Revolution Mill Greensboro Wedding: Paige and Nathan
 

Paige and Nathan had a gorgeous indoor wedding ceremony at The Colonnade at Revolution Mill in Greensboro this past Winter on December 16, 2018.

The Wedding Day

“Our wedding day was perfect! It was cold and raining the day before at our rehearsal and we were really worried our wedding day would be gloomy. However, we woke up the morning of our wedding to the sun shining and barely a cloud in the sky! The rest of the day continued on without a hitch. Everything was going right on schedule if not a little ahead and everyone was super excited for the day ahead. All of our closest friends and family were there to help us celebrate our marriage. Every detail that we had meticulously planned for months came together better than anything we could have imagined.”
- Paige and Nathan, Bride and Groom

Why the Colonnade?

“The overall feel of the venue drew us to The Colonnade. We loved the old wood floors and exposed beams the venue had. We also really liked the way the space was laid out. We wanted a venue that had everything in one place so our guests weren’t having to travel between ceremony and reception. We had looked into other venues but The Colonnade was the first venue we toured and we fell in love so our search for a venue stopped there.” - Paige, Bride

The Venue

The couple’s favorite memory of Revolution Mill?

“Our favorite thing about working with Revolution Mill Events was how accommodating the staff was during the planning process and on the day of our wedding. They went above and beyond to make sure our wedding dreams became a reality. Jaime sat through multiple meetings with us to talk all things wedding detail related. She even changed our whole menu after our original planning meeting when we went from a buffet style meal to a sit down meal. She also customized our meals based on the taste testing event Pepper Moon Catering put on that Nathan attended. Jaime endured the countless changes we made to our contract and always answered her phone or email promptly. On the day of our wedding the staff made sure the bridal suite and the groomsmen suite had everything they needed from food to drinks to tissues. They even brought us an appetizer plate when we were taking pictures during cocktail hour. The staff worked super hard to make sure we were happy and were all super nice and helpful.” - Paige and Nathan, Bride and Groom

 
 

The Vendors

Cake and Desserts: Cheesecakes by Alex
Ceremony and Reception Music: Triad DJ
Photographer: William Avery Photography
Bridal Gown: Simply Stunning by Divas
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Groomsmens Formalwear: The Black Tux

Planner/Day of Coordinator: Lisa Gibson
Officiant: Ryan Smith/Lawndale Baptist Church
Florist: Sedgefield Florist
Catering & Rentals: In-House/Pepper Moon Catering
Paper Invitations: If It’s Paper
Groom’s Formalwear: The Black Tux

“I would say our wedding “cake” was the most unique element of our wedding day. We strayed away from the traditional white tiered cake and decided to have different flavors of cheesecake from our favorite Greensboro cheesecake bakery, Cheesecakes by Alex. Nathan and I are not huge cake people as it is and we both discovered we loved cheesecake early on in our relationship so it was always our go to dessert. And what better way to honor that tradition than have cheesecake at our wedding!” - Paige, Bride

Advice from the Bride

One piece of advice I would give to couples planning their wedding is to allow enough time off work before the day of the wedding to make sure everything is together and all the boxes are checked off. I work night shift as a nurse and I worked up until the Thursday night before my Sunday wedding and I felt so out of the loop on my vendors and all our decorations and I felt rushed to get everything together and make sure I had everything I needed.” - Paige, Bride

It was an honor to be a part of Paige and Nathan’s Winter wedding. We can't wait to show you how The Colonnade in Greensboro can be customized for your wedding day! Contact us to chat.

 
Jaime Gilliam
Rain on Your Wedding Day? Don’t Panic!
 
Photo by Jodi Gray Photography

Photo by Jodi Gray Photography

At The Colonnade at Revolution Mill, we offer a gorgeous courtyard space for outdoor ceremonies and photos. While we wish we could order blue skies for every couple, Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate! However, there is no need to panic as long as you have a backup plan in place. We have some indoor ceremony options that are equally amazing and will help put your mind at ease when planning your wedding day.

