Candice + Troy wed along the enchanting Cape Fear River at The RiverRoom in historic downtown Wilmington, NC. They were joined by an energetic and stunning bridal party, as well as all of their loved ones. I knew this was going to be an epic event the moment I met Candice when she walked in to book her wedding at The RiverRoom. Candice is extremely organized and for that, a planner's best friend! From our first meeting to our last, Candice came prepared with charts, to-do list and visions of what she wanted her big day to be. The most rewarding part of my job really is getting to fulfill one couple's dreams, hopes and vision for their most special day. After all of the hard work, Candice came to me at the end of the night and told me that her wedding was more beautiful and better than she could have imagined. That is exactly why I do what I do and why I love it. Not only do I think I have a gift for it, but I get to become friends and help plan someone's wedding! It's pretty gratifying!
So, let me tell you readers some things I loved about Candice's wedding day on May 3, 2014. First of all, the weather was perfect. For how hot May can be in Wilmington, it wasn't too bad. Or as I say, "knot too shabby". One of my favorite wedding trends right now are textured linens! We used black pintuck linens for the round tables and pistachio green runners that looked like old wood. I even learned a new napkin fold for the tablescape! Etc. Party Rentals provided tables, chairs and linen rentals. The ruffled white wedding cake was designed by Creative Cake Design by Tammy Hodge. Bella Florals provided extra flowers to put on top of the cake, as well as the centerpieces and bridal party flowers. Candice chose a mix of tall and short floral arrangements. We alternated them among the tables to complete a romantic wedding reception. Knot Too Shabby Events provided month-of coordination for Candice & Troy! We'd like to send a big, belated congratulations to Candice & Troy! I so enjoyed working with you two and getting to know your families. I think we made some lifelong friends! I hope to see y'all when you come back and visit Wilmington!
Candice's WeddingWire Review:
"We hired Melissa for our month-of coordination for our May 3, 2014 wedding & (minus the groom) she was hands down the BEST decision we made for our wedding! Going into the planning/wedding process I had ideas of what I wanted as the vision for our wedding but had no idea exactly how to carry it out & if it all would look good together. Melissa has a knack for validating your ideas and making suggestions that add to it all in a way that makes you feel comfortable & excited for your own individual wedding. I have no idea how I would have stayed sane in the last couple days before & day of our wedding if it wasn't for the complete trust I had in Melissa & her ability to carry out our vision. And, man, did she deliver. Our wedding, and all the little details, were exactly what we wanted & extra!! Melissa took all the stress out of the final hours before & day of wedding & for that I am extremely thankful! I had numerous family/friends that day of and post wedding raved about not only our beautiful wedding but our amazing, professional, and likable wedding planner, Melissa. On top of how great she was during the lead up to the wedding I must also rave about how great she was during the planning process. We got married at The RiverRoom, in downtown Wilmington, NC, but live in Charlotte, NC. Throughout our 9 month engagement Melissa was always extremely prompt, night or day, in getting back to my emails/calls & always made me feel like our wedding was the most important one to her at that moment (although obviously it wasn't haha), which, sure puts you at ease during such a stressful & exciting time in your life. If anyone is thinking about Melissa, for any wedding planning services, my suggestion would be DO IT!! You will not regret it & it will probably be one of the best decisions you make for your wedding:)"
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Favorite Wedding Moment:
Dancing with Candice, my assistant Hannah and the rest of the Tressler/Welti gang! One of their friends was obsessed with Michael Jackson and apparently brings a glittery glove to all of their get togethers. Best lip sink to Thriller that I've ever seen!
Venue: The RiverRoom
Music: DJ Professionals & Video
Catering: Middle of the Island
Photography: Keli Brown of Ave Norturna Photography
Lighting: The Audio Visual People
Rentals: Etc. Party Rentals
Centerpieces & Bouquet Flowers: Bella Florals by Theresa
Cake: Creative Cake Design by Tammy Hodge
Officiant: Fred Roberts
Month-of Coordination: Knot Too Shabby Events
Attendees: 80 guests