our wedding

Six years ago, Byron and I were married. We had so much fun planning our wedding and celebrating the day with our friends and family. Here is a little glimpse into the occasion.  


We were married in Wilmington, North Carolina in an old building by the river walk. It was such a beautiful evening with the sun setting over the water. 

Our wedding theme was Old Hollywood. We meticulously planned every detail from the movie themed tables to this newsreel, shown before the ceremony.



We wanted the ceremony to be the big show, so we provided concessions before the wedding started.


We learned how to fox trot and danced to Glen Miller's Moonlight Serenade. Byron created a playlist with songs from the 1940's and earlier for everyone to dance to at the reception.


This cupcake stand was a monster. I couldn't find a stand large enough for 200 cupcakes, so I made this one from pre-cut table tops from Home Depot and wooden candlesticks from Michaels. I glued it all together the morning of the wedding. It was so heavy we had to leave it at the venue, but it was perfect- exactly what I had pictured.


We had such a fun time planning the reception decorations. Each table was named for a movie, Byron and I sat at the From Here to Eternity table. We watched every movie and found props to represent the story lines. I even made trivia cards with facts about the stars and production. We hung posters on the walls and had stand-ups of Marilyn Monroe and Humphrey Bogart. 


We handed out wax lips and mustaches once the reception was in full swing. One of my favorite memories of the night was looking around and seeing every member in our families wearing these, laughing and being silly. 


I love our wedding, it was such a romantic and glamorous night. Byron and I worked so hard on every little detail and it was truly a representation of us. Six years and a few plot twists later we are still so much in love and we will be celebrating our anniversary at the movies. 

6 comments:

  1. aw, i was thinking about your wedding this morning actually. it was definitely the most classy and memorable wedding i have ever been to. it was evident you put your heart and soul into every detail :-) happy anniversary!!

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    1. I'm glad you were there that day! I can't wait to stand next to you when you tie the knot.

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  2. Benjamin's told me about how great yall's wedding was; I'm so happy to get a glimpse of it here! I'm impressed! It's so beautiful and really freaking cool!! Happy anniversary!!

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    1. You would have loved it! You appreciate vintage glitz and glamour much like myself.

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  3. What an awesome wedding!! I love the theme. It sounds like it was a lot of fun to plan. Happy anniversary!

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    1. Thanks so much. I was raised to believe that every party must have a theme.

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