A Modern Fairy Tale Wedding In the Heart of Uptown Charlotte [Erin & Dwight]

Carolina Bride Erin and Dwight

Emby Taylor Photography 

Erin, 33, and Dwight, 37, were married on September 3, 2016 at the Marriott Center City Charlotte in the heart of Uptown. Their plum and silver color palette made the wedding romantic, elegant, and fun. Dwight is from Rochester, N.Y., while Erin hails from Charlotte.


The proposal, according to Erin:
Dwight surprised me with a romantic dinner on the beach in Aruba at a restaurant called Passion on the Beach. As the sun was setting, I was serenaded by a violin player. During the serenade, Dwight dropped to one knee in the sand with the ocean as a backdrop and asked me to be his wife.

Erin’s advice for brides:
I would recommend a wedding planner, and make sure you get a good night’s sleep the night before your wedding.

Dwight’s advice for grooms:
Prepare for the moment when you’ll see your bride for the first time. It’s something you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

How they met:
Introduced by Erin’s boss and Dwight’s employees.

The wedding:
The ceremony and reception were held at Marriott Center City Charlotte with a plum and silver color palette. Erin and Dwight danced to “Spend My Life with You” by Erin Benet. “Everything was perfect,” the bride says.

The newlyweds enjoyed a week-long vacation in Maui, Hawaii. They now live in Charlotte where they both work for Carolina HealthCare Systems, Erin as a nurse manager and Dwight as a business manager.


PHOTOGRAPHY Emby Taylor Photography // 704-796-5805; embytaylorphotography.com
GOWN, VEIL Ladies of Lineage // 704-547-4208; ladiesoflineage.com
CAKE The WOW Factor Cakes // 704-654-0598; charlotteweddingcakes.com
ENGAGEMENT RING, WEDDING BANDS Diamonds Direct // 704-532-9041; diamonds-direct.com
BRIDAL REGISTRY Belk // belk.com/weddings

CEREMONY, RECEPTION VENUE Marriott Center City Charlotte || WEDDING PLANNER, EVENT DESIGNER Creative Touch Events || CATERERS Marriott Center City || FLOWERS Creative Touch Events || HAIRSTYLIST Mocha Dumore || MAKEUP ARTIST Tai Charles || GOWN DESIGNER Lis Simone || VEIL DESIGNER Felicity Veil || BRIDE’S SHOES Nordstrom || SHOE DESIGNER Kate Spade || BRIDESMAID DRESSES Bill Levkoff || TUXEDOS Men’s Wearhouse || TUXEDO DESIGNER Myers Park Tailors || INVITATIONS, STATIONARY Nalabe || CINEMATOGRAPHY Roger Green || MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT Tameka Thomas and Kira Scriven (Serenity Gospel), Amber Carpenter (harp), Uptown Swagga Band || RENTAL PROVIDERS Photo Booth Charlotte || TRANSPORTATION PROVIDER Silver Fox Limos || ENGAGEMENT RING DESIGNER Simon G || WEDDING RING DESIGNER Simon G || PORTRAIT LOCATION Uptown Charlotte || CLERGY Bishop Michael Frencher || REHEARSAL DINNER Junior League of Charlotte || WEDDING NIGHT HOTEL Marriott Center City || BRIDAL REGISTRY Belk and Macy’s


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