Rain on your wedding day is definitely not something most couples want to happen… but let’s face it, it is a possibility that you should plan for. That’s where our amazing event staff here at Rev Mill can help!

Tip: Consider it as a possibility and make an action plan for rain…

Typically when you don’t plan for something, it will happen. And vice versa. So let’s go ahead and make that Plan B in case of inclement weather. You’ll feel much better knowing that you have a back up plan in place in the event you need it.

We have lovely options for indoor ceremonies! As part of planning with couples, we discuss an inclement weather plan for all outdoor ceremonies. If inclement weather is approaching, we will be in touch the week of the wedding to finalize a decision. While we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your wishes, we have learned it is best to decide as early as possible to alleviate the uncertainty and added stress. Please keep in mind DJs and musicians cannot use their equipment in any rain. We will provide one complimentary reset to accommodate moving inside due to bad weather. Each event will be considered on an individual basis and management reserves the right to make a final decision on ceremony location based upon weather conditions and safety.

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Tip: Plan your decor to work indoor or outdoor…

Choose decorations that will work well in primary and secondary ceremony locations and are easily moved (i.e., an arbor that can be set up outside or inside). Consider bringing some “rain props” just in case, such as a clear umbrella with rain galoshes for that photo op.

Tip: Have event insurance…

It’s worthwhile to consider event insurance, especially during Hurricane Season in North Carolina. There are companies that specialize in event insurance or you can try checking with your home or car insurance agency. Sometimes you’re able to add event insurance to your policy. In the event of serious weather, you can have peace of mind should anything happen.

Tip: Relax and enjoy your wedding day!

No amount of worrying or stressing is going to change a single thing. In fact, it will only make it worse on yourself. Just relax and take comfort in the fact that you have a back up plan in place and no matter what, you and your guests will be well taken care of. The most important thing is saying “I do!”

Words of wisdom from a recent Bride…

“I chose Revolution Mill Events primarily for a great outdoor option as well as the beautiful indoor option. Brides can choose a venue but they can't choose the weather so it's best to plan for a hurricane and hope for a beautiful day. I'll be honest, I cried a bunch when I heard Hurricane Florence was heading right towards NC but talking with the wedding venue coordinator (Jaime) as well as the wedding day of coordinator (Relish Design Company) was my way of dealing with the stress. I needed to know my back up options if the power went out or if flooding was a potential what were my options, as well as my options for having to change the wedding date if the weather was going to be too dangerous. If you are getting married during Hurricane season it's good to know if the venue has back up generators if the power were to go out. That was one of my worries. I put my complete trust into the venue coordinator because they know the venue the best. For anyone looking at a venue, always go with the one with both indoor/outdoor option. Looking back, I do hate that the hurricane prevented out of town family members from coming to the wedding. I have zero regrets about choosing Revolution. It was the perfect venue to host a hurricane wedding and believe it or not most of my wedding pictures were taken outside, yay!! My word of advice for inclement weather couples, stay calm, talk to your wedding team about your options, and remember that despite the less than perfect weather at the end of your wedding day you are married and that's what it is all about!” - Allyssa, Bride, Married in September 2018

 
Jaime Gilliam
Revolution Mill Greensboro Wedding: Courtney and Joshua
 

Courtney and Joshua were married in February 2019 at The Colonnade at Revolution Mill in Greensboro. We’re excited to share their story with you!

 
 

The Backstory

“In 2013 my best friend was dating his brother and told me that they wanted us to meet! We met one time- I thought he was cute. After that he joined the Army and moved to Hawaii and I started college and moved away from home. We kept up with each other for a little bit and that eventually stopped. Over the four years his brother and my best friend were so persistent. Telling us things like, “You guys would be so cute together and like each other”, “Yall have to meet up once you guys come home.” They would even joke that we were going to fall in love and get married one day. This past summer Josh was moved home and stationed at Fort Bragg. I was home for summer break and actually graduating early so I would be home permanently. That summer we went on a few double dates and talked every day getting to know each other. I knew from the moment I met him that I would fall in love with him. We went on our first official date together last summer and the rest was history! Now we are getting married! My friend and his brother were right- and they’re getting married, too!” - Courtney, Bride

 
 

And the Proposal?

