Tuesday, June 6, 2017

#FianceFriday: Kayla & Nathan

Kayla + Nathan: May 2017

How They Met:

Kayla and Nathan met on July 4, 2014 weekend through a mutual friend in Emerald Isle, NC. Kayla was spending the holiday weekend at the beach with friends and Nathan was stationed in Cherry Point, NC. After meeting, Kayla and Nathan were inseparable the entire weekend, and watched fireworks together at various beaches along the coast. Kayla went back to the University of Mount Olive for her senior year of college, and the two began dating. After college graduation, Kayla began graduate school at East Carolina University. Shortly after, Nathan was deployed. When he returned from his deployment, the two spent as much time together before Nathan re-enlisted and stationed in South Carolina. 

How He Asked:

On June 18, 2016, Nathan and Kayla spent their last day together by enjoying movies and going to restaurants before Nathan moved to South Carolina to begin his re-enlistment. When it was time for Nathan to leave and begin his drive, the couple said their goodbyes and see-you-later's. Nathan started walking to his truck, Kayla turned to go back into her apartment. After only taking a few steps, Nathan said 'Hey, you forgot something!" When Kayla turned around, Nathan was down on one knee, asked if she would marry him, and put a ring on her finger!

The Wedding:

Kayla and Nathan will tie the knot on the JW Brooks deck of The RiverRoom with a reception inside to follow in May 2017. We cannot wait for these two to exchange their vows and make their dream a reality. Congratulations! 
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Megan & John Pearson 10.21.16

Megan and John Pearson tied the knot on a sunny October afternoon on the JW Brooks deck of The RiverRoom. The deck was arranged with white benches for guest seating. Following the reception, everyone gathered inside The RiverRoom for the reception. The color scheme of the night was blush pink and gold - lots and lots of gold. We love a well executed color scheme and Dawn Wallace did an amazing job with planning and decorating the space. Tables were covered in blush pink linens and gold sequins table runners. Each table was topped with handmade centerpieces of gold wine bottles, a mirror charger, and a gold glitter table number. The chalkboard bar was decorated with a personalized calligraphy design by Brooke of SouthernBee Designs. Middle of the Island put together an amazing dinner of marinated chicken, pork tenderloin, or shrimp pasta with sides of green beans, mac and cheese, scallop potatoes, squash casserole, caesar salad and rolls. Banana pudding, assorted cupcakes, and cake were served for dessert. The couple had a great alternative to a guest book - a canvas with their wedding date printed on it and guests signed around the date. The newlyweds plan on hanging the canvas in their home to remind them of the love and support from all their friends and family members. The bride and groom, as well as their guests, danced the night away, thanks to the awesome DJ of My Wedding DJ. As the night came to a close, Mr. and Mrs. Pearson were sent off by a tunnel of sparklers. Congratulations to Megan and John!

It was a pleasure working with such a wonderful group of vendors:
Photography//Stephanie Axtell Photography
Rentals//L&L Tent and Party Rentals
DJ//My Wedding DJ
Officiant//Susan Johnson
Wedding Coordinator//Every Little Detail
Catering//Middle of the Island

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Rebecca & Eric: #HappyToBeAStephens 10.16.16

The sky was clear and the sun was shining, Bride Rebecca and a crew of family and friends arrived early to decorate The RiverRoom. Nothing was going to stop them from making this the best day of Rebecca's life, even with a little flooding from Hurricane Matthew still lingering on Water Street. Tables were covered in purple and teal linens with custom burlap and lace runners and centerpieces. Mason jars filled with baby's breath topped silver chargers on each table. Following Rebecca and Eric's RiverFront ceremony, guests gathered in The RiverRoom for the reception. Upon their arrival, Rebecca and Eric were welcomed by friends and family and they shared their first dance as husband and wife. A&G Barbecue of Carolina Beach put together an extensive spread of barbeque and all the fixings for dinner. Toasts and best wishes to the newlyweds were shared at the end of dinner, followed by a special dance between Rebecca and her daughter, Bianca. The room was filled with so much love and excitement for the new Mr. and Mrs. Stephens. The night came to a close as friends and family danced the night away under a breathtaking sunset behind the USS North Carolina in celebration of the union of two families.

Congratulations to Mr. &. Mrs. Stephens! 

Thank you to all of our vendors!

Caterer // A&G BBQ
Cake // Walmart - Monkey Junction
Lighting // EZAV 
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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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