Empire Room Wedding | Brenton + Crystal

So, have you ever wondered what happens when you mix bright colors and blended families? Well wonder no more, because you’d get Brenton + Crystal’s city chic DC style wedding, in the heart of North Carolina’s Triad. Brenton + Crystal wed at the Bride’s home church, New Light Missionary Baptist and then continued their celebration at The Empire Room. A day full of love, laughter, and a few tears (but only the good kind), were shared among family and friends, as Brenton + Crystal commenced their future together.

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Complete with insights from the couple!



Update January 12th, 2018: We’re pleased to share that Brenton + Crystal’s Empire Room Wedding Reception was published on Munaluchi Bridal Magazine!


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Brenton + Crystal

July 29, 2017

The Empire Room

Southern Engraving Co. Stationary In His Image Photography Share with us how you two met:
The two officially met at the Gate City Alumni Chapter, Young Alumni Mixer in 2009.

In His Image PhotographyTell us about your proposal:
Crystal planned Brent’s 35th birthday party. The irony is she also planned the Alumni mixer that brought them together initially in 2009. While Crystal was consumed with making sure that her love, Brent, had a great time on that evening; Brent was more concerned with making a lifetime of great memories together. Prior to the party, Brent actually had no plans to propose but the power of God and his love for Crystal were so overwhelming that he could not let that moment pass by. An hour before the party it was final in his heart, this was the day that he would ask her to be his wife. So, in front of over 100 guests and with the last-minute blessings from her parents, just five minutes before, Brent dropped to one knee and asked his now fiance’ for her hand in marriage. Immediately following the disc jockey played “Let’s Get Married” by Jagged Edge. Because of their shared commitment to family it came as no surprise to those witnessing that Brent decided to do something so special on his birthday (July 9, 2016) in front of all of their loved ones. His loud cry of “I love her” and her resounding “yes” to his question only reaffirmed what everyone else already knew; they were made for each other and this was indeed their season for LOVE.

Munaluchi BrideHow about your wedding shoes and jewelry:
I had a vision on what shoes I wanted to wear however finding them locally was a task. It wasn’t until I was in Seattle for work that I happen to go shopping and found my shoes in my size, this just made everything come together.

Pink Diamonds Tiwa Lawrence Tell us about your hair & makeup:
Hair was very important to me and my stylist knew exactly what I wanted and that I did have this on my day. My makeup was awesome and done so beautifully.

Southern Engraving Co. StationaryHow about the wedding invitations & stationery:
Let’s just say that I have always felt that the introduction of your wedding is based on the invitation so that area had to be done right. And I must say Carole (Southern Engraving Co) created our brand for the wedding and the invitation is still being discussed among the family till this day. Some of the stationary was also created with the help of my planner and one of our groomsmen Isaac Smith.

E'MAGINE Weddings & EventsDescribe your wedding dress. What was wedding shopping like for you?
After a few tries, I found the right one! I was with my mother and other family members and they were all in support of my decision.

In His Image Photography Tell us about his groomsmen:
Having the right guys near him was important, from his brothers to his childhood friends.

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Tell us about your bridesmaids:
Everyone that was with me on my day are close to my heart and I love them dearly, they were my tribe and I’m glad they were there.

Any bridesmaids/groomsmen gifts?
The girls received personalized bags with individual gifts based on personality and they also received their jewelry for the day of.

The guys also received personalized toiletry bags and special socks that they were to wear the day of.

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New Light Missionary Baptist Church Wedding

Bontanica Flowers and GiftsHow / why did you choose your ceremony venue:
The church is the foundation of their faith and it was a must that they confirm their love inside of a church and one that Crystal called “home away from home.”

E'MAGINE Weddings & EventsNew Light Missionary Baptist Church Wedding Munaluchi BrideBontanica Flowers and Gifts Tell us about your flowers:
Coral, fuschia pink, teal – bride was sooooooo in love with her bouquet – she felt that Cindy really captured her vision of what she was wanting – E’MAGINE provided the jewels for the bouquet to give it that added touch.

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Bontanica Flowers and Gifts Bontanica Flowers and GiftsBontanica Flowers and GiftsAnd your decorations:
Our decor was fabulous – it was totally beautiful – Brent is still talking about how the dance floor was not what he was looking for.

Divine Sweets Edible Artistry And your cake:
Our cake was created by Edible Artistry and the grooms cake was created by Divine Sweets one of my bridesmaid. The cake topper was created by Lauren with Ten23Designs.

Empire Room WeddingWhat songs did you choose for your wedding ceremony and reception, and why:
Brenton is all about music and this was dear to him to make sure the right selections were made from beginning to their first dance.

Something BARowed Any wedding favors:
Glass coasters, flip flops for dancing and the photo booth.

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Tell us about your reception venue
We selected Empire room to be a centralized space for the hotel and the church so that everything would be within minutes of each other.

Something BARowedIn His Image Photography Tell us about your honeymoon:
Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta – Mexico

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Wedding Empire Room WeddingAlpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Wedding Munaluchi Bride Edible Artistry What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples?
When working with your guest list find all means to assist with your selection process – especially when you have large families on both sides.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity WeddingDJ Weatherman Wedding ReceptionDJ Weatherman Wedding ReceptionWhat is your best memory of your wedding?
The moment I walked down the aisle and we both said I Do.  Also, when we came back into the reception with our jumps suits on.

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Any final thoughts/thank yous:

Wedding Vendors involved –

Wedding planning & Design – E’MAGINE weddings & events (provided some rentals)

Dance Floor – E’MAGINE Art Floor Decor

Stationary – Southern Engraving Co

Lighting – AVEX

Cake topper – Ten23Designs

Cake – Edible Artistry and the grooms cake was created by Divine Sweets

Makeup – Pink Diamonds Tiwa Lawrence

Host Hotel – The Marriott downtown GBO, Holiday Inn, and Proximity Hotel

Reception – Empire Room

Ceremony – New Light Missionary Baptist Church

Caterer – Painted Plate

Flowers – Bontanica Flowers and Gifts

Candy Bar – Something Barrowed

Rentals – Party Reflections of Greensboro

DJ – DJ Weatherman

Videography – One Love Productions

Photography – In His Image Photography

Transportation – Bridal party – Premier Limousines and the Bride was with Flying Start Car Service

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