Kristen + Justin tied the knot at the ever-so-wonderful Airlie Gardens last summer on Friday, August 12, 2016. Kristen rented large, white umbrellas from L&L to provide some shade for their guests on the hot summer day. Airlie is such a naturally beautiful venue, mixed with the comforting tunes of the violin played by Maura Kropke. It was truly a day to remember!
Following the ceremony, guests made their way to the reception at a beach house on Coral Drive on Wrightsville Beach. Upon the guests arrival, there were coolers with refreshing beverages, sweet fruits to cool down with, and a cheese display! The back lawn had cocktail tables and various lawn games to entertain guests. The welcome table was set with cute personal touches such as marquee letters, the guest book and other little knacks. The reception tables were set up on the deck upstairs overlooking the water. It looked like a spectacular tropical oasis! The tables were set with a clean white place setting, a beautiful green, white, and pink floral arrangement from Fiore Fine Flowers, and a wooden table number with palm trees and glistening water as the backdrop.
Middle Of The Island served a delicious buffet with a carving station inside the house. After guests ate their dinner, guests were invited to indulge into some sweet treats. Gigi's Cupcakes provided a tower of mouth watering cupcakes in all different flavors. Their wedding was quite small and simple and it made for the perfect intimate destination wedding! The night concluded with a beautiful sunset and the sounds of all the little creatures in the trees serenading the sky.
Congrats to Kristen + Justin! We wish you a life full of love, laughter, and joy!
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Our Favorite Wedding Moment:
Seeing how happy and relaxed the family was on the wedding day! More often than not, the wedding day can get pretty stressful. All day their family was cool, calm, and collected. They were so sweet and made the day a breeze for everyone!
Ceremony Venue: Airlie Gardens
Reception Venue: 201 Coral Drive, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Ceremony Music: Maura Kropke Violinist
Caterer: Middle Of The Island
Photography: Melissa DeLorme
Rentals: L&L Rentals
Flowers: Fiore Fine Flowers
Cake: Gigi's Cupcakes
Officiant: Han Hills
Hair: Jamie Warzel
Makeup: Amy Kennison
Month-Of Coordination: Knot Too Shabby Events
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