I knew going into the wedding of Kristen and Aaron that I was in for a detailed treat. Only shocker was that purple and gold weren’t their wedding colors.
The devout ECU Pirate fans began their romance through the introduction of a mutual friend, at Aaron’s house over an ECU/Navy game. Their love for each other truly bloomed over what was termed to me as a ‘Hole in the Wall’ sushi joint. I can attest that while it doesn’t sound appetizing, I knew of similar place in Cary and it was second to none.
So it was, on a VERY HOT and balmy day that we partook in Kristen’s getting ready festivities at the all chic Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, NC. We later trekked over to Raleigh Little Theatre Rose Garden near Cameron Village. Friends and family refreshed themselves on gourmet popsicles from LocoPops in Raleigh flavored in Mojito, Cherry-Lime, & Pomegranate-Tangerine under umbrellas while waiting for the ceremony to start under the guidance of Merrymaking Events. They were a much welcomed treat, but you had to eat fast!
Later afternoon thunderstorms gave way to their evening reception at The Cotton Room. The hip, refurbished, industrial style warehouse located at Golden Belt(an artistic hub) in Durham owned and operated under Triangle Catering, was decked out in peonies and wheatgrass centerpieces, accented by candlelight and family snapshots by none other than Cydney English, owner and florist of The English Garden. Bright pink and black carried over in every aspect of their wedding including their 4 tier wedding cake by Cinda\’s Creative Cakes in which their confection was banded with a hot pink ribbon. Festivites got cranking by tunes spun by Ron Smith DJ.
Their exit was like no other. They were pelted with handmade paper airplanes by their friends and family. Of course, they were hot pink, black, and white! Kristen and Aaron’s wedding in my eyes will be a memorable one. Wrought with fun, personal, and unique details helped to make their wedding extraordinary. Well executed, guys. Best wishes in your creative married life!