Shannon and Matt said "I do" on April 2, 2016 in Surf City, NC. They had their ceremony on the beach, and the reception at their beach house. Shannon spent the day getting ready with her daughters, mother and friends. The Knot Too Shabby Events staff took care of everything that day in order to let everyone relax with a glass of wine while they got their hair and makeup done by Tyler Kent.
The ceremony was set with 6 white benches from Shoreline Party Rentals. White Oak Arbors provided a 4-post white arbor with a white arch table in the middle holding a flower runner from Surf City Florist. On both sides of the arbor, hung 2 large floral arrangements.
The tables at the reception were set in a U-shape formation with white linens and seamist runners. There were floral centerpieces, lanterns, blue mason jars with candles, and then of course more candles placed around the tables. At each place setting, there were mixed match china with various colorful napkins from The Barn at Rock Creek. The cake table had a seamist linen with a wooden cake stand and mixed match china plates. Creative Cake Design By Tammy Hodge made a white ruffled cake and we decorated it by cascading flowers down the side with a few buds on top. Their guestbook table had a white linen with a burlap "Just Married" sign draped in front of the table. The rentals and the white tent with Edison lights (rented from Shorline Party Rentals) made the whole thing come together perfectly.
After her morning of primiping, Shannon got dressed for her and Matt's first look and headed to the beach. indigosilver did an amazing job capturing their love and beauty in all of their photos. Following the first look, we lined the bridal party up on the other side of the beach access and the ceremony began. Matt's father, Dan, was the officiant. Shannon's son walked her down the aisle and I think he was more nervous than she was!
Following the ceremony, guests walked to Shannon + Matt's beachfront house for the reception. A Thyme Savor Catering served alcohol and passed hors d'oeuvres as guests started to arrive. Once Shannon + Matt arrived everyone congratulated them and began to sit for salad and stuffed mushroom appetizers. Then, dinner was served. Matt's best man and Shannon's daughter, Emily, gave heartwarming toasts. They had a traditional cake cutting and a bouquet toss. A few of Shannon's guests brought presents for them to open at the wedding! One guest brought a funny gift for them to open and followed it up with a sincere gift. Shannon + Matt are such an amazing couple and we wish them the happiest marriage.
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Our Favorite Wedding Moment:
Watching Shannon walk down the stairs and seeing the reception for the first time. Shannon let us use our creativity with the reception design and she was overjoyed with the way everything turned out. She even told us it was everything she wanted and more!
Venue: Shannon + Matt's house on North Topsail Beach
Music: Trey Hamlin
Caterer: A Thyme Savor
Rentals: Shoreline Party Rentals, White Oak Arbors
Flowers: Surf City Florist
Cake: Tammy Hodge Creative Cake Design
Officiant: Dan Leininger
Hair & Makeup: Tyler Kent Salon
Month-Of Coordination: Knot Too Shabby Events