Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Some Cool Relief for a Smokin' Hot August Wedding (Clary and Robert Part 2)

It's August in the Carolinas and you know it's going to get hot.
So I guess this was the perfect time for one of the coolest weddings I've ever had a chance to photograph.
I recently got to work with Clary when we did her bridal portrait and I photographed Clary and Robert's rehearsal dinner Friday night.
I knew this was going to be an elegant event and both families are incredibly personable and easy to work with.
We started the day at Clary's parents' home as the bridesmaids got prepared. Clary's mom, Liz, who is also a model, thought of every detail. She brought in her friend Melissa B. Melvin, who typically works on fashion shoots, to help get the dresses just right.
The day was indeed hot, but everyone stayed cool through the beautiful service at Myers Park Baptist Church.
Our company photographer, Laura Mueller, was a huge help as she photographed the guys and preparations at the church.
Myers Park Country Club looked incredible, adorned with amazing floral arrangements from The Blossom Shop.
The ladies from Confetti Distinctive Events, Janie Sellers, Betsy Blue and intern Nicole Moody, did a great job handling all of the details with help from Myers Park Country Club social director Bobbie Eller.
One of the cooler elements at the reception was the bar, which was made of ice. Ice Sensations created the bar and other interesting ice features.
Another unique feature was the bourbon and cigar bar, complete with a gentleman hand rolling cigars for the guests. Joe and Alex from PVT Label Cigartainment were on hand throughout the reception.
The Maxx, a lively band from Atlanta, provided a steady soundtrack that had guests dancing all night. Kathy Allen of Cakes of Distinction created an elegant cake and the couple toasted with beautiful crystal flutes her parents brought back from a trip to Santorini Greece.
Clary and Robert are off to honeymoon in Anguilla.

Clary and Robert

Clary's mom, Liz, was striking

The girls head to the church

Clary's dad tries to stay out of the fray before the service

Clary looked amazing in her Vera Wang Couture gown

Two lovely ladies, Clary and her mom Liz

Maid of Honor Elizabeth

Liz is greeted by a friend

Clary and Robert's dads walk him to the church with Dr. Shoemaker

Heading to the reception

The cool ice bar from Ice Sensations was a hit

The gorgeous cake by Kathy Allen of Cakes of Distinction

Alex of PVT Cigartainment rolls a cigar

A big send off after a great night


Kristin Vining Photography said...

Absolutely BREATHTAKING! The bride was stunning - but holy, MAMMA! She is GORGEOUS! Congrat on the move too...great location!

Tonya said...

What an amazing wedding!

Lara said...

Beautiful! I love this wedding!