On Sunday, March 13th, 2016, Thomas Manor twisted into spring with a wedding vendor soiree. We wanted to show the local vendors and brides-to-be this new, beautiful venue and what it has to offer. Thomas Manor is an elegant brick house located on the intracoastal waterway in Oak Island, NC with a gorgeous view. Knot Too Shabby Events designed and planned this lemontastic event utilizing the beautiful yard at Thomas Manor, creating a staged ceremony as well as a cocktail hour for all to enjoy.
We hired two couples to help showcase the venue. Our models, Natalie & Heather, wore beautiful gowns and their husbands looked spiffy in the tuxes provided by Cape Fear Formal Wear. Tyler Kent did hair and makeup and gave the brides a stunning yet simplistic look. Brunswick Town Florist provided the flowers for the event and incorporated sliced lemons in the vases of the flowers for the tables. The flowers were full of pops of spring colors which accented the lemons. 3 Cheers Party Rentals brought in round tables dressed in white linen as well as cocktail tables dressed in white linen with light pink sashes tied in bows to give it that southern charm look. They also provided the white resin chairs for the staged ceremony and the bamboo arbor that gave the ceremony a little something extra. The arbor had two beautiful arrangements attached in the top corners, along with a sheer linen flowing in the wind. To add more character to the space, Dreammakers added Edison lights around the yard to finish off the southern twist look.
To get even more creative, Vic’s Popcorn featured a popcorn bar with some of their tasty flavors. Coastal Catering + Events provided the perfect touch with the bacon maple pops and lobster mac and cheese, along with a mimosa bar. To top it off, we had a wide assortment of desserts provided by Carolina Cakes and Confection. VIP Limo traveled down to show off their brand new Mercedes Sprinter van. It sure was nice inside! While enjoying all the delicious food, Wall 2 Wall Entertainment provided easy-listening music along with a unique blow-up photo booth. indigosilver studios provided the photography while Ken Lehman Films captured the moments of the bride and groom as well as the unforgettable moments from the soiree. Thank you to all of the spotlight vendors who made this event possible and for those of you who attended, it was great seeing you. We can't wait to work with you at Thomas Manor very soon!
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Ken Lehman Films
Venue: Thomas Manor
Music + Photo Booth: Wall 2 Wall Entertainment
Caterer: Coastal Catering + Events
Photography: indigosilver studios
Videographer: Ken Lehman Films
Rentals: 3 Cheers Party Rentals
Transportation: VIP Limo
Flowers: Brunswick Town Florist
Cake: Carolina Cakes + Confections
Popcorn Bar: Always Corny, formally known as Vic's Popcorn
Hair + Makeup: Tyler Kent Salon
Tux Rental: Cape Fear Formal Wear
Coordination + Design: Knot Too Shabby Events
What's the best way to one up Halloween? A wedding. Cheryl + Kevin tied the knot November 1st, 2015 at The RiverRoom. The day was nothing short of spooktacular. The steps on the deck were lined with large pumpkins with their wedding date on them and mini pumpkins were placed on the outdoor cocktail tables. More mini pumpkins and brass pumpkins lined the wooden rails on the deck. The chosen color scheme was purple, silver, black and of course, orange. There were two tall floral arrangements on pillars with curly willow branches and light orange hydrangeas on each side of Cheryl + Kevin at the altar. Floating candles lined the aisle with curly willow branches and orange hydrangeas in cylinders.
The ladies spent the morning getting ready at the Hilton on the riverfront. They had their hair done by Cheryl's hometown hairstylist, Isabel, and Makeup by Amy Kennison. Around 3:00pm, Cheryl + Kevin had their first look at Greenfield Lake with photographer Ray Baca. Following the first look, the couple took pictures with the wedding party. They then headed to The RiverRoom for the ceremony. The ceremony started promptly at 4:45 on the deck overlooking the Cape Fear River. Cheryl walked down the aisle with a beautiful handmade broach bouquet.
After the ceremony, guests were invited inside the venue for cocktail hour where Middle of The Island Catering had hors d'oeuvres prepared for everyone to enjoy. The tables had purple linens with personalized chocolate bars inside of black napkins on top of white china plates and silver chargers. The silver chiavari chairs were a great addition! The centerpieces alternated between floral centerpieces with curly willow branches and silver lanterns. Purple candles were dispersed around the room. There were dozens of pieces of beautiful spooktacular decor too. The sweetheart table had bride and groom skeleton candle holders on the table. The sweetheart table had an orange linen with a silver sequin overlay. There were little black skulls and black ravens on the tables. Spooky yet elegant!
Middle of The Island Catering served an amazing buffet dinner at 5:50pm. Cheryl's maid of honor, Courtney, gave a toast as well as Kevin's best man, Carl. After everyone shared their laughs and tears, Cheryl + Kevin cut the cake. Then, they shared their good luck dance with all of their guests to open up the dance floor up. They danced the evening away, ending the night with a beautiful sparkler send-off before Cheryl + Kevin headed off in an Event Shuttle bus. Congratulations to you both! We loved being a part of your special day! We wish you many, many years of love and happiness!
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Favorite Wedding Moment:
Playing with all of Cheryl's wedding decor and finding a neat place for each item. On the wedding day, Cheryl dropped off boxes and boxes of decor, candles and spooky decorations. She told us just to put things where we thought it would look best. We love it when the bride gives us creative freedom. The wedding turned out better than we could have imaged!
Venue: The RiverRoom
Music: My Wedding DJ
Caterer: Middle of The Island
Photography: Baca Photography
Lighting: EZ AV
Rentals: L&L Tent & Party Rentals
Flowers: Verzaal's Florist
Cake: Beanie's Bakery
Officiant: Richard Goldsby
Transportation: Event Shuttle Service
Chalkboard Bar: Deanna Williams
Makeup: Makeup by Amy Kennison
Month-Of Coordination: Knot Too Shabby Events