Kristen + Adam wed on Friday, October 16, 2015 at The RiverRoom in downtown Wilmington, NC. The ceremony took place on the riverfront deck where about 60 of their closest friends and family anxiously awaited the big moment. As guests approached the deck, they were greeted by the Knot Too Shabby Events team and a sign that read “Choose a seat - not a side, we’re all family once the knot is tied". I'm sure most of you have heard that popular phrase by now but I still think it's a cute way to welcome your guests. The chairs were set in a semi-circle with the bride and groom to wed in the middle, which made it much more personable and allowed each guest to have a close view of the special moment.
After the ceremony, guests moved inside to enjoy cocktail hour, which offered a delicious cheese and fruit display from Middle of the Island. One perk of The RiverRoom is that you can bring in your own caterer and bar. They also have a super cute chalkboard bar that was flawlessly designed by Brooke with Southern Bee Designs. My Wedding DJ then introduced the bridal party and announced Kristen + Adam’s first dance as a married couple to "Give It All (To You)" by Haley and Michaels.
The reception was bright and fun with a color scheme of royal blue, bright yellow, gold and white. We chose to keep an open floor plan without assigned seating so folks could mix and mingle as they pleased. Each table had a white linen, royal blue chevron runner, lemon yellow napkins, and a beautiful floral centerpiece by Bella Florals. The bridal party gave heart felt toasts and invited guests to enjoy a southern buffet style dinner provided by Middle of the Island. After dinner is when the real fun began, from cutting the beautiful cake by Creative Cake Design with Tammy Hodge, a bouquet and garter toss, to a full on dance party.
As the reception came to a close, guests were able to leave with a unique party favor, a stemless wine glasses filled with blue and yellow gum balls. This couple was not afraid of color or fun and we were so happy to be a part of their special night. Congratulations Kristin + Adam, we wish you a lifetime of happiness!
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Favorite Wedding Moment:
Adam + Kristen chose to recognize Adam's daughter during the wedding ceremony by doing a sand ceremony with three different colors of sand - blue, yellow and white. Each of them slowly poured their designated sand color into one vase. The officiant, Skip Corbett, spoke about the symbolism of what this sand represented. Two families were now becoming one and it was a beautiful moment.
Venue: The RiverRoom
Music: My Wedding DJ
Caterer: Middle Of The Island
Photography: Chris Brehmer Photography
Lighting: EZ AV
Rentals: ETC Party Rentals
Flowers: Bella Florals
Cake: Creative Cake Design by Tammy Hodge
Hair + Makeup: Salon Beyond Basics
Chalkboard Design: Southern Bee Designs
Transportation: VIP Limo
Month-Of Coordination: Knot Too Shabby Events
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