We would be hard-pressed to find a wedding more fun and beautiful than this one.  Kristie and Ryan were married at Myers Park United Methodist Church, then had their reception at The Ritz-Carlton in uptown Charlotte.  Their wedding day was a partly-sunny break between the frigid temperatures that North Carolina had felt the week prior, but there was still enough snow on the ground to incorporate in the photos.  The gorgeous sanctuary and brass musicians made for a breath-taking, majestic sort of moment that gave me (CJ) chills all the way in the balcony.  We have really loved working with this sweet, warm and genuine couple and their wonderful families.  We know we’ve been really blessed to work with great folks when we leave the reception with bittersweet emotions.
Congratulations, Kristie and Ryan!

Photography: Torrence Photography, Kings Mountain, NC

Ceremony: Myers-Park United Methodist Church, Charlotte, NC

Reception, Cake and Catering: The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, NC

Florist: Susan Patterson, Kings Mountain, NC

Gown: David Tutera from Poffee Girls, Gastonia, NC

Shoes: Kate Spade

Bridesmaid’s Dresses:  Alvina Valenta from Bella Bridesmaids, Charlotte, NC

Menswear: blacktux.com

Headpiece or Veil: Poffee Girls, Gastonia, NC

Rings:  From Donald Haack, in Charlotte

Hairstylist and Makeup: Stephanie at Modern Spa and Salon at the Metropolitan in Charlotte, NC

Stationery: Richard at Red Stone Press, Charlotte, NC

Music/Entertainment: Derek with Split Second Sound, Charlotte, NC

Transportation Provider:  Rose Transportation, Charlotte, NC

What a joy it has been to watch this little one grow over the past year.  It’s been no time since we took photos of her parents changing the tiniest of diapers, and now she’s scooting around like a champ.  We went to the Kings Mountain Battleground to the Living History Farm for her photos.  It gave us a great landscape for the group photos, smashing cake, and the chickens provided a lot of entertainment  :-)

Happy Birthday to one of the sweetest, happiest little girls we’ve ever met.  We love you, Emmi!