Jessie + Jacob married on a sunny September Saturday in downtown Wilmington at The RiverRoom! Jessie + Jacob chose Wilmington as their destination wedding location all the way from Danville, VA. The ceremony took place on the riverfront deck of the JW Brooks Building at The RiverRoom at 4:30pm. Jessie's uncle officiated the semi-circle designed ceremony. I love that they chose to stand in the middle of all of their guests so everyone had a great view of the intimate ceremony. Jessie's son, Jacob, was the ringbearer and the adorable flower girl waved a wand as she walked down the aisle before Jessie came in.
After the ceremony, guest enjoyed an open bar and appetizers from Mustard Seed Catering. The caterer donates part of their proceeds to a local church in Winterville, NC. Not only was the food delicious but we think it's great that they support a great cause while serving tasty food to lucky couples. After dinner, we kicked off dancing with DJ Wilmington. Jessie + Jacob's first dance was "Forever Like You" by Ben Rector. This dance was followed by the father/daughter dance to "Dance with Cinderella" by Steven Curtis Chapman and a very sweet mother/son dance.
The room looked stunning with Edison lights from AV People, pretty champagne linens from ETC Party Rentals with baby's breath centerpieces from Fiore Fine Flowers. We used all round tables for guest seating and each guest was assigned to a table. The unique naked cake was baked with love from One Belle Bakery. The photographer, Ryan Midgett, got the perfect shot of the cake in the arch window of The RiverRoom with the Henrietta III boat passing by at sunset. It truly was a magical evening. We had such a great time at one of our favorite venues with an absolutely amazing couple! Congratulations Jessie + Jacob! We wish you an eternity of love and happiness.
Jessie's WeddingWire Review:
"I cannot say enough about how vital Melissa was to the wonderful success of the most amazing day I have ever had! Every single detail she had covered even when I changed plans more than a few times. I have never been more relaxed than I was on the day of my wedding because I knew that my wedding planner had everything under control. We were married at The RiverRoom in downtown Wilmington, NC and had our ceremony and reception at the same location. Although we tried to make things as simple as possible it was still a lot to do. We hired Melissa for the month of package and this covered all of our needs since I was doing a lot of the planning by myself but the last minute details I didn't even think about the month before the wedding Melissa covered them all.
On the day of the wedding my MOH and I dropped off all of our decor and lists of where things went and when I came back in to our reception area the place took my breath away, it was SO much more than I had imagined and seeing it all come together so beautifully was worth more than what I paid for the service. The location had an awesome chalkboard bar that was so cool and in our rush, my MOH and I had scribbled the bar menu down on the chalkboard quickly and it looked junky, when I returned for our wedding it looked so much better and I was so glad they fixed our scribbles. When my maids and I were lining up my junior bridesmaid that was a last minute addition to the wedding party didn't have a bouquet and without hesitation my amazing wedding planner stepped in and gathered together a cute little arrangement from some flowers that were just laying around.
Our wedding went off without a hitch and I owe it all to Melissa. She was worth SO much more than what we paid and I am beyond thankful for everything that she did for us on our wedding day. If you hire Melissa you will not regret it and your wedding is guaranteed to be more than you ever dreamed of!"
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Favorite Wedding Moment:
Watching Jessie's son, Lucas, enjoy the wedding day as much as Jessie + Jacob. Lucas was a crucial part of the entire wedding planning process. When Jessie was getting ready to walk down the aisle, I asked him how excited he was. To no surprise, he said he was very happy and excited to see his mom walk down the aisle. Jessie looked absolutely gorgeous walking down the aisle and I think even Lucas teared up a bit!
Venue: The RiverRoom
Music: DJ Wilmington
Caterer: Mustard Seed Catering
Photography: Ryan Midgett Photography
Lighting: AV People
Rentals: ETC Party Rentals
Flowers: Fiore Fine Flowers
Cake: One Belle Bakery
Officiant: Steve Setliff
Hair + Makeup: Bride
Transportation: VIP Limo
Party Favors: Britt's Donuts
Month-Of Coordination: Knot Too Shabby Events
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