I am so excited to share another one of my favorite Charlotte area venues with you today! Ricky and Valerie’s Hotel Concord wedding was such a blast, and the venue can’t be beat!
This day was extra special for Ricky and Valerie because they got to have all their favorite people in one place. Their guests live scattered across the US, so they were the most excited to gather them all together to celebrate. I must say, they really know how to celebrate! They threw an amazing party! It was so clear throughout the day that everyone was having such a great time being together, especially the bride and groom.
The big day started with each of them getting ready separately with their friends. They chose to do a first look with just the two of them. Although, a few people from their wedding party got to sneak a peek from the balconies overlooking the space. Ricky was, of course, blown away by how beautiful his bride was. We were able to get some great portraits of them together. We also got some really awesome shots of Valerie’s gown. She chose a classic dress with clean lines and a wide train. It fit the feel of the event so well, and she looked stunning! Ricky was looking sharp in his black tuxedo and bow tie.
The ceremony was beautiful and so full of love. One thing that really stood out is what a good time the couple had together. They laughed so much and had a genuinely great time together as they declared their love and promised forever in front of friends and family. We snuck out after they exchanged vows to get some portraits outside the venue. I love the architecture of the area and the beautiful exterior of the venue. We got some incredibly stunning photos of them crossing the street with Valerie’s gown flowing JUST RIGHT. As a Charlotte wedding photographer, I love to capture perfect moments like that!
Ricky and Valerie kicked off their reception with their grand entrance and some killer dance moves. There were some sweet moments during dancing with parents and heartfelt toasts. Overall, the guests had a blast partying and enjoying being together once again. Drinks were flowing, laughter was abundant, and love was celebrated.
Thank you, Ricky and Valerie, for allowing me to be part of such a special day with you at Hotel Concord. If you are planning your wedding, I’d love to chat with you and get something on the books. I can’t wait to explore my next new venue, or return to an old favorite like this one, and help you capture great memories.
Venue – The Hotel Concord
Event Planner – Polished Events
Rentals – Polished Events
DJ – Split Second Sound
Florals – Willow Floral Boutique
Caterer – PB&J Catering
Desserts – The Sweet Life
Dress – Savvy Bride Boutique
Tux – Men’s Warehouse
HMUA – Adore Co
Jeweler – Diamonds Direct