The Ritz-Carlton was the perfect venue for Susan and Wilburn’s summer wedding. The bride wore an elegant a-line gown with lace and pearl beading, her sparkling browband accentuated her elegant look. During the reception guests enjoyed a family style dinner and a bevy of sweet treats. The couple said family is very important, which was demonstrated with pictures of their families weddings displayed as part of the decor. Their photographer, Aura Marzouk, captured the beauty of their their wedding, which was put together with the help of their wedding planner, Trenard Laurentis of Savvy Orchid.
- Wedding Date: 08/04/2013
- Wedding Location: Urban Garden- Ritz Carlton Charlotte, NC
- Wedding Theme: Modern Elegance
- Wedding Flowers: I mixed flowers for each component. My bouquet included hot pink ranunculus flowers and the ceremony tables included rose petals.
- First dance song: “At Last”
- Wedding cake flavor: Almond
- Wedding Menu Favorite: Sweet mashed potatoes
- Bridesmaids Gifts: Earrings
- Groomsmen Gifts: Monogrammed ties
My wedding dress was an ivory, a-line gown with beaded cap sleeves. The gown included crystal beadwork in the front, back and along the bottom of the dress. My favorite accessory was my crystal encrusted browband, inspired by Alicia Keys.
Family is an important part of our African-American culture so our guests were served dinner with family style dining to give our guests a more intimate dining experience. We also included some African songs during our reception to pay homage to my husband’s African culture.
Walking down the aisle and seeing my wonderful husband and the beautiful decorations!
Enjoy wedding planning as much as possible and remember to focus on the marriage just as much as the wedding.
- Wedding Dress- A Beautiful Day Bridal
- Bridesmaids Dresses- Hannelore’s of Olde Town
- Hair- Radiant Image Hair Salon
- Makeup- Deanna Christine Adorned Studio
- Shoes- Kate Spade
- Ceremony & Reception- Ritz Carlton Charlotte
- Photography- Aura Marzouk
- Florist- The Place for Flowers
- Wedding Planner- Savvy Orchid
- Cake- Ritz-Carlton
- Stationary- Three Little Birds
- Event Designer- Ritz-Carlton