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Romantic Wedding at The Ivy Place – Kathryn & Marty

Kathryn and Marty’s are both Charlotte natives and went to rival high schools. They never crossed paths but had plenty of mutual friends. After attending different colleges they both found themselves back in Charlotte and active in the dating scene. They ended up “swiping right” on the dating app Hinge and the rest is history!

The fact that they were both Charlotte natives allowed their families to meet, which felt completely natural, and they were able to spend plenty of time together! Marty and Kathryn were best friends and the natural next step to take was marriage. Kathryn wanted to be surprised so they looked at rings together months before Marty finally popped the question.

He bought a house in Charlotte with her help as his Realtor. They knew this would be the house that they could see themselves living in together. It was so fitting that Marty ended up getting down on one knee in the front yard! He was so sweet to include all of the little details she had always wanted in a proposal – photographer in the bushes and all of their friends and family gathered later to celebrate them!

Their wedding day was full of joy and emotion. During the early afternoon, Kathryn and her brother took a moment to honour their father who passed away five years ago, by scattering his ashes near the ceremony site. She also adorned her bouquet with a print of her father’s heartbeat so his presence was felt all throughout the day. Kathryn and Marty chose to have their ceremony under a stunning birch arbour with a neutral colour palate. The bridesmaids wore stunning blue floor-length gowns while the groomsmen all looked dapper in their tuxes.

They had a casual dining atmosphere for their guests with cocktail tables and small bites, and they treated their guests to a fun ice cream truck which they all appreciated!

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Photographer: Samantha Laffoon Photography // Venue: The Ivy Place // Coordinator: My Moon Creations // Dress Store: Fabulous Frocks Bridal // Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids // Calligrapher: Tied and Two // Caterer: Delectables By Holly Catering // Hair & Makeup: Dana Raia Bridal // Band: Atlanta Production // 1st Generation Band // Cake Designer: Suárez Bakery // Band: 1st Generation Band // Ice Cream Truck: Creighton’s Creamery

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