One of the biggest unspoken compliments I can receive is for another event planner to hire me to coordinate their wedding. It’s the ultimate stamp of approval when someone as OCD and logistically driven hands over the keys to their own wedding and says, “Here. Take it for a spin.” When Pilar, who has a background as an event planner in Atlanta, brought me on board for her wedding, I slapped a big fat sparkly golden star next to my name.
Pilar and Rob were meant for each other. I mean that. They just fit together like a bowl full of peanut butter and jelly. Which by the way, you should always mix together before spreading onto your bread. It’s the only way my mom made PB&J sandwiches growing up and it is delicious!
Pilar and Rob were married at the Great Aunt Stella Center in Charlotte and held their reception at The Big Chill. Pilar chose to incorporate natural elements in a jazzy setting. From the organic floral bouquets to the branch centerpieces with hanging candles to vases filled with lemons as decor, a classy cool yet fresh tone was set. I mean seriously, how dapper does Rob look in his white tux?
The couple was determined to give their guests an amazing experience from start to finish and they certainly succeeded. Instead of having a DJ or band, Pilar and Rob opted for dueling pianos. Guests loved being able to give song requests and had a blast watching the interaction between the musicians. (Curious? Quick little video of the dueling pianos and enthused crowd posted below.) From the surprise entrance center stage to the photo booth provided by ShutterBooth, the reception was one of the most entertaining and energetic parties I’ve seen. As wedding favors, guests were treated to fresh pretzels as a yummy take-away.
Pilar and Rob exited their reception to an explosion of colorful streamers. It was so fitting for a cheerful couple who always had a smile on their face. We had such an amazing time getting to know them, working with their fabulous vendors and reliving their day through these gorgeous pictures by Almond Leaf Studios. Congratulations Pilar and Rob!
Ceremony Venue: Great Aunt Stella Center
Reception Venue: The Big Chill
Photographer: Almond Leaf Studios
Officiant: Reverend Rebecca Nagy
Florist: Carey Roberts Design
Cake: Nona’s Sweets
Entertainment: Howl at the Moon
Photo Booth: ShutterBooth