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Thomas Davis is a professional football player in the NFL and Kelly is a recent graduate of Winthrop University.  The reception was held at the {Westin} in Charlotte, NC.  Kelly’s stunning black dress was custom made by {Maggie Sottero} with black Swarovski crystals. How beautiful is she!?  Thomas had the couple’s initials carved into thier wedding bands and inlaid with diamonds.  Custom Aisle runner by {Customized Wedding Creations} A few fun details: Kelly sang her vows to Thomas. The theme of their wedding was “The Royal Ball”. The walls were draped with rich red fabric and custom lighting. The room was filled with crystals and the bride’s bouquet had cascading crystals–flowers by the {Flower Diva}. The guest’s names were written on the cake by {Nona’s Sweets}.  Mini cakes were served to every guest. The hit R&B group {Jagged Edge} performed at the reception with special guest {Mannie Fresh}. The dance floor was custom designed and flashed red, black and white squares.

Their wedding will be featured on {Platinum Weddings on the WE Channel} this fall!  Congrats,  Thomas + Kelly!   Fabulous photography by {Cristsey Rowe}.  Thank you for sending us this fun wedding, Critsey!

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18 Comments
  1. avatar Leanne Overmeyer reply

    WOW! She is so bold to wear that amazing gown–it is stunning on her! I love all of the rich details… the lighting, the flowers–all of it! Looks like a fantastic party!

  2. avatar Iris reply

    Her dress is so unique. Not many brides could pull that off, but she more than pulled it off! It’s perfect! These guests must have had a blast. I really like the vases on the tables… they almost look like they are frosted in a mocha platinum.

  3. avatar Annette@Swanky Tables reply

    Wow! Her dress is stunning! I love the wedding bands, very unique!

  4. avatar Elizabeth reply

    This dress is stunning!

  5. avatar Tabitha at Elite Bridal Concierge reply

    I absolutely love that the bride chosed to wear a gown that was not so traditional. It is a beautifully designed dress. Of course, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the red and black color scheme.

  6. avatar Liene at Blue Orchid Designs reply

    Gorgeous couple, stunning dress, and the reception looks like it was the party of the century! I love it!

  7. avatar Mel McLellan reply

    Incredible! What an amazing wedding!!

  8. avatar Kelly Bush reply

    Beautiful pictures!

  9. avatar Quincy reply

    The photography is absolutely stunning and captures this event in such an amazning way! What a very unique dance floor, I didn’t know they could be so versitle!

  10. avatar Jo reply

    What a fun and cool wedding- amazing photos!

  11. avatar Kim Petyt reply

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful wedding- Gorgeous work, Critsey! And I’m glad to see that the black wedding dress trend is taking off in the States! Fabulous!

  12. avatar Events by Evonne reply

    Absolutely stunning photos! Great job, Cristsey… as always! =)

  13. avatar Thomas reply

    Amazing and outstanding. I hope that this will encourage more brides to pick colored dresses!Beautiful setup and beautiful photos. Great job!!

  14. avatar regina holder reply

    Gorgeous! This wedding is outstanding and the bride’s dress just makes it! I love that she did something so bold and untraditional. Jagged Edge at the wedding – that takes it over the top to what we all think of celebrity weddings. Beautiful images, Critsey!

  15. avatar Alex Rodriguez reply

    Very nice.Alex

  16. avatar shannon reply

    Gorgeous! Love the details.

  17. avatar stacy reply

    Beautiful wedding!!!! Does anyone if Kelly had a wedding planner? If so, who is he/she? This person did an EXCELLENT JOB!!! I would like to contact them about plans for my wedding.

  18. avatar Kinsza Littlejohn reply

    Hi! I am the wedding planner for Thomas and Kelly’s Wedding. I saw there was a post asking who the planner was! This was an awesome event. Critsey takes amazing photographs and I am pleased that my planning firm was able to execute such a beautiful event to be captured by such an amazing photographer!To the bride looking for a planner, please feel free to reach out to me. I Thee Wed

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Elizabeth’s big day is fast approaching!  Only a week and half before this preppy southern bride walks down the aisle.  Here are a few big day details from Elizabeth of {Tie the Knot}

Bridal Party Attire

I knew right from the beginning that I wanted a very casual feel for the wedding. My bridesmaids are wearing {Vineyard Vines Seaport Seersucker} dresses in green. I chose this dress because I knew my girls would wear it again and they would be comfortable all night! The groomsmen are wearing Vineyard Vines green seersucker ties with little anchors on them, navy blazers, and linen pants. The groom wanted to stand out, so we chose Vineyard Vines twill pants in {Mariner}, which is a faded red color. His tie is red seersucker with anchors on it. I bought his blazer at {Jos A Bank}.  I keep telling myself that these are things he will wear again.  Originally I opted for a white seersucker dress from Thread for the bridesmaids but when it didn’t make it here on time I had to choose a more traditional dress. I have decided to use this Lilly Pulitzer Mckim Sandal in White for them.  Whenever people ask me questions about what we are wearing they can’t believe what I tell them, but I couldn’t imagine it any other way!

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  1. avatar melissa @ the inspired room reply

    This is so fun, I was so glad you shared that website too! I love the ties. My daughter’s wedding is at the beach (in a church, but at the beach) this summer and she is looking for unique and fun ways to make it special and appropriate for the location. Since she and her bridal party are all in college, they don’t care what people think either! They are brave enough to do things in their own less formal and traditional way. I think it will be really fun to shed some of the stuffy formalities! Melissa

  2. avatar Kate reply

    Who made the handbag? It’s so fresh and CUTE!

  3. avatar Donna reply

    I love what you’re doing, I think it’s perfect!

  4. avatar Virginia @ Celebrate reply

    I am loving your fashion choices! The men will be so comfortable. And the ladies can definitely wear that cute dress again. Sooo cute!

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Check out Millie Holloman’s {BLOG} today for more from Jamie + Demian’s Atlantic Beach, NC wedding.  We posted Jamie’s breathtaking bridal portraits a couple weeks ago.  Congrats, newlyweds!

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  1. avatar David [C+D Photography] reply

    Saw your comment on J*’s blog and wanted to come take a look. This is an awesome blog/website you’ve got going here and I’m sure we’ll be checking it out regularly! Southern Indiana might not be that southern but for a Chicago kid like me it’s pretty south! :-D

  2. avatar Kate reply

    TOTALLY diggin’ the striped dresses!

  3. avatar Southern Weddings reply

    Thanks for the love, David! Jasmine’s blog is one of my favs! So glad to have you as a reader.

  4. avatar Southern Weddings reply

    Katy–we love them too! How fun is that!?

  5. avatar Ashley @ Bliss Event Group reply

    Love..Love ..Love the striped dresses. Nautical and preppy with a relaxed feel. Fab!

  6. avatar Shannon reply

    Love the dresses for a beach wedding!!

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