Charlotte, NC wedding at The Palmer Building ·Kristalyn + AJ

They met years ago in college and quickly became friends.  Close friends.  Real close friends.  Like staying up until the wee hours of the morning watching movies type of friends.  Loaning meal cards to grub type of friends.  In the fullness of time, their relationship grew into that grown up type of love; that you are my best friend and love of my life type of love. 

As the years went on, they graduated from college and began their adult lives.  Kristalyn became a middle school teacher and Allen a graphic designer.  Their love for each other never swayed.  When Allen  knew that the time was right, he began planning an ultimate proposal for Kristalyn. 

Last week in Charlotte, Kristalyn and Allen became husband and wife encircled by family and friends.  Their ceremony was held at Myers Tabernacle AME church, Kristalyn’s family’s church. They were married by none other than the father of the groom.  Their reception was held at the historic Palmer building, a stunning fireman’s school built in the 1930’s. 

Kristalyn and Allen, you guys are awesome!  Even though you guys are Aggies, this Smithite has lots of love for you!  Thank you for having me as your photographer.  Here is a peek at your wedding photos. 

Much Love,

Sonya

Getting ready for the ceremony.

 

My favorite groom and groomsmen shot:

The ceremony moments:

Jumping the broom:

After the wedding, I did get a few moments with the bride and groom. 

AJ’s new hardware;

After the ceremony, the party moved to the Palmer Building. 

This wedding was truly a family affair.  Kristalyn and Allen had their parents surround them during the toast.   

See AJ, I didn’t forget the groom’s cake! 🙂

Their Sorority and Fraternity hymns. 

After the reception traditions, the Palmer Building turned into an all out party.

I happened to stumble upon this during the reception;

Yes, a pile of groomsmen shoes, hidden away in a corner!  They had ditched the formal footwear and were all rockin some new Jordans.   

You can see more of their wedding below.

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8 Responses to “Charlotte, NC wedding at The Palmer Building ·Kristalyn + AJ”
  1. Chard Roberson says:

    These are some gorgeous pictures. Happy that yall found each other. Many Blessings!

  2. Kristalyn JAMES says:

    SO PERFECT!!! Thank you SO much Sonya!

    • sonya says:

      Kristalyn, you and Allen made it easy! Thanks for being such great clients.

    • Kina says:

      Kristalyn,

      Your dress is gorgeous. Would you happen to have the information for it, or would you be interested in selling it?

      Thanks

  3. Shereene Hill-Veal says:

    Sonya: unbelievable, beautiful, fabulous, award winning photography! You are the best!

    • sonya says:

      You are so sweet! I absolutely love Smithites!

  4. JOYE SOARES says:

    WOW! KRIS AND AJ, BEAUTIFUL!! SONYA YOU DID A WONDERFUL JOB! YOU CAPTURED THE LOVE THAT WE ALL FEEL FOR THESE TWO. GOD BLESS THE WORK OF YOUR HANDS.

  5. Chundell says:

    These are absolutely beautiful. Wow !!!! Although i wasn’t able to be present at the wedding this is a great depiction of just how wonderful it all was. Congratulations to the both of you. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzppppppppppphhhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii : )

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