Dave and Felisha’s wedding was a DIY paradise. It was also a chance for the bride to bond with her mother.
Felisha says, “My mother and I are both DIY connoisseurs and we took full advantage of this opportunity to really let our creativity take control. My parents built the wood lighting with tiered Edison lights and surrounded it with vine garland. She made the wooden center pieces holding flowers for each table and cut the individual wood rounds that our cakes sat on. Each flavor of cupcake was on a different wood round and then the wedding cake sat on one that had ‘Witcher’ etched into it from my handwriting. She is so talented and creative. We really enjoyed working together and making our vision happen. We make a great team and it meant so much to see it all come together from our hard work.”
The couple originally met in Wilmington in 2012 while Felisha still lived in Florida. However, it was their meeting at the ceremony that stands out as the most memorable part of wedding day for her. She simply calls it “The Walk.” She says, “Every little girl’s dream of walking down the aisle with your father in arm, surrounded by loving family and friends, and being given to your prince charming. They always tell you to catch a glimpse of the groom when the bride is coming down the aisle. Dave was so caught in the moment, his lips quivered as he held back tears. When I finally got to him I thought my heart would explode with excitement, love and anxiety!! LOL It was difficult to restrain from grabbing him and immediately kissing him. I can still remember that moment and all the emotion.”
Make sure that you scroll all the way to the bottom, beneath the photos. Felisha put together a wonderful write-up that we just had to share in full.
Enjoy Dave and Felisha’s Wilmington, NC wedding!
Here’s what Felisha had to say, in her own words:
Leaving the bustle of downtown Wilmington, white sheer fabric draped the entrance and transfers you into the serene environment. Lighting was perfectly romantic with Edison lights floating from all corners. My brilliant mother also added a rustic lighting piece over each table by reclaiming old barn wood and developing an 8’x2′ wooden chandelier with varying heights of vintage Edison bulbs. At our local Habitat for Humanity store I bought multiple metal chandeliers, removed the electrical lighting, painted them white and added draped vinery and flameless candles to each arm. This lighting was a perfect complement to the 2 tier crystal chandelier sparkling overhead as we said our vows. I can remember walking down the brick isle with my father in arm, surrounded by family and friends and taking in the beauty of the moment. The best advice I received was to take a breath, and just take it all in. The weather was perfect and my handsome fiancé was perfectly shaded by a broad magnolia tree. We stood in front of two large farm house doors that hung in my grandmother’s home over 200 years old. The antique metal hinges and white marble doorknobs still in place was the perfect look. My phenomenal florist developed a cascading bouquet of snowy jewel roses, white hydrangeas, maine blue caspia, and pink heather that flowed over seeded eucalyptus and pooled at the bottom of each door. This gorgeous arrangement was also presented on my maid of honor’s headband with the substitution of white Mikado spray roses. She was beautifully chic in an elegant, plum and floor length strapless dress. The men wore light grey suit and vest with plum tie and pocket square. I had gifted the groom and his best man wooden cufflinks and striped purple socks to add a unique and fun detail. Standing next to the love of my life, witnessed by the two most important friends in our lives it was the most exhilarating experience and I had the dress to make it all perfect. I was blessed with a multi-talented mother who developed most of the wedding decorations and also made my wedding dress! The sweetheart cut neckline, flowed into a perfect fit of silk and satin. My mother hand stitched beautiful beading over lace appliqué that flowed over the dress perfectly. The low cut back and tie corset ended at the detachable, cathedral bustle worn for the ceremony. The bustle was full of lace and extended 4 feet behind. Draped over my soft, blonde curls I wore my mother-in-law’s bridal veil, refurbished and accentuated with additional lace borders down the train. It meant so much to have my something borrowed to hold so much meaning. Inside of my dress, my mother had sewn blue and floral handkerchiefs from my grandmothers. This addition was close to my heart and a very special surprise. My something new was a gift from my thoughtful husband to be. As we were getting ready he delivered a silver, Tiffany’s bracelet engraved with our initials and a card that warmed my heart and brought tears to my eyes.
Photography: Britani Edwards Photography (Web)
Venue: The Atrium by Ligon Flynn
Planner: Meghan Connor
Video: Good to Go Studios
Florals: Petal Provisions
Catering: Middle of the Island
Officiant: Angela Kelley
Lighting: High Performance Lighting
Cake: One Belle Bakery
Band: Davisson Brothers Band