Close your eyes and imagine your fairytale wedding. Now open your eyes. What did you see? Kasey + JJ had their very own fairytale wedding become a reality on Friday, April 29th, 2016. This fairytale wedding took place in no other than the beautiful Southport, NC. The lovely couple had their ceremony at St. Philip's Episcopal Church. Welcoming all their closest friends and relatives, a lovely purple Victorian sign that read "Pick a Seat and Not a Side". The two love birds tied the knot in front of 130 guests and with 10 of their closest friends and family standing on each side of them at the alter. Following the ceremony, all Marine groomsmen and friends of JJ honored the newlyweds with a saber arch as they exited the church and approached all their loved ones by the cobblestones outside.
Following the arch ceremony, guests were invited by a close friend of the couple and DJ, Eric Apelt. As the couple took their after wedding photos with Will Page Photography, guests made their way across the street for the cocktail hour and reception at the Southport Community Building. Giving their guests something to look at on their walk over were signs of Kasey + JJ that showed the milestones of their relationship in ascending order leading to their engagement. As they were being greeted by Knot Too Shabby Events, guests found their names and table numbers on white chocolate cake pops. While guests awaited the newlyweds, they mingled outside enjoying passed appetizers offered by Middle of the Island, along with their specialty drinks, Breaking News and Recon Jack. The décor and floral arrangements that filled the room were stunningly designed by Pink Blooms. Tables were draped with vibrant purple linens and accompanied by lavender floral runners. Chairs were accented with gray seat covers that matched the silver chargers underneath the place settings.
After the lovely couple finished their photos, Kasey + JJ accompanied their guests at the Community Building for a delicious dinner. Before digging in, the father of the bride blessed the food, the couple and all the guests that honored the newlyweds. Following dinner was a lovely champagne toast and cake cutting. The cake, made by Imaginary Cakes, was a beautiful white three tier with purple floral accents. Then, enjoying delicious cake, guests followed the couple outside for first dances. The remainder of the night consisted of a bouquet toss and dancing with their closest friends. Loved ones wished the special couple all the happiness in the world with a sparkler send off at the end of the night. The fairytale wedding had a beautiful ending and we hope they live happily ever after!
Lisa's Google Review:
"Melissa was hand picked from several wedding planners for the month of wedding coordination. There were so many logistics I could not wait for the "month of" to hand some of the responsibility over to Melissa. My daughter lives out of state, there were 22 people in the bridal party and over 100 guests coming into town for the wedding. Melissa had suggestions to keep things running smoothly from my first meeting with her until the reception was over. The rehearsal included about 40 people, Melissa had the attention and respect of every single person, it went very smoothly. She meticulously created a timeline that was realistic and kept everything (and everyone!) on schedule. Melissa is a great communicator and a gifted time manager, she has found her calling! So glad we had hired her for the month of the wedding!"
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Favorite Wedding Moment:
Watching all of the guys execute the sword ceremony perfectly for Kasey + JJ's ceremony exit.
Ceremony Venue: St. Phillip's Episcopal Church
Reception Venue: Southport Community Building
Ceremony Music: Organist Debbie Skillman
Reception Music :DJ Eric Apelt
Caterer: Middle of the Island
Photography: Will Page Photography
Lighting: Event Excellence
Rentals: 3 Cheers Party Rentals, L&L, Pomp
Design & Flowers: Pink Blooms
Cake: Imaginary Cakes
Officiant: Reverend Meg of St. Philip's Episcopal Church
Hair & Makeup: Leanne of Watertown Hair Salon
Month-Of Coordination: Knot Too Shabby Events