“The proposal was on July 28th, 2018. He took me to a garden in the middle of a butterfly sanctuary by the water fountain. He actually contacted one of my best friends to drive home and hide in the bushes and take pictures of our engagement!” - Courtney, Bride

 
 

The Planning Process and Vendors

Photographer: Heather Creed Photography
Ceremony & Reception Music: Friendly Neighborhood DJ
Catering: In-House/Pepper Moon Catering

Planner/Day of Coordinator: Julie Skeen
Officiant: Timothy Hunnicutt
Cake & Desserts: Lindsay Brown

We absolutely loved our vendors- and we only had a few! Aside from the amazing venue and catering staff…

— Our photographer: Heather Creed Photography went above and beyond to make sure that everything went to plan and that we ended up getting the sweetest pictures. Her work is perfect and she is amazing to work with!

— Our DJ: We met John Haskins (Your Friendly Neighborhood DJ) at the Carolina Wedding Show. I never regretted stopping to talk to him. He made our wedding magical! He did an amazing job with everything from the music to all the behind the scenes details. He is so personable and we could not have chosen anyone better.

— The cake: I chose to use as many local friends who had small businesses or side hobbies as I could. This included a great friend of mine, Lindsay Brown, in Greensboro/Pleasant Garden. She made our wedding cake and it was not only beautiful but delicious as well!
- Courtney, Bride

Food and Drink

Courtney and James selected a buffet dinner of garden salad, radiatore pasta with chicken, grape tomatoes, and broccoli in a chardonnay cream sauce, smashed potatoes and oven-roasted vegetables. The couple said the radiatore pasta was devoured and a favorite of everyone.

The Venue

The couple said “I-Do” in the front section of The Colonnade, which can seat up to 130 guests. They were able to enjoy an unseasonably warm day and get photos in the Courtyard while guests mingled for cocktail hour. Courtney’s favorite architectural features of the space are the wooden floors/beams and huge beautiful windows.

It was an honor to be a part of Courtney and Joshua’s love story! We can't wait to show you how The Colonnade in Greensboro can be customized for your wedding day! Contact us to chat.

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Jaime Gilliam
Revolution Mill Greensboro Reception: Jon Mark and Elizabeth
 

Jon Mark and Elizabeth were married in January 2019 at Westover Church in Greensboro, NC and celebrated their reception with us at The Colonnade at Revolution Mill. The couple met on a blind date and became engaged surrounded by their families at the beach.

The Planning Process and Vendors

With Winter in full effect, Elizabeth and Jon Mark chose to use the season as inspiration for their color palette using rich, leafy greens and pale blush pink with gold accents.

Wedding Gown: Songbirds Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Groom’s Formalwear: Brooks Brothers
Groomsmens Formalwear: Jos A. Banks

Florist: Sedgefield Florist
Reception Music: High Impact Entertainment
Photographer: Thalia Villarosa Photography
Catering: In-House/Pepper Moon Catering
Rentals: In-house/Party Reflections

What did the couple have to say about the planning process?

“Our wedding day was total bliss. It was amazing to see how months of planning came together in the most spectacular way. The funniest part of it all was remembering how embedded in the details we were for 9 months and all of the stress that went into that planning just melted away. Everything was perfect to us, even if it didn't go as planned.” - Elizabeth, Bride

The take-away? Enjoy your wedding day despite the tiny details. It’s YOUR day, make it amazing.

