Ellie and Nick were married in a sweet morning ceremony at Messiah Lutheran Church in Charlotte, NC, on May 21, 2016! So many meaningful and memorable moments!!! Ellie got ready at home, which was such a relaxing way to start her wedding day. It had rained so we stayed inside until it was time to leave for the church. Ellie's dad laid a sheet over the grass so the girls didn't get their shoes wet- so sweet! Nick and his groomsmen got ready at the Marriott Southpark. The ceremony was heartfelt, blessings given by Ellie's pastor and also the pastor from Nick's church. Nick and Ellie were so excited, they hardly noticed anyone else in the room! The reception was held at the Marriott Southpark with gorgeous flowers, a wonderful meal, a dessert bar and a fun band. There wasn't a dry eye in the room during their father/daughter choreographed dance to "Butterfly Kisses." One fun addition to the day: The groomsmen brought weapons to protect Ellie forever. Of course there was lots of dancing! (Ellie is a dancer!) As soon as they said their goodbyes, Nick and Ellie literally RAN as fast as they could to the limo waiting outside. It was such a sentimental wedding for a beautiful couple!
Many thanks to my second shooter Nathan Abplanalp!!
Venues: Messiah Lutheran Church and Marriott Southpark
Photography: Whitney Gray Photography
Videography: Carlisle Videography
Florist: Lily Greenthumbs