the Carolina Wedding Design Blog bio picture
  • Welcome to our blog!

    We are thrilled that you've taken the time to peruse our blog!

    Even for the most organized client, there are no substitutions for experience. Your own wedding or event should not be the test you give yourself to see if you can plan and design it alone....nor should you hand it off to your friends who seem to enjoy 'planning a party'. You only get ONE shot to make this perfect! Allow yourself to ENJOY your engagement or planning process as we keep you calm and on track {{and on budget of course}}, while we personalize a wedding or event far better than you can imagine.

    We find ourselves becoming very attached to our clients, and soon we're still chatting long after the event. As cliche' as it may sound, we're honored to do what we do as it's truly our passion.

    With over 26 years combined experience in the wedding industry, Cortenay Matters and Heather Bryson are known as the 'go-to-gals' if you want a unique and stylish wedding that has every detail and logistic executed in advance.

    Recently voted Charlotte's Best Overall Event Planner by Charlotte Wedding Magazine 'Best of Weddings'.

Wedding Day Story :: Naz & Vinh

Naz and Vinh were married a few short months ago at the Ritz Carlton Urban Garden and honeymooned for what seemed like a month in Bora Bora.  I still can’t believe they didn’t take me with them…rude.  ;-)

Naz and Vinh had great taste, yet stayed somewhat removed from the planning and designing process, as their uptown banking jobs kept them beyond busy.  I pitched an inspiration board to them using all white, with just dabbles of purple, since Naz really wanted her girls to wear purple.  They approved, I ran with it.  This soon transformed into a white, modern muti-cultural affair.  I found ways to implement pieces of  Naz and Vinh’s personality and culture through food and design. The chef and kitchen at the Ritz Carlton Charlotte exemplified great insight in customizing the Asian fused menu.  Naz is known for her sweet tooth…(and is known to secretly stash candy in her desk drawer at work)….hence the massive mini cupcake display and candy bar.

Having a 3 day Pakistani wedding in Texas two weeks prior to this Charlotte based one, Naz was probably the most cool, calm, and collected bride I’ve had.  I soon learned her response of “seriously, honestly, I don’t care” was innocent and sincere, only meaning that she trusted me and just wanted to show up and be surprised. Loved it!

Naz and Vinh you guys were a blast to work with…Naz I’m looking forward to more Champagne dates soon!

We’ll actually see Mr. and Mrs. Nguyen in just a few weeks at Courtney and Rich’s wedding, who were a bridesmaid and a groomsmen pictured below!  We love turning bridesmaids into clients =)

Hope you enjoy!  ~Heather

Special thanks to Kristin and Aaron of Kristin Byrum Photography for helping us tell the story via photos….

This Amsale gown is one of my all time favorites….the fabric was truly amazing.

This sweet collar wearing friend is Charlie, is their fur baby.  So adorable as she watches Vinh get dressed!

our handsome groom!

Naz and Vinh chose to do a first look – seeing each other in private right before the ceremony.  Their first look was filled with smiles, giggles, and sweet hugs.

To keep with the modern theme, instead of huge oversized arrangements we opted for a more sleek feel using different glass containers with more streamline florals…all white of course.  Chandeliers were suspended over many of the dinner tables, and the white draping added a classy contemporary feel.   White tile pieces were actually used for modern chargers and place cards, and white custom chopsticks were a must.  Plexy-glass escort cards were embedded into beds of carnations.

While wanting to keep this wedding different, I decided that I want to suspend florals upside down!  Yes, never seeing this done before, I had to devise my plan of design and then the team at The Place for Flowers helped me implement it perfectly.  Super sleek and quite interesting.

The photo on the right is of the altar….we submerged dark purple callas into tall cylinders of water, covered them with plexy-glass, then layered the top with approx 40 pieces of glassware and candles.

View of the head table with the draping and crystal chandeliers suspended over-head.

The display of mini cupcakes, cupcakes on a stick, and custom colored purple macaroons!

These crazies consumed the dance floor – and then went to Mez for MORE dancing.  Crazy kids =)

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

*

*

There was an error submitting your comment. Please try again.


eight + 2 =

F a c e b o o k
W e d d i n g   W i r e