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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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.

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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! 

 
Revolution Mill Events: Claire and Azer
 

Married 9-22-2018 

“Our wedding day was full of so much joy! We wanted something simple but elegant and we truly feel like the day could not have gone better! We had a traditional Catholic mass at St Pius X Church in Greensboro, NC. It was extra special for us to get married here, as it is Claire's home church where she has received all her sacraments. The ceremony was beautiful and the music and readings were all hand picked by us! Our reception at Revolution Mill was an absolute blast and we could not have picked a better venue! We ended the night dancing with our closest family and friends.” 

 - Claire & Azer, Bride & Groom

 

The backstory 

“We met at the gym.  We both moved to Atlanta for work and routinely went to the gym around the same time each day (after work) and struck up a conversation and became friends. We started talking to each other each time we saw one another there and Azer finally asked me out on a date!”

The couple dated for a bit, and in 2017 Azer popped the question! When Claire’s annual family beach trip was cancelled for the first time ever, Azer planned a weekend getaway to Florida for the couple. Claire loves the beach, and when the couple was having cocktails on the balcony before dinner, Azer proposed. Claire says it was the perfect, intimate proposal. 


The planning process

Claire’s advice to new brides? “Delegate and take it a little at a time. Planning can be very overwhelming, but if you have reliable vendors and help from family/friends-it will go smoothly!” 

Make-up/Hair: Face Forward 

Florist: Botanica Flowers 

Dessert/Cake: Delicious Cakes 

Day-of-Coordinator: Kay Lentini

Photographer: Annie Timmons Photography 

Reception Music: Emerald Empire Band 

 

Décor

Claire and Azer didn’t have a particular theme, but the color scheme of navy and blush was consistent throughout their venue décor. 

Navy is one of Azer's favorite colors and blush is one of Claire's favorite colors – and they ended up making the perfect color combination for an early fall wedding. 

One of the most unique elements of the couple’s décor was a special tribute table that featured photos of Claire’s mother and grandmothers on a table alongside a portrait of Claire. 

 

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Food and drink

The couple opted for a cocktail hour with passed appetizers that included caprese skewers, prosciutto wrapped asparagus, and spaghetti meatball skewers. The couple said the spaghetti and meatball appetizer was their favorite thing of the night!

Guests started off their meal with a baby spinach salad with strawberries, mandarin oranges, goat cheese, and almonds in a blood orange vinaigrette. A dinner buffet gave guests the option of bourbon and pecan coated chicken or marinated grilled flank steak along with a variety of accompaniments. Everyone enjoyed wedding and groom’s cake to finish their meal!

 

Venue

 “Jaime and her staff were absolutely amazing! She was so organized and scheduled meetings with us leading up to the wedding to review the timeline. We felt so comfortable with her and her team and were confident that everything would go smoothly-and it definitely did!” 

-       Claire, Bride

Claire said that after attending The Colonnade’s open house, they fell in love with the space. It fit their style perfectly and the large windows took their breath away. They loved the idea of letting in so much natural light, and knew the space would make a gorgeous backdrop for photos.

We had so much fun working with this couple -- we can't wait to chat with you about how The Colonnade can be customized for your wedding day! Contact us today.

 
Revolution Mill Events: The Music Academy Fundraiser
 

About the event 

The Music Academy of North Carolina's Lessons for Life Gala fundraiser raises money for The Music Academy. The proceeds from the benefit go toward building a strong financial foundation, expanding the organization’s programs, and ensuring a stable future. 

Contributions enable them to maintain high-quality, affordable lessons, and increase access to music education. 

This year’s event was hosted on September 28, 2018. It was a wonderful Friday night that featured performances by students, faculty, alums, and friends of the Academy. 

 

The planning process

We were delighted to host the gala for the third time, which made for a smooth planning process. “The customer service is terrific.  I always receive a quick response when I have a question. Jaime in particular is a pleasure to work with.” – Stephanie, Associate Director

Food and drink

The event featured heavy hors d’oeuvres so guests could enjoy a bite of food and a glass of wine while listening to performances or browsing the silent auction. Passed hors d’oeuvres included a gruyere tart; cheddar biscuits filled with Virginia ham, granny smith apples, and honey mustard; smoked salmon rosettes on cucumber wheels.   

There were four hors d’oeuvres stations located around The Colonnade. One station featured Torcia Formaggio, a hand-fired house mozzarella stuffed with Italian sausage and basil atop fresh foccacia with warm marinara. Another was a delightful dessert station. The BBQ meatballs were highlighted by the attendees as a crowd favorite!

 

Venue

The Music Academy team was originally drawn to The Colonnade because of the industrial-meets-elegance atmosphere. They loved the exposed wood and iron beams.

For more 

Visit www.musicacademync.org or call 336-379-8748 to learn about The Music Academy’s lessons and programs.

If you are looking for a Greensboro event venue to host your next fundraiser, be sure to consider The Colonnade at Revolution Mill!