Real NC Wedding : Destination Wedding In Wilmington Nc For April And Eric
In the end, it was unanimous that they had to exchange vows in Wilmington, NC, not only for sentimental reasons but once April and Eric visited Airlie Gardens, they knew that it would make a stunning backdrop to their summer nuptials.
When April and Eric decided to tie the knot, they were starting from square one. with no set date or location there were so many options to consider.
The wedding ceremony was held in the historic Mt. Lebanon Chapel located on the Airlie grounds. The quaint chapel, originally constructed in 1835, is located within walking distance of the grand Airlie Oak Tree which April and Eric selected as their reception location.
April wanted a truly personal and unique event, from the Mexican wedding flags that waved in the open air to the custom-made Clemson & Steeler corn hole boards, and every detail in between. April and Eric’s guests were able to see a little bit of the happy couple’s personality throughout the entire wedding day.
Following the intimate ceremony in the chapel, guests were guided through the gardens by the melodies of the Blue Plantation Band. The first stop was in the Pergola Garden where waiters offered guests a fresh mango mimosa and a quick savory snack, which also served as the guests escort cards. Once they arrived under the Oak the band continued to play and guests were invited to relax in the cocktail area, explore the surroundings or enjoy games on the lawn.
The main reception tent looked beautiful lined with family style seating tables decorated in rich shades of orange and turquoise. April chose to have several food stations instead of a traditional dinner buffet. Guests had a delicious variety of options ranging from gourmet macaroni and cheese to eastern style BBQ.
The party continued with dancing and as guests headed out for the night the Krispy Kreme truck was waiting in the parking lot with fresh, warm doughnuts as a late night pick-me up. April and Eric enjoyed the sweet treat
with their guests and then hopped in a vintage red British taxi that whisked them away to start their new life together.