On October 10, 2015, Kelci + Tre tied the knot at The RiverRoom. Kelci took on the day in comfort and style in her adorable charcoal gray vans. The ladies started the day off getting their hair done by Elizabeth with Blush Boutique at the Hilton Riverside in downtown Wilmington, NC. After getting ready, the couple exchanged notes and then shared their first look with photographer Michael Escobar of Matt McGraw on the riverwalk.
The couple headed to The RiverRoom for their ceremony officiated by Skip Corbett of A Beach Wedding Minister. The 5:00pm ceremony was full of many laughs and tears making it one to remember. Due to unexpected rain showers, Knot Too Shabby Events executed the wedding day "rain plan" and moved the ceremony from the deck to inside of The RiverRoom moments before the start time. The couple wed under a beautiful grapevine arbor made by Julia's Florist overlooking the river. White benches from ETC Party Rentals were set up in rows of two for immediate family family. Others sat around the nearby tables and watched as Kelci + Tre confirmed their love for one another. Everyone was then invited by David with My Wedding DJ to get a drink and enjoy cocktail hour.
The tables had white linens and gray runners. The cocktail tables also had white linens with gray sashes. Each table had a purple floral centerpiece with grapevine wrapped inside the vase and three mason jar candles (handmade by the bride). We decorated a simple yet rustic sweetheart table for the newlyweds to share their first meal as husband and wife together. Once everyone had a drink in their hand and some appetizers in their stomachs, David introduced the couple for the first time as Mr. + Mrs. Hunter.
The couple made their way to the dance floor for their first dance to "Watch the Wind Blow" by Tim McGraw. Kelci and her dad shared their father daughter dance then Tre and his mother shared their mother son dance. Kelci's father gave an amazing welcoming speech and introduced Tre's grandfather to share a blessing with their guests. A delicious buffet dinner was then served by Middle of the Island Catering.
After dinner, they had a cake cutting leading up to the good luck dance. For every couple that hit the dance floor, Kelci + Tre were given five years of good luck. After the couple shared their dance with friends and family, the dance floor opened up for open dancing. We love doing this easy transition from dinner to open dancing. Later in the evening, there was a bouquet and garter toss, finished with a sparkler send off. We had such a blast getting to work with this couple! Thank you for choosing Knot Too Shabby Events!
Kelci's WeddingWire Review:
"Melissa is the best! Instead of making me choose rather or not to have the ceremony inside the morning of, she waited till an hour before and moved everything inside!"
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Favorite Wedding Moment:
Watching Kelci enter the venue on her wedding day when she dreamed of an outdoor wedding ceremony overlooking the Cape Fear River but had to have the ceremony indoors instead because of weather. The ceremony still took place overlooking the River but all of us were dry. Kelci could have cried or had that mini freak out moment but she didn't. Kelci was relaxed and calm and didn't even skip a beat for a second. Kelci is a dream bride for not stressing over something she had no control over. I loved her attitude with having to take action to the rain plan. She trusted me and knew I'd do my best to make her day perfect. Kelci loved how everything look, regardless of whether or not it was what she expected. You definitely can't call this chick a "brideszilla."
Venue: The RiverRoom
Music: My Wedding DJ
Caterer: Middle of The Island
Photography: Michael Escobar of Matt McGraw Photography
Lighting: The Audio Visual People
Rentals: ETC Party Rentals
Flowers: Julia's Florist
Cake: Coastal Cupcakes
Officiant: Skip Corbett
Hair: Elizabeth Peterson
Makeup: Jennifer Halpern
Month-Of Coordination: Knot Too Shabby Events
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