Laura + Matt live a few hours outside of Wilmington but they chose Wilmington as their wedding destination city for it's charming downtown, coastal beaches and fun activities. The wedding day was intimate and cozy with a total of 19 guests. They invited mostly family with a couple friends. The ceremony took place at the lovely Kenan Chapel in Landfall and the reception took place at The RiverRoom in downtown Wilmington. When meeting with the couple to find out about their vision and wishes for the big day, they expressed that they just wanted a nice atmosphere on the water for an intimate dinner so they could relax and hang out with their most cherished loved ones. The RiverRoom gave us just that.
The reception space was absolutely gorgeous decorated in navy, white and gold. A long table was set for a tasty dinner from Thyme Savor Catering. Laura bought a variety of blue and gold candle holders while we mixed in floral arrangements from Bloomer's. The navy linens with a white runner and gold plate chargers were the perfect combination for an elegant table setting. Laura, Matt and their guests shared a lace two-tiered white wedding cake from One Belle Bakery. After we ate, Laura + Matt took time to chat with each guests and catch up on the latest news. We did a first dance and a few other group dances but it was more about enjoying the time and talking with loved ones. I loved the relaxed vibe throughout this entire wedding day.
Laura is no stranger to the "wedding world" since she works with a wedding publication. I had no doubts that she picked and planned everything throughout her one year engagement to the tee so that when I was there on the day of, even I was relaxed and stress-free. Matt + Laura are such genuinely kind and sweet people. They truly deserve each other. I definitely enjoyed getting to know them both of pulling off another Knot Too Shabby wedding!
Laura + Matt's wedding was featured on Trendy Bride too! Check it out!
Laura's WeddingWire Review:
"If I could give Melissa with Knot Too Shabby Events 20 stars I would. Besides choosing to marry my groom, Melissa was the best decision I made with my wedding. She understood from the start what we wanted, what our vision was and steered us in the right direction each and every time. Not only did I know the reception was in good hands, but what Melissa produced took our breaths away. She took every ounce of worry away from us so we, along with our family, could truly enjoy the day. She made our intimate wedding of 19 feel like the grandest and most important event and for that, we are incredibly grateful. There is no one else I would've entrusted with the details of our day. She has an incredible, enthusiastic spirit and is a true PRO at what she does. Melissa is without a doubt the BEST."
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Favorite Wedding Moment:
Watching Laura walk into the reception and seeing her reception prettier than she had ever imagined it would be. We chose to do one long table for all of the guests to sit together for dinner and it turned out so beautiful. The table was lush with flowers and candles and I just loved it!
Ceremony Venue: Kenan Chapel of Landfall
Reception Venue: The RiverRoom
Music: Custom wedding playlist on ipod
Catering: Thyme Savor Catering
Photography: Keepsake Memories Photography
Lighting: The Audio Visual People
Rentals: ETC. Party Rentals
Cake: One Belle Bakery
Officiant: Bob Glasgow
Chalkboard Design: Southern Bee Designs
Day-Of Coordination: Knot Too Shabby Events
Attendees: 19 guests