“Think about your guests! A lot of the decisions we made had to do with the flow and timing of the event. I pulled on prior experiences of weddings I was a guest at and thought about what choices were made in consideration of the guests and what weren't. Everyone will tell you that your day is all about you, and to a degree it is. But you wouldn't be where you are without the love and support of every person that will be at your wedding. They have given their time and resources to support you! So think of them when you are planning your event.” - Elizabeth, Bride

Food and Drink

While the wedding party wrapped up their photo session, the guests enjoyed refreshments and a cheese display of cheddar, swiss and pepper jack, garnished with red grapes and fresh berries, served with assorted crackers.

Dinner began with a classic tossed garden salad. Then guests enjoyed a delicious buffet of grilled chicken breast with Parmesan cream sauce, pulled pork barbeque, creamy coleslaw, fresh green beans and assorted breads.

Pepper Moon’s famous smashed potatoes completed the dinner menu.

“The BBQ was AMAZING. The mashed potatoes were killer too.” - Elizabeth & Jon Mark, Bride & Groom

The Venue

What drew Jon Mark and Elizabeth to The Colonnade for their reception?

“We had a winter wedding so we needed an indoor space that was big enough to hold 200 people! I also cared a TON about the look of the space and the ambiance it created. Revolution Mill had a wonderful rustic charm to it. I loved all the textures of the interior and the functionality of the space.” - Elizabeth, Bride

The couple also loved the floor to ceiling windows, the exposed brick, iron railings and exposed beam ceilings.... Everything!

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It was an honor to be a part of Elizabeth and Jon Mark’s love story! We can't wait to show you how The Colonnade in Greensboro can be customized for your wedding day! Contact us to chat about it today.

 
Revolution Mill Greensboro Wedding: Ely and Virginia
 

Ely and Virginia were married on a gorgeous, sunny day last October in our courtyard at The Colonnade in Greensboro.

The Backstory

“It all began on a Carnival cruise to the Bahamas during on our college spring break. We reconnected in the Spring of 2016 and maintained a long distance relationship for 9 months. Ely relocated to Charlotte, NC in January of 2017 and we got engaged while in New York City, April 15, 2017. Ely's sister was a part of the engagement surprise and it was wonderful to have her there.” - per their Zola website

Photo by Griffin Hart Davis Photography

Photo by Griffin Hart Davis Photography

The Planning Process and Vendors

With lots of excitement from family and friends, the couple ended up with a larger guest list than originally planned. We worked together with Virginia and her planner to come up with creative ways to fit all of their loved ones into the occasion. We utilized a mix of family-style rectangle tables and rounds to maximize the space.

Planner/Day of Coordinator: Jamie Mostofian Design
Draping: Sharpe Pursuits
Cake & Desserts: Delicious
Ceremony Music: Alfredo Enrique, Trejo Ziri
Photographer: Griffin Hart Davis Photography
Photobooth: ZimZoom Photobooth
Rentals: Eventful, Chelish Moore Flowers & Events,
In-house/Party Reflections

Photos by Griffin Hart Davis Photography

Photos by Griffin Hart Davis Photography

Food and Drink

The guests enjoyed a cocktail hour with a bar in the outdoor courtyard while waiting for the reception to begin. Ely and Virginia opted for a buffet dinner and a pre-set salad. Not only does a pre-set salad look pretty on the tables, guests can begin eating while waiting on their turn for the buffet line. The couple included a lot of younger guests into their wedding day and wanted to do something special for them. They chose to serve a special kids meal alongside the buffet. Guests were delighted with the amazing dessert display!

The rose gold linens and gold accent place settings added an elegant touch to the reception decor.

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Jaime and her team are great! I recently had my wedding here and could not have been happier with the service, responsiveness to emails, food, staff, everything! My wedding day was wonderful and I would highly recommend Revolution Mill to anyone looking for a wedding venue.
Thanks again!
— Virginia S., married 10/6/2018
Photo by Griffin Hart Davis Photography

Photo by Griffin Hart Davis Photography

Photo by Griffin Hart Davis Photography

Photo by Griffin Hart Davis Photography

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Photos by Griffin Hart Davis Photography

Photos by Griffin Hart Davis Photography

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Revolution Mill Events: Wedding Open House February 2019
 
Photo by Annie Timmons Photography, Florals by Jenny’s Projects, Linens & Table Settings by Party Reflections

Photo by Annie Timmons Photography, Florals by Jenny’s Projects, Linens & Table Settings by Party Reflections

We recently hosted our Wedding Open House here at The Colonnade at Revolution Mill. The participating vendors created a stunning Spring-themed showcase.

