What an amazingly beautiful "BLING" wedding for New Year's Eve 2017! Aly and Michael chose The Cloth Mill at the Eno River in Hillsborough as their venue and it was absolutely decked out to the ultimate degree.
Greeting everyone was this lovely sign.
Gather Together Events and her staff pulled this whole wedding together. The vendor team was huge! The florals were by Anna with Meristem Floral. She is so talented. The Greenhouse Picker Sisters provided vintage decor and styling.
Our photographer extraordinaire is Riley MacLean. He is flanked by the videographers also getting in on the action. Light Cannon Films out of Wilmington.
Riley is so good at setting up the shots with these sweet kids.
There to help Chelsey were Katherine with Gather Together and Danielle with Mason Dixon Designs.
This stunning cake was by The Cupcake Shoppe. It was so elegant in its simplicity.
The Sweetheart Table.
The glittery tablecloths and acrylic chairs just added to the bling. CE Rentals provided the linens and table tops. The Ghost Chiavari Chairs were provided by Party Suppliers of Wilmington. Themeworks Creative, Make-up for Your Day Artistry and many other vendors were behind the scenes making this happen.
Aly's favorite color is purple.
And of course the corn hole board!
There were two bars, one on each side of the ceremony area. The Cloth Mill and On The Rocks ran the bar.
Isn't that floral swag amazing?
A view of the ceremony area. Note all the chandeliers.
The sideboards studded with greens and flowers with soft candlelight and yellow uplighting. Get Lit Lighting did all the lighting.
I found a secluded spot to sit down and review the ceremony.
Donovan's Dish staff were putting out the appetizers. Our DJ for the wedding and reception was Collin Yarborough working for Spin.
The guests have all arrived and Chelsey on far left has gotten us all lined up. At this point the parents are entering.
And now time for Michael and his guys and I to enter and take our places followed by the bridesmaids.
Here comes the bride and her father!
All the guests were standing in their honor.
The pretty bridesmaids were lined up on one side and the groomsmen on the other.
It was difficult to get a lot of good shots of the ceremony as access was limited due to the seating.
Shooting through the drapes!
You can see the groomsmen now.
When he was finished they finally got settled down and started planning this magnificent wedding!
"Michael, Aly feels so lucky to have met you while enjoying one of her favorite sports—I mean, how often does a girl meet a HOT guy on the slopes who is genuinely sweet too?"
Michael enjoyed it too!
And so now we are back facing the parents at this point for the rest of the ceremony.
They chose the handfasting ritual so I wrapped their clasped hands with the purple cord which represented love.
Then she placed the ring on Michael's hand and said the vows after me.
A closing blessing before the pronouncement of marriage.
And at this point they legally became husband and wife!
The kiss that seals the marriage!