Samantha and Max were married on a sparkling early fall day at the historical Duke Mansion in Charlotte, North Carolina. Samantha describes their wedding as “simple and classic elegance, with a touch of southern charm” and we couldn’t agree more! Samantha is ever so chic in what may be one of our favorite bridal looks ever: a structured Amsale gown (with pockets!) and a classic chignon styled by Be Pretty. A crisp and preppy color palette of navy, green and cream set the scene, and perfectly accented the whitewashed exterior of the mansion. The couple’s custom monogram is woven throughout the day, from the beautiful stationery by Elle Dee Designs to embroidered linen napkins, ceremony programs, and table numbers in swaths of navy calligraphy. Love and Honey and Lily Greenthumbs transformed the mansion’s courtyard into a secret garden, with creamy white florals, greenery and garlands, and lace-patterned linens under a canopy of string lights. We couldn’t imagine a more beautiful Southern setting, and the day is captured perfectly by Cathy Durig Photography!
Photography: Cathy Durig Photography | Venue: The Duke Mansion | Floral: Lily Greenthumbs | Wedding Planning: Love and Honey | Stationery and Calligraphy: Elle Dee Designs | Bakery: WOW Factor Cakes | Band: Mr. Potato Head | Transportation: Rose Chauffeured Transportation | Ceremony Musicians: Carolina Strings | Hair and Makeup: Be Pretty | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Gown: Amsale | Bridal Salon: L’elite Bridal | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Suits: The Black Tux