Wednesday, May 30, 2012

5.5.12 The Wedding of Melinda and Will

After months of hard work, laughter, smiles, and planning, on May 5, 2012, our bride Melinda, was married to the love of her life,  Will. This was a FUN wedding! The bride and groom were a joy to work with and their friends and family members' bright personalities and laughter made for a wonderfully memorable event.

The Concept

The combination of Melinda's ideas and event planning and coordination by EvanGrace Event Planning created a wonderful vision for the wedding. Melinda's colors were magenta and lime green, accented with pale pink and black and white damask. Bridesmaids wore dresses in lime green with a black sash at the waist and carried bouquets of pale pink hydrangea wrapped in black satin ribbon. The lime green was prevalent in the reception centerpieces with real lime slices in cube vases with pink hydrangea.

Hair and make-up were done by the wonderful Crystal, a close friend of the bride who helped with the planning and anything else that needed to be done all along the way. One of our favorite moments of the Rehearsal Dinner was when Melinda presented her bridal party with gifts, including a trip to the Aquarium for Crystal, who with teary eyes, was SO excited and shouted "WE'RE GOING TO THE AQUARIUM!?" Below are some photographs of Melinda with all of her bridesmaids getting ready for the day.

The Rehearsal

The rehearsal dinner took place at the American Legion in Granite Quarry, NC. Guests enjoyed a buffet of Mexican food but the real hit of the party was the groom's cake. Melinda had this cake planned months before the wedding, knowing this was  her fiance's favorite drink and that he would love it as a groom's cake. The best part is it was a big surprise for groom Will to be greeted by this one-of-a-kind desert upon entering the dinner!

That's right, this is a CAKE, not a bottle of beer!  Dawn at Deserts by Dawn did such a fabulous job on this cake and the inside, with a moist chocolate cake and creamy chocolate icing, tasted just as good as the outside looked. I don't think this cake will ever be forgotten by Will or any of the amazed guests at the dinner.

The Ceremony

The ceremony took place at a small church in Salisbury, NC, which proved to be a classic and charming backdrop for the beautiful bride and her groom to say "I do".

The Reception

Melinda and Will chose such a unique venue for their reception, the Rowan Museum. All of our vendors worked so hard to make this a special night for the bride and groom. We think all that hard work paid off because the reception was a total success from the energetic DJ stylngs of Adam from Charlotte DJ, to the delicious dinner by Doughgirls Catering, to the stunning table centerpieces from Poppies Floral Design.


To give their guest a personal and memorable favor, Melinda and will gave out personalized M&M candies. The candies were printed with either the couple's first names, the date of the wedding, or a photo of Melinda and Will. They chose magenta M&M's to go along with their wedding decor.

All of these gorgeous photos, with the exception of the groom's cake, are by April Lambert Photography. April did a fantastic job of capturing so  many special moments on Melinda and Will's big day.

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