Kate and Dustin were married at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with a reception at the Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte on a beautiful July day. They met during graduate school when they were in the same group working on a project together. Kate is an architect and Dustin is an urban planner. Kate is originally from Charlotte, while Dustin is from Kentucky. They live in Chicago now and have a pet bird named Fletcher!
Kate’s mother is an art teacher and together with the integrity of the museum, Kate chose to embrace the architecture of the space and give a nod to the art she loves. She loves it there and wanted it to be the showpiece. Kate was inspired by a Van Gogh painted, and she stuck with a color palette of purples and had dried flowers as her centerpieces down the middle of the guest’s long tables. She even made paint dipped votive candles. Some of the flowers were even dried from her grandmother’s funeral. She had hanging greenery throughout each table and we had such a fun time working on her floor plan! Since she is an architect, and I am a trained engineer, we got along great when it came to exact dimensions and notes on the cad drawings!
Each table “number” was a place meaningful to their lives. They had areas from Chicago, Charlotte, and Boston, such as The Loop. Kate wanted Amelie’s petit fours as dessert because she had a gelato cart come towards the end of dinner! The gelato was so yummy. Kate loves lavender and even had some sprigs in her hair. She wanted lavender to be thrown when they were doing their exit at the end of the night, and everything smelled amazing!
Kate and Dustin, I wish you a lifetime of happiness!
Venue: Mint Museum Uptown
Beauty: Bella Mua
Petit Fours: Amelie’s Bakery
Gelato: Bella Fresco
Catering: Something Classic
Ceremony Venue: St. Peter’s Catholic Church
Flowers: New Creations Flower Company
Photography: Karenina H. Photography