It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today, we’re excited to share Katie and Josh’s blush and grey wedding at The Brooklyn Arts Center in Wilmington, NC, shot by Theo Milo Photography.
Katie and Josh met at a 4th of July cookout (how fitting for the upcoming holiday weekend!) at a little bar in Downtown Wilmington back in 2009. Ever since that day, they’ve been together!
Three years after they began dating, the couple went to Katie’s parent’s house for Thanksgiving. Josh brought the ring he’d selected, and used the trip as an opportunity to ask Katie’s dad’s permission to ask her to marry him. Less than 24 hours after he’d asked her dad, he proposed to Katie – apparently, he had an entire speech planned, but was so nervous that he couldn’t remember anything except, “Will you marry me?”
Of course, Katie said yes, and the two began planning their May 2014 wedding. They selected The Brooklyn Arts Center as their venue because they loved the traditional, historic feel, and the back-up plan in case of rain. Chelsey Morrison, the owner of Gather Together, was not only the wedding planner, she was also a bridesmaid! She helped the couple select their vendors and carry out their blush and grey color palette, and two other members of Gather Together — Samantha and Mariah — took care of the day-of coordination.
On their wedding day, in lieu of the tradition of exchanging cards, Katie gave Josh a journal she’d written in for six months outlining all of the reasons she loved him and couldn’t wait to marry him. She also surprised him by having their dog, Brody, at the end of the aisle when they said “I do.” The couple further personalized their wedding day by writing their own vows, having a close friend perform the ceremony, and selecting music that represented them and their relationship.
Katie and Josh used several members of the SB&G Family to make their wedding day perfect, including Gather Together and One Belle Bakery. Enjoy these beautiful photos, courtesy of Theo Milo Photography.
Be sure to also check out the couple’s beautiful wedding video, shot by Light Cannon Films!
Wedding Location: The Brooklyn Arts Center
Wedding Planner: Gather Together
Bridal Gown: A Carolina Wedding
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Men’s Formalwear: Cape Fear Formalwear
Hair: Salon Blu
Photographer: Theo Milo Photography
Videographer: Light Cannon Films
Florist: Fiore Fine Flowers
Cake: One Belle Bakery
Reception Music: Active Entertainment
Party Rentals: Party Suppliers & Rentals