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Sarah and Andrew’s spring-inspired color palette of dusty blue, peach, blush, and ivory, with accents of rose gold sets the light-and-lovely tone for the couple’s “elegant and playful” day. The venue, Foundation For The Carolinas, offered gorgeous views of Uptown Charlotte and was dressed up with striking arrangements by New Creations Flower Company including tall cascading centerpieces and low arrangements in rose gold vases. Preppy paper goods are by Elisabeth Rose Social Stationery and an artistic three-tiered floral-accented cake was by Wow Factor Cakes.  The day was captured by Josh Deaton Photography and you can check out all the details in the lovely images below.

From the planner: When asked to reflect on her wedding day, Sarah says, “I actually debated on having a smaller wedding or having a bigger wedding because it is honestly a lot of money to spend on one day. However, after having the wedding I would never have a smaller wedding. There is truly something to be said about having all of your family and best friends in one room to celebrate you. The day did go by fast, but the memories we made we will have forever. Both of us look back and remember how much fun we had, and every time we run into someone that was there they always bring up how amazing our wedding was and it makes us so happy!”

Sarah chose a spring-inspired color palette of dusty blue, peach, blush, and ivory, with accents of rose gold. The colors reflect the bride and grooms personalities and style. Sarah says, “I also love gold/rose gold and both of our favorite color is blue so we wanted to make sure that was in our wedding as well.” She and Andrew chose the Foundation For The Carolinas as their venue because of the gorgeous views of Uptown Charlotte. Sarah says, “I wanted people to walk into the room and see both of our personalities in the design. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, so we wanted our wedding look to be elegant, yet kind of playful. We had tall cascading centerpieces on the table surrounded by colored taper candles on top of pale blue tablecloths, along with blush chargers and  gold flatware. I wanted my flowers to be abstract so they felt loose and not restricted.”

Family is very important to Sarah and Andrew. And while there were many thoughtful details throughout their wedding, one of Sarah’s favorite personal details involved her wedding day jewelry. “My mother has a Sapphire and Diamond ring that belonged to my grandmother,” she says. “I wore this as my something blue and something old. My best friend, and Maid of Honor, Kristi, also gave me a rose gold bracelet,” Sarah adds. “And she has the same one in gold that was my something new. We’ve been friends for over 10 years and every time I wear that bracelet I think of our special friendship and my wedding day.”

When asked, Sarah said that her favorite moment of the day was the first look. “We debated even doing a first look because we weren’t sure if it would take some of the magic away from seeing each other when I walked down the aisle,” she said. “But I am so, so glad we did this! Having the first look really calmed my nerves and grounded me for the day.” Sarah goes on to say that not rushing through portraits of the couple or with family, especially with her sister, was important. Sarah recalls another memory that stands out, saying “My husband and I walked in to the reception area before while cocktail hour was still going on and I will forever remember this moment.” She continues, “I had been planning this day for over a year and to see it all come to life was just spectacular. It was simply breathtaking.”

Sarah and Andrew placed a lot of emphasis on good entertainment, and booking The Dickens was one of the first vendors they booked. Sarah said, “I also found out later that my Dad and the lead singer of our band, Percy, met each other in the hallway before the ceremony. They became fast friends and the band decided to play the entire hour and a half through without taking a single break because the energy on the dance floor was so good. This seriously made my day! Everyone has talked non-stop about our band and having a packed dance floor was the #1 thing I wanted on our wedding day.”

Wedding Planner + Designer: The Graceful Host // Photography: Josh Deaton Photography // Floral Design: New Creations Flower Company // Paper Goods: Elisabeth Rose Social Stationery // Ceremony + Reception Venue: Foundation For The Carolinas // Hair & Make-up: Be Pretty (Lindsey Regan Thorne) // Wedding Dress Designer: Modern Trousseau // Wedding Dress Boutique: Hayden Olivia // Cake: Wow Factor Cakes // Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo from Brideside // Grooms Attire: The Black Tux // Catering: Best Impressions Catering // Rentals: Party Reflections
// Linens: La Tavola // Linens: ModMix Studio // Table Top Rentals: Emerson James // Furniture Rentals: Old South Vintage Rentals // Uplighting: Wink Lighting // Reception Entertainment: The Dickens

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