Hilary and Kevin were married at Vivace in midtown in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a beautiful view of Uptown Charlotte off of the balcony. Hilary and Kevin are the best! They balance each other out so well and are the perfect match. They both work for accounting firms, that I think are competitors, and just support each other in all of their endeavors.
Hilary also teaches yoga at Core Power Yoga, and Kevin supports her by attending her classes! I had the privilege of attending one, and oh my gosh. I was so sore for a week! That is probably a good thing and an indicator that I need to do more yoga!
Hilary and Kevin knew they wanted to spoil their friends and family over their wedding weekend. Hilary is a lover of all kinds of signage and paper products, so she knew she wanted to incorporate those elements, along with all the greenery throughout her wedding. We looked at a few venues, but they both love Vivace and thought it was the perfect feel for them – Uptown Charlotte to show their DC and NY family that Charlotte is a city, and Italian, as a nod to Kevin’s Italian family.
Hilary had lots of ideas about how she wanted things done for her wedding. And she told me before we started working together, that she and Kevin are usually the ones in their family who plan everything for everyone else so it would be hard for her to let go. I knew that I was up to the challenge! She wanted to put vinyl on the stairs for a cute saying, and it looked amazing! She wanted all of the greenery and really, really good food. Vivace did not disappoint. Hilary’s Mom used to be a wedding cake baker, so when her Mom and sister came into town, we made sure to schedule our cake tastings then. Hilary made all of her wedding welcome bags herself, and they were impressive! She really spoiled their friends and family and even had a private yoga session on Friday morning for anyone who wanted to join. Hilary and all of the ladies were pampered (almost) all weekend by one of her favorite places to go, the Daily Details. The guys even got in on the pampering with a trip to Emerson Joseph for shaves.
Hilary and Kevin really wanted a wedding night where all of their guests could have a great time celebrating their love and enjoying their weekend getaway in Charlotte. I would say by these photos, that goal was definitely achieved!
Hilary and Kevin, I absolutely loved working with you both and miss you already! I wish you all the best in the future!
As seen on Carolina Bride, now Charlotte Five: Hilary and Kevin
Florals by Us!
Photography: Rob + Kristen Photography
Videography: Carmen Wedding Films
Venue and Catering: Vivace Charlotte
DJ: Z Brothers Entertainment
Cake: Honey Butter Bakery
Stationery: Viri Lovely Designs
Invites: Minted and Three Little Birds
Paper Map: Lettered Lovely by Amy
Wooden Map: Anders Ruff Workshop
Rentals: Party Reflections
Beauty: The Daily Details, Haven Makeup, and Emerson Joseph
Gown: Ladies of Lineage
Tux: The Black Tux
Rings: Diamonds Direct
Transportation: Silver Fox
Hotels: Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte City Center, Kimpton Tryon Park, Hilton Garden Inn Uptown