So we recently had our first wedding as owners here at the Harborlight and let me tell you, it was an absolute blast! We didn’t really know what to expect for hosting a wedding, we know what goes into planning once since we’ve been doing that for ourselves for the past year. But hosting, thats a whole new ball game. Now, the ceremony itself wasn’t here on site, but the rehearsal dinner and after-party and the luncheon the following day were.
Things started on Thursday morning when Tents and Events from Cedar Point rolled through to set up the tent, tables, chairs and lighting. I don’t have enough great things to say about the operation they run, but things went up smoothly and it looked fantastic. Later that day they came back to set up the tables with linens and center pieces and it was magical. Very coastal, very beachey and incredibly fitting for the couple.
Guests began arriving around 6:30 and I was out directing traffic for parking while Dana was greeting guests and keeping a watchful eye on anything that was needed. By the time everyone arrived, the sun was going down and the cafe lights strung across the patio/dance floor lit up the space perfectly. The DJ was rocking out and everyone was having a great time. You could really tell this was going to be a fun wedding weekend from the way things were going with the family and guests.
The following day, hair and make-up came through while the bridal party got ready here at the guest house, we just helped to make sure everyone got to where they needed to be on time. Everyone left for the ceremony which allowed us time to get the place together for the reception after-party. The trolly rolled up around 11pm and we were off to the races! It was a casual atmosphere full of celebration and laughter for the newlyweds. After a quick night cap, everyone decided to hit the sack for the luncheon the next morning.
Now the luncheon was something else. Catered by Class Act (www.classactcateringnc.com), it was a gorgeous display of some great food and drinks. The bloody mary/mimosa bar was set up and there were a dozen different types of Quiche, chicken and waffles, homemade biscuits and more. After some casual speeches and everyone saying there goodbyes to the bride and groom, the guests cleared out and the newlyweds finally had a moment to themselves to take in the weekends festivities.
We wish Rob and Meredith Koraly a lifetime of happiness! Congrats to the loving couple and we can’t say how much we enjoyed being a part of your special weekend!
If you’re interested in having an event at the Harborlight Guest House, make sure and give us a call and we’ll be happy to help make sure your even is one to remember!