JANELLE + TIM - Charlotte City Club Wedding - Part I of II

If I post ALL of my favorites from this wedding, my blog server/host might just explode. I've narrowed them down as best as I can, and I still think it's necessary to split Janelle + Tim's wedding day into two parts. : ) Weather-wise, the day started out iffy. But don't they say a little rain on your wedding day equals a lot of luck?

I've got a unique anecdote for this wedding that I must share. The bride's mother, Sandy, told me this story on Janelle & Tim's wedding day morning. When Sandy and her husband were visiting Janelle in 2010 in Charlotte (they live in Ohio), she actually saw me shooting a wedding uptown (this one to be exact). Two years later, when Janelle got engaged and interested in my work, she sent her mom my website, and Sandy totally recognized me from two years prior. Now if that isn't a sign that we were meant to meet -- what is?!

From our very first consult, I really clicked with Janelle and Tim. They were so kind and caring, and just SO excited to be marrying each other. As time ticked by, Janelle would periodically update me on her wedding details, but even more importantly, I really got to know her and see how generous and lovely she is. (And super talented as well -- she started a blog called simply love., full of home/cooking/wedding inspirations -- go follow her ideas!)

Bride's dress: Poinsett Bride Bride's shoes: Tory Burch Bridesmaids' dresses: Leona, purchased at Bella Bridesmaid Groom and groomsmen attire: New York Bride & Groom Makeup and hair: Makeup Your Face Florals: Carey Roberts Design Co. Coordinator: Moxie Studios Cake: Cheesecake Etc. DJ: LA Productions Videographer: Isabel's Corner Caterer: Charlotte City Club Invitations: Three Little Birds Programs: SweetPeaSunday Rings: Diamonds Direct Photobooth: Shoebox Photo BoothRentals: Old South Vintage Rentals

Janelle and Tim got married at St. Peter's Catholic Church, and the reception was held at the ever-fabulous Charlotte City Club. All the details were STUNNING. Seriously, my jaw kept dropping to the floor the entire day. From the florals to the table settings to the custom-made CD favors, I was mesmerized by the beauty of it all. I heard everyone saying (about the details): "It's just so JANELLE." And I think what everyone meant, on top of everything being ultra stylish/vintage/chic, was that you could tell everything was created with 100% love and gratitude.

Without gushing too much more, here is part I of Janelle & Tim's wedding day. Thanks to Rachel Browne for shooting 14.5 hours (!!!!) with me. : )

How cute is the flower girl?! And how awesome are those robes?! Janelle gave them to her bridesmaids as part of their gifts...

Tim got a close shave at a salon in uptown. Too neat!

HOW AMAZING are the bouquets?!

Dad sees daughter for the first time... so sweet...

I love this shot of everyone crammed into the narthex right before the ceremony started...!

Stay tuned for part II -- portraits and reception -- tomorrow!