Soiree (Mooresville, NC) was a wonderful choice for our rehearsal dinner. The food was wonderful as was the atmosphere. We had a secluded room upstairs for all of our guests and a buffet style dinner. The room was beautifully decorated, and the waitstaff exceeded our expectations.
Charlotte, NC 28202
My husband planned our wedding night accommodations, so I had no idea where we were going. The Westin was beautiful. Upon arriving, we were promptly upgraded to an enormous suite decorated with rose petals. We received champagne and chocolate covered strawberries minutes after being shown to our room. Although we were only there for a few hours before we headed off to the airport, we enjoyed our night at the Westin. The staff there were wonderful.
Our DJs were so much fun! I chose Split Second based on several great referrals from friends and family members. My husband and I wanted DJs who would get the reception crowd moving, and that's exactly what we got. Our reception was a blast for us, and Split Second was instrumental in creating a fun environment for everyone.
Nancy's food is delicious. She is very flexible, but very serious about her work. Nancy provided samples of foods as well as countless options to choose from. We chose to do stations which turned out beautifully. Nancy and her staff are true professionals with a great talent! We truly enjoyed working with Nancy, and our guests enjoyed her delicious treats.
The Citizens Center was a pleasure to work with. They were always available to answer any questions I or a vendor had. The rooms we rented were very nice, and they provided the projector equipment I needed for a slideshow. They allowed my caterer and decorator to stop by several times to check the space out and decide how to set things up.
Setting the Scene was another favorite vendor. From the beginning, I worked with them on the décor for the reception. We looked through countless magazines and pictures to figure out exactly what I wanted for the reception. They handled everything from linens and centerpieces to a pergola and easel. The reception turned out beautiful. They were very detailed in the planning stages, and I knew I would have nothing to worry about on the big day.
Once again, I found Artistry Florals by referral. Our flowers were perfect, and everything was easy. I took pictures of the colors and types of flowers I was interested in to our consultation, and they told me exactly what was in season about the time of the wedding and compared the prices of in season and out of season flowers. Artistry did the flowers for the church, and they were beautiful. Everything was exactly as we had requested. I was very impressed, and we received many comments on how great the flowers looked.
I found Sally through a friend who had gotten married several months before me. I loved how her hair was elegant, but not overdone. I worked with Sally for a few months to find the perfect style for the wedding day. She listened to me and was willing to try new things. Sally was a joy to work with. She is creative with hair and really enjoys doing wedding parties. Sally did my hair, all of the bridesmaids as well as the mothers. Each person had a style that fit their personality. I was very thankful to have found someone who I could trust with my hair on the big day.
My husband found Brad through some guys at our church who had previously had Brad design engagement rings. My husband, with Brad's help, designed my engagement ring, and Brad did both of our wedding bands. My husband especially enjoyed the process with Brad because he was able to go in and select each diamond. Brad is very knowledgeable about what he does and was able to tell us the pros and cons of different types of metals.
My husband and I began the tuxedo shopping at the S&K store at Southpoint in Durham. We appreciated that the groomsmen could stop by the S&K closest to them to be fitted since they weren't all close to Raleigh. My husband selected the tuxedos, but from what I saw, they had a pretty large selection of styles and colors. The tuxedos looked great, and we didn't have any problems with the orders or sizing. However, I will say their pick up and drop off policies are slightly inconvenient for traveling groomsmen.