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Angry Birds Wedding Styled Shoot

Posted by Kim on Jan 24, 2013

You can find inspiration for your wedding theme and decor anywhere – and we mean anywhere. You can even look to your favorite addictive app for ideas. Yes, you read that right – a group of talented North Carolina vendors created wedding decor completely inspired by Angry Birds. A few of our favorite details from this – the slingshot pens, the adorable cake pops, the abundance of feathers and eggs (check out those nest escort cards!), and the colorful origami ceremony backdrop. It’s witty and whimsical – but feels modern and, yes, even romantic all the same. Would you create a wedding like this? Let us know in the comments!

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Real Brides Share: Why I Chose My Venue

Posted by Kim on Jan 18, 2013

Searching for a wedding venue is all about finding a spot that matches your personality and style. We’ve interviewed hundreds of brides over the years about how they found their wedding sites, and wanted to share a few of them with you to provide some inspiration as you begin your venue hunt.

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We chose to have our wedding and reception at my parents’ home because of the beautiful backdrop and landscape that was already present. We wanted an intimate setting with all our close family and friends , so it was absolutely perfect,” -Ashlie, married May 19 in her parents’ backyard in Tennessee. View more photos from this wedding

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Twinkling Evening Winter Wedding in North Carolina

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 21, 2012

Chelsi & Steven

December 1

Mooresville, North Carolina

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Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

It aesthetically met our expectations, and it was actually in our budget. We looked at maybe 30 different venues during the search for the perfect place. There were some beautiful venues that we came across, but the prices weren’t too beautiful. When we visited The Charles Mack Citizen Center, we knew that aesthetically, it would fit our vision for the wedding and financially, it wouldn’t hurt our wallets too much.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

One, the intimacy of the wedding. We wanted to keep the guest list small, and we wanted only our closest friends and family to be present. Two, the joy that everyone seemed to share throughout the day. Even during the stressful moments, everyone was smiling and relaxed. And three, the wintery theme and atmosphere. We’re both cold weather people, so it just felt natural to go with a winter themed wedding.

3. If you could offer one piece of advice to other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

It is possible to set a low budget and still achieve the wedding of your dreams. From the very beginning of the planning process, we kept saying that we weren’t going to spend tons of money just for this one day; albeit, a very special day. So we wrote out a budget, and we got creative. Everything turned out exactly as we planned. It was the perfect day.

4. Give us the one moment from your wedding that you can’t stop thinking about. 

The few minutes following the ceremony; we didn’t plan on having a receiving line, but ended up having one anyways. Everyone was crying and hugging, and they seemed genuinely happy for us.

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Natural, Relaxed Beach Wedding in North Carolina

Posted by Kim on Aug 16, 2012

Lyndsey & Scott

May 19

Sunset Beach, North Carolina

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Our Q&A with the Bride

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

 We love the beach! Sunset Beach is a beautiful place where we have been blessed to have family vacations. It was amazing to be able to share our special day with friends and family in such a relaxed environment.

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

  1. Barefoot ceremony in the sand
  2. Pictures. We had an amazing photographer that made us feel comfortable and a natural setting that was great for wedding pictures.
  3. Dancing! We had so much fun at the reception. It was nice to see friends and family cutting loose and having a good time. Cookies and milk shooters were served at the end of the night, creating a fun end to a memorable day.

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

We were very serious about not seeing each other before the ceremony. Scott had not seen me or my dress until that moment when I walked over the boardwalk with my dad. What a great feeling! Facing each other, with the ocean in the background, saying our vows, is a moment that will not be forgotten.

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Melissa & Nick

April 28

Asbury Park Grove, Charlotte, North Carolina

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What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

It was as all inclusive as we could find.  They had a beautiful outdoor ceremony space and a huge room for the reception.  The guests could walk into the reception straight from the ceremony space, which made everything so much easier.  The food was unbelievable and we are still getting compliments from people on how awesome it was.

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

Our photobooth (and the guestbook that went with it).  Our guests had a blast with it, and it’s awesome to have a slide of pictures of them, as well as a message to keep forever.  The food was incredible, as I mentioned.  Last, but not least, my mom made all the decorations…down to the handmade flowers on each table.  The time and love she put into everything was so incredible and everyone was in shock when they found out that she was the one that did it all, not a professional.

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Remember what the day is all about.  You are getting married to the love of your life and get to celebrate with all of your family and friends.  Don’t forget that it is not just about you and your husband.  It’s also about the people in your lives who love you and came to celebrate with you.

Tell us about the one moment from your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

As clichéd as it sounds, the love that I felt from everyone for Nick and I.  Just walking into that reception and seeing everyone truly happy for us, which led us into our first dance as husband and wife.  I don’t remember anyone else at the point, and it was just us, in that moment, dancing to the first song that we had ever slow danced to. 

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