St. Mary’s Chapel Wedding | Andrew & Cheryl
You may remember Andrew & Cheryl from their adorable Noda engagement session! This time, we returned to lovely Uptown Charlotte for their special wedding day, at St. Mary’s Chapel. We love that they chose to get married at St. Mary’s because it is a beautiful little chapel surrounded by lots of green, right in the middle of Charlotte. It’s a little unexpected spot for a venue in a big city, but it’s a perfect place for an intimate wedding.
These two were originally planning to tie the knot next Spring but due to crazy life circumstances and Cheryl’s father’s illness, they moved up their date. It was an emotional, beautiful, October day when Andrew & Cheryl finally said “I-Do.” One of our favorite moments started right when Andrew got to see Cheryl for the first time, during their First Look. Coincidentally enough, Uptown Charlotte was also hosting a Panther’s home game on the same day. And in her white dress, Cheryl crossed the street through a sea of Panther blue to meet up with Andrew on the other side of the park. When he finally laid eyes on her, she became the only thing in focus. These two are so in love and they balance each other out, to make a perfect team.
Getting married in the city, on a busy game day, meant a lot of attention for the Bride and Groom! It was so fun watching so many Panther fans yell out, “congratulations” as they passed by. And Andrew & Cheryl even got stopped a few times to have their picture taken by the excited game goers.
We loved stealing these two away for some quick sunset photos, outside of the Chapel. It was a great spot to capture the last bit of daylight and to let Andrew & Cheryl share one more private moment together before saying their vows. As the sun disappeared behind the trees, we made our way to the Chapel.
It was an amazing moment getting to see Cheryl’s father walk her down the aisle. It’s so obvious what a proud dad he is, and how excited he was to give his beautiful daughter away to Andrew. It was the sweetest moment and everyone’s eyes were full of joyful tears. With happy hearts and huge smiles, everyone made their way to the reception celebration at Vivace restaurant. It was a super great atmosphere with a perfect view of the Charlotte skyline. Everyone dined on delicious food and showered Andrew & Cheryl with love and laughs.
Andrew & Cheryl, thank you for choosing us to capture this special day! We had so much fun getting to know you both and getting to share in these amazing moments. You two are so perfect for each other and we’re so glad you’re finally MARRIED!! Welcome to the club, much love to you both!
Mark & Kelly
Ceremony Venue – St Mary’s Chapel
Reception Venue – Vivace