On Saturday, October 17, 2015, Amber + Robert said "I Do" at The RiverRoom on the deck overlooking the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington, NC. A friend of the couple officated the ceremony and the bride and groom had three attendants each. Before the ceremony, Amber + Rob met at the historic courthouse steps on Water Street for a "first look" with their photographer, Ellen LeRoy. Following this, the couple walked hand-in-hand to The RiverRoom to await the time for their ceremony to start.
The deck was beautifully decorated with two large flower arrangements on white pillars from Fiore Fine Flowers. Fiore also designed the flower bouquets and boutonnieres but only supplied the flowers for the reception centerpieces. The mother of the bride was multi-talented and put together the centerpieces, along with designed the table number signs, sunflower painting party favors, and bridesmaids' necklaces.
After the reception, guests cooled off inside with refreshing drinks at the chalkboard bar (designed by Brooke with Southern Bee Designs) and appetizers from Middle of the Island Catering. Once all of the guests stuffed their faces and their bellies, it was time to dance. My Wedding DJ provided DJ and MC services and had no problem keeping the dance floor full all night. We did the usual bouquet toss, followed by the garter toss. What happened next was not expected but a highlight of the evening. The woman who caught the bouquet and the man who caught the garter now had to reapply the garter onto the woman's thigh. For every inch above the knee, the couple received five years of good luck. Let's just say they have lots of good luck in their marriage now! We ended the night with a sparkler send off! It was great being at The RiverRoom again and working with this sweet couple! Congratulations Amber + Rob!
Amber's WeddingWire Review:
"Melissa and the Knot Too Shabby girls are awesome!! Worth every penny, Melissa knows her stuff! They helped make my wedding day stress free, and down right perfect by handling the month of details, and coordination and set up on the day of. I can't say enough good things about Melissa and her crew....just use Knot Too Shabby, you won't regret it! I would give her 100 stars if this thing would let me!"
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Favorite Wedding Moment:
Although I wasn't there at this exact moment of their wedding day, my favorite moment would be their "first look". I'm obsessed with how adorable and genuinely happy this couple was as they saw each other for the first time on the wedding day before the ceremony. I'm super into the idea of couples doing a "first look", which is when a couple chooses to have that intimate reveal moment with just the photographer there where the bride usually walks up to a blindfolded groom as that first moment of "it's really happening" has begun.
Venue: The RiverRoom
Music: My Wedding DJ
Caterer: Middle of the Island
Photography: Ellen LeRoy Photography
Lighting: EZ AV
Rentals: L & L etc party rentals
Flowers: Fiore Fine Flowers
Cake + Cupcakes: Pink Baking Co.
Officiant: Mark Hudson
Hair + Makeup: Rachel Capone of Blush Salon
Chalkboard Design: Southern Bee Design
Accommodations: Hilton Riverside & Riverview Suites
Month-Of Coordination: Knot Too Shabby Events
3/10/2016 09:20:32 am
You did a wonderful job recounting this wedding. I agree that the first look was an amazingly sweet and special moment. You were a wonderful coordinator, and I hope we get to work together again!
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