Matt & Sarah met at the local watering hole in DC after her softball team and his kickball team had finished playing. About a year and half after they started dating Matt received a job offer in Charlotte, and when they arrived at the airport to say goodbye Matt went down on one knee and asked Sarah to marry him at the curbside check in. Rather than have their wedding and reception back in DC, Matt and Sarah decided to introduce their friends and family to the Queen City in style.
This wedding was absolutely nothing short of amazing! Knowing that everything was happening outside I stood outside on the lawn looking towards the dark clouds approaching from Lake Wylie praying. 30 minutes before the ceremony started I was amazed when I literally watched the clouds split and go around the gardens. This wedding was perfection. Everything from the dress, to the DIY flowers and centerpieces, to the Smith Island Cakes Sarah had flown in from her hometown bakery. That, coupled with the creative freedom we were given to roam the grounds at sunset made this day one I will never forget. So grateful to Carolina Bride for publishing this amazing wedding, and to Dana Mackay for her fabulous job second shooting!
Wedding & Reception: Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
Dress: Melissa Sweet for Priscilla of Boston
Bridesmaids: Ann Taylor
Suits: Calvin Klein from Men’s Warehouse
Rings: Diamonds Direct
Invitations: Red Stone Press
Band: The Dickens
Catering: Best Impressions
Rental & Lawn Setup: Creative Solutions