Erin + Josh are two of our close friends and we were so ecstatic to be a part of their big day! Erin is also one of Wilmington's top wedding photographers so it's no wonder why her wedding to Josh was so stunning. Erin has such great style so we knew from the beginning that this wedding would be better than we could even dream of. Erin + Josh tied the knot on Friday, November 4, 2016 at The Atrium located in Downtown Wilmington. Erin spent the morning with her ladies getting ready at Belle Vue and Josh spent the morning at the Hilton Riverside, then making their way to New Anthem Brewery for beers and pictures! Once the champagne bottles were empty and hair and makeup was complete by Tyler Kent Salon, Erin headed to The Atrium.
The backdrop of the ceremony at The Atrium is gorgeous with greenery and vines growing on the walls. Erin + Josh added a typography flag with lyrics from their first dance song hanging at the altar. Their were wooden benches set for guests seating. Erin's cousins handed out programs and encouraged guests to take a picture for their polaroid guestbook as they walked in. The entrance was draped by Salt Harbor Designs. On each sides of the entrance, there were two wine barrels with golden bear heads (one of my favorite details) and lush floral arrangements. Their welcome sign read "Can I Get A Witness". Each guest was given a wand with ribbon to wave after the ceremony as Erin + Josh walked down the aisle as husband and wife.
Erin had modern acrylic signage everywhere, such as the guestbook sign - "Shake it like a polaroid picture". Next to the guestbook table was the incredible bar! DP etc provided a dark brown bar decorated with greenery garland. They had beer flight pallets for their guests to try various home brews! They had a white typography flag with all 5 beer names (crafted just for them by their neighbors). What goes together better than beer and pretzels? Nothing. Middle of the Island passed giant pretzels for guests to nibble on during cocktail hour. The seating chart table was jaw dropping. Each person had their names written on a piece of agate. There were gold geometric vases filled with different types of beautiful rocks and crystals with a candle votive in the middle of the vase. The guest tables were farm tables set with acrylic clear chiavari chairs, agate slice table numbers, greenery garland, gold honeycomb votives and coasters at each place setting that could be put over drinks when guests were on the dance floor. We could go on and on about all of the beautiful details of their big day but just spare us and check out the photos below!
Once guests grabbed their drinks and found their tables, they mingled until introductions. Erin + Josh were introduced to "Queen Bitch" by David Bowie... #couplegoals. They went straight into their first dance followed by the mother son and father daughter dances. Josh then gave a welcome and it was time for dinner! Middle of the Island provided their traditional southern buffet. Following dinner, toasts were given! Erin's brother gave the most touching toast - the whole room was in tears (happy and heartfelt). Nye's Ice Cream cart arrived to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth! They handed out delicious ice cream sandwiches while guests danced their hearts out with Atlantic Premier Entertainment. Erin put so much thought and detail into her wedding and it absolutely paid off! Their wedding represented them so well. The night was flawless and we are so happy for the two of them! CONGRATS ERIN + JOSH! We love you!!
Side Note: You can also find Erin & Josh's big day featured in the latest issue of Focus on the Coast Weddings! Pick one up around town or flip to page 69 here!
Erin + Josh's Review:
"We cannot express how thankful we were to have our wedding in the hands of Melissa and her team. From the very beginning Melissa was more like a friend who held my wife's hand throughout the entire process and I know that last month she answered every single email and phone call IMMEDIATELY and offered relief, sound advice and calmed us. I know she works with so many couples, but she managed to make us feel like we were the only ones and top priority. She was not only extremely knowledgeable about the city of Wilmington but knows all of the vendors there. She worked with us diligently on who would best fit our needs and with her guidance we saved SO much time which allowed us to shift our focus on other matters, like everyday life that still goes on while planning a wedding. After we chose what vendors we wanted to work with, she kept track of all that for us, we still don't know what magic she has to manage that, but she does it without breaking a sweat. My wife had a vision of how she wanted our day to be and she brought that vision to life. She was there to make sure each item was delivered, every detail was thoughtfully placed and that our wedding was beautiful. Our guests are still telling us how gorgeous everything was, how seamless the day went and how everything just flowed naturally. We also got a million compliments on Melissa from our guests. Everyone loved her and noticed all of the hard work and time she put into making our wedding day exactly as we imagined it.
To word it more simply, KTSE's made it possible for us to let go of the wedding-related stress and enjoy our wedding day with our family and friends. We can't thank you enough for all that you have done for us."
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Favorite Wedding Moment:
Watching Erin + Josh's fur baby Oscar get carried out to "Atomic Dog" when it was his bed time. The star of the show had to go home eventually and we were all sad to see him go! He had the cutest floral collar and we are so happy he was able to be a part of their wedding! I don't think Erin would have tied the knot without him!
Bridal Suite: Belle Vue
Wedding Venue: The Atrium
Music: Atlantic Premier Entertainment
Caterer: Middle of the Island
Photography: Brett + Jessica
Lighting: High Performance Lighting
Rentals: Party Suppliers
Bar: DP etc.
Draping: Salt Harbor Designs
Bridal Party Flowers + Wine Barrel Arrangements: Eco Chic Blossoms
Greenery Garland: Wholesaler
Dessert: Nye's Ice Cream
Officiant: Andy, friend of Groom
Hair + Makeup: Tyler Kent
Month-Of Coordination: Knot Too Shabby Events