C + J tied the knot on a sunny Saturday in May! The wedding was extra special because both their ceremony and reception were held on the monumental USS North Carolina Battleship! This was Knot Too Shabby Events' first event on the Battleship and we provided a full service planning package! It was great working with the couple from the beginning of the planning process to the end of the wedding day. We had beautiful weather in Wilmington, which led to great photos of this even greater couple. The photographers were Jeff and Lori of indigosilver studios, one of our fav photographers to work with! Tyler Kent Salon made sure the bride and her bridesmaids looked flawless with special updos and airbrush makeup. The wonderful ceremony was officiated by the bride's brother and included music from DJ Wilmington. The ceremony took place facing the historic WWII airplane on the ship with two large floral arrangements on pillars and gold floating candles at the alter.
After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktail hour while the newlyweds and the rest of the bridal party were on the other side of the Battleship taking pictures. Dinner was catered by Middle of The Island and was very tasty, per usual. A Boxed Event provided the beautiful flowers and an exceptional head table with a dramatic floral runner atop a gold sequined linen. ETC Part Rentals provided the unique mismatched and textured linens throughout the tables to go with the old Hollywood glam theme; which included black and white striped, gold textured, and light pink linens. The couple couldn't choose just one wedding cake so we had 8 cakes from Creative Cake Design by Tammy Hodge. The couple even gave away cake party favors in cute little cake boxes with personalized labels. Everything look amazing and we are so happy to be part of this special Battleship wedding! Congratulations C + J, we wish you many years of love and happiness!
Wilmington Weddings + Events Feature:
Wilmington Weddings + Events recently featured this pretty wedding on their blog. Take a look this blog written by the bride. It's nice to hear about it from her perspective!
"I told Melissa from our first phone conversation that my main goal was to have fun at my wedding. I plan events during the year, so I just wanted to show up relaxed instead of working hard at my own wedding. Melissa and her team made every step of the wedding flawless and easy. We live in a different state, so Melissa's knowledge of the vendors and the town were crucial. I cannot stress enough how professional her whole team was during the day of my wedding and how professional Melissa was while we were in the planning stages. We found Melissa online since we didn't know anyone in Wilmington and decided to talk to her mainly because her prices were right on her website. Thank goodness we booked her! She was a dream to work with and kept us both calm and happy in the planning stages as well as relaxed on the day of our wedding. I literally did not stress at all because I knew Melissa was going to handle it. The vendors she pointed us towards were incredible. People are still talking about the food, and we hardly had any leftovers. I am in love with my wedding photos, and the venue looked perfect because of the vendor Melissa recommended. My husband and I are incredibly frugal, but Melissa's services from Knot Too Shabby were worth every penny! Thanks, Melissa!"
Favorite Wedding Moment:
The wedding took place a few days after "Red Nose Day" so one of the guest passed out red noses. Before we knew it, half of the guests were wearing them, including DJ David. It was so cute to see. One of the guest was also a magician so the wedding was filled with magic tricks and juggling. You don't see this every day. I loved it!
Venue: USS North Carolina Battleship
Music: DJ Wilmington
Caterer: Middle of the Island
Photography: indigosilver studio
Marquee Lights: Pebbles + Arrows
Rentals: Etc. Party Rentals
Flowers: A Boxed Event
Cakes: Creative Cake Design by Tammy Hodge
Hair + Makeup: Tyler Kent
Full Service Planning: Knot Too Shabby Events
Attendees: 120 people
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