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Charlotte Influencer McKenna Bleu, Planning a Wedding in The Queen City

Fashion & Lifestyle Instagram Influencer McKenna Bleu’s Charlotte Wedding Story, Planning and Inspiration

McKenna Bleu’s Charlotte wedding was a true reflection of her fashion and lifestyle blog. Classy, sassy, Southern and pink! Self-described as a glass half full person, McKenna’s outlook on life is highly contagious through her style and home decor. Like her devoted Instagram followers, Russ Adams fell deeply in love with McKenna Bleu’s heart and soul. The internet held its breath as Russ and McKenna’s love story and Charlotte wedding unfolded post after post. From finding the perfect wedding dress to selecting a venue, this NC couple’s journey down the aisle is inspiration heaven. Not wanting to wait another minute longer, McKenna and Russ planned their summer wedding in just three months. Keep your mouse close to the Pin button y’all, because this Charlotte wedding will fill all of your Pinterest boards!    

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The Love Story Behind McKenna Bleu’s Charlotte Wedding

After returning to the Queen City a few years ago, McKenna Bleu and Russ Adams were briefly introduced through mutual friends. However, it wasn’t until the next year on St. Patrick’s Day that they reconnected at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. Maybe it was the romantic ambiance of the beer garden, or maybe it was the good luck of St. Patrick’s Day – McKenna and Russ shared a spark that neither could resist. One week later they went on their first date, and as the influencer said it herself, “the rest is history!” 

Russ gave McKenna the promise of a lifetime on the same day that they closed on their Charlotte townhouse. In an empty living room, he got down on one knee and proposed. You won’t be surprised to find out that the pillow-cut Diamonds Direct engagement ring was a lovely shade of pink! With hopes of hosting a summer wedding in just three months, McKenna immediately hired a professional planner, The Graceful Host. The result? A flawlessly executed pink floral boho inspired Charlotte wedding day.  

“I truly couldn’t have felt more calm and relaxed on my wedding day and it was all because I left it all in the hands of my wedding planner,” McKenna Bleu said.

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First Look at McKenna Bleu’s Charlotte Wedding 

Loved by her fans for hot pink jumpsuits and the occasional polka dot sundress, McKenna Bleu’s wedding dress did not disappoint! With less than 60 days to find her dream dress, this NC bride-to-be ordered her bridal gown from BHLDN. Whimsical, romantic and a light shade of pink, this Willowby by Watters Laine Gown was made for McKenna Bleu. Groom Russ couldn’t help but smile at the first look of his future wife twirling in a skirt full of tulle. Delicate floral details on this wedding dress reappear throughout the wedding theme and style. Look closely at the bottom of the bride’s wedding veil and you’ll notice a trail of hand-sewn pink flower petals. McKenna’s cousin designed this one-of-a-kind bridal veil specifically for her wedding.

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McKenna Bleu’s Charlotte Wedding Ceremony & Reception

McKenna and Russ tied the knot on June 22, 2019 at Board & Batten Events venue. Less than an hour outside of Charlotte, Board & Batten is an all-inclusive venue nestled on approximately 60 acres of countryside. Rustic dried wheat grass, pink baby’s breath and peach and white peony blossoms marked the ceremony aisle and altar. The walls of Board & Batten feature white, pine wood herringbone detail and an industrial ceiling – perfect for a Southern wedding. 

“My favorite memory was walking down the aisle to my favorite song “Conrad” by Ben Howard and seeing the love of my life at the end of that aisle,” McKenna Bleu said. 

After the bride and groom said “I do”, they invited their guests to an evening of celebration. Blush velvet table linens and candles gave the reception space a romantic glow. McKenna Bleu’s Charlotte wedding journey ended by dancing barefoot to a live band beside the love of her life. 

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Today, the newlyweds are living out their happily ever after in Charlotte and are expecting their first child this summer! Russ works in real estate and you can follow McKenna Bleu’s lifestyle blog at mckennableu.com or on Instagram @mckennableu. Congratulations to this NC couple, we are so happy to have been able to share in their wedding journey.

“I loved using Heart of NC Weddings to find inspiration for our big day!” -McKenna Bleu 

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