The Duke Mansion Wedding
Duke Mansion Wedding Photographers: Katie and Thomas’ Duke Mansion wedding was truly spectacular! They got ready on the property in the beautiful estate rooms upstairs. Then they has a first look in the gardens before their ceremony on the lawn. Next, they had candlelit dinner on the terrace underneath string lights. Finally, their live band ‘The Royal Suits’ put on an energetic show and got the entire crowd partying!
“A few words that come to our mind about our wedding are elegant, classic and romantic. We wanted to highlight the beauty of the Duke Mansion, with the clean cut architecture; balanced out with the organic, green gardens. It still feels like magic being so close to the city, yet hidden deep in the quiet and beautiful Myers Park neighborhood.”
Katie grew up outside of Frederick, Maryland and moved south to go school at College of Charleston. After college she moved to Charlotte, NC to start her career where she met Thomas. While she is an accountant by trade, one her biggest passions is community involvement and she spends much of her spare time participating on varying community boards. Katie is the active one in the relationship and enjoys spending her free time cycling, hiking, playing tennis, and walking their dog Brody in the South End neighborhood where the couple lives.
Thomas was born and raised here in the great state of North Carolina. After attending NC State for undergrad and App State for graduate school, Thomas also moved to Charlotte, NC to begin his career. Thomas’ passion for all things sports is truly remarkable. From football and golf, to basketball and tennis (thanks to Katie), you can always count on Thomas to know all the stats. When the weather is nice, you’ll most likely find Thomas out on the golf course, working on perfecting his game.
Over their relationship, Thomas has helped show Katie the beauty of slowing down and digging her toes into the sand at Sunset Beach. Katie has brought out the adventurous side of Thomas, where he will agree to strenuous hikes through the Appalachian mountains (but only when promised of some pizza and beer afterwards to celebrate)! Together, they truly enjoy cooking meals and sipping on good wine among their family and friends.
Thomas and Katie look forward to continuing to travel the world together, while finding their forever home in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Thank you to all the other vendors:
Venue- Savanah Wilson, The Duke Mansion
Planner- Courtney Matinata
Florist- Lily Greenthumbs
Hair & Makeup- Be Pretty
Reception Band- East Coast Entertainment, The Royal Suits
Ceremony & Cocktail Entertainment- Carolina Royal Strings
Cake- Kathy Allen Fine Cakes
Invitation- The Lettered Lily
Bride’s Dress- Pronovias, Ladies of Lineage
Bridesmaids’ Dresses- Brideside
Shoes- Stuart Weitzman
Groom’s Attire- David Donahue
Groomsmen Attire- The Black Tux
Rings- Windsor Jewelers
Take a look back at Katie and Thomas’ Engagement Session!