Singing in the summer weddings
Oh the quintessential June wedding. When you think of a classic wedding, you think a Saturday in June. (Right? Is that still the case? My mind automatically still goes to June even though our most popular wedding months here in Charlotte are April/May and Sept/Oct.) Before I get too sidetracked, you definitely don’t want to miss out on either of these beautiful June weddings, both of which happen to be at the fabulous Foundation for the Carolinas and both of which happened to include some very unique musical happenings.
Stephanie and Corey
Planning Stephanie’s wedding was a blast. Confession - Stephanie and I were sorority sisters at Clemson University, Go Tigers! - and while we weren’t in the same year, it was so wonderful to reconnect and spend time with her. From the very beginning, she knew what she wanted. Those things included purple, gold, and elegant, all mixed with some shimmer and sparkle. Everything came together to create an absolutely beautiful day.
One of my favorite parts of Stephanie’s day was the speech that her sister and sister-in-law did for the formal toast. It wasn’t a speech. It was a rap. And it was amazing. I filmed it, but in true tech-fail fashion, I turned the screen while filming and so the entire video is sideways. (I am not, I repeat, am NOT a photographer or videographer… not even going to pretend I have any amount of skill). Fun, heartfelt, and original are words that not only describe the toast, but the entire evening. Congratulations Stephanie and Corey - may your marriage shine as bright as the national championship trophy that sits in Clemson, SC.
Corinna and Richard
Fast forward one week and I was back at Foundation for the Carolinas for Corinna and Richard’s fun and laid back wedding festivities. These two kept it simple and oh so enjoyable. No formal seating or meal to take up primo reception time; this couple hosted a cocktail style event with limited seating and lots of great food and drinks to go around. This reception style had the couple’s guests mingling, dancing, and enjoying the relaxed vibes of the Coconut Groove Band.
By far the coolest aspect of the evening was when the band took their break - yes, when the band LEFT the stage (they were great, don't get me wrong). Their leaving was cool because Richard’s band took their place center stage to perform. How many of you have seen the groom get up during the reception and sing lead vocals while playing guitar?! It was really amazing and definitely a high point of the evening. Corinna and Richard, I hope your marriage is like your big day - easygoing, and full of laughter. Congratulations!
All the best,
Stephanie and Corey Photo and Video: Juan Ossa Photo
Corinna and Richard Photo: The Stewarts Roam Photography