Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Allie & Dan Vetere: Two Less Fish in the Sea 10.14.16

There isn't a more fitting place to get married for a couple with a nautical themed wedding than on the JW Brooks deck with the Cape Fear River as the backdrop. Allie and Dan exchanged personalized intimate, yet hilarious vows that had guests crying and laughing the whole time. White benches and chairs were arranged on the deck for guests seating. Following the ceremony, guests made their way into The RiverRoom. It was arranged with one of our table layouts, a table mix of round and rectangle tables. Tables were lined with crisp white linens, navy stripe runners and a simple centerpiece of white baby's breath. A personalized koozie and a thank you card were placed at each seat for guests to take home as a favor. As an alternative to the traditional wedding cake, Allie and Dan chose to have a donut tower from Wake-n-Bake Donuts. It was a huge hit with guests! A fun way for guests to stay entertained throughout the night, a photo booth was set up with homemade props for guests to take pictures with and post using the hashtag #HappilyEverVetere. DJ David of My Wedding DJ kept everyone on their dancing feet all night. Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Vetere!





Thank you to all the great vendors who helped:
Bridal Suite//Sunset Flat
Florist//Whole Foods
Doughnuts//Wake N Bake

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Nelson! 10.7.16

Jennifer and Matthew exchanged vows at their intimate indoor ceremony surround by close family and friends! Before exchanging their vows, Jennifer and her bridesmaids got ready and took a few bridal photos in Sunset Flat. As guests entered The RiverRoom they were greeted by a colorful sign welcoming them in and informing the guests to turn off cellphones and put away cameras. Having an unplugged ceremony allowed the photographers to get great shots of the bride, groom, and their guests too!
     After the ceremony tables and chairs were brought together to transform the space for cocktail hour and the reception. Tables we decorated with lanterns, flowers, and candles which made the room feel light and elegant.
     Guests enjoyed helping themselves to a buffet of food catered by Middle of the Island Catering followed by a selection of cake pops! A party isn't complete without dancing so it was a good thing DJ Dave from My Wedding DJ was there. Once dancing had come to an end, everyone headed outside to send Mr. & Mrs. Nelson off with a sparkler send off!
     Congratulations Matt and Jennifer! Thank you for letting The RiverRoom and Sunset Flat be a part in your big day!

Photographs taken by Pait Photography

Thank to all the vendors who helped make Mr. & Mrs. Nelson's fantastic:
Photography//Pait Photography
Rentals//L&L Tent and Party Rentals
Florist//Surf City Florist
Chalkboards//Southern Bee Designs
Hair+Make Up//Kreashenz Salon & Spa
Bridal Suite//Sunset Flat
Catering//Middle of the Island
DJ//My Wedding DJ
Cake+Cake Pops//Pink Baking Co.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Stefani & Ryan Butschle 10.1.16

Stefani and Ryan tied the knot on the JW Brooks deck of The RiverRoom on a beautiful Saturday in Downtown Wilmington. Following the ceremony, guests gathered in The RiverRoom for the reception. The decor was very minimal, but had a very southern chic feel. Tables were lined with white linens and brown table runners with wooden chargers, baby's breath, and lanterns as centerpieces. The chalkboard bar was decorated with mason jars of baby's breath with a personalized design that matched Stefani and Ryan's theme done by SouthernBee Designs. DJ David kept the party going all night with a variety of different songs. Bride Stefani and her long time best friend did a duet performance of "Shoop" by Salt-n-Pepa while other friends sang backup. It is their go-to song to sing in the car so of course they had to perform it! The newlyweds danced the night away surrounded by their friends and family. The night ended with a sparkler send off for the new Mr. and Mrs. Butschle. Congratulations!

Thank you to all the vendors who helped make the Butschle's day amazing:
Ceremony Music//Mark McCann
Photography//Dogwood Photography
Catering//Art Catering

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Friday, December 30, 2016

#FianceFriday: Tessa & Robert

Tessa + Robert: April 2017

How They Met:

Robert and I met in high school. We were best friends who grew into much more.

