Please join me for a stroll through downtown Wilmington for a very special event this past weekend!
I was very excited to attend this year’s Courtyards & Cobblestones on a beautiful Saturday evening.
Weddings have sure come a long way since my big day several years ago!
Courtyards & Cobblestones is an event designed to showcase historic wedding venues and wedding professionals to provide an inspirational and transitional atmosphere for brides.
The self-guided tour began at Bakery 105 in downtown Wilmington and featured seven themed reception and ceremony sites, plus top wedding professionals showcasing their products and services.
The Bakery 105 building featured exposed brick walls and a wood ceiling dating back to the late 1930’s to early 1940’s and was a former bread loading dock.
The event also included music from local artists, and light bites and tasty treats.
Our first treat was The Midatlantic Band from the Cape Fear coast of North Carolina!
Venues Included: The Atrium, City Club at de Rosset, The Balcony on Dock, 128 South, Bakery 105 , Brooklyn Arts Center, and The Loft on Front.
The girls from One Belle Bakery…their Amaretto iced cakes were divine!
We also tried Chicken & Waffles as well as some Deep Fried Mac & Cheese. Yum!
The best thing I had all night was a Fried Oyster bite-size sandwich from Pine Valley Market Caterers! OMG good!!
The table decor was out of this world gorgeous! Take a look…
This one was from Salt Harbor Designs!
And other venues…
Signature Drinks are trending these days too…
You could even go with a Bourbon Bar since Front Street Brewery has North Carolina’s largest bourbon selection! Who knew?
Of course, there’s a sign for everything!
Brooke Helton with Southern Bee Designs does a fabulous job with addressing those very special invitations!
Wish I could write like that!!
It always pays to look UP, check out these fabulous designs!
And if you’re brave enough to have your wedding outside, there are beautiful venues for that as well.
But who can top gorgeous fresh flowers?
A very talented photographer is a MUST HAVE! And we are fortunate to have many of them in Wilmington.
Theo Milo Photography did an excellent job with this wedding!
I’ve tried to share some of the favorites in this post. You can view the entire list of vendors at Courtyards & Cobblestones Facebook page or through Eventbrite.com. Thanks to my friends Perri and Taylor Miley for letting me hang out with this sweet bride-to-be and her very special mom.