It’s the most wonderful time of the year! What’s better than Christmas in December? BRIDAL CHRISTMAS – and it’s starts in January! We know you’re getting excited to make some appointments and start looking for your dream dress and what better way to do just that than to get tons of bridal and bridesmaid inspiration from the 2nd annual Bridal Fashion Show!

On January 23rd, come out to the Brooklyn Arts Center on 4th Street to see the latest in bridal fashion from Camille’s of Wilmington, The Wedding Dress Shoppe, and Coastal Knot Bridal Boutique. Get a complete runway experience with hair and makeup from Kreashenz Salon, music from DJ Brian Hood, and food from ART Catering. Some of the best vendors in Wilmington are ready to put on an amazing show that will leave you ready to buy your dream dress!

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Get an even better experience by purchasing a VIP ticket! VIP ticket holders get early admission to the show (which means no line at the door, and first dibs on food and drinks!), reserved front row seating, AND a VIP swag bag with tons of discounts and a copy of Focus on the Coast Weddings magazine!

You can get your tickets by clicking here. Grab your sweetheart, your besties, and even your mom, and make sure you don’t miss this event!!

This past Sunday, Wilmington Weddings and Events hosted the 1st Annual Wedding Dress Sample Sale with three Wilmington bridal boutiques at the stunning Wrightsville Manor. The three boutiques that supplied these amazing dresses were Camille’s of Wilmington, Coastal Knot Bridal Boutique, and The Wedding Dress Shoppe.  A wedding dress sample sale is where boutiques bring in dresses they have had in store and mark them down by upwards of 60-70 percent off retail cost. They are usually trying to make room for the new season of dresses and this allows brides to shop for their dream dress at a fraction of the cost! It’s especially perfect for brides who don’t have time to order a dress. The dress boutiques brought in hundreds of dresses for the brides-to-be and their families to look through in the hunt for their perfect dress! L&L Tent and Party Rentals aided in the event by creating seven dressing rooms for the brides to try on their picks. Over the course of the three hour event over two dozen ladies left with their dream wedding dress! We felt thrilled and honored to help these ladies find their dream dresses! We can’t wait to do it again! And be on the lookout for our Bridal Swap event coming up this July!

Venue//Wrightsville Manor
Dress Boutique//Camille’s of Wilmington
Dress Boutique//Coastal Knot Bridal Boutique
Dress Boutique//The Wedding Dress Shoppe
Rentals//L&L Tent and Party Rentals

Wilmington Weddings and Events 1st Bridal Fashion Show took place on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 6p.m. at the Brooklyn Arts Center in Historic Downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. The event showcased bridesmaid and wedding dresses from three dress boutiques in the surrounding area: Coastal Knot Bridal Boutique, The Wedding Dress Shoppe, and Camille’s of Wilmington. The gowns chosen for the models to wear highlighted the current trends in bridal wear for potential brides and other guests to aid in the planning of their nuptials. The photographs of these gowns have been provided by the talented Chris Brehmer Photography.

After the dress showcase concluded, guests had the opportunity to mix and mingle with the vendors who aided and showcased their talent in the Bridal Fashion Show. These included but not limited to sampling of hors d’oeuvres curtesy of Diamond Food Enterprises, the floral décor by Designs by Amber Lanier, and jewelry of Melissa Tyson Designs. Each guests of the fashion show left the show with a swag bag filled with information and goodies from Wilmington Weddings and Events preferred vendors and a wealth of knowledge going forth in their planning processes. Wilmington Weddings and Events 1st Bridal Fashion Show was a huge success and the team at Wilmington Weddings and Events are already looking forward to planning the next show!


Venue// Brooklyn Arts Center
Bridal Fashion// Coastal Knot Bridal BoutiqueThe Wedding Dress Shoppe, and Camille’s of Wilmington
Beauty// Silverceiling
Floral// Designs by Amber Lanier
Food + Drink// Diamond Food Enterprises
Jewelry// Melissa Tyson Designs
Lighting// Event Excellence
Music// DJ Brian Hood
Rentals// L&L Tent and Party Rentals
Photography// Chris Brehmer Photography
Transportation// Azalea Limousine Service


You’re invited to Wilmington’s 1st Annual Bridal Fashion Show! Come see the latest fashions in bridesmaid and bridal dresses from Camille’s of Wilmington, Coastal Knot Bridal Boutique and The Wedding Dress Shoppe on January 24th at 6pm at the Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews.


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We’ll have vendors like DJ Brian Hood, Event Excellence Light & Sound, Chris Brehmer Photography, silverceiling and L&L Tent and Party Rentals creating a romantic runway experience for you. Grab your girls and come out for a night out of food, drinks and fashion!

Tickets are $10 online, $15 at the door, and $20 for VIP tickets. All tickets include a swag bag, a copy of Focus on the Coast Weddings and more! This event will sell out so be sure to get them soon! Be sure to RSVP here. We can’t wait to see you there!


We’re super excited for our 2016 Fall Bridal Mixer, coordinated by Honeysuckle Events, at The Barn at Rock Creek. Fall is the best time of year in my opinion, and a barn is the perfect location for this event. We’ll have the barn decorated in lush fall colors, sweet treats with fruits and figs, an apple cider bar, warm lighting, and cozy seating.


Our Bridal Mixers are an opportunity to come tour a beautiful wedding venue in the area as well as meet with a lot of local wedding vendors. The venue is decorated in such a way to also provide you with inspiration and to show you what’s possible in a space. Our Fall Mixer will be at The Barn at Rock Creek on Oct. 25th from 5:30-8:30pm in Leland, NC. Leland is just a hop, skip, and a jump from Wilmington and if you’re looking for a barn wedding then you don’t want to miss this!


