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All In the Family

The Bride:Christina Flaherty
The Groom:Sean Flaherty
Date:June 18, 2011
Venue: The Fillmore (Charlotte, NC)

With a mother in the floral design industry, a grandmother who’s known for her fantastic baking skills, and a whole slew of supportive, celebration-loving Greek relatives, Christina Economos always knew her one-day wedding would be a family affair. So once Sean Flaherty proposed and they set the date for June 18, 2011, everyone jumped on board. With help from family friends, her mother designed unique, jewel-tone bouquets and centerpieces, while her grandmother baked a variety of traditional Greek pastries, like baklava, to accompany the cake. The couple even exchanged vows at the very same church where Christina’s parents said “I do” 32 years prior. Afterward, 275 friends and family members celebrated with festive food, drink, and traditional Greek dancing at the Fillmore in downtown Charlotte.

Wedding Gown


The bridal consultant assigned to Christina at Nitsa’s bridal salon in Charlotte, called the Amsale ball gown Christina ended up purchasing the “wild card,” because the bride-to-be had requested simpler styles. But the moment she slipped inside the textured, full-skirted, oyster-colored fabric, she fell in love. .

Wedding Gown


The bridal consultant assigned to Christina at Nitsa’s bridal salon in Charlotte, called the Amsale ball gown Christina ended up purchasing the “wild card,” because the bride-to-be had requested simpler styles. But the moment she slipped inside the textured, full-skirted, oyster-colored fabric, she fell in love.

Ceremony


Christina and Sean said "I do" under the stained-glass icons and opulent chandeliers of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Charlotte, the very same church Christina grew up attending.

Ceremony


Christina and Sean said "I do" under the stained-glass icons and opulent chandeliers of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Charlotte, the very same church Christina grew up attending.

Bride’s Accessories


A vintage diamond earring and bracelet set that Christina’s late grandfather gave her grandmother when he proposed were the bride’s “something old,” while a fun, pearl statement necklace and fuchsia, bow- and crystal-embellished Kate Spade heels served as her “something new.”

Bridesmaids


Individual style ruled as each bridesmaid sported a black satin dress of her choosing from either Dessy or Jim Heljm. They were even given liberty with their footwear, which they each selected their own style of pump or sandal in a shade of metallic gold.

Bridesmaids


Individual style ruled as each bridesmaid sported a black satin dress of her choosing from either Dessy or Jim Heljm. They were even given liberty with their footwear, which they each selected their own style of pump or sandal in a shade of metallic gold.

Venue


The Fillmore, a historic textile mill turned iconic music venue, provided a unique, nightclub-like atmosphere with dramatic lighting and plenty of space to mingle. They even transformed the outdoor stage into a Moroccan-themed cigar bar complete with a hired cigar roller from CF Dominicana Cigars.

Venue


The Fillmore, a historic textile mill turned iconic music venue, provided a unique, nightclub-like atmosphere with dramatic lighting and plenty of space to mingle. They even transformed the outdoor stage into a Moroccan-themed cigar bar complete with a hired cigar roller from CF Dominicana Cigars.

Escort Cards & Seating


Guests were assigned to both square and round tables, intermixed throughout the space for variety. The escort cards featured images of cute pink lips next to a mustache, a fun accent to the playful nightclub theme.

All In the Family

The Bride:Christina Flaherty
The Groom:Sean Flaherty
Date:June 18, 2011
Venue: The Fillmore (Charlotte, NC)

With a mother in the floral design industry, a grandmother who’s known for her fantastic baking skills, and a whole slew of supportive, celebration-loving Greek relatives, Christina Economos always knew her one-day wedding would be a family affair. So once Sean Flaherty proposed and they set the date for June 18, 2011, everyone jumped on board. With help from family friends, her mother designed unique, jewel-tone bouquets and centerpieces, while her grandmother baked a variety of traditional Greek pastries, like baklava, to accompany the cake. The couple even exchanged vows at the very same church where Christina’s parents said “I do” 32 years prior. Afterward, 275 friends and family members celebrated with festive food, drink, and traditional Greek dancing at the Fillmore in downtown Charlotte.