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Kathryn and Mark

October 11, 2009

Kathryn and Mark were married at the Carolina Inn and they were such a sweet and fun couple. We spent many meetings sharing lots of laughs (and chocolate chip cookies, see below!) and I loved planning their wedding! Both Kathryn were very busy and lived in DC so we had a few whirlwind planning trips and thanks to a wonderful team of vendors, they had a fabulous wedding! Carolina blue was the main color for this wedding with accents of brown and ivory, a nod to the couple’s ties to UNC. Thanks to James and Meridith at Walters and Walters for taking the amazingly beautiful images, enjoy below!!!

A special good luck shot to the groom before the wedding!

Gorgeous bouquets, thanks to Lyn and Michael at Fresh Affairs. They not only looked amazing, but smelled delicious as well!

Kathryn and Mark had an interfaith ceremony and it was important to the couple to be married under a chuppah. We took a non traditional approach and created a “chuppah” interpretation with fabric and pomanders of flowers to create a gorgeous ceremony backdrop.

The couple had 2 officiants, Rabbi Ettin and Rev. Barbara Lodge for their ceremony. I have worked with both multiple times and they worked together to create a beautiful ceremony for the couple.

This is such a classic Mark picture, he’s hilarious!

The Old Well Room took your breath away when you walked in. Fresh Affairs created gorgeous tall centerpeieces for the tables and CE Rentals provided Carolina blue taffeta linens. At each place setting, guests received a custom chocolate from the bride’s sister, who owns Mama Laura’s Chocolates.

Most of the time, we try to let the couple in the ballroom to see the room before the guests enter. But for Kathryn and Mark we showed them the room for another reason! Mark is a die hard lover of chocolate chip cookies and literally could survive solely on them! So, as a surprise Kathryn had Sweet Memories create a chocolate chip cookie tower for Mark. Placed on top were custom bobbleheads of the couple. Mark was completely surprised and dug right in!

As soon as the couple was introduced we went straight into the Horah and the couple and their guests danced full force throughout the entire song! It was madness!

Closeup of the custom bobbleheads!

Kathryn’s sister made an awesome toast. She started with their middle school yearbook, so we all know what that means!

Kathryn, Mark and their friends were so much fun and kept the dance floor full all night long. They had the best of the best, Joe Bunn from Bunn DJ Company. Joe had them dancing (and singing along!) even before dinner started and it was madness all night long. The energy was amazing and he truly created a reception to be remembered!

Kids are always so funny to me, but this little one was so darn cute. He was breaking it down on the dance floor and Kathryn’s expression says it all! Such a cutie!

Congrats Kathryn and Mark, I really loved working with you guys and I will miss all the laughs (and the cookies!)

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