Matt Maher had the ideal proposal planned for Erin Hamilton. All the details were in place: the fancy dinner, both families in tow — yet one thing was missing. Thanks to a snowstorm, the ring was in transit between New York, where it was designed, and Charlotte. Fortunately, love prevailed, and when the ring arrived, Erin accepted Matt’s (slightly shaking) hand.
The couple fell in love with The Urban Garden at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte and knew it was the ideal reception locale. “It had the perfect uptown feel with its glass and marble design, but lighted trees added a magical touch,” says Erin.
Juxtaposing modern and romantic details, the celebration in the sleek atrium was replete with dreamy fabrics, candlelight, crystal trees and pale pink flowers. Slate grey and blush tones carried the theme throughout the evening.
The icy seafood bar bears the couple’s monogram, carved in intricate scrollwork.
Each table number denotes a different Carolina Panthers player; Erin fashioned them with Lucite frames and stainless steel house numbers.
A photo booth, complete with props, allows guests to let loose and gives the newlyweds a fun memento of the night.