Jamie & Evan Holst
photographs by Alexandra Blackmon Photography
Jamie and Evan’s first trip together was to Beaufort, N.C., a few months after they started dating. The following year, the couple — charmed by the town and each other — returned and Evan proposed. On a bike ride afterward, a huge, perfect double rainbow stretched across the sky. “We thought it was God’s way of blessing our engagement right from the jump!” says Jamie, who grew up in Charlotte and works for Bank of America. Evan, who grew up in Greensboro and northern Virginia, is a real estate attorney.
The couple’s ceremony at St. Ann Catholic Church was their top priority. They chose not to do a first look, so seeing each other for the first time as Jamie started down the aisle — with the St. Ann choir singing alongside a string quartet — stands out as a favorite moment. “We were so ready for and in awe of the step we were taking in joining our lives together,” Jamie says.
For the reception, the couple wanted a classic, elegant and cozy vibe that would stand the test of time. “We wanted to look back on pictures of our day in 50 years and still absolutely love the way everything looked,” Jamie says. With skyline views of Charlotte in the background, Sarah Cook of SoHo Event Design created a chic, modern feel, tapping into Jamie’s love for green and desire for plenty of candlelight. Pairing lush white and green florals with deep green and black accents, she mixed in texture and layered elements in neutral colors.
Jamie’s love for reading was reflected in the seating display. Notecards printed with Jamie’s favorite quotes included not only the guests’ seat assignments, but handwritten notes from the couple tucked into beautiful green envelopes. “We loved hearing how much those notes meant to our families and closest friends,” Jamie says.
Photographer | Alexandra Blackmon Photography
Planner | Sarah Cook, SoHo Event Design
Floral Design | Lily Greenthumb’s
Wedding Accessories | Olive & Piper
Beauty | Cali Stott Artistry
Groom & Groomsmen Attire | Indochino
Rings | Windsor Jewelers
Caterer | Best Impressions Caterers
DJ | Split Second Sound
Linens | Nuage Designs
Stationery | Viri Lovely Designs