Happy New Year friends! After a lovely holiday season in our new home (I hosted Christmas Dinner and it was amazing! But borderline more stressful than planning a wedding – HOW is that possible?!), I’m excited for my 11 weddings (plus always booking more!) weddings I have on the calendar so far for 2017. Last year was filled with so many beautiful weddings and I’m going to start blogging them NOW. First on the docket, Allison and Joe! Where can I even start…
Allison and Joe, in full disclosure, are friends of Mr. Fo and I. Joe works with Stu, and the four of us always have the best time together. When they got engaged in 2015, Allison asked me to be her planner and I didn’t hesitate for a second. While working with friends can sometimes be difficult, I knew just from Allison’s fun, kind and organized demeanor, she would be a total breeze. We had zero issues and became closer because of it. I loved helping them pull of their perfect day, and also loved that I was technically a wedding guest who got to somewhat partake in the festivities after my wedding “duties” were over. Stu was actually in the wedding as a Groomsmen, so I got to order him around which is always a plus in my book. (Just like at home, right honey? Hehe.) I truly enjoy watching all of my clients tie the knot, and having two friends do it on my watch? Well it was that much sweeter.
That’s enough chatting, let’s let the beautiful photos from Tricia Coyne do the talking!
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Custom skyline invites from Three Little Birds set the tone for a sweet wedding with tons of simple charm. Allie knew she wanted mint green to be a main color and we carried that throughout the wedding design.
This picture of the boys figuring out their pocket squares just makes me laugh. If you want to see a room full of well dressed men confused, watch them figure out how to fold a pocket square. Giggles. Don’t worry, I saved them from their misery.
Speaking of pocket squares and groomsmen, one groomsmen did happen to misplace (aka lose) his pocket square the morning of the wedding. Oh, that groomsman happened to be my husband. Of course. The look of fear in his eyes when he told me what happened was simply comical. Luckily the linen napkins were the same color as the mint green pocket squares, so I MacGyvered a new pocket square out of a linen napkin and took care of that in a jif. (Yea. It was pretty awesome if I do say so myself. #igotmadskillsyo)
Here are Allie’s bridesmaids reaction to the beautiful bride as they sent her off to her First Look.
Joe making a big ole show of waiting for his bride to arrive!
Here she is – what a beaut. They had their First Look at the Green in Uptown Charlotte on a perfectly lovely May day. She’s got that pure joy look on her face!
The Bridal Party joined the couple after the First Look for photos. This is one of the many benefits of a First Look – having tons of time for Bridal Party photos and not having to squeeze them in during cocktail hour!
Here come the boys!
And the girls with their pretty bouquets from Pink Petunia:
Another interesting fact about our beautiful bride? She’s a triplet. I. KNOW. So freaking cool. Here she is with her lovely sisters by her side:
The Bridal Party switched locations to get some photos in front of Panthers Stadium (back when we had high hopes for this season…Sigh). Allison and Joe are huge Panther fans so they most definitely dabbed on it.
Here’s Joe contemplating something serious while holding a football.
Now that we’ve taken the photos, it’s time to get hitched!
I think I recognize this handsome groomsmen! Hey honey!
Also, this adorable Bridesmaid? You’ll see Rachel this year when I coordinate her April wedding to the equally adorable Rob!
Allison’s sisters walked holding hands to get in place and watch their sister get married. I thought this was so sweet.
Here’s the bride walking out to meet her dad and cheesin’ at her soon-to-be groom.
As with a lot of Uptown outdoor weddings, we had some unpredictable noises – a verrrrrrry long train and a helicopter to name a few. The best part? The bride and groom were so locked in they didn’t even notice. This is my favorite picture from the whole wedding btw – how could it not be? It’s pure happiness.
Inside, the venue was decorated with mint green, gray and touches of pale pink and coral. Allison was originally anti-pink, but she ended up loving the touches of pale pink throughout the florals.
Allison’s friend Heather did a lovely job with the cupcakes and cupcake display. They turned out great and the display was exactly what the bride wanted!
Now it’s time to party:
Stu once again made an entrance into the reception and made me proud:
Allison danced her face off as did everyone else at that wedding. Once we passed out the giant glo-sticks, this turned into a Par-TAY.
Allison wanted a big group photo on the dance floor and Tricia delivered!
I was so excited to be a part of this wedding, as both a friend and a planner. I loved every second of it and wish my friends the very best! Love you both!
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Roof With A View | Catering: Delectables by Holly | Florist: Pink Petunia | Cupcakes: Heather Biggers, friend of Bride |DJ: Z Brothers| Photographer: Tricia Coyne | Wedding Dress: New York Bride | Invitations: Three Little Birds | Linens: First Impressions | Makeup/Hair: Lauren Clary and Kelsey Mula | Videographer and Photo Booth: Shutter Hutch | Transportation: Peak Limo | Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie | Groomsmen Attire: Mens Wearhouse