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The Ruth | Charlotte Wedding Photographer

July 20, 2023

I hope that you are ready for the most colorful wedding at The Ruth in Charlotte. This modern wedding was full of warm pinks and oranges, perfect for spring and summer. The colors stood out in their venue space, and everything was so beautiful. 

Skylar said from the very beginning that she LOVED color, and I was so excited to see her colorful vision come to life. She designed all of the stationery for the wedding, including the MOST ADORABLE drink stirrers of their dogs, Huck and River. The florals were bright and warm, and they were everywhere! Pink is my favorite color, and I love that she had it everywhere I looked. Skylar also used citrus in reception decor to continue the warm, colorful, spring vibes. 

The big day started off with Skylar and Scott getting ready separately. Skylar’s dress had a gorgeous, big bow at the waist in the front with a deep cutout along the neckline. She kept her hair swept up out of her face in a loose bun with lots of flowing pieces coming out. Her outfit wouldn’t be complete without some color, so, of course, she wore bright pink shoes. Scott stuck with a traditional black tux with a crisp white shirt and a black bow tie. After getting ready, they had their first look in front of a giant window overlooking the city, and I love how the photos turned out. 

Next, we headed to the wedding venue for the ceremony. The Ruth is a bright, modern space with white, neutral walls. This made all the colorful florals really pop in the space, especially the ceremony arch. Skylar also had some arrangements hanging from the ceiling above guests’ heads. They were beautiful, and it was so unique! They also had an artist who painted a picture of them during the ceremony and reception! It is such a treat to watch an artist work and create right in front of you. 

It was time to party after the ceremony. Guests enjoyed cocktails, including the stirrers that Skylar designed, at the incredible bar in the venue. Scott and Skylar shared their first dance, complete with twirls and her beautiful gown fanning out behind her. They brought in a neon sign with their last name and, of course, had their colorful florals. A live band performed, which always makes things so much fun. As the night was winding down, Skylar changed into a short, white, fringed dress, so she could really celebrate on the dance floor. 

I love that I have the opportunity to document important memories for couples and that I get to do it in beautiful spaces like The Ruth. If you are planning a big day and are looking for a Charlotte wedding photographer, reach out, and let’s get something booked!

groom puts on suit at The Ruth
man looks out window with hands in pockets by Charlotte wedding photographer
two wedding gowns hang in hotel room by The Hazel Club
bride gets makeup done at The Ruth
bridal gown has large, white bow at waist by Charlotte wedding photographer
bride stands behind groom just before first look by The Hazel Club
bride and groom have first look in front of large windows at The Ruth
groomsmen see bride for the first time by Charlotte wedding photographer
bright florals decorate ceremony arch at The Ruth
couple stands together under ceremony arch holding hands by Charlotte wedding photographer
bride and groom walk back down the aisle after ceremony by The Hazel Club
bridal party stands together at The Ruth
floral centerpiece include bright pink and orange flowers by Charlotte wedding photographer
bride designed stationery sits alongside colorful citrus and florals by The Hazel Club
bright flowers hang from the ceiling and fans sit on chairs as guests arrive at The Ruth
reception includes champaign glass wall by Charlotte wedding photographer
reception decor includes florals in small vases, candles, and monogramed champaign flutes by The Hazel Club
a sign welcomes guests to the event at The Ruth
reception tables decorated with candles, citrus, and colorful flowers by Charlotte wedding photographer
couple walks together up long staircase by The Hazel Club
bridal bouquet includes bright pink and orange flowers at The Ruth
couple walks outside together under clear umbrella by Charlotte wedding photographer
couple toasts to new life together by The Hazel Club
artist paints the couple during the event while live band plays at The Ruth
couple shares first dance together and toasts with glasses by Charlotte wedding photographer
bride shares first dance with dad while groom shares one with mother by The Hazel Club
guests enjoy drinks at the bar at The Ruth
bride dances in fringed gown by Charlotte wedding photographer


Venue – The Ruth

Planner – Katie Brooks Event Co

Band – Color The Night

Dress Shop – Hayden Olivia

Menswear – Bruce Julian

Caterer – Roots Catering

Florist – LiviLove Flowers

HMUA – Megan Oliveri Artistry

Rentals – Curated Events Rentals

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