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Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Wedding | Laura and Andrew

Silhouette of bride and groom smiling at each other in front of a purple wall at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte by Charlotte wedding photographers DeLong Photography

Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Wedding

It feels like yesterday that we were enjoying Laura and Andrew’s big day near uptown Charlotte! These two wanted their day to be easy-going, enjoyable, and relaxed. Thus, they chose to hold everything all in one place – the Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte.

After getting ready, it was time for their first look! We knew the staircase in the atrium would be the perfect place. There are many benefits to having a first look (I’ve listed the top five here) but the biggest one is how much it helps the day’s timeline. We’re able to knock all of the portraits out early on, while everybody has fresh hair and makeup, and you’re able to jump right into the cocktail hour after the ceremony.

We knocked out all of the formals from family to the wedding party and everyone anxiously awaited the ceremony. Yes, Laura and Andrew were actually already married (thanks COVID!) but it’s still THE moment. When you’re in your wedding day clothes, hair did, jewelry on and everyone else is all dressed-up too, it’s every bit as exciting even if you’ve already made your committments to one another.

Next, it was on to the fun stuff – dinner and dancing! Once their first dance ended everyone eagerly awaited dinner. Andrew and Laura mentioned the food was important to them so we knew it was going to be great! The Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte did an excellent job. Every dish received high marks at our table!

The dance floor kicked off with The Well Drinkers, a bluegrass band here in Charlotte. Receptions are always more fun when the couple infuses their personality into the party. This band was so “them”!

After some heartfelt and funny toasts, we captured a few creative couple’s portraits. Before we knew it, it was time for their colorful exit and the day was over!

Here are a few of my favorite wedding photos from Laura and Andrew’s Embassy Suite by Hilton Charlotte’s wedding!


Shout out to the amazing vendor team!

Groom’s Suit: @omjclothing
Bride’s Dress: @savvybrideboutique
Florals: @commonwealthfarms
Cake: @suarezbakery
Band: @bachman_music
Hair and Make-up: @lovelybylindsey

See other recent weddings, click here!


Our goal is for our client’s experience to be both enjoyable and comfortable. Our couples know from the beginning that they don’t have to worry about stiff or awkward posing. We believe in celebrating the moments you feel the most like yourself.

We are Charlotte, North Carolina wedding photographers that love creating classic, timeless, and emotional photographs for kind people. Not getting married in NC? No problem! We often travel for weddings and portrait sessions around the country including Charleston, SC, and Atlanta, GA. To find out details regarding upcoming travel dates to a city near you or book a custom travel session, contact us here!


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