We brought the West Coast to the East Coast for this design…
Couple / Amanda + Alec
Wedding Date / 10.15.2022
Location / The Andrews Farm – Charlotte, North Carolina
How We Met
We met as student-athletes while at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania – Amanda was on the field hockey team and Alec played men’s soccer. Our first meeting came on the dance floor at the infamous “Campus Pizza.”
What Excites us about Marriage
Sharing the responsibility to write the story of our lives. In the other, we each know that we have our most genuine partner who will laugh, cry, support, and challenge us. We look forward to experiencing life’s greatest milestones together in marriage.
Our Design Inspo
We both are appreciative of simple and organic design elements that incorporate Earth tones. We were mindful of adding features that were unique, untraditional, and inspired by our own interests and personalities! For example, Alec’s green suit was an ode to his favorite color, while the black and white checkered dance floor was something Amanda had always dreamt of having at her wedding.
We were able to incorporate both our Goldendoodle (Max) and college in our signature drink names
Every aspect of the day was thoughtfully curated and personalized (thanks to our incredible planner and amazing vendors). We enjoyed Jeni’s ice cream instead of cake, and capped off the night with Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, all at the most beautiful venue that spoke to our love of European style.
Most Important Element to Us
For us, reciting personalized, handwritten vows and having a friend serve as our officiant were both extremely important.
Best Wedding Investment
WITHOUT HESITATION: Caitlin & her team at Honey & Thyme!
Simply put, we could not have imagined meeting and working with a more incredible team. Caitlin & co went above and beyond to thoughtfully design, plan, and execute a flawless wedding day that captured so many important aspects of who we are as individuals and as a couple. The team took our many ideas, interests, and design tastes and crafted one of the most beautiful weddings we have ever seen. We feel so fortunate and so blessed to have had the opportunity to work with H&T.
Where to begin…
Some of our favorite moments include: our vows, our first AND last dances, seeing the space that Caitlin & team had designed for the first time, being tossed in the air by friends, enjoying Jeni’s ice cream & late-night Chick-Fil-A, and taking in every single moment shared with our many loved ones in attendance.
Two pieces of advice.
First, the obvious: hire Honey & Thyme and trust them with your life.
Second, be untraditional. Don’t hesitate to add personal touches that define your individual interests and your story together as a couple.
As for a fun surprise… Amanda + Alec’s wedding was also recently featured in People! This day will always hold a special place in our hearts. So much love for the Golini’s!
Planning+Design: Honey + Thyme Events/ Venue: The Andrews Farm / Catering: Family Catering Service/ Bartending: Black Moth Bars / Large Rentals: Curated Events / Photography: Taylor Helms Photography/ Florist: Meraki Blommor / Fabrications: Unspoken Designs / Entertainment: Barkz Beats / Beauty: Wink Inspired Beauty/ Cake: Family Catering Service / Dress: Lovely Bride / Tux: Indochino / Officiant: Catherine Caro / Ice Cream: Jeni’s Ice Cream / Late Night Snack: Chick-Fil-A / Transportation: GoGo Charters / Rings: Wove Made