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The Kimpton Brice Hotel wedding ceremony

SarahMiller + Pedro

TWO WORLDS BECOME ONE

A Lasting Charlotte Connection

She hails from Meridian, Mississippi; he grew up in Arequipa, Peru. However, when a blind date united the duo at The Wooden Vine in Uptown Charlotte, they talked and laughed together for several hours—and have been together ever since. The lovebirds now call Charlotte home, so it only made sense to celebrate their love here, too. Their wedding planner Ivy Robinson suggested our venue, showing it off the night of the hotel’s launch party; they immediately knew that this was the place. The happy couple raves, “We were able to meet some of the staff and see the dining rooms decorated for the event, and we fell in love with the vibrancy and sophistication of the hotel.”

Memorable Details

The bride spent the pre-wedding night at Tryon Park with her matron of honor. The next morning the suite became “hair and makeup central,” where the bridal party brunched and got ready together. The groom brought his family to the hotel before prepping with groomsmen. The first look happened at rooftop bar Merchant & Trade, amid spectacular views, where the family took photos, too.

"We would not have changed one single thing about our experience with Kimpton."

The couple, who raves that they were treated like family, found that every time they visited the hotel, they were met with kindness and hospitality from each and every staff member.

Passed hors d’oeuvres showcased some of the bride and groom’s favorite from their tasting with Chef, such as whipped ricotta bruschetta with cracked pistachio and lavender honey, and smoked BBQ chicken on toast points with ‘slaw. A delightful four-course dinner included blackened mahi mahi and pecan-smoked strip loin, and the grand finale treated guests to a wedding cake and dessert bar (complete with Rice Krispies treats!).

The cocktail hour took place in the hotel’s Rhapsody Pre-Function and Medley rooms before guests progressed to dinner in the ballroom, marked by “a classic and warm ambiance.” Highlights included a first dance to “A Thousand Years,” and the DJ kept the party going all night long. Eventually, the newlyweds exited, as their family and friends lined the room holding celebratory white glow sticks.