September 19, 2019
Jess and Mike moved to Charlotte from San Francisco about a month before they reached out to us. We exchanged a few emails and when we first met, I knew we would be a perfect fit! We talked about their wedding plans and when they said they had chosen the Duke Mansion for the venue, I was BEYOND excited. On the way home, I called my husband and my mom to tell them about the meeting I had with this amazing couple who were getting married at the Duke Mansion! I had my own bridal portrait session there a couple of years ago and knew how absolutely gorgeous it was. I’ll never forget what Mike asked me at the end of the meeting. I asked them if they had any more questions for me and he said “What can we do to be your ideal clients?” I almost didn’t know what to say because I was so surprised and so excited that it was important to them to be great clients.
They definitely were my ideal clients through the entire process. Every interaction we had leading up to the wedding made me more excited to be with them on the big day! When Ryan and I arrived at the Duke Mansion, we were greeted with warm smiles and hugs and we felt right at home with Jess and Mike’s sweet family and friends. The suite where the girls were getting ready was absolutely beautiful and everyone enjoyed visiting while the guys on the other end of the Mansion enjoyed a game of corn hole on the big screened in porch.
Their ceremony was held at Ascension Lutheran Church and then we headed back to the Mansion for dinner under the market lights and dancing to the music of E3! Everything about their day was perfect, thanks in a large part to Libby with Details Wedding Planning, and Ryan and I are so very thankful for these two and their trust to capture this important day. I know you will love looking through the images from this wedding day!
Venue : Duke Mansion | Florist : The Blossom Shop | Band : E3
Cake : Suarez Bakery | Coordinator : Details Wedding Planning | Dress : Ladies of Lineage
Jess & Mike – Thank you so much for allowing us to capture your special day! We have enjoyed getting to know you and had the best time at your beautiful wedding. Enjoy that amazing honeymoon! xoxo-Meredith & Ryan