Taneia + Marc wed at The RiverRoom on July 3, 2015, an undoubtedly perfect way to start the holiday weekend! The guests and bridal party were escorted to the venue by Event Shuttle Service on a lovely Friday afternoon. The ceremony was held on the deck outside, where 55 of their closest friends and family were able to enjoy a perfect summer day along the Cape Fear River. The aisle was decorated with a white runner that read “Today I Marry My Best Friend” along with white lanterns from ETC Party Rentals. At the end of the aisle, we set up an arbor with white sheer fabric and two large floral arrangements. The bridesmaids' bouquets and boutonnieres were from Julia's Florist. The bridal party flowers were a mix of orange, pink, and white lilies, which created a romantic yet fun, summer feel.
DJ Wilmington provided music for the ceremony and reception. Taneia looked absolutely beautiful as she walked down the aisle to meet her soon-to-be husband and best friend. Taneia + Marc were not afraid to show their excitement as they said "I do" and became husband and wife. Following the ceremony, guests were invited to enjoy cocktail hour inside The RiverRoom. Champagne was served along with a delicious cheese and fruit display provided by Middle of the Island Catering.
This reception was particularly unique because this couple was not afraid to use bright colors! Each table was decorated with a coral linen and each chair had a turquoise tie; this was such a perfect color combination for their summer wedding. The exposed brick venue looked stunning as each table was decorated with a black lantern with small candle votives around it. Taneia + Marc had their own sweetheart table with signs that read “Bride” and “Groom” on their chairs, as well as personalized champagne glasses that read “Mr” and “Mrs".
After DJ Wilmington introduced the bridal party into the reception, there was an open bar for guests to enjoy bottled beer, wine, and champagne. After the introductions, Taneia + Marc shared their first dance as husband and wife, followed by a blessing by the officiant, Luther Moore III. Middle of the Island then invited guests to enjoy a tasty buffet style dinner. After dinner, toasts were made and the two-tier wedding cake from One Belle Bakery was served. Guests were finally welcomed to be a part of the good luck dance followed by a lot more dancing before the evening came to a close. The smiling faces and positivity of Taniea + Marc made the countless hours of planning worth it! We are so honored to have been a part of Taneia + Marc’s special day! Congratulations you two!
Taneia's WeddingWire Review:
"A wedding planning gem... Melissa’s professionalism, expertise, and wide vision were key in the most enjoyable time of our lives. Even for our small wedding of 54 guests at the River Room on July 3, 2015, we realized that it needs just as much work, if not more, than a larger wedding.
From the beginning, she understood the big picture, listened to our needs, and offered amazing advice and alternatives. She is an expert planner who has plenty of ideas of her own, but always understands that this is your day and allows you to have your own opinion, which sets her apart as a true event planner vs just any other planner.
Our wedding was a dream from beginning to end, without a single worry from our end. We were both completely relaxed, knowing Melissa would handle everything perfectly, which she did.
Melissa is a true gem. Her no-nonsense approach, tireless work ethic, and creativity will all come together to give you the best event or wedding you've ever dreamed- and beyond! We highly recommend Knot Too Shabby Events. Thank you so much for everything."
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Favorite Wedding Moment:
Watching Taneia + Marc during their first dance. They chose "Living For The Love of You" by the Isley Brothers. You could just see how obviously in love they are and I almost couldn't help but just stare at them as they held each other during this romantic dance.
Venue: The RiverRoom
Music: DJ Wilmington
Caterer: Middle of the Island
Photographer: Billy Beach Photography
Officiant: Luther Moore III
Florist: Julia’s Florist
Lighting: AV People
Photo Booth: DJ Wilmington
Videography: Brick Street Cinema
Cake/Dessert: One Belle Bakery
Transportation: Event Shuttle Service
Accommodations: Hilton Riverside
Makeup: Makeup by Amy Kennison
Attendees: 55 people