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Elegant + Neutral Wilmington Wedding

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

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Classic Black-Tie North Carolina Coast Wedding

This wedding looks straight out of a movie. The abundance of peonies, roses and hydrangeas paired with the Bride’s gorgeous Anne Barge ballgown and the pretty pink Jenny Yoo bridesmaids’ dresses create the kind of wedding every little girl dreams of. And the historic feel of Bakery 105 and beautiful photos from Theo Milo Photography are the perfect finishing touches. Fall in love in THE VAULT!


From Theo Milo PhotographyA lovely couple who currently lives in NYC. They have great style and incorporated a ton of florals into their wedding. The venue is in historic downtown Wilmington NC (see more about it in her description). There is a video as well!

From The Bride…When my husband, Mike, and I got engaged, we knew we wanted to have our wedding in the Carolinas. While we were both from the Northeast and lived in NYC, North Carolina was where we had fell in love. We met at Wake Forest University and spent a few years living together in Charlotte, NC before moving to NYC. My parents had recently retired and moved to Wilmington, NC and we spent a weekend looking at wedding venues around the historic, riverfront town. We both fell in love with Bakery 105 as soon as we saw it, and knew it was the perfect place for our special day. Since the venue was an old warehouse, it had gorgeous exposed brick and beamed ceilings, plus a perfect outdoor courtyard that used to be the old loading dock. We decorated the outdoor courtyard with a gorgeous floral arbor for our ceremony and also had our cocktail hour in the same location. Later, the party seamlessly transitioned to the indoor reception that was decorated with long farm tables that had floral garlands and lush centerpieces filled with white and blush garden roses, accented with greenery. Our wedding designer, Design Perfection, also built gorgeous planters that were filled with lush greenery and matched our bar. The reception was completed with edison bulbs and more greenery hanging over the dance floor and bar area.

I truly loved how I felt the day of our wedding, I wore a gorgeous Anne Barge bridal gown. I only went to one store and tried on about 5 dresses before finding “the one.” It had intricate lace detail along the bottom and sweetheart neckline, as well as a dramatic train. I wore BHLDN earrings and a crystal Jcrew hair pin to add a little sparkle to the look. I also carried a blue-rimmed handkerchief that my great-grandmother had sewn to blot away any tears throughout the day and had my late grandmother’s broach clipped into my bridal bouquet. My husband wore a very classic Zegna tuxedo and my bridesmaids wore stunning blush Jenny Yoo gowns that perfectly matched our decor. My goal was to find dresses that were pink, but not “too pink” and I was so happy with how beautiful the girls looked in their dresses.

For my husband and me, the most important part of our wedding was making sure we and our guests had a fantastic time! We kicked the weekend off with welcome drinks and ended the weekend with a beautiful brunch at my parents’ home. Everyone told us they had such a fun time and the dance floor was full the entire night, with our 10 piece band playing a perfect mix of Motown and Top 40, with just a little bit of country in the mix. We had a wonderful time dancing the night away with our family and closest friends and couldn’t imagine a better celebration of our marriage.

Photography: Theo Milo Photography | Cinematography: The Good Life Film Company | Floral Design: Design Perfection | Wedding Dress: Anne Barge | Cake: Aunt Cake's Cookies | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Makeup: Maari Wohlhueter | Band: The Winn Jazz All Stars | Groom's Attire: Z by Zegna | Venue: 128 South | Bridal Boutique: Kleinfeld Bridal | Bride's Earrings: BHLDN | Hair Accessories: J.Crew

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Blogger Bride Saffron Avenue’s Urban Garden Party Wedding

When one of our very own Blogger Brides gets married we kinda lose our cool. Rightly so, because when said Bride is Angela of Saffron Avenue, you better bet every. darn. detail. is DIY goodness. And if you thought her tips were the only take home, get ready because her wedding captured by Eric Boneske is ah-mazing [inserts heart emojis here]. It’s the ultimate grand finale complete with Salt Harbor Designs that we’re grateful to share in THE VAULT, and you can peek all the pretty below!