Nearly weds benefited from viewing the various room designs for insight into how they can decorate our space for their wedding day.

Here are a few reviews we received from our guests:

“What an awesome open house!”

“Tasting was great!”

“Today was very helpful by the way!!”

“Thank you again for hosting us this weekend! The space looked beautiful and made me so excited for our wedding!”

Have a look at some of the photos from the event. We can’t wait to host another and have more of our couples join in the fun!

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A highlight of our day was the food tasting by our in-house caterer, Pepper Moon Catering. Current clients as well as prospective couples had the opportunity to talk to our chefs while trying out the variety of dishes and tasting our house wines. We’re already getting lots of requests to add the featured chef action station “Jar-B-Q” to menus. It’s described as North Carolina in one bite! A mini mason jar is layered with NC cornbread, baked beans, pulled pork barbecue, coleslaw, barbecue sauce and topped with pickled okra.

Did you know?…. We offer 2 complimentary open house/tastings per year. The tasting menu is selected to include a range of items such as hors d’oeuvres, entrees and side dishes. The purpose of the menu tasting is to assure you of food quality, much in the way that once you have a good meal at a restaurant, you feel confident that even if you order a different meal next time, it will be wonderful! Our chefs will be on hand for you to chat about options. It’s delicious and a lot of fun to attend!

Photos by Annie Timmons Photography & The Nixons Photography

 
 
 
 

The Colonnade featured 3 different ceremony setup options. Although rain put a damper on the courtyard setup, thank goodness we have great indoor ceremony backup options! Guests were able to see the various draping and lighting options we can provide along with gorgeous linens and place settings.

Photos by Annie Timmons Photography & The Nixons Photography

 
 
 
 
Photo by Annie Timmons Photography

Photo by Annie Timmons Photography

 
 

Join us next time to be inspired with different setup options in our flexible space.

Contact us to experience one of Greensboro’s most distinctive event venues!

Tours are available by appointment only.

 
Plan Your Wedding in One Month
 
Photo by Jennifer Strange Photography

Photo by Jennifer Strange Photography

 
 

We’ve noticed a trend recently with our couples planning shorter engagements. We could not be happier! While there are always pros and cons of both the longer engagement and shorter, we’re here to help you through the planning process no matter what you choose. Everyone knows that planning a wedding can be stressful and time-consuming. Some brides live for this phase of their engagement, while others may dread the very thought of it. Planning the wedding of your dreams in a few short weeks is not only possible; it can be enjoyable as well. We’re here to offer you some tips to help make it an easy and enjoyable process.

 
 
Photo by Alayna Kaye Photography, Paper details by Design by Laney

Photo by Alayna Kaye Photography, Paper details by Design by Laney

 
 

CHOOSE YOUR VENUE WISELY

When choosing your venue, there are a few key points you should keep in mind. This is especially true if you have a shorter engagement.

Photo by Griffin Davis Photo

Photo by Griffin Davis Photo

  • Choose a venue with inclusive services to save time sourcing additional vendors. For example, The Colonnade at Revolution Mill offers not only a gorgeous space, but also offers chairs, linens, rentals and food & beverage service by Pepper Moon Catering — all in one effort. It’s also helpful to choose a venue that offers vendor recommendations.

  • Make sure to check the reviews of a venue before you book. Mistakes can be made if you book a venue too hastily. Reading the reviews of past couples can be a great way to get a feel for the venue.

    Read more of Revolution Mill reviews on the site here.

