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DESTINATION WEDDING IN NEW JERSEY | BRIAN + KARINE

Oh man. What an adventure! Brian and Karine’s destination wedding in NJ was 1 weekend, 24 combined driving hours (several of those in DC traffic lol), 1 flat tire,  1 second-shooter (my wonderful friend Julia of Amore Vita Photography), and ultimately 3 crazy but fun days of working with one of the sweetest couples on earth! Brian has been a friend of our family for many years. He moved to Louisville, KY to attend Southern Seminary, and met Karine when they were neighbors and both working in ministry. They spent many months getting to know each other as friends, unable to discuss the possibility of dating due to the obligations of Karine’s internship. But the minute her internship was over (literally, the minute), they had a relationship-defining talk and soon after, Brian proposed! We met Karine for the first time here in South Carolina, when Brian brought her to town after their engagement. A few months later, we got to take their rainy-day engagement photos while we were in Louisville 3 weeks before their wedding for Michael and Melissa’s wedding! And in July, I got to capture their sweet, backyard wedding in Karine’s hometown in New Jersey. It was blazing hot, but such a wonderful day regardless. It was beautiful to see how perfectly each of them fit in with the other’s friends and family. It was encouraging to see so many friendly faces in a brand new place. And it was an absolute blast to watch the Charleston Southern crew breaking it down HARD on the dance floor (as they do). We’re so thrilled for these two, and know they’re meant for great things. Enjoy some of our favorites from Brian and Karine’s wedding!

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founders hall wedding in uptown charlotte | jason + erin

We are so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with Jason and Erin! Ever since we met with them, they’ve been a joy to work with- they were totally trusting of us with their engagement session and Erin’s bridal session, and were so much fun to get to know throughout the planning-process. Their inspiration for their wedding was gorgeous: vintage, art-deco nightclub! Their venue, colors, decor… everything came together to complete a 1940’s jazz-cub vibe, thanks to Carrie Ann from Serendipity Weddings & Events for carrying out Erin’s vision exquisitely. One of the lasting impressions we came away with after this wedding was just how genuinely happy each guest was for the newlyweds, and how much fun everyone had (Joey Verde of Split Second Sound did an amazing job keeping the party going)! Enjoy a bunch of our favorites from Jason and Erin’s wedding, and see a complete list of their vendors at the bottom of the post!

MARCH 9, 2013

Event Planner & Designer | Serendipity Weddings & Events

Stationary | emDOTzee Designs

Gown | Allure Purchased at BridalMart (Burlington, NC)

Reception Dress | Trina Turk from RentTheRunway.com

Bridesmaids Dresses | Max & Cleo purchased at ModCloth.com

Bridal Shoes | Nina purchased at  Macy’s

Bride’s Necklace| her Something Borrowed – heirloom from her mother

Bride’s Earrings | gift from her sisters, purchased in Portugal

Bridesmaids Custom Clutches | {AO3} Designs purchased at Etsy.com

Her Engagement Ring & His Band | Diamond’s Direct Charlotte

Her Wedding Band | estate piece purchased from Lang Antiques

Guys’ Attire | Jos. A Bank

Hair & Makeup | Swooz Salon

Florist | Serendipity Weddings & Events

Ceremony & Reception Venue | Founders Hall (Charlotte, NC)

Ceremony Coordinator | Serendipity Weddings & Events

Officiant | Rabbi Jonathan Freirich, assisted by Reverends Lee Hull Moses and Jim Ewin

Ketubah Artist | Ketubah-Arts – Ginny Reel

Processional | A Kiss to Build a Dream On by Ruby/Kalmar/Hammerstein

Song She Walked Down the Aisle to | La Vie En Rose by Guglielm/Monnot/Piaf

Recessional | Hello, Dolly by Herman

Ceremony Musicians | Gary Hastings, Paul Foster, and Wiley Porter

Reception Coordinator | Serendipity Weddings & Events

Rentals | Classic Party Rentals, Temple Beth El, and Aria

First Dance | Sparks by Coldplay

Father-Daughter and Mother-Son Dance | Goodnight My Love by Ella Fitzgerald

Caterer | Aria

Bakery | Maxie B’s and The King’s Bakery

Cake Topper | heirloom from Bride’s grandparents

DJ | Split Second Sound – Joey Verde

Getaway Transportation | R&R Pedicab Company

Accommodations | Omni Charlotte Hotel