The Elia is my absolute new favorite venue. Located in Downtown Wilmington, walkable to the river, with a big, open, well-lit space, full of charm and easily moldable into whatever vision you have for your wedding day! I absolutely love it. When Alaina & Tyler found out they had to move their wedding to a new location last minute, they were able to find The Elia and it was an absolute lifesaver! We wandered downtown with their bridal party, we got photos with their CUTE pup, and we had the best day ever. A New Years Eve wedding is always a blast – literally what is better than celebrating two people you love and having an open bar event on a holiday!? A dream. Now, I knew that Alaina had great taste and great style, and I knew that she would come up with some awesome ideas for her wedding. BUT, I was still completely blown away when I arrived that day. The vibrant colors, the blue velvet tablecloths, the bright flowers, the colorful bridesmaid dresses, I even told Tyler that I wouldn’t be surprised if I showed up and she was wearing a neon colored wedding dress. LOL. I couldn’t have chosen better details myself, and I was ecstatic at the opportunity to document this day for them. I had such a great time with Alaina and Tyler and their crew (and of course, Ollie). Can every wedding be like this one????

Photographer: Allison Eding, Lightbloom Photography

Getting Ready: The Atrium

Venue: The Elia

Planner: Meg Henson Events

Florist: Cosmic Flora

Video: Wakefield Films

Cake: Specialty Cakes by Morgan

Rentals: Party Suppliers & Rentals and Party Reflections

Dress: Coastal Knot

Hair & Makeup: Dalisay

DJ: Warm Reception Events

Catering: A Thyme Savor

Invitations: Bride!

Engagement Ring: Diamonds Direct