I am so excited to finally share Emily and Nick’s October wedding at the Proximity Hotel on the blog! Their gorgeous wedding was featured on The Knot, as was some of Emily’s journey as a bride.
From The Knot…
“For someone whose daily life revolves around sharing and transparency, blogger Emily Helm is familiar with the importance of staying true to herself. So when it came time to plan her wedding to husband Nick Wilkinson, she used that motto as her North Star.
“Once we found our venue, Nick and I both agreed we wanted to keep everything very classic, but very ‘us,’” the Life With Emily influencer tells The Knot. “Every decision was made with ‘us’ in mind. We kept true to ourselves with the venue, the food, the colors, and every little detail. It didn’t go unnoticed with our guests either: so many of them said everything was ‘very us’ and they couldn’t have seen us doing it any other way! I know we will look back on the photos and videos from our day and be so happy with the decisions we made.”
Helm, 27, and Wilkinson, 29, married in a traditional church ceremony (and celebrated with a classy reception at the Proximity Hotel afterward) in October 2017. They incorporated numerous special touches to their big day that reflected elements of their personalities, creating an all-encompassing experience for their 120 guests.
Our colors were a slate blue, cream, and hints of silver and gold mercury glass,” Helm says. “My bridesmaids wore slate blue dresses and that color was carried over into the reception with our menus and cocktail napkins. I have always loved mercury glass because it’s the perfect combination of classic and vintage. We have mercury glass accents throughout our home, so we brought them into our wedding too.”
The pair, who first met back in high school (they took a five-year break during college), rekindled their romance three years ago after running into each other at the tailor in their hometown. “Of all places,” Helm muses. “Nick had recently moved back for work, and days later we ended up reconnecting over wine at our favorite spot. I guess you could say the rest was history.”
The couple hired Carly Abernathy of Carly Marie Events, which Helm says was perhaps one of the best decisions they made, because they could “fully enjoy” their day without a worry. “One special moment from our wedding day was us seeing our reception set up for the first time with our photographers and videographers while everyone was at cocktail hour,” she says. “I was immediately brought to tears because Carly had executed everything flawlessly and it was everything we had envisioned and more.”
Planning – Carly Marie Events
Venue & Catering – The Proximity Hotel
Photography – Alexa’s Photography
Wedding Dress – Watters Azela
Bridesmaids Dresses – WTOO Watters
Florals – ABBA Design
Hair and MakeUp – Carla White
Videography – Whitewash Films
Band – Radio Narks (Sam Hill Entertainment)
Desserts – Cupcake Artistry