I love that this posting has a plethora of Hill City Bride and clutch vendors … plus the fact that it’s stunning.
I would like to preface this post by saying that I like to follow a logical order when doing a posting … getting ready, ceremony, reception with details, leaving … etc. For this posting, I thought you may want a glimpse into the day of a photographer, so I decided to leave the images in the order that they were given. You will see that many of the detail shots are in the daytime at the beginning, and you will also see some again during the reception photos. It just goes to show that hiring a professional photographer is such a benefit, and they are there from beginning to end (if you hire them to do so!). Brides spend so much time planning out the details that to have someone there to document all of the elements of the day is so helpful, and the images will be there for years and generations to come.
Allegra of Allegra’s Studio was the photographer, and here are a few questions that she asked Crishaun and Patrick:
How did you meet? Patrick and I met in High School – we both went to E.C. Glass and knew of each other as acquaintances. Then our senior year of college we reconnected. My mom wanted new tennis shoes so we went to Lady Footlocker, Patrick was working there for Christmas break, and he helped her out. From that point on, we were inseparable.
Tell us about your dress, shoes and other accessories. My dress was a ball gown by Eve of Milady, and my shoes were by Badgley Mischka. My jewelry was a combination pieces from Betsy Robinson’s and gifts from Patrick.
What detail did you like best about your wedding day? I loved my décor! Sandra Guelzo from R.S. Exclusive did a phenomenal job making my vision come to life. Everything that she did – from the ceremony to the reception- was beyond amazing. I especially loved the beautiful centerpieces for my reception!
Describe your decor and how you chose it. Our décor was what I like to call sophisticated elegance. Our colors were various shades of pink, gold and ivory. I truly wanted to create a classy, warm and intimate mood.
What was your favorite moment during your wedding day?
Crishaun: My favorite moment was walking down the aisle with my dad to meet Patrick. I was able to have a special moment with just my dad, see all of our family and friends, and ultimately see Patrick’s face light up with a big smile as I approached him!
Patrick: My favorite moment during the wedding was when I was waiting with the pastor and father of my bride; having that breath taking moment staring down the aisle at my wife to be. That moment of joy, happiness and tranquility was the moment of the day for me.
Tell us about your food and cake. Our food was provided by Chef Michelle Hamrick, and everything looked and tasted fantastic! Our guests raved about the bacon wrapped chicken bites that were served during cocktail hour. Our cake was provided by LaBella Torta, and it had 3 delicious flavors of Strawberry Lemonade, Death by Chocolate and Snickers. Simply divine!
Why did you choose Allegra’s Studio for your photography? As soon as I saw Allegra’s website, I knew that she had to be our photographer! Her work is captivating and it speaks for itself. I particularly fell in love with her infrared photographs because they are so unique and beautiful.
What’s next on your calendar as a couple? Enjoying the holidays as a newly married couple with our family and friends! We are also looking forward to celebrating the New Year and anticipate many great things to come for 2013!
Ok, enjoy these photos. You are in for a big treat visually! Also, please take a peek at the full vendor listing at the end.
Again, great kudos to the amazing team of vendors!
Photographer: Allegra’s Studio
Wedding Coordinator, Florist, Decor and Invitations: RS Exclusive
Caterer: Michelle Hamrick
Cake Artist: La Bella Torta
Lighting: Official Entertainment
Videography: Stone Blue Productions (we will be featuring their video in a separate posting soon!)
Minister: Pastor Sean Womack
Wedding Gown by Eve of Milady