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Gorgeous, elegant wedding at The Duke Mansion

Read more about the wedding day of Bryanna and Quinton at the Duke Mansion located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Press play and enjoy reading their story.

Bryanna and Quinton met in 2010 while attending East Mecklenburg High School. She didn’t know anyone at the school, but made a group of friends over the next few months, including Quinton. He was the funny guy who always made people laugh.

Their friendship grew closer throughout the rest of high school, and they kept in touch although the two went their separate ways after graduation.

Quinton knew that Bryanna was “the one,” but she said it took years before she figured it out.

From Bryanna:

Our inspiration was a ‘Happily Ever After’. As big Disney fans, we wanted the day to resemble a fairytale.

We tried to have classic and timeless colors; there’s definitely beauty in simple classic colors like blush, white, gold, and silver.

We chose to have communion. As Christians, it shows our thankfulness and remembrance of what our savior Jesus did for us.

With our classic theme, we chose to have white drapes and a chandelier at the ceremony site.

We thought it really brought a touch of elegance to the space. In the reception space, we chose to have large letters (B&Q) as a pop of fun.

We also ‘DIY’-ed a hedge wall with flowers around the greenery and our last name in the middle (this was months in the making). Our flowers also followed the same color scheme (blush, whites, greenery).

We chose flowers that were in the overall color scheme (blush, white, green, burgundy).

We were able to use these flowers for the bridal and bridesmaids’ bouquets, centerpieces for the reception, and in big urns at the ceremony site.

The flowers were definitely a big part of the wedding, we were so pleased with the way everything turned out!

We personalized the day by incorporating different types of music and dance. Our father/daughter and mother/son dances were non-traditional, instead of one song each, we chose to have choreography to a number of songs.

And of course, we had touches of Disney throughout the ceremony and reception.

Most memorable moment: There were so many moments. The first looks with my dad and bridesmaids were so memorable! Walking down the aisle was epic, I was trying to take it all in, and seeing Quinton at the end of the aisle almost crying was so beautiful and something I’ll always remember. All the musical/dance elements were really fun and had us smiling from ear to ear. ?

Design and Decor: Just Dandy Designs, LLC
Reception Venue: The Duke Mansion wedding venue
Ceremony Location: The Duke Mansion wedding venue
Bakery: THE WOW FACTOR CAKES
Event Planner: Jenkins & Co. Wedding Coordination

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