Ashley + Frank | Wrightsville Manor Wedding

January 7, 2018

 

If we could go back in time and experience this perfect day all over again, we would gladly do it! These two melted our hearts with their sweet and bubbly personalities, and their beautiful wedding at the outstanding Wrightsville Manor on May 20th, 2017.

 

Their perfect day started with the girls getting ready in the bridal suite.  Kreashenz Salon and Spa did a splendid job on the already gorgeous bride and bridesmaids!

 

Ashely & Frankie's ceremony took place inside the venue and in front of the distressed brick-mantel adorned with greenery and candles. They wrote their own vows, which was incredibly romantic and personalized.  They filled the room with laughter and joyful tears. You can thank MOD Wedding Films and Zach & Sana Photography for capturing all of these special moments!

 

After Han Hills, their wonderful officiant, pronounced them husband and wife, the newlyweds shared a long sweet first kiss. The guests proceeded to the lawn for cocktail hour while the wedding party took pictures by the splendid oak tree. We can't forget to mention the oversized confetti-filled balloons we attached to floral-paper-garland that adorned the venue's back entrance. It was our bride’s original and lovely idea, and we were obsessed!

 

In the meantime, we transformed the room into their reception area. The combination of round and banquet tables were fully set with scalloped-antique-gold chargers, provided by Design A Dream Events.  Each napkin was wrapped with twine and topped with a piece of greenery. The centerpieces provided by Candace Thompson, gracefully accented the elegant palette featuring a white, green, and gold color combination.  Illuminating Events installed paper lanterns that embellished the venue’s ceiling and completed our couple’s vision for their special day.

 

After we welcomed the guests to take their seats, the wedding party and the Lettiere's made their big entrance! The bride and groom wanted to do things a little different than your typical timeline, and we loved it!  We are huge fans of our couples wanting to make their day truly THEIRS!  So, after Frankie’s incredible thank you speech, we proceeded with the Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dances.  The guests then savored in Middle Of The Island's delicious dinner while enjoying wonderful speeches.  Our couple then took to the dance floor for their first dance! Next, the band, TrainWreck, opened the dance floor and everyone “got down on it” with the bride and groom!

 

Later on, Ashley & Frankie cut one of their FIVE CAKES….oh, have we not mentioned that yet? YES, five cakes made of different flavors and frostings, perfectly baked by Phyllis Vaughan.  Everyone made it right back to the dance floor to dance the night away.  Ashley and Frankie were having such a good time that they even decided to add ONE MORE HOUR! The Lettiere's sure know how to throw a good party!

 

The wedding celebration ended with a beautiful and classic sparkler send-off.  Until the last minute they were still adding in their own personal touch by popping champagne bottles while walking through their send-off, and enjoying every single second of we must say! Oh, what a great day! Enjoy the moments of these two beautiful people and their epic wedding day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vendors:

 

Designer + Coordinator:  Design A Dream Events

Photography:  Zach & Sana Photography

Videography:  MOD Wedding Films

Venue:  Wrightsville Manor

Rentals:  L&L Tent and Party Rentals

Florist: Candace Thompson

Caterer:  Middle of the Island Catering

Cake:  Phyllis Vaughan

Ceremony music:  Dockside Strings

Band:  TrainWreck   

Lighting:  Illuminating Events

Makeup + Hair: Kreashenz Salon and Spa

 

 

 

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Owner of Design A Dream Events

Welcome to the Design A Dream Blog! Jana is the owner & event planner for Design A Dream Events!  With over 8 years of experience, Jana has a deep passion for love, design, & all things  wedding and event related.  Please feel free to contact at anytime with any questions you may have!

 

 

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