Once upon a time……two people met at Strike City located in the EpiCentre in uptown Charlotte, NC during a mutual friends birthday party. Patrick and Lisa hit it off and proceeded to date for a year and a half before Patrick popped the question. Patrick and Lisa had been visiting their families up north. Lisa did not realize that Patrick had asked her father’s permission while Lisa was sleeping in one morning. Patrick stayed in New York a few extra days shopping for Lisa’s ring. On August 16th, Patrick drove 11 hours and wanted to take Lisa on a date. Lisa thought that was crazy! They went to Strike City, the place they had first met, for a drink and then went to have sushi, Lisa’s favorite food, at Esno which is also located in EpiCenter in uptown Charlotte. At the end of dinner, Patrick looked at Lisa and said “Do you want to make me happy?” Confused, Lisa said “Of course I want to make you happy” Patrick got down on one knee and asked Lisa “Then will you be my wife” Obviously, Lisa’s response was a big YES! Lisa & Patrick were engaged for 8 very short months. Lisa wanted a spring wedding.
Lisa changed her mind a few times about the theme of her wedding as far as colors and style until finally, a friend told her J.crew has pretty bridesmaid dresses. Lisa went online and fell in love with the color of the dresses she chose. After that, it was easy to pair her flowers of choice – Orchids, with a black and white damask pattern for a classy, modern look for her decor at the reception. Lisa and Patrick decided to get married in the beautiful St. Mark’s Catholic Church where they had become members before becoming engaged. They loved their church. Lisa said that was the easiest decision they made for their wedding. They knew they wanted their reception in uptown Charlotte because many of their friends and extended family had not seen the city yet. Patrick and Lisa said the city is so beautiful! Lisa had been to a Christmas event at Founders Hall and thought it had such a grand feeling. Lisa went online and found out that you can rent the location for weddings. Patrick and Lisa drove down so he could see Founders Hall and they both fell in love with the venue. They knew they wanted the biggest party of their lives there. They hired Split Second Sound to DJ the event. These guys really know how to get a party going and the images from the reception reflect that!
Patrick and Lisa had a tough time picking their favorite image from their day. Lisa said “It’s too hard to pick just one!” Lisa and Patrick said all of the images are their favorite. They decided on the below image being their favorite because they felt it was very romantic. It shows Lake Norman in the background, which is one of their favorite spots. The weather was crazy the day of their wedding, it was extremely windy and they feel lucky to have gotten this shot with the hard conditions.
Here are some of my favorite images from Patrick and Lisa’s wedding, they are right, it is nearly impossible to pick your favorite. Theirs happens to also be my favorite image of the day as well!