Kaitlynn & Blake Say I Do | Ballantyne Hotel Wedding | Charlotte, NC

I knew the groom's sister but did not get to meet Blake & Kaitlynn until their wedding day. They are so sweet & we hit if off immediately! 

Kaitlynn was in the bridal suite with her bridesmaids when I arrived and began to show off all of her amazing details. It's all in the details! 

I loved the contrast between her lush and vibrant bouquet of flowers and her understated, simple bridal jewelry. Kaitlynn's dress not only fit her like a glove by had amazing detail with a hint of bling.

The girls finished up their hair & makeup and decided to have one last shot to celebrate Kaitlynn being a bachelorette. Their faces are priceless! 

Kaitlynn's mom helped her slide into her gorgeous gown so that we could have a first look with her daddy!

Dad was nearly in tears as he saw his baby girl all grown up and ready to give her away to Blake.

Blake & Kaitlynn got married at the Ballantyne Hotel & Resort which has so many gorgeous spots for photos! We snuck downstairs in front of the main fountain for some fun photos before the ceremony. 

Blake and Kaitlynn chose to not see each other before the ceremony so hold tight for his first view of Kaitlynn in her dress.

Our gorgeous bridesmaids! 

& our handsome groomsmen! 

It was time to get Kaitlynn ready to walk down the aisle to her patiently waiting groom.

Kaitlynn was so anxious to see Blake, she practically ran down the aisle. 

Blake's expressions as he saw his bride for the first time did not disappoint. 

It was a nice, sunny and warm day when Blake & Kaitlynn said I Do. 

The wedding party posed for a few formals before getting ready to let loose at the reception.

Then it was my favorite part of the day, pictures with the newlyweds!

I mean how stunning are these two?!

I had to give Kaitlynn some of the spotlight because Blake would steal it later on the dance floor, just wait for it...

One last location and smooch before we were rushed inside to introduce the happy couple.

The first dance was both simple and sweet.

Kaitlynn's dad gave a blessing so that dinner could be served.

After dinner comes dessert. This beautiful cake by the Wow Factor Cakes was in perfect theme with the wedding. I loved the fresh flowers adorning the cake. Oh & I love Kaitlynn smashing the cake into Blake's face!

Check out that wedding bling!

I always get teary during the father & daughter dance and this time was no exception. Kaitlynn clearly adores and admires her dad and he is so proud of his little girl.

Blake's mom passed away several years ago so he surprised everyone when he called up his sister to dance with him & saved a few spins for his God mother as well.

As I foreshadowed earlier, Blake is a dancer and stole the dance floor!

Blake's sister, Mallory, caught the bouquet. 

Coincidently, Mallory's boyfriend Dean caught the garter!

The rest of the night was spent with old friends and celebrating new family! 

Congratulations Mr & Mrs McCarn! I wish you the very best and I am so glad I was able to photograph your big day!!

<3 Amanda, HOH