International Affair at The Duke Mansion | Charlotte Wedding Planner

Lauren and Andreas had a stunning summer wedding at The Duke Mansion.  This fun couple actually live in Denmark, where Andreas is from. Their international event was full of fun Danish traditions and old southern staples. It was so fun to see these two worlds come together to create an event to remember!

Their ceremony was held at First United Methodist in Uptown Charlotte.  However, before they departed, Lauren had a sweet first look with her dad that brought tears to my eyes. Following the ceremony, guests were escorted to the Duke Mansion in a vintage trolley and greeted to glasses of French champagne for cocktail hour. Guests mingled among the many rooms of the estate before the reception got underway.

Lauren chose to have a cocktail style reception, opting out of traditionally assigned tables. Guests visited amazing food stations and got a chance to mingle even more during dinner.  Following the meal, her amazing live band, Irresistible Groove, got the party started. Guests danced the night away to upbeat party music!

Later in the evening a fun late night snack bar was set up. This unique bar offered American and Danish Style Hot Dogs, which allowed guests to experience a true Danish dish.  Another fun tradition involved the Bride and Groom dancing to a Danish waltz. The dance ended with Andreas being hoisted in the air by guests and having the toe of his sock cut off.  Danish tradition dictates that repairing Andreas’ sock would be Lauren’s first task as a wife.

A fun candy bar was also created and allowed guests to curb their sweet tooth.  And guests had a great time filling up their bags with both Danish and American treats! The night ended as Andreas and Lauren left through a stunning sparkler send off!

Congratulations Lauren and Andreas!  I wish you many years of happiness!

Shelby

Reception Venue: The Duke Mansion

Ceremony Venue: First United Methodist Church

Beauty: Be Pretty

Photography: Dianne Personett Photography

Videography: Shoeless Works

Flowers: New Creations

Cake: The Wow Factor Cakes

Band: Irresistible Groove

Transportation: Sunway Charters