Brie Anne & Harris
February 20, 2010
Cunningham Photo Artists
Charlotte City Club
Brie Anne Hook, twenty-six, didn't think twice when she said yes to Harris Brodie, but being a daddy's girl, she had to respond, "Yes, but what did my dad say?" (He said yes, of course!)
The couple, who met online in 2005, planned to say "I do" exactly five years after they met. "We wanted it to be very elegant," Brie says of the traditional Jewish ceremony. "I love the vintage, feminine, romantic look, and the interior décor of the City Club matched what we were looking for perfectly."
In a private moment just before the University-area couple said their vows under a gorgeous chuppah designed by Carolyn Shepard Design Group, the bride, in an ivory satin Reem Acra ball gown, took it all in. "This is all going to happen so fast," Harris, thirty-one, told Brie. To add personal touches, Brie wore her grandmother's ring and Harris, in a Calvin Klein tuxedo and Hermés bowtie, sipped wine from his grandmother's kiddush cup.
This romantic exchange set the stage for an intimate and formal evening for the couple's 100 guests, who, during cocktail hour, noshed on potato latkes with crème fraîche and assorted sushi rolls before feasting on filet mignon and salmon for dinner. To cap off the night, guests enjoyed an Italian meringue buttercream cake by For Goodness Cakes while dancing to the sounds of the band Swing On. The next morning, the newlyweds hosted a farewell brunch at the nearby Ritz-Carlton. --Erica Levi Zelinger