Enchanting elegance


September 28, 2023

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.

The Details:

Photographer | Alexandra Blackmon Photography

Venues | St. Ann Catholic Church (ceremony);
The Terrace at Cedar Hill (reception)

Planner | Sarah Cook, SoHo Event Design

Floral Design | Lily Greenthumb’s

Dress | Lovely Bride (dress); Jenny Yoo (topper)

Wedding Accessories | Olive & Piper

Beauty | Cali Stott Artistry

Groom & Groomsmen Attire | Indochino

Rings | Windsor Jewelers

Caterer | Best Impressions Caterers

DJ | Split Second Sound

Rentals | Party Reflections; Curated Events Charlotte (chairs)

Linens | Nuage Designs

Stationery | Viri Lovely Designs

Jamie and Evan's Charlotte wedding featured in SouthPark Magazine.

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