We believe every wedding is special in its own right. Some make you laugh. Some make you cry. Some make you smile. Some make you reminisce.
In this new blog series, we’ll be highlighting some of our most recent weddings. In each post, we hope to capture a little bit of what makes each ceremony so unique. We’ll be sharing special moments and photos from each wedding, as well as highlighting the vendors each couple used.
Our first profile focuses on Leah Riker and Greg Atkins, who tied the knot at The Colonnade in Greensboro on April 7, 2018.
“Our wedding day was just perfect. The ceremony went off without a hitch, everyone had a great time at the reception, and we ate our fill of delicious food and danced the night away! The venue was decorated so simply yet so beautifully. Coupled with all of our loved ones in the room, we couldn’t have envisioned it better if we tried.”
- LEAH, Bride
The Planning Process
A good venue sets the atmosphere. A good caterer makes mealtime a memory worth savoring. And, a good photographer ensures no moment goes uncaptured.
Leah and her mom started planning for the wedding in October 2017 – about 6 months before the actual wedding date. Her advice for the newly engaged? “Make sure you pick a great venue, caterer, and photographer. Those are so important! Also make sure to take time to actually enjoy the planning process. Remember it doesn't all have to be done at once!”
DJ: A&A Disc Jockeys
Hair and Makeup: Careaux Cartier
Officiant: Dave Widgeon
Rentals: Eventful NC
Wedding Coordinator: A Touch of Southern Events
Caterer: Pepper Moon Catering
Photographer: The Nixons
Bakery: Sweet Blossoms
Leah and Greg chose to go with a simple color scheme of Leah’s favorite color: pink!
Simple and elegant, this monochromatic color scheme focused around coral with coordinating shades of pink. Pink was woven throughout the décor, with little touches here and there in the floral arrangements and bridesmaid’s dresses. The groomsmen coordinated in light grey suits with pink boutonnières.
For Leah and Greg, their standout moment came during their reception. With the sound of Butterfly Kisses filling the room for the father/daughter dance, Leah graced the dance floor in her father’s arms. Halfway through their father daughter song, they were joined by all the other fathers and daughters on the guest list. “It really was a very sweet moment,”Leah recalled.
Food and drink
The culinary highlight of the day was Pepper Moon’s show-stopping mashed potato bar! Guests were able to fill their own martini glass with our signature smashed potatoes and then customize with a wide variety of toppings. A few of the favorites? Chopped bacon, diced ham, smoked salmon, shredded smoked gouda, shredded cheddar, salsa, sour cream, sautéed mushrooms, scallions and whole green olives.
For some, the standout feature of The Colonnade is the elegantly exposed brickwork. For others, it’s the towering ceilings. For Leah and Greg, it was its beautiful wrought iron railings and the natural light from our tall windows.
“The Colonnade really is such a beautiful place and it’s a great value, too. Along with the venue, our favorite thing about working with Revolution Mills Events was Jaime. She’s so thorough, very professional and always goes above and beyond to answer any questions.”
Ready to get started planning your own Greensboro wedding? If you’re looking to get a jumpstart on the planning process (or pulling together a last minute ceremony), take a look at our wedding guide or contact us to see how we can help.