VIP Limo was hired to shuttle guests to their house for the ceremony from a nearby hotel. Once guests arrived, they were directed to the backyard where the ceremony site was set up. There was a stunning floral arbor designed by Eco Chic Blossoms. This was one of my favorite design pieces of the entire year. Illuminating Events strung Edison lights across the backyard providing a "dreamy" touch. Trey Hamlin played guitar while guests were arriving. 10 minutes before the ceremony, guests were asked to take a seat. When Sharron walked down the stairs, everyone was in awe at her pure beauty. Sharron's veil was custom made for her from a designer in Italy and was certainly worth the wait. It was such a special moment sending Sharron down the aisle. We loved seeing her face light up (for the second time) when she saw Mike. The couple chose to do a first look on the beach about an hour before the ceremony with Erin L. Taylor Photography. The love in the air was radiating on such a special day.
Following the ceremony, guests gathered around to enjoy cocktail hour. Sharron's friend and local mixologist, Kate, was hired to create mouth-watering drinks. Brooke with Southern Bee Designs made one of the prettiest bar signs ever with little drawings of their adorable signature drinks. A Thyme Savor passed a handful of appetizers for all to enjoy. While guests were enjoying their cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, we completely transformed the yard. We brought out a mix of rectangular and round tables set with charcoal gray linens, turquoise napkins, place settings, white driftwood, candles and wooden boxes with flower arrangements in them. The color pallet, mixed with the view, was absolutely phenomenal.
Once the tables were set and everything was in place, Sharron + Mike were introduced as Mr. & Mrs. Riley for the first time. They then went into their first dance! This day was so special for all involved we couldn't help but shed a tear. After dancing, dinner was served! Thyme Savor had an array of amazing bite sized snacks for all to enjoy. As if we hadn't cried enough, Sharron + Mike's maid of honor and best man shared toasts. Following toasts, open dancing began. Active DJ play music as the sun went down and the guests kept dancing all night.
Congrats Sharron + Mike! We could not be more happy for you two!
"I just can't say enough about Melissa and her staff. Everything was absolutely perfect when I meet Melissa she said your wedding day will be sipping champagne and feeling beautiful without anything else to worry about. That's exactly what she delivered . Love you Melissa and Raelin - you made me feel like a princess!!"
Venue: North Topsail Beach House
Ceremony Music: Trey Hamlin
Reception Music: Active DJ
Caterer: A Thyme Savor Catering
Photography: Erin L. Taylor
Lighting: Illuminating Events
Rentals: L&L Rentals
Flowers: Eco Chic Blossoms
Cake: Creative Cake Designs by Tammy Hodge
Officiant: Angela Kelley
Transportation: VIP Limo
Hair & Makeup: Tyler Kent Salon
Full Service Planning + Design: Knot Too Shabby Events