How He Asked:

The first time Robert proposed was on September 5, 2015. We had been dating almost four and a half years and we were going on our first long motorcycle trip together. We went to Robert's hometown of Robbins, NC to change out the flowers on his great-grandparent's and grandfather's graves; I hand made them fall bouquets. After we paid our respects, Robert and I went back to our motorcycle and he tapped me on the shoulder. When I turned around, Robert was on one knee. He pulled the ring out of his book bag (that I was wearing the entire time, by the way. He made me carry my own engagement ring around without my knowledge) and said, "I'll get you another one, but I can't imagine asking you to be my wife without my Granny's ring." He tried to finish the speech he prepared, but we both started crying, so we kissed instead. 

The second time Robert proposed was the day after our five year anniversary, April 16, 2016. We went to Oak Island, NC to stargaze. We were snuggled up on the beach when we saw a shooting star. We made wishes, both about having a happy life together. Robert told me to close my eyes because he had one more anniversary surprise for me. When I opened my eyes there was a beautiful pearl and diamond ring that he had custom made for me, because he knew pearls were my favorite gem.    

The Wedding:

Tessa and Robert will exchange their vows on the JW Brooks Deck of The RiverRoom in Downtown Wilmington followed by a reception inside in April 2017. We are so excited to be a part of their special day and can't wait to see their dream become a reality! Congratulations to the soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. Cheek! 
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Friday, December 16, 2016

#FianceFriday: MaryBeth & Ginger

MaryBeth + Ginger: October 2017

How They Met:

I trained MaryBeth when she started working at Old Time Pottery.

How She Asked:

We always go out to Freeman Park, with our animals or with friends and cookout. So, it was a normal weekend heading out and we stayed out there all day. When the sun started going down, we had a bonfire burning and I was playing cornhole with a friend. MaryBeth asked if we could take a picture together... I was all for it. I love taking pictures! She kept facing me and I couldn't figure out why. When I saw her reach for her pocket and get down on one knee, I instantly knew. I was so ecstatic and too excited. Before MaryBeth could even really get anything out, I screamed and said "Yes!"

The Wedding:

Ginger and MaryBeth plan to have a beautiful fall wedding in October 2017. The "I Do!" will take place on the JW Brooks deck of The RiverRoom with a reception inside. We are so excited to see what these beautiful brides will do to transform The RiverRoom into their dream wedding!
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Friday, December 9, 2016

#FianceFriday: Meredith & Brandon

Meredith + Brandon: October 2017

Photo by: Viktoria Eaton

How They Met:

Brandon and Meredith met while they were in college.

How He Asked:

It was July 4th and just in time for the annual USS North Carolina firework show in Downtown Wilmington. Brandon and Meredith were standing by the New Hanover County Courthouse watching the fireworks. She had stepped onto the side of the fountain for a better view, where Brandon was standing behind her. He very casually asked if Meredith was enjoying the fireworks, and when she turned around, she found him kneeling with the ring in his hand. Meredith knew that Brandon was the man she wanted to spend the rest of my life with, of course she said "Yes!" 

The Wedding:

Meredith and Brandon will exchange their vows in October 2017 on the JW Brooks deck followed by a reception here at The RiverRoom. We are so excited to see what the future holds for these two!
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Friday, December 2, 2016

#FianceFriday: Dawn & Jason

Dawn + Jason: May 2017

Photo by: Treebird Photography

How They Met:

Dawn and Jason met their very first week of college and started dating later that year in April of 2009. They knew they were meant to be ever since they began dating, but waited until the timing was perfect. 

How He Asked:

On Christmas Eve 2015, while Dawn was sleeping, Jason printed out pictures of some of his favorite memories throughout their relationship and hung them all around the house. Because Christmas is Dawn's favorite holiday, she woke up bright and early that morning to find the pictures. She sees Jason waiting by the Christmas tree in their living room with her stocking in his hand. At that moment, he pulled the ring box out of her stocking, got down on one knee, and asked Dawn to marry him and promise to continue taking pictures for all the years to come. 

Photo by: Treebird Photography

The Wedding:

Dawn and Jason have planned to tie the knot here at The RiverRoom in Downtown Wilmington in May 2017. We are so excited to see this sweet couple's dream come true! Congratulations!
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