Weddings at the Brooklyn Arts Center in Wilmington NC are nothing short of gorgeous… Always. Christi and Tanner’s celebration was no different and it was an absolute joy to photograph their wedding day!
From the bride: Tanner and I met week one of freshman year at UNCW. He came from Dallas, Texas to play basketball for the University and I came from Annapolis, Maryland to play volleyball for the Seahawks. While we denied our love for each other at first (cue our friends giving us a hard time), we eventually moved past ‘best friends’ to dating two years after meeting. We dated for two years and enjoyed beautiful Wilmington, NC together before Tanner proposed the same day I graduated. The proposal was spectacular, planned out so that 40 of our friends and family came walking up the North End of Wrightsville beach and surrounded us while a friend played guitar and sang! Afterwards, everyone wrote their well-wishes in the mailbox placed in the dunes out there.
Wilmington has such a special place in our hearts. Although we no longer live there, we knew we had to have the wedding in ‘our city’. We have always loved exploring downtown and all the charm it has to offer, so we set our hearts on a downtown location for our wedding. We only visited one other venue before we found Brooklyn Arts Center. If the beauty of the building wasn’t enough, the owners really convinced us that this was the place for us with their willingness to make everything perfect for us.
From there, Richard with BAC suggested Charyl Williams of Social Butterfly Events to us for wedding planning. Being out of town, we knew we needed a full service planner to keep things moving when we couldn’t be in town. With her help, everything fell perfectly into place. She suggested Pine Valley Market for catering, and all we can say is WOW! The food was better than we ever expected! We had a menu idea, and Christie at PVM really took it and enhanced it. Eco Chic Blossoms did the floral arrangements, and with my vague description of a floral piece on a HUGE cross they made the masterpiece that was our alter for the day. Everything was so perfect the whole day, and now we have the most beautiful pictures to look back on the best day of our lives! Thank you to Eric Boneske and his team for giving us a lifetime of beautiful photographs to look back on.