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Classic Spring Wedding with Baby's Breath and Peonies Thursday, December 19, 2013 ~ 10:40 a.m.

Today's wedding is one of those events that I could spend forever working on. Maybe it's the joyful photography by Blueberry Creative, or the pretty, pretty florals by Kickstand Events and the couple's family, or it could be the incredible detail that the bride provided me about her special day. Most likely, it's D - All of the above. I just hope I can do it justice while watching my 8-month old baby boy playing with his toys (and occasionally, my keyboard) beside me!


Bethany and Jake were married last May at the classic Bellamy Mansion in Wilmington, North Carolina. The couple first met 12 years ago while in college, and then lost touch when they both entered the workforce. They later reconnected and fell in love after a difficult time in Jake's life. "I was in the middle of metaphorical blizzard/ice storm/hurricane/tsunami time in my life, and Bethany rescued me like two ships passing in the middle of the night," said Jake. "That is when I realized how much he meant to me, and he wasn't just a friend," said Bethany.


A classic love story for a classic spring wedding filled with the bride's favorite flowers - baby's breath, as well as lush pink peonies, ranunculus, spray roses and distinctively silver dusty miller. The groom's parents were a huge help in much of the decor for this wedding including the the signage, table numbers and many of the florals. Looking back, Bethany had trouble deciding on her favorite memory from the big day. "I loved being able to be with the people that I loved. Everywhere I turned, I was surrounded by a smiling face! Everyone helped make it an extra special day and it showed! Every detail was made with love...Another one of my favorite moments was when Jake and his mom broke out into the 'Thriller' dance during the Mother/Son dance!"



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Classic Spring Wedding with Baby's Breath and Peonies - Vendors & Credits

Photographer: Blueberry Creative
Venue: Bellamy Mansion
Wedding Coordinator: Sally Shupe, Kickstand Events
Floral Designer: Centerpieces by Kickstand Events and bouquets, boutonnieres and wreaths by groom's mother, Simone Graham
Caterer: Middle of the Island Catering
Cake Designer: Friend of bride
Wedding Stationer: Sealed Design Studio
Hair Stylist: The Beauty Bar
Makeup Artist: Maari Wohlhueter, Makeup for your Day
Wedding Dress: Watters
Bridal Accessories: Shoes by Badgley Mischka and garter by David's Bridal
Bridesmaids Attire: Ann Taylor
Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank
DJ: One Touch DJ
Photobooth: Charlotte Wedding Photo Booth
Rentals: Party Suppliers and Rentals
Officiant: Penelope Morningstar
Transportation: VIP Limo


Via Etsy...
Embroidered handkerchiefs by Canyon Embroidery
Custom hanger by Wish Upon Starfish
Cake topper by Enamor Weddings
Flower girl dresses by Everything Ruffles
Monogrammed shirts for bridesmaids by Karen Hulsizer Designs


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Blueberry Creative (Wilmington, NC)

Dec 19, 2013 11:30 AM

Thanks, Sarah, for this incredible feature! We're so grateful to work with such awesome couples like Bethany + Jake. We're thrilled to be featured on A Paper Proposal!

Bellenza Wedding Bistro (Los Angeles)

Dec 29, 2013 1:58 AM

Love the kiss and the first look! How romantic. They're such a beautiful couple :)

Trendy Bride Wedding Blog (North Carolina)

Jan 12, 2014 6:32 AM

What a beautiful wedding! Love the colors and flowers. Great photographs!