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.