On a stellar summer night in Pinehurst, NC, friends and family from all areas of the globe gathered to celebrate the union of Katherine & Alex. After getting to know the couple a bit, it was easy to understand why so many people traveled so far to be with them on their wedding day. A few days before the wedding, we met up with Katherine & Alex at the CCNC pool, where they were relaxing with Alex’s family, who flew in from Italy for the wedding. Based on our time getting to know them that day and throughout the weekend, we can assure you that they are a perfect match and as beautiful inside as they are out!
They took us to the reception site to show us the work-in-progress. We were floored to discover that the entire tent (including the balcony with one heck of a view!) had been constructed on an empty lakefront lot. With the help of J.W. Walton (see link below), Katherine’s vision for her wedding had been realized, and over the next few days, the finishing touches would be added.
The night included a few details that we’d never seen at a wedding: chilled mint-infused towels in homage of the bride’s Southern heritage and Chinese fans as a nod to the couple’s current country of residence. The guests were festively summoned to dinner, fireworks, and dancing by bell-ringing sign holders. As the band played their final song of the night, the horn section unexpectedly leapt off stage and marched outside in a makeshift parade to bid the couple farewell. We followed Alex & Katherine to the regional airport and waved goodbye as their plane whisked them off to their honeymoon.
Katherine & Alex, we wish you years of happiness wherever your adventures take you!
By the way, this Wedding Day highlights film is just one celebration the family threw over the weekend! Stay tuned for the Wedding Eve Dance highlights film!
Coordination: Lucy Hamilton and Lisa Johnson of Hamilton Johnson & Co, Greensboro, NC
Ceremony: Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church Pinehurst, NC
Reception Design: J.W. Walton of The Catering Company of Chapel Hill
Reception Location: private lot in CCNC Pinehurst, NC
Photography: Mark & Lisa Staff of Mark Staff Photography
Flowers: Maggie’s Farm, Pinehurst, NC
Catering: CCNC Pinehurst, NC
Lighting: Dave Watson of Get Lit Special Event Lighting
Band: Big Blast & The Party Masters
Makeup: Fiquet Bailey Swain of Luxe Apothecary, Raleigh, NC
Hair: Samantha Slate