Brooke & Chris- Wedding Highlights

Wilmington, NC

Don’t you just want to hang out with these two?! Such a cool group of people at this wedding. We didn’t want it to end.

I knew Brooke was a smart girl when she planned her wedding in one of the most beautiful locations for a wedding in NC….during Azalea season! The day turned out beautifully at Orton Plantation. This was just one of those weddings that had style, personality, and emotion all around. I think this is one of the most amazing weddings Wendy at A Beautiful Event designed. She nailed the flowers and reception decor. But The Balcony on Dock is due some credit as well. It’s hands down the best venue to have an eclectic wedding downtown. But back to Brooke and Chris. One thing I appreciated about both of them during the day, is they were genuine. And I feel we are also able to get some pretty amazing footage of them, because we were able to immediately create a relationship. That is such an important thing, when families can feel comfortable with their vendors during the day.

I chose to edit this film to an instrumental song, because there were so many powerful moments spoken during the ceremony and especially during the vows, that lyrics to a song, just weren’t needed. I hope you agree. One of my favorite moments we have EVER filmed, is when we caught Chris’ dad give Brooke a kiss on the forehead as they watch Chris dance with his mom. Such an intimate moment. Needless to say, we love our job. Enjoy this film Brooke and Chris. You both were amazing people to be around.

Comments people! Let them know it was a beautiful wedding!

Ceremony Venue: Orton Plantation

Cake: Nicki’s Cakes

Reception Venue: The Balcony on Dock

Photographer: Lisa Brown of Bella Rose Photography

Florist: A Beautiful Event

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Sarah & Nate – Same Day Edit

Wilmington, NC


Nate & Sarah are hilariously “geeky”. So much so, that the theme of their wedding was based on their nerdiness. But it wasn’t without a great sense of style.

They formed a great team of Wilmington’s best vendors to make this wedding incredible. As we were walking around during the cocktail hour, we heard multiple guests say that the way the Bellamy Mansion was set up, with the combination of Salt Harbor Designs decor, was like something out of the Great Gatsby. I agree. And the “icing on the cake” was the cake itself, or should we say artwork, by Nicki’s Cakes.

To start off the festivities, Nate & Sarah (along with their dogs) led a literal PARADE of their guests with streamers, music and laughter down Market St. from the church to the reception, with the finish line on the front steps of Bellamy for a massive group picture! One of the best bands in the land, Chicago Spazmatics, (80’s nerd band) rocked the party all night, even incorporating a “cowbell” at times. Hilarious. And instead of a typical introduction at the reception, Nate & Sarah came barreling out dancing and jumping around to the tune of Black Eyed Peas, with nerd glasses on! You can see it in this short film of their wedding day, that we edited THE SAME NIGHT. Nate & Sarah were so overwhelmed at the end of the night when they saw this. They just couldn’t believe we put it together for them to see that instantaneously. It was a great moment for them both to be able to relive the day at the end of the night like that.Especially being able to see their “first look”, where they were able to see each other privately before the wedding ceremony started.

Enjoy this film friends. Nate & Sarah, THANK YOU for allowing us to witness this incredible event. This was one for the books.

Photography: Millie Holloman

Awesome Food & Catering: Milner’s Cafe