"What an awesome experience we had at Revolution Mill Events for our daughter and now son-in-laws wedding. From the first day we met with Jaime we knew this was a perfect place to host this wedding that our daughter had always dreamed of. The venue, the staff and Pepper Moon Catering was right on point on every little detail. We are still hearing great things from the guests about the entire evening. The food prepared by Pepper Moon was a HUGE hit. Thank you again Jaime, Revolution Mills, Pepper Moon Catering and the entire staff!!!!" 

- GENA, MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

 
 

ASK FOR HELP

There is no shame in asking for help. Your friends and family are there for you and are excited about your upcoming nuptials as well! Let them give you a hand.

BE REALISTIC IN YOUR PLANNING

Yes, you can plan a stunning wedding in a short time, but it’s also important to be realistic in knowing you may not be planning an event equal to The Royal Wedding. There is something beautiful and even elegant about simplicity. Use that knowledge while mapping out your wedding day details.

INVITE YOUR GUESTS

While nothing beats a gorgeous invitation suite, Evites are a great option to efficiently invite your friends and family to your wedding in a time crunch! Evites are easily customizable to your wedding theme and are quick, easy and delivered directly to your guests’ inboxes. You’ll receive responses faster and email is a great way to get in touch with people. 

CONSIDER DECOR

Will you need to decorate your venue a lot or a little? Is the space stunning by itself? Adding small touches to spruce the space up just enough to show your personality and style is what you want when planning a wedding in a short time.

Photo by Alayna Kaye Photography, Design by Carly Marie Events, Flowers by Tre Bella, Rentals by Partymakers Event Rental

Photo by Alayna Kaye Photography, Design by Carly Marie Events, Flowers by Tre Bella, Rentals by Partymakers Event Rental

With extensive experience in planning and executing Triad weddings, Revolution Mill Events is uniquely equipped to help you express your wedding vision. Whether you envision a celebration that is traditional or trend-setting, have a short or a long engagement, we will work closely together to create a wedding day that reflects your personalities and delights your guests.

Photo by Alayna Kaye Photography, Dress and flowers by Tre Bella, Hair/Makeup by Face Forward

Photo by Alayna Kaye Photography, Dress and flowers by Tre Bella, Hair/Makeup by Face Forward

 

You CAN plan a wedding in one month and we are here to help! Only a few open dates remain for our March 2019 special:
15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 and 31.

✔️Elegant, industrial chic event space 
✔️Tables, chairs, and linens are included
✔️In house catering services and trusted vendor referrals

Learn more about our packages and rates >>> 
VIEW OUR WEDDING GUIDE

Contact us to experience one of Greensboro’s most distinctive event venues!

 
Jaime Gilliam
Revolution Mill Events: Missy and Aaron
 

Missy and Aaron were married on August 25, 2018 at The Colonnade at Revolution Mill. It was a gorgeous, sunny day in Greensboro, and everything perfectly captured their love story.

 
 

The Backstory

“We met at Northern Elementary School on my first day to work in ACES. A month later, he asked for my BBM (for Blackberry phones) to start talking to me. We texted each other every day all day long. He would constantly keep me laughing and keep a smile on my face. Later on, we started dating (for 7 years), and then he finally popped the question. I coach two cheerleading teams so he got my JV & a few of Varsity to come to my middle school cheer practice and do this awesome cheer to lead up to the proposal. After the cheer was finished, they told me to meet him at the place we first met (the Elementary School). So I drove to the school immediately after my middle school practice because I was so excited for what was about to happen. Once I got there, my old ACES boss gave me my first clue. He had planned a scavenger hunt around the school of memorable moments we had together in ACES. At the very last clue, I came outside to see him standing there, then got down on his knee and proposed. To say the least, I was very excited, and am still very excited!”

