We teamed up with one of our favorite photographers, indigosilver studio, and they definitely gave us some of their best work! Jeff and Lori of indigosilver captured an absolutely amazing shot of the newlyweds during the firework presentation in downtown Wilmington along the Cape Fear Riverwalk that could be in a magazine. They also did a "first look" with them before the ceremony where Josh may or may not have shed a tear or two when seeing his beautiful bride for the first time! Khalilah with A Boxed Event designed the floral centerpieces, bouquets, boutonnieres and a lounge from their sister company, AbeL. Mary + Josh wanted to have a fun and festive reception using blues, silver and pops of red! She loved orchids so we used lots of blue orchids! Everything turned out just the way Mary + Josh wanted so we couldn't be more pleased.
The ceremony took place on The RiverRoom's waterfront deck with 80 invited guests and tons of bystanders taking a peek at our gorgeous bride. After the short ceremony, guests moved inside to cool off inside The RiverRoom. Thyme Savor Catering provided a scrumptious meal, as always, while Hot Pink Cake Stand made the wedding cake and groom's cake. Afterwards, we danced the night away with DJ Professionals. To top it off, all of the guests headed outside around 9pm for fireworks along the Cape Fear River. We had access to The RiverRoom's private deck with one of the best viewings in all of downtown Wilmington! Thank you Mary + Josh for allowing Knot Too Shabby Events to be a special part of your holiday wedding! We wouldn't want it any other way and we're excited to have made some life long friends!
Happy belated 1 year anniversary to the two of you! To many, many more years of love and happiness!
ps. I still drink out of your festive wine glass party favor and think of you both when doing so! :)
Mary's WeddingWire Review:
"Melissa of Knot Too Shabby Events was absolutely amazing! She has defined balance. The balance between guiding and directing to listening and envisioning. End result an absolutely breath taking day! Our planning took place from four hours away, which was far more challenging logistically than I'd thought, though I think that's a great way to describe how the entire wedding planning process was to me...challenging. There were far more details than I'd ever imagined. Melissa kept me sane and grounded through out the process. She was always quick with emails when I needed opinions or had thoughts. She was a tremendous help with reviewing and finalizing our rental and libation order. She was flexible each time we planned our monthly wedding planning trips to line up vendors etc... She was able to be candid and professional with her thoughts, and she really knows her business. The other thing I noticed was she has a lot of respect through out the Wilmington vendors. Ultimately Melissa set up every detail with amazing attention and thoroughness. I tell you, I think for Melissa setting up and carrying out events is a true labor of love! I'm truly touched when I remember the feeling when I saw how beautiful the venue was on my wedding day....that day that seemed so far away! It was a dream. Melissa does her job so well that I actually miss her! Talk about meeting as strangers and becoming friends somewhere along the process! Beyond my imagination!"
The fireworks! Nothing is more American than fireworks on the 4th of July and we got to enjoy them at one of the prettiest spots on the River.
Venue: The RiverRoom
Music: DJ Professionals & Video
Catering: Thyme Savor Catering
Photography: indigosilver studio
Lighting: The Audio Visual People
Rentals: Etc. Party Rentals
Event + Floral Design: A Boxed Event
Lounge: AbeL - Custom Lounge & Specialty Rentals
Hair + Makeup: silverceiling
Cake: Hot Pink Cake Stand
Officiant: Family friend
Month-of Coordination: Knot Too Shabby Events
Attendees: 80 people