We LOVE Kelsey and Dave and OH MY, we love The Mint! Wow, we're so in love with the light and the view. The facilities are a dream for a wedding. The flow and space and Kelsey and David had a vision and with the help of Jess from the Mint and all of the other fantastic vendors we just had a breathtaking and beautiful day for our bride and groom. Each wedding day encounters one hurdle, one hiccup and Kelsey and David's was the Taste of Charlotte festival that shut the several streets down in Uptown, including the one in front of their venue. Kelsey was worried that it might cause problems for the photos we planned on the street level and I told her if we could photograph a wedding during the riots that happened last year, we could handle a street festival. Thankfully, most of the people stayed on the street for the food and fun and we were still able to take beautiful photos across the street without too many interruptions. The nice thing about hiccups on weddings days is that it always takes Bill and I out of our comfort zone and in Kelsey and David's case I think we ended up with even more beautiful photos. We were forced to look in other directions for photos and we found new places to shoot that we don't normally use when we're in that spot in Uptown Charlotte and I can honestly say, they are new favorite spots.
The reception was fantastic, more like a dance club than just a wedding reception. Kelsey's dance with her dad turned into one of the highlights of the day but I'll always remember her father's speech. He spoke of his love for his daughter and how special she was to him and how it all started with him asking Kelsey's mom for her phone number. Then, he pulled out the very tiny piece of paper that Kelsey's mom wrote her number down on. Her father keeps it in his wallet every day...it's a little worn, but I'm not sure there was (a woman's) dry eye in the building. Coming from a home and relationship like that, it's easy to see why Kelsey is such an amazing woman and why she found such an incredible man like David. Thank you, again for letting us be there with you Kelsey and David. It was our honor and every time we clicked our shutter button we smiled. We love you two! Congratulations on forever together!
Hair & Makeup: Makeup Your Face
Video: Bonfire Visuals
Coordination: When In White
Officiant: Pastor Heath Krueger
Florist: Charlotte Wedding Flowers
Speciality Decor: Party Reflections
Catering: Something Classic