— Missy, Bride

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The Vendors

What did the couple have to say about their vendors? “Jordan Tickle was our photographer, he was amazing as always! FLORA did a perfect job with all the flowers! Cool Receptions is the best DJ around!” - Missy & Aaron, Bride & Groom

Day-of Coordinator: Savina Ceremony/Reception Music & Photobooth: DJ Lil’Vegas + Lynx Legacy
Florist: FLORA Fine Wedding + Event Flowers Photographer: Jordan Tickle Photography
Cake/Dessert: Easy Peasy Videographer: Stacy Green

“Aaron told us who his favorite DJ was and the only DJ he wanted was DJ Lil’Vegas, so we made sure that Vegas knew this wedding party was going to party!” - Cool R Receptions

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“And when you smile, the whole world stops and stares for awhile, cause you’re amazing, just the way you are.” ~Bruno Mars (Just The Way You Are)

Food and Drink

The guests sipped cocktail hour drinks while enjoying a cheese display garnished with fresh fruit alongside assorted crackers.

Dinner began with a classic Caesar salad. Then guests savored a buffet of grilled Italian chicken; sage-rubbed pepper pork loin served with stone fruit and smoked bacon sauce; fresh green beans; and zucchini, yellow squash and onion mix.

The menu was completed with Pepper Moon’s famous smashed potato bar. Missy said it was “the best!”.

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greensboro wedding venue, Revolution Mill Events

Décor & Planning

The couple chose black, burgundy, gold, dark purple and lavender as the colors for their indoor ceremony and reception. They made their own centerpieces by spray painting wine bottles gold to put flowers in.

Missy’s advice to new bride’s? — “Don’t worry about the guests, it’s YOUR wedding, just the two of you. If they love you enough they will make it to your wedding. Don’t plan stuff around them.”

The Venue

Missy said she loved the “warehouse feels” that The Colonnade has and wanted that for her wedding. She also appreciated the fact that we “were always fast to answer any questions” the couple had.

It was an honor to be a part of Missy and Aaron’s love story! We can't wait to show you how The Colonnade in Greensboro can be customized for your wedding day! Contact us to chat.

 
Top Tips for Touring Wedding Venues
 
Photo by Gabriel Van Heyking Photo

Photo by Gabriel Van Heyking Photo

We are officially in the full swing of engagement season! This is such a fun and exciting time of year where we get to show our venue to couples and hear about their dream wedding.

We understand that choosing your wedding venue is one of the most important decisions you will make during your planning process. Our staff at The Colonnade at Revolution Mill are seasoned wedding pros and want to help you make the best decision. We enjoy sharing our event knowledge and answering all your questions during a visit. As you prepare for your venue tours, consider these tips to help you get the most out of your visits:

DO PREPARE IN ADVANCE

How often have you gone to the grocery store and forgotten your list? You don’t remember what to buy, do you? The same can go for this type of situation. Prepare a list of your most important questions to bring with you during your tour. You won’t be caught off guard or draw a blank when it comes time to ask the questions that mean the most to you and your special day. The Knot has a great list of questions to start you off.

Photo by Jodi Gray Photography

Photo by Jodi Gray Photography

DON’T OVERCROWD YOURSELF

Yes, it’s important to get your loved ones input on your big day. But when touring a venue, having too many people (and their opinions!) can put a damper on your excitement. Instead, take photos and jot down some notes to share with your friends and family later.

DO CHECK BEHIND THE SCENES

Don’t forget to check the restrooms, dressing suites, parking area and other often over-looked points of the venue.

DO ASK ABOUT RESTRICTIONS

Ask about any venue restrictions. Can you bring in outside alcohol? What outside vendors are permitted? Do you have have to leave by a specific time? Are there decor restrictions?

DO CHECK OUT THE HYPE

Before you go on your tour, read up on any reviews. Make a note of any potential issues, and ask the venue their thoughts.

DO PAY ATTENTION TO PARKING OPTIONS

Will there be enough parking space for your guests? What if it rains - will the parking area get messy? Is there an area to drop off and pick up guests with special accessibility needs?

