The Definitive Charlotte Bridal Guide For Wedding Season – Part 1

Charlotte Bridal Guide - Part 1
Charlotte Bridal Guide - Part 1

It’s hard to believe that it’s already the beginning of May which means that wedding season in Charlotte is in full swing. Though marriage can be one of the most joyful times in a couple’s lives, it can also be one of the most stressful. Months and sometimes years of planning, tastings, fittings, and scheduling all for one day is enough to drive some people to the brink. Because nobody likes a bridezilla or a grumpy groom, we here at QCExclusive have decided to put together our first annual Wedding Guide where the number one goal is to make your journey just a little bit easier. We have compiled a list of some of the best vendors, venues, planners, and wedding professionals in the city so the journey to your special day will be smooth sailing. So whether your big day is a few months from now or a few years from now, we have got you covered.

WEDDING PLANNERS/
COORDINATORS

Come + Together Events

From weddings to baby showers,  come+together offers full-service event planning. Focusing on design and décor, they assemble a team of vendors and supply you with detailed timelines, budgets and professional advice to ensure your special event goes off without a hitch. Founder, Katrina Hutchins started come+together to live out her true passion for events and design.  Her background in business coupled with her eye for design and desire for unique, personalized, details suit her perfectly to the wedding industry. Cometogetherevents.com.

Favor Me Events

Whether you are in need of full planning and design, day of coordination (aka month of), or something in between – Favor Me ensures quality events, strong vendor relationships, impeccable attention to detail and overall peace of mind. Founder, Anne Markey made the move to NYC after graduating college where she quickly became immersed in the event planning scene. She brought that immense experience to Charlotte. Favormeevents.com

FLORISTS

Lily Greenthumb’s

From everyday events to once in a lifetime moments, Lily Greenthumb’s creates custom floral designs to bring your vision to life. Designers Karen Greenoe and Kristin Dills bring over 12 years of experience to Lily Greenthumb’s. Coupled with a passion for their craft and a devotion to their clients, they create each element of your floral experience with care and expertise. Lilygreenthumbs.com

Elizabeth House Flowers


Elizabeth House flowers was established in 1987 and has been providing their customers with custom floral designs for twenty-two years. Whether your occasion requires traditional, romantic, modern or couture, Elizabeth House’s award-winning designers can help make your vision come true. Elizabethhouseevents.com

BRIDAL GOWNS AND
BRIDESMAID DRESSES

J Majors Bridal Boutique


J. Major’s is located in the historic Dilworth neighborhood, just minutes from uptown Charlotte. They are home to more than 15 of today’s top bridal designers like Alvina Valenta, Amy Kuschel just to name a few,  as well as collections for bridesmaids, flower-girls, mothers, and special occasions. They also carry an extensive selection of accessories such as shoes, jewelry, veils and headpieces. Jmajors.com

Mecklenburg Bridal


Mecklenburg Bridal Gallery has styled gorgeous wedding dresses for Carolina brides since 1981, making it a premier wedding dress shop in Charlotte and all of North Carolina. They offer extraordinary value with over 7,000 sq. ft. displaying hundreds of dresses and thousands of styles available from the best names in bridal designs. In addition to beautiful gowns and bridesmaid dresses, Mecklenburg Bridal has a fantastic selection of wedding accessories—wedding veils, bridal jewelry, hair accessories, and of course designer wedding shoes. Mecklenburgbridal.com

Bella Bridesmaid


Bella Bridesmaid carries chic and modern bridesmaid dress designers in an array of colors, fabrics, and prices for all brides and their maids. They help you coordinate and select the perfect dress for each attendant.  Bella Bridesmaid recognizes the important role of a bridesmaid dress, and provides each bride with personal attention in a one on one environment surrounded by the latest designer bridesmaid dresses. Bellabridesmaid.com

MAKEUP ARTISTS

Blush Beauty and Makeup


Blush Beauty and Makeup owner, Layne Owensby’s sole purpose is to make you feel undeniably gorgeous and confident. She does this by building relationships with her clients to the point that they feel like they’re spending time with one of their girlfriends. In addition to brides, Blush also offers services to the entire wedding party and family,  in home makeup consultations, Blush N’ Go parties, and skincare consultation and regiments for her clients. Blushcharlotte.com

Erin Ashley Makeup


Erin is truly passionate about all things beauty related and has an extensive background in both skincare and makeup. Through her years of experience, she has hand selected the best products to use on her clients to make sure their makeup is perfect on their big day. She absolutely loves working with brides and making them look and feel fabulous on the most exciting day of their lives! Erinashleymakeup.com

TUXEDO RENTAL/SALES

Paul Simon


When special events call for a tuxedo, many men are content to follow the crowd. For those with their own sense of style, Paul Simon has the selection and the expertise to deliver understated individuality. Whether you are purchasing or renting, Paul Simon offers styles from some of the best designers in the world like Hugo Boss, Corneliani, Ike Behar, Hickey Freeman and more. Paulsimonco.com

New York Bride & Groom


At NYB&G, the Groom is just as important as the bride. They offer designer tuxedos at a rental price and offer selections from top designers like Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Perry Ellis among others. What really sets them apart from other salons is the fact that they have samples on hand that allows you to touch the fabric, truly understand the colors and even see it beside the wedding dress. If you have out of town groomsmen, they even offer a specialized webpage that gives them step by step instructions on how to get their order done. Nybride.com
 
TRANSPORTATION

Rose Chauffeured Transportation


Beauty, elegance, and attention to details are Rose’s trademark when it comes to providing transportation for special occasions. Their beautiful executive vans, luxury SUVs, and gleaming black cars envelope passengers in comfort and style. Mini-buses and coaches can transport even the largest party in style. Rose is honored to be a part of your big day and has just the right knowledge, experience and vehicle to make it special. riderose.com

SilverFox Limos

SilverFox Limos is one of Charlotte’s premier provider for Wedding Transportation in Charlotte, NC.  All of their Wedding Limousine drivers will be dressed in black suits, white long-sleeved shirts, silver vests, and black ties just for the occasion. They offer Towncars, SUVs, Lincoln or Hummer Limos, Mini or Coach Buses, and will even have a red carpet rolled out for the Bride whenever she enters or exits the vehicle. Silverfoxlimos.com