We’re also very excited to launch the premier issue of Focus on the Coast Weddings magazine at this event! We’ve been working for months on this issue and we can’t wait for you to see it! Swag bags will be provided for brides, along with a copy of the magazine! There will be lots of prizes to giveaway, and complimentary food and drinks! Admission is just $5 for brides and their guests. Click here to purchase your tickets. There is parking on site and guests are welcome to come with you! Just look for the signs off of Hwy 17. See you there!

Our Featured Vendors Include:
Venue: The Barn at Rock Creek
Planner: Honeysuckle Events
Rentals: L&L Tent and Party Rentals
Florist: Verzaal’s Florist & Events
Lighting: Wilmington Uplighting
Catering/Bar: Thyme Savor Catering
Dessert: Imaginary Cakes
DJ: WALL 2 WALL Entertainment
Music: Trey Hamlin, musician
Photography: Wynona Benson Photography
Videography: Porch Swing Films
Signage/Chalkboards: Southern Bee Designs, LLC
Furniture Rentals: Custom Home Staging and Design
Beauty Bar: silverceiling



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Brides, this is the perfect opportunity for you to come tour the newest Farm Venue in town, Long Creek Farms, and meet some great local vendors. There are’t many venues like this around so you’ll definitely want to check it out, especially if you’re wanting a barn or rustic wedding. They will also have the venue styled and ready to inspire you for your wedding! Click here to find out more! Brides can preregister here:

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Lots of Giveaways! Some vendors will be giving out prizes, so be sure to sign up at each booth for your chance to win!

Come out and meet the following Vendors:
Creative Cake Design by Tammy HodgeTreasured Moments PhotographySouthern Charm EventsSquirrel Dog ProductionsHumble Roots PhotographyAlways Faithful Wedding ServicesilverceilingVerzaal’s Florist & EventsL&L Tent and Party RentalsAlexis Scott DesignsART Catering & EventsBudget Brides of WilmingtonHair Studio 116Carolina Charming – Bakery, Cody Ross Dj, Coral Clouds PhotographyTapSnap 1143The Butler Did ItSouthern Roots NHSCamille’s of WilmingtonCoastal ConfettiEvents by P3, Sandy Powell Wedding Minister, Nutritionist/Juice Plus, Provision Design Methods, LLCCreate The Date EventsWilmington UplightingSpecialties Plus of NCEvery Little Detail-NCSugarbritchesChris Brehmer PhotographyRedd’s Photo Video and PhotoboothDiamond Food Enterprises

Save the date for September 18th at 5pm and we hope to see you there!

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Come shop gently used wedding items and wedding dresses from past brides this Sunday from 12-3pm at Events! on Front, located at 130 N. Front St! Yes, we said even wedding dresses! We’ll have a whole room of wedding dresses ready for you to try on as well as wedding dress shop professionals from Camille’s of Wilmington there to help you try on dresses and find the perfect one!

This is a cash only event so bring your $$$ and your girlfriends and find some great items for your big day!

Street parking is free downtown on Sundays and the 2nd Street parking deck is located right behind Events! on Front where the first hour is free and each additional hour is only $1. Hope to see you there!

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Have used wedding items to get rid of? Have 20 lanterns or special linens your ordered for your wedding? Sign up to sell them at our first annual Bridal Swap! We will invite future brides to come shop your items on Sunday, May 22nd from 12-3pm at Events! on Front in the heart of downtown Wilmington, NC. You can sign up for multiple tables, one table, or even 1/2 a table and share with someone if you don’t have that many items to sell! You can even sign up to sell a wedding or bridesmaid dress. We’ll have a room just dedicated to dresses and veils and will have professional wedding shop staff from Camille’s of Wilmington on hand to help brides try on dresses.

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If you’re a current bride, save the date and come shop with us! Find all of the items you’ve been looking for for your big day at a fraction of the price! Admission is free so be sure not to miss it! You can RSVP here for a speedy check-in and help us spread the word!

Registration is required if you’d like to be a seller. Click here to sign up! You can email for more information. We hope to see you there!

Spring Mixer poster jpegWe are SO SO excited to invite you to our Spring Bridal Mixer coming up on April 26th from 6-8pm at the beautiful New Hanover County Arboretum! You do not want to miss this event! Vendors will be setup all over the gardens and you’ll receive a scavenger hunt map to take you through a tour of the venue. You’ll win prizes just for coming but you’ll also win big prizes for completing the scavenger hunt!

There will be delicious food and dessert provided, as well as champagne and a cash bar! Bring your beau, mom, or best friend and come spend an evening in the beautiful gardens and check some things off your planning to-do list. This event is free to attend and you can RSVP here. The first 50 brides will receive a swag bag!

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We’re really excited about our 1st Annual Bridal Swap! We’ve seen big growth in our Wedding Resale Facebook group and we wanted an opportunity to bring everyone together to sell their items in one place! We’ll be holding our wedding resale event on March 20th from 2-5pm in downtown Wilmington at Events! on Front.

If you have gently used wedding items (even dresses!) that you would like to sell, then fill out our registration form. You get to set your prices and keep all of the money from your sales. We want to make this a fun and easy way to pass on your beautiful items to another bride who needs them and will cherish them just like you did!

So if you’re a bride on a budget or just a DIY bride, come shop with us on March 20th to find lots of items for your wedding at half the cost! RSVP today!