From Angela of Saffron Avenue Kiley and I met in college and dated for almost 8 years before he proposed. During a portion of that time I had moved to Wilmington, North Carolina for a couple years to pursue my wedding planning and design career. The first time I explored my new home in downtown Wilmington I discovered The Atrium by Ligon Flynn and I absolutely fell in love! From that point forward, I told myself that no matter what happens I will get married there. Fast forward 3 years and that moment has finally come as we were about to plan our little North Carolina wedding.

The best part of the planning process was that I’ve been waiting for this moment for years, as I’m sure most brides have been. I was actually a wedding planner (which was my dream job since I was 13) prior to starting my graphic design company. Not only that, but a friend and I even created a company that specialized in wedding and event branding. So it was no secret that my love of weddings, paper, and design has always been a part of my life. To say I was excited to plan our wedding was an understatement…because really I’ve been planning it for years.

I am a very budget friendly and DIY type of person and I knew our wedding would reflect that. After booking the venue I wanted to blend that urban garden party feel that The Atrium has with my love of Mid-Century Modern. With our smaller budget I was able to splurge and save on certain items. I splurged on the five farm tables, but used the benches from the ceremony for seating. I also borrowed a couple Eames chairs from a friend, sewn my own palm print pillows, and made my own gold urchin/sputniks for decor. And since our wedding was so small we didn’t have a DJ or a wedding cake, which saved us a lot of money. Instead we played our own music and a couple girlfriends and I made banana bread in mason jars for dessert.

Naturally, I wanted to create my own wedding invites and paper pieces. Once I created the color palette and logo I designed our wedding website to really set the tone for our guests. From that point forward each piece blended perfectly. From the pale blush tones and watercolor palm leaves to the mid-century modern elements and custom calligraphy, it all blended perfectly into our style. During the design process I wanted to make sure that the wedding reflected the both of us. Because Kiley has a love of competition and games I made gold darts for our name cards as well as a custom crossword puzzle for our guests, which they filled out with DIY gold dipped feather pens (to play into the style of my wedding dress).

To save on the table design we decided to use various white vases with different leaves and greenery. Salt Harbor designs executed it perfectly and brought my vision to life. For the our flowers and bouquets I used FlowerMuse and ordered a couple bunches of my favorite tulips. The morning of our wedding my bridesmaids and I all created our bouquets, not only was it budget friendly but also fun and therapeutic.

For my dress I knew I wanted something different and a bit out of the norm. It was either going to have a plunging neckline, a unique print/pattern, or plenty of sparkle. I never found ‘the one’ but I really couldn’t be happier with my decision. I chose a dress with a beautiful low back, amazing beadwork, and plenty of little feathers! The best part is that the dress in the bridal shop was $4,000 and was able to find it pre-owned online for a portion of the cost!

Besides a bit of rain on us during the ceremony (and a music glitch) it was absolutely perfect. From the sun shining, the food, the laughter, and the love…it felt so magical. Although we waited quite a while before we got married, I am so happy we did. It was because we waited we were able to have the wedding I always envisioned, in the location I’ve had my eye on for years. I definitely wouldn’t change a thing and only wish I could do it all over again, year after year!

From Blogger to Bride, see Angela’s Journey Down the Aisle:

Meet Angela! | Cozy Engagement Session | Unique Registry Tips | Calligraphy Bridal Shower | Wedding Dress Shopping Tips | DIY Envelope Liner | Bridesmaids’ Dress Shopping |Signature Cocktails Printables | DIY Groomsman Box | How to Discover Your Wedding Style

Photography: Eric Boneske | Event Planning + Design: Saffron Avenue | Floral Design: Flower Muse | Wedding Dress: Rosa Clara | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Brideside | Catering: Middle Of The Island | Lighting: High Performance Lighting | Wedding Venue: Atrium by Ligon Flynn | Bridal Boutique: | Stationery Design + Photography + Calligraphy: Saffron Avenue | Table + Bar Rentals: Harborside Event Rentals | Table Decor + Design: Salt Harbor Designs

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