On Saturday, January 19, the Brooklyn Arts Center was one of five featured venues in Wilmington’s most anticipated—and coolest—wedding event, Courtyards & Cobblestones. C&C puts a spotlight on some of the most desired wedding venues and vendors. Each venue is assigned a specialized team of creatives to work with and each location is stylized to showcase the beauty and diversity available to the nearly 700 brides in attendance.
Design Perfection designed the church for this year’s event and decorated and transformed the church with gorgeous pink and red peonies, hanging vines, and glamorous red candles in stunning candelabras. While guests were admiring the amazing décor (and amazing may not be a strong enough descriptor), they snacked at the Asian Noodle Station provided by A Thyme Savor, the catering company assigned to the BAC. The fabulous One Belle Bakery was also at C&C, sweetly situated beneath a colonnade constructed just for C&C by Jeff Bryant and DP. Anna Echols, proprietor of One Belle Bakery, was participating in the wedding show for the seventh year in row.
Charyl Williams, owner-operator-coordinator extraordinaire of Social Butterfly Events, was the designer and planner-in-charge of The Annex. Williams was thrilled by the overwhelming number of guest who came to the event. “It gets bigger every year,” she said. Her biggest passion is seeing couples in love finding the perfect vendor in each vendor category for their wedding. Guests enjoyed ice cream outside from the Boombalitti’s ice cream truck, a converted VW Bus, and talked about how excited they were for the gift card giveaway, which was announced after the event on the C&C Facebook page.
The BAC’s creative team went above and beyond this year. The live music, provided by the 919 Band, Trey Hamlin, and Active Entertainment was fantastic. Jeff Bryant and DP (in the church) and Eco Chic Blossoms, owned by the talented Kristy Holt (in The Annex) created flower arrangements beyond beautiful. The legendary Pine Valley Market (Annex) and A Thyme Savor (church) fed the crowd impossibly delicious food. Treebird Photography (Annex) and The Story Creative (church) captured images of the entire affair. Light Cannon Films put it all on film, and the Brooklyn Arts Center has never looked better. One groom, who already booked his wedding at the BAC, took one look at the church and said, “The only other decision I’ve felt more confident about was getting married.”
Written by: Sophia Ficarrotta