Meri + Tyler tied the knot at a gorgeous rental house on North Topsail Beach called Southern Grace. The newly built house was perfectly designed for weddings and special events. The ceremony took place on the beach in front of the house moments before a huge downpour. Following the ceremony, guests rushed back to the house just in time for a little North Carolina afternoon shower. The rain didn't stop the photographer, Erin L Taylor, from getting some awesome outdoor photos of the bride and groom.
The reception took place under the house where there was a built-in tiki bar and a large area for seating and dancing. Tables, chairs and linens were rented through Shoreline Party Rentals while Surf City Florist designed the bouquets. We reused the bouquets as table centerpieces after the ceremony. Meri provided lanterns and candles to dress the tables. Tables were adorned with white linens, burlap runners with a thin navy print atop the runner. Knot Too Shabby Events was there on the day of to set up the ceremony and reception area, as well as making sure everything ran smoothly for the happy couple. One things we loved about Meri + Tyler was that they didn't let the rain stop them from enjoying this special day.
DJ Wilmington provided music for the reception. The couple began the reception with their first dance to "I Choose You" by Sara Barellis. I LOVE this song! Then, Tyler danced with his mom to "Mama's Song" by Carrie Underwood, followed by a tearjerker when Meri danced with her mom to "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler. Meri's sister joined them towards the end of the song and it was beautiful to see how loving and close-knit this family is. Quite a bit of dancing and karaoke took place after. The party continued until the local law enforcement told us we were "too loud". Although the music had to stop, all of the guests moved the party upstairs in this lovely home to finish out the night. By that time, Knot Too Shabby Events cleaned up and headed back to Wilmington. We had such a great time working with this couple! Congratulations Meri + Tyler! Don't be a stranger to our NC beaches!
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Favorite Wedding Moment:
Listening to the toasts to Meri + Tyler. The couple wanted an intimate wedding and only their closest friends and family were invited. To hear the maid of honor and best man give a toast and talk about how special these two people were to them made me really happy and blessed to work with such amazing people. The toasters did a great job and I don't think there was a dry eye in the room!
Venue: Southern Grace Topsail Beach House
Music: DJ Wilmington
Caterer: Beach Shop & Grill
Photography: Erin L Taylor
Rentals: Shoreline Party Rentals
Flowers: Surf City Florists
Cupcakes: Bridal Party
Officiant: Angela Kelley
Hair/Makeup: Tyler Kent
Month-Of Coordination: Knot Too Shabby Events
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