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Our Charlotte Wedding Planner, Sarah Beth Thie, is here to share some insight on some of her favorite Uptown Charlotte Wedding Venues…

Charlotte Wedding Venue

Metropolitan. Chic. Dynamic.

The Charlotte, North Carolina skyline is one of my absolute favorites…and it’s not just because I live in this awesome city! Charlotte natives and transplants…am-I-right? I fall in love with this city more and more every day and I know so many of you feel the same way. Charlotte is a juxtaposition of modern yet traditional and chic yet classic–much like many of our fabulous WTTK clients. When venue scouting, many of our clients want to incorporate this uptown style and design into their most important day. We want to share some of our favorite uptown venues and wedding designs with you!

220 North Tryon at Foundation For The Carolinas

Fun Fact: Foundation For The Carolinas is one of the largest charitable community foundations in the United States and features an extensive art collection. As guests enter, they walk into the beautiful Knight Tier/Luski Gallery. The Silverman Pavilion and Kearney Solarium on the 4th floor are the perfect spots for the ceremony as well as dinner & dancing! The floor to ceiling glass windows create the perfect modern backdrop by day and night. This Charlotte wedding venue is also home to one of my favorite spots in uptown Charlotte: the vertical garden on the Rodgers Sculpture Terrace. The Charlotte skyline + a lush wall of greenery gets an A+ in our book. This garden wall, created by French environmental artist Patrick Blanc, is one of the many highlights for our couples (and their guests!).

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Mint Museum Uptown

The Mint Museum Uptown is a private non-profit institution that houses the internationally renowned Craft+Design collection as well as other outstanding collections of American, contemporary, and European art. The modern architecture of this museum is a favorite of our brides who book this versatile venue. The museum offers some amazing spaces including the terrace, entryway, atrium, and Silverman Grand Room. The Level 5 Trustees Terrace is one of our favorites…it gives the grand room space a great outdoor option and we’re suckers for al fresco apps and cocktails! Oh, and the cityscape view is simply stunning. We had the opportunity to host an intimate wedding ceremony in the Carroll Entryway and it was the sweetest!

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Founders Hall

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Founders Hall is a unique wedding venue located in the Bank of America Corporate Center, the tallest building in the city. For those clients looking for a large venue in the heart of uptown Charlotte, Founders Hall has you covered! The marble floors, granite fountain, and live trees are the perfect additions to the space. The vaulted glass atrium ceiling and large multifaceted windows at Founders Hall are amazing. One of our sweet couples snuck away some remarkable nighttime window shots (taken by Love Shutter) and they turned out incredible!

Our Charlotte Wedding Planning team is ready to serve you and help you find the perfect venue!!

CHEERS!

Sarah Beth | Charlotte Wedding Planner

Venues:

Foundation For The Carolinas | Mint Museum Uptown | Founders Hall

Photography:

The Schultzes | Cathy Durig Photography | Love Shutter

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How does a Mompreneur stay present in the moment?

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Being a ‘mompreneur’ is the most empowering task I have been trusted with. The reason I say ‘empowering’ is because I never knew I was capable of successfully juggling so many things at once. As an entrepreneur who offers one of the best franchise opportunities for women (if I do say so myself)—not to mention a new mom myself—life is busy.

When I can think to myself at the end of the day… I helped 8 other women on our team become better today than they were yesterday, I sent 185 emails in three hours, I talked at least one bride off the ledge, I put out 4 fires in the office, we thought of another innovative concept to implement in our business, I didn’t kill my two fur babies, I managed to keep my other baby happy and well, I had dinner on the table before 9pm, I was able to spend quality time with my husband and daughter before she went to bed, Oh and I got to take a shower?!

That’s a successful day, because moms can freakishly multitask.

I quickly thought I was Super-Mom. I was not noticing how run down I was and was no longer present in the moment. I was spending every possible second of the day thinking about work, or the next load of laundry I needed to do.

On Being a Balanced Mompreneur….

I quickly had to teach myself to either wear my mommy hat, or franchise entrepreneur hat. If I am home with my daughter and she’s not sleeping, I am fully engaged with her and I do not even feel guilty about it. If our nanny is at the house, I am fully engaged in work and figuring out ways to help other women accomplish these same dreams.

It is definitely possible to run a business and a household, but not within the same few minutes.

Moms feel guilty for taking time for themselves, but you shouldn’t. In order for you to successfully run a household you have to be physically and emotionally prepared. You have to think of going to get your nails done or decompressing at the gym, as something you are ultimately doing for your child or husband. If you are so mentally and physically drained, there is no way you are fully capable of spending quality time with your child and husband in a positive environment.

Every woman deserves the opportunity to decompress, take time for herself and engage with her family. If your husband or children are suffering from you never being present in the moment, you are going to regret it later down the road.

Every day I realize how thankful I am for this incredible opportunity to build a company and have the flexibility to be present in my daughter’s life, especially certain times she needs it most. That’s why it’s important to us that we provide opportunities for women, and moms, to have a dream job with flexibility, and why we started offering franchise opportunities for women.

I know not every mom is there yet, but I want to encourage you to position yourself to get there eventually. Continue bettering your career path and do not just stay comfortable because it pays the bills. You deserve it.

 

 

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