Uptown Charlotte wedding and reception — Jessica and Robert

Bride and groom portrait in front of Charlotte church

Robert and Jessica outside Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church

 

Jessica and Robert travel. A lot. Like 30-plus-weekends-a-year a lot. Both work in NASCAR, and during the season they spend more time on the road than at home. So, of course, their Charlotte wedding in December during the NASCAR off-season was certain to be an epic affair.

 

With help from Tami, my second shooter for the day, we were able to capture all the beauty of the service at Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church. Thanks to Ann Alford with the church for allowing me access to an area that provided photos I usually don’t see during the service.

 

After the service, the party got started at The Mint Museum Uptown. What an awesome location for a wedding reception, with its terrific views of Uptown Charlotte. The terrific location made for terrific pictures.

 

A special thanks to Elizabeth and Sara at Hall & Webb Event Design, who made all the logistics of the day run smoothly. It’s always such a pleasure to work with great event planners; it makes my job so much easier. Thanks, y’all. Also, thanks to all the vendors who made the event so beautiful and special: Z Brothers DJ’s; Party Reflections; Best Impressions Caterers; Nona’s Sweets and Lee Artistry.

 

Congratulations, Jessica and Robert!

 

Bride gets made up before wedding

Jess gets her hair done

 

Bride gets hair made up before wedding

Getting comfy

 

Groom puts tuxedo on before wedding

Robert and the guys getting ready

 

Bride adjusts dress in the mirror

Jess adjusting her dress

 

Bride getting ready in hotel room

Love this picture of Jess

 

Formal portrait of groom

Robert, looking stoic

 

Formal portrait of bride

Jess, looking stunning

 

Portrait of bride with bridesmaids near skyscrapers

The girls...

 

Portrait of groom with his groomsmen

...the guys

 

Groom and groomsmen portrait in Converse and tuxedos

Tux and Chucks

 

Uptown Charlotte church

Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church

 

Vows during Charlotte wedding

Beautiful view of the church during the service

 

View of wedding service from front of church

Another view from the front

 

Wedding service at Charlotte church

Having some fun with Pastor Kenny

 

Groom kisses bride during Charlotte wedding service

The kiss

 

Group wedding picture in front of church

The wedding party

 

Bride and groom enter wedding reception

Presenting, for the first time...

 

Bride and groom first dance at Mint Museum

The first dance

 

Flower arrangement at Charlotte wedding reception

Nice view

 

Groom dances with bride during wedding reception

The happy groom

 

Wedding cake surrounded by candles and topped with flowers

Impressive cake, magnificently displayed

 

Bride and groom cut their wedding cake

The cake cutting

 

Bride and groom feed each other cake

What a sweet moment...

 

Bride smashes cake in groom's face

...and they go after each other

 

Wedding portrait against Christmas lights of Uptown Charlotte

The Christmas lights in Uptown made a great background for a portrait

 

Wedding portrait against Christmas lights in Charlotte

Love this pic; what an awesome couple

 

Bride and groom exit as guests blow bubbles

Making their escape

 

For more pictures from Jessica’s and Robert’s wedding, check out the slideshow below (you can click on the pictures to scroll through them faster).

 

 

To see more of my wedding photography, be sure to check out the other entries in my wedding and portrait photography blog and my wedding gallery.