~ Three Little Birds, Videography by Richard Israel, Ceremony location: Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Catering by Best Impressions, Rental Providers~ Classic Party Rental and Connie Duglin, Lindsey's Necklace from BCBG, Flower Girl Dress from Sweet Plume on etsy, Baby's tutu from Hannah's Tutus on etsy, 36" balloons from 2 The Limit Events.