Love in Bloom (Emily & Hunter)

Carolina Bride Emily Hunter

Rob + Kristen Photography * Lauren Gomez, Something Perfect

Wedding date 5.13.2017 Occupations She’s a copywriter; he’s an attorney. Ages She’s 26; he’s 31. Hometowns She’s from Winston-Salem; he’s from Pittsburgh. Where they live now Charlotte, NC.

How They Met Tinder. Where they got engaged Charleston, SC. Wedding in three words One beautiful party! Color palette Light gray, dusty lavender and dusty blue with gold and light pink accents.

First dance song “Work Song” by Hozier. Favors Caricatures by a live artist. 

An (Im)perfect Proposal Hunter had planned a trip for him and Emily to Charleston, where he planned to propose. But before they left, someone accidentally spoiled the surprise. “We were both devastated that the engagement was no longer a surprise, but Hunter wanted to keep his original plan to propose at Magnolia Plantation,” Emily says. They arrived on Thursday and started the weekend with a delicious seafood dinner and cocktails. But when they got back to the hotel, Hunter decided he couldn’t wait any longer. He proposed right there in the hotel room and was able to surprise Emily.

Modern Boho The mix of a modern city venue with a dusty pastel color scheme, gold accents, tropical flowers and crystal elements created a unique wedding style that Emily calls “modern boho.” They took their engagement photos at the Pineapple Fountain in Charleston and incorporated pineapple images with decorations.

A Personal Touch For Emily, the best part of her wedding day was the ceremony because they both wrote their own vows. “It was so special to share our love story with everyone and start our marriage with such meaningful, heartfelt words,” she says. But her second favorite part was dancing with all of her friends to the playlist she created.

Honeymoon Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Favorite date night Walking up to Soul Gastrolounge for tapas and cocktails.

Advice for brides Be prepared for lots of questions leading up to the wedding and try not to stress over the weather forecast! Advice for grooms Be supportive, understanding and as involved in the planning process as your fiancée wants you to be. And know the weekend will be a whirlwind so just enjoy the moment! 

Vendors: Wedding and reception venue: Foundation for the Carolinas  / Caterer and rental provider: Something Classic / Cake: Celestial Cakery / Flowers: Lilly Bee’s Floral / Hairstylist and makeup artist: Dana Raia Bridal / Gown and veil: Ladies of Lineage / Gown and veil designer: Theia Couture / Bride’s shoes: Dune London / Bridesmaid dresses: Lulus, Dessy, ASOS, Bhdln / Tuxedos: Groom – ASOS, Groomsmen – Macy’s / Tuxedo designer: Groom Selected Homme, Groomsmen – Kenneth Cole / Invitations, stationery: Minted / Cinematography: Carolina Story Film Co. / Music, entertainment, booking agency: Diamond DJs and Caricatures by Joel / Engagement and bride’s wedding rings: Diamonds Direct  / Groom’s wedding ring: Blue Nile / Clergy: Ryan Cannon / Rehearsal dinner: Heist Brewery / Wedding night hotel: Hyatt Place Downtown Charlotte / Bridal registry: Wanderable / Travel agent: Cathy Reavis, World Travel Mates Inc.



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