Caitlyn + Robbie are two people that you meet that you instantly want to become friends with. Their caring, outgoing yet laid back attitudes clearly brought them together. They love to travel and both have fun, adventurous spirits. It was no surprise when they wanted to have a wedding on Halloween. Caitlyn was very clear that she wanted there to be certain aspects of Halloween but she didn't want it to be a "Halloween wedding" where everyone dresses in costume. She still wanted it to be elegant so we focused on the "til death do us part" component. The wedding cake was white with classy chocolate bones along the edges and read, "til death do us part". The funfetti cake was created by Creative Cake Design by Tammy Hodge. It was a great way to tie in the theme for their special day.
The couple wed on the riverfront deck at The RiverRoom in downtown Wilmington. Matt McGraw was there to capture everything on film and we couldn't be more happy with his images shown below. A family friend and local pastor, Clif Harris, officiate the ceremony. We used white benches rented from ETC Party Rentals for guest seating with pumpkins lining the aisle.
After the ceremony, guests headed inside The RiverRoom to enjoy a candy bar, appetizers from Middle of the Island Catering and drinks at the bar. Brooke with Southern Bee Designs drew an amazing chalkboard bar saying "Pick your poison" as the drink menu title. The room was set up perfectly with tan linens, alternating yellow and burnt orange napkins atop a cute lace doily with a thank you tag. Caitlyn purchased wild flowers at a local wholesaler and created the flower centerpieces herself. She did hire a professional to make her bridal bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets - Bella Florals by Theresa.
We danced and laughed all through the night. DJ Professionals + Video had everyone on the dance floor. Caitlyn + Robbie's last song was "Monster Mash", another great way to embrace their holiday wedding. At the end of the night, we did a bubble send off and they were driven away in style in The British Taxi. The wedding couldn't have been any better! Congratulations Caitlyn + Robbie. KTSE wishes you many, many more years of love, happiness and good travels!
Caitlyn's WeddingWire Review:
"Melissa was an absolute dream to work with! I was so stressed about everything and she was always so reassuring and so quick to respond via email if I had any questions, concerns, or ideas. She truly cares about her clients and puts her heart and soul into each event that she plans. Melissa took my scattered ideas and my unorganized pile of decorations and turned them into my dream wedding. Not a single detail was forgotten and she even added a few of her own little twists just to top it all off. Melissa's services truly are priceless and you will walk away with a new friend."
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Favorite Wedding Moment:
Caitlyn + Robbie shared with me some extra special news on their wedding day - they were now newlyweds and newly-expecting! Today, Caitlyn + Robbie have the most adorable baby boy. I love seeing pictures of him via Facebook as he grows up. Caitlyn is a petite girl so I would have never been able to tell she was pregnant if they had not told me. I was so happy to know that they have such an exciting and loving future together!
Wedding Venue: The RiverRoom
Bridal Suite: The Loft on Front
Music: DJ Professionals and Video
Catering: Middle of The Island
Photography: Matt McGraw Photography
Lighting: The Audio Visual People
Rentals: ETC Party Rentals
Centerpieces Flowers: Castle Hayne Farms
Bouquet Flowers: Bella Florals by Theresa
Cake: Creative Cake Design by Tammy Hodge
Chalkboard Bar Design: Southern Bee Designs
Send Off Transportation: The British Taxi
Officiant: Clif Harris
Month-Of Coordination: Knot Too Shabby Events
Attendees: 70 guests
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