Photo by Jamie Blow Photography

Photo by Jamie Blow Photography

DON’T OVERDO IT

Of course you’re excited to begin planning and you want to check out every available option! Keep in mind how much time each venue tour may take and factor in travel time in between each space. .


Finding your wedding venue shouldn’t be stressful. If you follow these tips to help ease some of the pressure and enjoy the process. Our Wedding Guide is your all inclusive guide to selecting and planning your wedding at The Colonnade! Be sure to check it out.

Contact us to set up your visit.

 
Top 10 wedding trends for 2019
 

Every year, we begin to see new trends emerge as couples look for fresh and innovative touches to make their wedding day unique. Over the past few years, some of the biggest trends we’ve noticed are geometric shapes, personalized food selections, and rustic tablescapes. 

As we move into 2019, we’re looking forward to seeing how brides reinterpret trends to fit their tastes and styles. Here’s the top 10 trends we already see emerging in the Triad: 

 

Brunch Weddings

Photo by Aesthetic Images

Photo by Aesthetic Images

A brunch wedding can offer a fresh and fun feeling, without compromising sophistication. In addition to potential cost savings, a brunch wedding offers additional flexibility for the rest of your wedding day, not to mention a lot of fun food options. Think about it -- after having an early ceremony and brunch, you and your guests will still have hours to party and celebrate! 

 

Greenery

From centerpieces to bouquets, we’ve seen a huge increase in brides who utilize succulents, vines, ferns, and ivy. We’re also starting to see more greenery used as a backdrop for a couple’s vows – think lush arches and walls of foliage. 

Photo by Jamie Blow

Photo by Jamie Blow


NON traditional desserts

While many newlyweds still want to cut the cake, more couples are opting for alternatives to the large, traditional wedding cake. Macaroons, donuts, pies, brownie bars and cupcakes are popular options – and they all have the added bonus that they are easy to serve. Smaller desserts also allow for more flavor options, ensuring every guest will find a sweet treat they enjoy. 

 

Jewel Tones

Rich, moody jewel tones are back in a big way this year and not just for fall weddings. After a few years of muted and pale colors reigning, rich dark jewel tones are taking hold as 2019’s preferred palette. 

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Velvet

We’ve been seeing this trend every where we turn – from velvet t-shirts and dresses to throw pillows. Now the trend is hitting the wedding scene, with couples opting for velvet table cloths and décor accents. Velvet’s rich texture is perfect for fall and winter wedding décor. 

 

Lavender 

We’ve seen a lot of blush over the past two years, but as 2019 approaches, we’re beginning to see a move toward dusty lavenders and purples. These muted shades of purple are versatile and can work well for any season. 

 

Minimalist wedding dresses 

The Meghan Markle dress trend will continue to inspire looks in 2019, with brides opting for understated frocks with clean lines. 

 

Neon Signs

You’ve probably started seeing the neon signs popping up on Instagram and Pinterest – they often have cute sayings in a cursive font – well, now these chic signs are working their way into the wedding scene. They’re the perfect accent for behind the head table at the reception or for a photobooth backdrop! 

 

Photo Courtesy of Revolution Mill

Photo Courtesy of Revolution Mill

Venues with heritage 

Out with the barn weddings and in with the reclaimed mills and industrial spaces. In 2019, we’re expecting to see a continued increase in couples who are opting for the unique look of a reclaimed venue. Mills and industrial spaces offer the same great textures of wood and metal you would get in a barn, but with a more modern feel. You can probably guess why this is easily our favorite trend of 2019! 

 

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Food stations

More creative dining options have been on the rise lately, and we anticipate the trend to continue into 2019. Many couples are moving away from seated dinners in favor of action or food stations. A few of Pepper Moon Catering’s most popular food stations are the mashed potato martini bar, shrimp and grits station, and carving stations. 

 

Leave us a comment and tell us what your favorite trends of 2018 were! What are you looking forward to seeing more of in 2019? 

Whether you’re a vendor, newly married, or in the early stages of planning your wedding, we’d love to hear what you think!