{Crystal + Chad}

7 Jan

Real Wedding: September 5, 2010

{The Details}

{Ceremony & Reception} Graylyn Estate & Conference Center
{Wedding Planner} Merrymaking Events
Flowers by Candlelight
{Lights, Lanterns, Wall Drape}
K2 Productions
{Photographer} Aaron Kohns, Gain Composure Photography
{Live Ceremony Artist} Wedding Brushes
{Cake} Cakes by Manfred
{Harpist} Taylor Anne
{Photo Booth} Neil from Shutterbooth
{Band} The Dickens


Crystal is so lively and full of energy, a real a “Spitfire”, as my Mom would call it! Her drop-dead gorgeous looks are only a part of her, she is a real kind and wonderful person. It’s a perfect balance to the laid back and quiet groom. We were honored to be a part of this amazing event with such a fabulous group of people and team of vendors!

Held at the second largest private residence in the country (2nd to The Biltmore), Graylyn Estate and Conference Center in Winston-Salem, NC was a perfect location for this lively crowd. The grounds span for many acres, and the serene lawn seems to reach all the way to the horizon!

This event had many unique touches! It started with a beautiful ceremony on the lawn to music from 13-year-old harpist Taylor Anne. It was all captured by the live artist, Shannon, who presented the finished canvas to the couple at the end of the evening. The ceremony was followed by cocktails and dinner in the main house and then a party in the room that used to house the indoor pool.

The group rocked out to The Dickens, with the bride even singing a song to her groom…. and wow! She had a voice! It was a wonderful evening that everyone involved will remember forever, even us! It makes it even better when you receive an email from the Father of The Bride after the wedding: “Thanks so much for making my daughter’s day so special.  We have received so may great responses from family and friends that attended.  You and you staff truly made this a truly great experience and one we will cherish for the rest of our lives. ”

Thank you to Aaron from Gain Composure Photography who stepped up and took AMAZING photos of our gorgeous bride. Lisa, with Flowers by Candlelight, did some beautiful centerpieces.  Kenneth from K2 Productions did a great job covering the walls with beautiful fabric and getting the space ready to groove in.

We had a STELLER team of vendors and the even ran perfectly ….. Thank you!


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