Designing weddings has one big drawback-- because most people only do it once, we rarely get repeat clients. But once in a while, we have the pleasure of working with a former bride for a party or a sibling's wedding. This spring we were given the chance to design a party for one of our most favorite clients ever! Sarah and Nate were married last year and this year, for their first anniversary, Sarah called me with an idea. She wanted to plan a surprise anniversary party for Nate, but wanted it to be a surprise for her as well. She told me to handle all of the details and just tell her where to be and when. She sent me the guest list and we took it from there.
Sarah had not seen our new space, so we decided to have the party in the Atrium. We worked with Millie Holloman Photography to brainstorm a scavenger hunt that would take the couple through downtown Wilmington to revisit the significant places in their history together. We picked them up at their house and they were ready for the adventure! The clue to the first location lead them to the church where they were married.
From there they visited the reception site at the Bellamy Mansion and we told to wear the geeky glasses from their wedding day.
The next clue led them to the restaurant where they first met. The waiter recognized them by their glasses and was ready with white russians in hand.
The final clue led them down an alley and onto the roof of our new space, where a table for two was waiting for them.
We brought in Milner's, who catered the wedding a year before. They served Sarah and Nate a six course meal on the roof.
While Sarah and Nate were having dinner, all of their guests were arriving in the courtyard below. Nate had no idea that the night was actually just beginning. After they finished dessert, we prompted everyone to yell from below. Sarah and Nate looked down to discover all of their guests, donning geeky glasses.
The evening continued with music and dancing in the courtyard of the Atrium.
We are so grateful for amazing clients who give us so many opportunities to be creative! Sarah and Nate, we love you so much and wish you all of the happiness in the world!