I have known Alex for almost 9 years now. We first met our freshman year of college and have grown to become best friends over the years. Alex is a Charlotte native, but ventured all the way to Huntington WV to pursue her masters and coincidentally to meet the love of her life, Steve.
After dating for almost a year, Steve moved down to Miami to take a job while Alex stayed to finish grad school. Every weekend they were apart, they wished to be back in each others arms. About the time Alex finished school Steve was offered another job, this time in El Paso, TX. They both knew that they could not continue apart, so they decided to venture out west together!
A few weekends ago, I spent the entire day behind the scenes of Alex & Steve’s wedding.
Spending the whole day around your best friend is actually a blast and it almost didn’t feel like work. It was a gorgeous day and no one could have asked for better weather, not even the parade going on outside during the ceremony. After the ceremony the bridal party wandered around Charlotte, stopping at panthers stadium to take a few fun photos before heading over to Romare Bearden Park for some more elegant portraits and lunch. As the day turned to evening, everyone headed to Roof with a view for a gorgeously decorated reception. As night fell, the city of Charlotte lit up the background of the top floor venue. The band, with the father of the bride on vocals/keyboard, kept everyone dancing til the nights end.
Thank you again Bondra & Steve for letting me be such a special part of your day, love you guys to death! The two of you are the perfect pair and together you will make a wonderful team!
Many thanks to the wedding creative team as well,
Ceremony Location: St. Peters Catholic Church
Reception Location: Roof with a View
Hair + Makeup: Amy Castro of Bella MUA, Tatiyana Yeremuk, and the maid of honor Michele
Band: The Jazz Guys
Wedding Photography: Trevor Bar
Photographer’s Assistant: Leah Ward