This is a long one, y’all! I had been anxiously awaiting Kristen and Paul’s wedding from the minute Kristen and I met. When she described her vision for her wedding, I knew right away that we were going to be a good match. Kristen is the definition of a gracious southern belle. Nothing gets done by others without a genuine smile and a tremendous amount of thanks from Kristen. And when I met Paul for the first time at their engagement shoot, it was so easy to see how in love with her he is. The way he looks at her, the way they laugh together. It’s truly humbling to watch these two together.
Paul is a doctor (a General Surgery Resident to be exact) and Kristen a Pediatric nurse. Back in 2011 they had seen each other around the hospital and then finally formally met at a mutual friend’s party. Both being in the medical field and caring for others really says a lot about what kind of people these two are.
Their Quail Hollow Club wedding was nothing short of perfection. The most amazing early fall day, a beautiful ceremony overlooking the Club golf course, and two of the most kind and genuine families coming together. Their reception inside the Club was stunning – a beautiful display of golds and purples and greens, tons of floral details everywhere, and a warm fire lit in each of the Club’s fireplaces.
And the band – to say they were highly entertaining is an understatement. The Tyrone Smith Revue performed at Jenna Bush’s wedding reception and at a George W. Bush inaugural ball…. just to give you an idea of how awesome they were. This band totally rocked it out for Kristen and Paul – and they had tons of fun tricks up their sleeves to keep the party going all night long.
I had such a blast with these two on their wedding day and I wish them all the best. Congratulations Dr. and Mrs. Colavita!
Below is such a cute shot that my assistant shooter, Melissa captured. Thanks girl!
Wedding Venue: Quail Hollow Club
Bride’s Wedding Dress: San Patrick from J. Major’s Bridal Boutique
Bride’s Sash: Erin Grey Couture
Bride’s Shoes: Ivanka Trump
Bridesmaid’s Dresses and necklaces: J.Crew
Makeup: Kymm McLean, Who’s the Fairest
Hair: Amanda Bagford & Tia Jackson, David Ross Salon
Groomsmen attire: Men’s Warehouse
Flowers: Flowers from the Cellar
Ceremony String Trio: Carolina Classic Strings
Ceremony Coordinator: I Do Wedding Consulting
Ceremony Officiant: Rev. Rebecca A. Nagy, Weddings from the Heart
Reception Coordinator: Elizabeth Frost at Quail Hollow Club
Catering: Quail Hollow Club
Cake: Edible Art of Charlotte
Band: The Tyrone Smith Revue (aka “Super T”)
Transportation: Ragin’ Uptown Party Charters
Bride’s “Getaway” Dress: Cache