On April 22, 2017, I coordinated a wedding in Smithfield, NC at the Atkinson-Smith House. This was the farthest distance wedding to date, but it was so worth it! The house is gorgeous both inside and out! Mr. and Mrs. Wales have added Southern Charm all throughout their property. The back porch was my favorite!
Jinna was the sweetest bride and Blake was such a gentleman. The love between Jinna and Blake’s families shined all weekend long! Blake and Jinna wanted the ceremony to take place outside; however the predicted weather said rain. We watched the radar all day and finally fifteen minutes before ceremony time we decided to go for it, and I am so glad they did! I quickly moved all the ceremony decorations outside to the front lawn, with the help of Jinna’s kind father and brother. The weather held off for the ceremony and made for perfect pictures by Magnolia South Photography! Perry Hardison was their officiant. I love working with him! His laid-back personality puts everyone’s nerves at ease.
The reception started off with delicious food from Happy Cardinal Catering, also known as The Boot in Durham, NC. Their crew made sure to cater to everyone’s needs including special-made vegetarian dishes for two guests and a “exceptional” dairy-free dish for me! The cake was provided by Once in a Blue Moon Bakery in Cary, NC. The chocolate cake…so, so good! A must try!
I adored getting to coordinate Jinna and Blake’s wedding and I am so glad they chose Exceptional Events!