Wilmington is made for marrying, there’s no doubt about that. So when a group of seriously fabulous, hand-picked creatives team up for a walking tour meets mock wedding extravaganza known as Courtyards & Cobblestones, it’s what we call a can’t-miss event. Think a beyond brilliant evening of yummy food, drinks and never-ending inspiration. This is going to be sooo much fun, my friends.
Taking a beautiful stroll through downtown Wilmington is always amazing, but add in the most innovative wedding professionals that Southeastern North Carolina has to offer and it’s an entirely new level of awesome. I’m talking SEVEN fully styled venues from a team of industry geniuses that know everything there is to know about throwing a fabulous wedding. It’s an experience like none other, complete with live music, table settings, florals, lighting, cake tastings (yum), cuisine samplings, beverages, photo booths AND fabulous giveaways. That’s a lot of awesome for one event.
Whether you describe yourself as engaged or simply soon-to-be, grab your nearest and dearest and make plans NOW to attend Courtyards & Cobblestones, A Walk Through Wedding Row on January 16th AND the Mix & Mingle Brunch on January 17th! Tickets are available here. Happy planning, lovelies!
Photography: Theo Milo Photography | Videography: Blueberry Creative | Catering: Culinary Creations | Hair + Makeup: Beauty Bar Boutique | Lighting: High Performance Lighting | Transportation: Event Shuttle Service | Beverage: The Beam Room | Design, Floral + Paper: Kickstand Events | Dessert: Nyes Cream Sandwiches | Farm Tables, Linens, Place Settings + Rentals: Party Suppliers & Rentals | Guitarist: Guitarist Trey Hamlin | Lounge Furniture + Chairs: Eventful Furniture | Photobooth : Theo Milo Photography | Wedding & Reception Venue: Brooklyn Arts Center At St. Andrew's | Wedding Event: Courtyards & Cobblestones
You know what we all need on a weekly basis? A classic Southern wedding, full of sweet kisses,
adorable charm and good old-fashioned fun, and Light Cannon Films so described this Wilmington wedding as just that. They captured it all, as these cuties said “I do” in a gorgeous basilica and danced the night away at 128 South. So here’s your dose of Southern love for the week and I promise it’s a good one!
From Light Cannon Films… The wedding day started out in a cottage on a quiet cobblestone street, where the only sounds that could be heard were the laughter of the bridesmaids and the clinking of their tea cups. In a whirlwind, a classic white limo whisked everyone away to a majestic basilica, where the high ceilings echoed Olivia and Henry’s emotional vows. And in Act III, we found ourselves on a lively trolley, exploring the town with the wedding party and dancing the hot August night away.
Everything about this wedding epitomized Southern tradition: historic charm, breathtaking grandeur, and good, old-fashioned fun.
Watching this film will make you wish for summertime and long days, and it will make you fall in love with the Johnsons, the classiest couple you could dream up. Their genuine kindness, intellect, and timeless looks will take them to the top. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for them.
Photography: Eric Boneske Photography | Cinematography: Light Cannon Films | Floral Design: Beautiful Flowers By June | Cake: Whole Foods Market Preston | Ceremony Venue: Basilica Shrine Of St. Mary | Reception Venue: 128 South | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | Hair + Makeup: Silver Ceiling | Groomsmen's Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Transportation: Cape Fear Limo | Transportation: Wilmington Trolley Company | Bridal Boutique: The Wedding Dress Shoppe
This Bride. She glows. Wrapped in lace and her rich locks in a low loose bun, it makes me want to get dressed up for my wedding day all over again. Every single snap of this day from Ashley Bosnick does, including the cozy candlelit reception at 128 South. Thankfully, THE VAULT gallery is at my fingertips so I can click my way through every bit.
From The Bride…I wasn’t really ever the one who thought about her wedding day since she was a little girl, but when my family took me to Italy for my 16th birthday I absolutely fell in love. When Chris proposed a few years later I knew I wanted that simple, yet romantic Italian country side feeling for my wedding day. I was so blessed to be able to get married in the same church that my parents and grandparents had gotten married in years before me, and 128 South right down the street was the perfect place for our reception. It had that perfect exposed brick, warm and romantic Italian feel we were looking for and Design Perfection did a wonderful job bringing my vision to life with my favorite peach Juliet roses and beautiful lush greenery surrounded by hundreds of romantic candles. I may be biased but it was the most beautiful and fun wedding I have ever been to! I pictured myself wearing something completely different on my wedding day but when I found my dress I just knew my grandpa, who passed away not long before the wedding, would’ve loved it and that was so important to me. I am so thankful for my parents who did so much and made our perfect day possible. Our wedding day, surrounded by our closest friends and family, was easily the best day of my life to date. I am beyond lucky to have found the one who will forever be my always and to have married my soulmate. I believe God thought of me when he made Chris, we are absolutely meant to be. We look forward to many more adventures together and can’t wait to see what the future has to hold.
Photography: Ashley Bosnick Photography | Cinematography: Hesman Productions | Event Planning: Design Perfection | Floral Design : Design Perfection | Wedding Dress: J.Crew | Cake: Apple Annie's | Ceremony Venue: Trinity United Methodist Church | Reception Venue: 128 South | Jewelry: Kate Spade | Bridesmaid's Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Makeup: Chelsea Sule | DJ: Absolute Best DJ | Getting Ready Venue: The Loft On Front