Charlotte Wedding Season: Chef Alyssa Gets Married At Laboratory Mills

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We’ve got to admit, this time of year, we’re more than a little excited about Charlotte weddings.

With wedding season in full effect, we’re happy to share a little behind the scenes with you from five couples’ Charlotte weddings. They gave us a peek into some of the most beautiful venues, lush flowers, and luxe gowns, and provided inspiration for decadent cakes, talented photographers, and the most meaningful jewelry. They also gave us access into what is, surely, one of the most significant days in their shared lives. Whether you’re looking for a local wedding guide or just want to peruse some beautiful photos that we feel couldn’t better personify real life love, we’ve got you covered.

Alyssa and Andrew Wilen married on the sweeping grounds of Laboratory Mill, formerly the Lincoln Cotton Factory from 1819 to 1863, in Lincolnton, NC. The duo make for a powerhouse couple: Together, they run Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen in South End, and work to manage the brand as it has continued to grow into a line of condiments and beyond. Their throwdown commenced on a gorgeous Carolina day with plenty of fun and food to celebrate the union.

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Hair and makeup was by Rebekah, flowers by Proper Flower, desserts by Pastry Chef Ashley Boyd, and food was provided by Passion 8.

Jewelry: The rings for the Wilen wedding came from Diamonds Direct and the watches from Etsy. Alyssa’s bracelet was given to her by her mother, and the earrings are from Bhldn. Find more wedding jewelry options locally at Windsor Jewelers, Donald Haack, and David’s Ltd.

Photography by Lunahzon