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Wedding at The River Room in Downtown Wilmington, NC with Sunflower Accents

Rob and Amber were married on the beautiful outdoor patio of the River Room, overlooking the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington, NC.  Knot Too Shabby Events did an amazing job of decorating the wedding, which reflected the relaxed and playful couple.  Rob and Amber added personal items like a Batman garter and cuff links and Converse sneakers that said “Mr. Tew” and “Mrs. Tew” on the back.  Amber’s mother even hand painted little canvases with sunflowers for the guests’ favors.

The River Room in Wilmington, North Carolina which is a great venue for a smaller, rustic wedding.  It had amazing views of the Cape Fear River and an outdoor patio area for the ceremony site.  The wedding was full of sunflowers and quirky details that fit their fun-loving personalities. Their colors were navy and grey which looked beautiful with the yellow of the sunflowers.  I had always said I would get married in Sambas, but I chickened out.  However, Rob and Amber had personalized Converse sneakers with “Mr. Tew” and “Mrs. Tew” sewn on the back.

What was the color scheme/theme of your wedding and why did you choose it?

Navy and Grey color with a rustic theme. I loved the look of the rustic theme with out being too country. Just seemed to fit our personalities.

What was your favorite part of the wedding day?

Getting married!

What surprised you about your wedding day?

How relaxed I was, everything went off without a hitch.

What advice would you give another bride/groom planning a wedding?

Plan ahead! It creeps up on you fast!

Did you do an engagement session or a bridal portrait session? Would you recommend it to another bride/groom?

We did both! Absolutely, Ellen is THE BEST.

Name one of your favorite images from your wedding day and tell why it is your favorite.

Oh so many to pick from.mi think one of my favorites was from the end of our session after the reception. Ellen pulled us off into a nearby alley and the lighting was beautiful and so intimate…it made for a gorgeous picture.

Ceremony and Reception Venue: The River Room

Cake: Hot Pink Cake Stand

Catering: Middle of the Island Catering

Coordinator: Knot Too Shabby

Furniture: ETC Rentals

Photographer: Ellen LeRoy



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