This Bride had a vision for her Big Day, one that we can so get behind: a wedding built around love. Simple as that. An easy concept that became a gorgeous reality at the hands of Kickstand Events. It’s vintage charm powered by love, love and more love all captured by KMI Photography. See the full day right here.
And now a moving recap of the day as seen through the lens of Inkspot Crow Films…
From the Bride… I was never the girl I was always hearing about, the one who dreamed about her wedding from the time she was three. However, I have always been a girl who appreciates things done with love. So when the love of my life proposed to me in December 2011, I was so excited to be in love, to start planning an event about love and sharing a lot of love with all of our friends and family!
As the wedding planning started, it became clear to us that we wanted our day to be small and intimate and that we wanted to incorporate all things old. The vintage style really started to emerge the more we thought about and planned our special day. Once we had the size and style down, we began location scouting. We picked an out-of-town location because we wanted a little getaway for our guests. Wilmington’s beautiful waterfront and quaint downtown provided the perfect weekend getaway for all! When we found that sweet little chapel on one of our scouting adventures, we knew it was perfect. We loved the way the light poured through the open windows, the beautiful red doors and the way the Spanish moss dripped from the tall cedar trees surrounding the chapel. Our reception venue also had that same vintage vibe that we loved with hard wood floors, exposed brick and lovely chandeliers.
I was so blessed to have a groom who helped with everything. From the location scouting, to favors and more; he was there to help, which was wonderful because we incorporated quite a few DIY projects. We wanted our wedding to incorporate our love for each other and things we love as a couple. I had a vintage frame collection and found free wallpaper swatches to frame and added song lyrics from some of our favorite songs to use as centerpieces. Our first date was over coffee, so for favors, we found mini bail jars that we filled with coffee beans. We loved what keys represent: home. We knew home was with each other, and we wanted this represented in our wedding. We incorporated a vintage key on our invitations, placed vintage keys on our cake and made key tags for our favors with a rubber stamp. To represent our families and loved ones who couldn’t be with us, we printed off black and white photos of our great-grandparents, grandparents and parents. We spray painted some frames we found at Goodwill, strung twine in the middle and added the photos with clothespins, which were displayed on the walls. For our guest book, we found an old suitcase record player on eBay, made some custom labels for records and had all of our guests sign them at the reception. We both have a deep love and appreciation for music, so this fit us well. Each detail was chosen with much thought and love, and in the end, they helped make our wedding a wonderful representation of what we found in each other.
Wedding Photography: Kevin & Lauren Millard of KMI Photography / Ceremony: Mt. Lebanon Chapel at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina / Reception + Catering: The Balcony on Dock Street in Wilmington, North Carolina / Event Planning + Floral Design: Kickstand Events / Wedding Cinematography: Philip & MacKenzie Henry of Inkspot Crow Films / Officiant: Sid Bradsher / Wedding Cake: Kim Mills / Rentals: Party Suppliers & Rentals / Napkins: Connie Duglin Linen / Ceremony Musician: Jack Rodriguez-Dougherty / DJ: Brian Hood / Western Union Telegram Design: Chad & Meredith Martin of Martin Design Agency / Pedicab: Wilmington Pedicab / Wedding Dress: Galina for David’s Bridal / Bride’s Shoes: Nina / Hair: Sarah Schroko of Schroko’s Hair Studio / Makeup: Kelly McLaurin of KeBu Salon / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Various via Belk, JCPenney, Kohl’s + Forever 21