When Eryn Reid and her mother stepped in my office, I was in the presence of two women who invoked kindness and a very humble spirit. While every client that comes to me doesn't always have a vision of their special day in mind (and that's okay), Eryn was the complete opposite. She knew exactly what she wanted and her ideas were extremely far from traditional. Even my eyes stretched as she explained some of her ideas and thoughts. However, these are the clients that I LOVE. The ones that aren't afraid to try something different and are confident in their decisions. I always say, make sure your wedding day parallels to your personality.
Eryn and Gerard are both local actors in Charlotte, NC. One moment with them and you will realize their love and appreciation for the arts. I also noticed the love and respect they had for one another. I especially picked up on how gentle Gerard was with Eryn. As I watched him take her hand during their "first look" and instantly began to pray for their marriage, I knew Eryn had found her Boaz.
Eryn and Gerard chose to unite at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, NC. Upon walking through the venue, it was evident that their ceremony should take place on the beautifully landscaped front lawn and guest should migrate their way into the museum filed with art and culture. To get to know Eryn and Gerard, you will instantly realize that "being different" is just their normal lifestyle which portrayed clearly throughout their wedding day.
The bride loves the art of Henna, hence the henna tattoo you will notice on her arms in the photos. Why just start the prelude of your wedding with music, when you can have an african dancer perform for your guest and involve them with the beat of hand clapping and drumming. How blessed is it to have not one, but two dads walk you down the aisle and give you away. Unity candle or sand ceremony; not at this wedding. Eryn and Gerard choose to have a Unity Tree. Their parents gave it a little water at the beginning of the ceremony and then the beautiful couple poured the remaining water as a symbol of how their love will continue to grow for a lifetime. The ceremony ended with a serenade from the groom to his bride with a self written song to her. The reception highlighted several unique features such as the father of the groom singing to the couple for their first dance. Guest partaking in various food stations of unique foods; one being a local food truck on site which was one of the couples favorite food vendors. The guest book was not the traditional lined signiture book or photo book, rather the couple had guest sign and write messages in the Dr. Seuss book, The Places We Will Go.
Words can't express how excited I was about how this wedding was executed. I wish nothing but the best for this spectacular couple and am confident their love with grow for eternity,
Thank you to all the wonderful vendors who made this wedding day successful.
Wedding Coordination: Fabulously Created Events, Crystal Govan McCorkle
Photography: Coopernicus Photography, Jonathan Cooper
Venue: The Mint Museum of Arts, Charlotte NC
Groomsman Florals: April Floral Expressions, April Barnette
Makeup Artist: Katrina Pope
Hair Stylist: Revolution Ego
Pastry Chef: Charlotte Cake Man
Videography: Rachel Bogan
Caterer: Roots Farm Food
Disc Jockey: Anthony "Smitty" Smith
Officiate: Colin Pinkney
Formal Wear: Bride: Poffie Girls, Groom: Joseph A Banks
African Dancer, Javon Spirman
Solist: Ruby Edwards, Marcus Dilley, and Greg Hardy