Blowing Rock bound


April 25, 2023

Destination Wedding: Charlotte & Hardin Lucas

Blowing Rock | 10.08.22

Photographs courtesy Katheryn Jeanne Photography

When Charlotte Lucas began planning her wedding in Blowing Rock, she wanted every detail to reflect the beautiful fall mountain landscape. Working with planner Katrina Hutchins, she brought in bold, jewel-toned colors — like chartreuse, pink and teal — mixed with textures and prints. For the rehearsal dinner, the couple wanted a dramatically different feel than the wedding, opting instead for greens, whites and browns, with touches of bark and plaid for a “cool masculine mountain vibe.” Blowing Rock is special to Charlotte and Hardin, both native Charlotteans who attended preschool together at First Presbyterian Church and began dating while at UNC Chapel Hill. Growing up, they often spent summers and holidays in the mountain town, and long weekends there together as a couple. Their wedding featured plenty of unique touches, starting with a custom floral watercolor they incorporated in their invitations and bar face at the reception. Welcome tags on champagne bottles for the guests included artwork of the wedding venues by Charlotte’s grandmother, a graphic artist. She also drew a caricature of the couple that was printed on koozies for the guests. Charlotte and Hardin’s wedding weekend was so much fun, no one wanted it to end. When “At Last” played for the couple’s “private last dance,” everyone stayed. “They all circled around us and cheered us on as we danced to our ‘not-so-private’ last dance,” Charlotte says. “It was hilarious and special, and the perfect way to end the night.”

Rehearsal dinner at the Lakehouse at Blowing Rock Country Club:

The details:

Photographer | Katheryn Jeanne Photography

Videographer | Handiwork Media

Venue | St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church (ceremony); Blowing Rock Country Club (reception)

Rehearsal Dinner | Lakehouse, Blowing Rock Country Club 

Planner | Katrina Hutchins Events

Floral Design | Millefleurs, Valle Crucis, N.C

Dress |Sassi Holford, Ladies of Lineage Charlotte

Rings & Custom Earrings | Morrison Smith Jewelers

Bridesmaids Dresses | Bella Bridesmaids

Hair & Makeup | Be Pretty, Lindsey Regan Thorne

Caterer | Blowing Rock Country Club

Cake | Hallmark Cakes, Blowing Rock (ceremony); For Goodness Cakes (rehearsal dinner)

Band | Mo Money (reception); Noel Freidline (rehearsal dinner)

Stationery | Olive Paper

Charlotte and Hardin Lucas' Blowing Rock wedding.

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