Courtyards and Cobblestones

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On January 14, the Brooklyn Arts Center was one of the featured venues in Wilmington’s most fabulous wedding event, Courtyards & Cobblestones. C&C highlights the most popular wedding venues in downtown Wilmington by assigning a unique team of creatives to each location with each team styling each venue differently to allow guests to browse through live portfolios.

Kickstand Events covered design and floral arrangements at the BAC, filling the room with bouquets so fresh you could smell them from the front doors. Brent’s Bistro provided sweet and savory snacks while guests were treated to live music by Uptown Easy. The church’s baker and cake decorator, One Belle Bakery, is a C&C veteran. “I actually launched my business at C&C 2013,” said One Belle’s owner, Anna Echols. “I remember printing business cards and launching my website 24 hours before my very first C&C. The event put me in front of so many brides and helped me get my name out.” 2018’s event was Echols’ sixth go ‘round, and she definitely has the preparation down to a science. “We always bring our most popular cake flavor, an Amaretto cake with Amaretto custard,” says Echols. “Our mini caramel apple pops are a huge hit with dessert bars at weddings, so we brought hundreds of those for people to sample as well.”

Another vendor—who you might remember from a “Say Hello to” in our September newsletter—videographers Luke and Christiana Brown of Light Cannon Films, said their favorite part of Courtyards & Cobblestones is always the people. Light Cannon has participated in five C&Cs, but this year was their first set-up at the BAC. “One thing that gets us really excited is meeting clients who have already booked us for the upcoming season,” said the Browns. “After emailing back and forth, it’s always fun to put a face to the name and interact in person.” Light Cannon Films now offers drone technology. This year, Luke brought the drone to leave on display, which attracted more male visitors than we usually get!”

The BAC’s creative team couldn’t have done a better job. With live music, fresh flowers, incredible cake pops, and excellent food by Brent’s Bistro, nobody in town had a better night than the guests at the Brooklyn Arts Center. One woman say this to her husband: “Is there such a thing as a two-year vow renewal? Let’s get married again at the BAC!”