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Natural, Relaxed Beach Wedding in North Carolina

Posted by Kim on Aug 16, 2012

Lyndsey & Scott

May 19

Sunset Beach, North Carolina

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Our Q&A with the Bride

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

 We love the beach! Sunset Beach is a beautiful place where we have been blessed to have family vacations. It was amazing to be able to share our special day with friends and family in such a relaxed environment.

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

  1. Barefoot ceremony in the sand
  2. Pictures. We had an amazing photographer that made us feel comfortable and a natural setting that was great for wedding pictures.
  3. Dancing! We had so much fun at the reception. It was nice to see friends and family cutting loose and having a good time. Cookies and milk shooters were served at the end of the night, creating a fun end to a memorable day.

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

We were very serious about not seeing each other before the ceremony. Scott had not seen me or my dress until that moment when I walked over the boardwalk with my dad. What a great feeling! Facing each other, with the ocean in the background, saying our vows, is a moment that will not be forgotten.

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Melissa & Nick

April 28

Asbury Park Grove, Charlotte, North Carolina

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What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

It was as all inclusive as we could find.  They had a beautiful outdoor ceremony space and a huge room for the reception.  The guests could walk into the reception straight from the ceremony space, which made everything so much easier.  The food was unbelievable and we are still getting compliments from people on how awesome it was.

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

Our photobooth (and the guestbook that went with it).  Our guests had a blast with it, and it’s awesome to have a slide of pictures of them, as well as a message to keep forever.  The food was incredible, as I mentioned.  Last, but not least, my mom made all the decorations…down to the handmade flowers on each table.  The time and love she put into everything was so incredible and everyone was in shock when they found out that she was the one that did it all, not a professional.

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Remember what the day is all about.  You are getting married to the love of your life and get to celebrate with all of your family and friends.  Don’t forget that it is not just about you and your husband.  It’s also about the people in your lives who love you and came to celebrate with you.

Tell us about the one moment from your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

As clichéd as it sounds, the love that I felt from everyone for Nick and I.  Just walking into that reception and seeing everyone truly happy for us, which led us into our first dance as husband and wife.  I don’t remember anyone else at the point, and it was just us, in that moment, dancing to the first song that we had ever slow danced to. 

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Kevin & Julie

November 5

Raleigh, North Carolina

From the Photographer: “Kevin and Julie’s end-of-fall November 5th wedding was one where I had my eye on the weather forecast everyday for about two weeks leading up to the big day. The wedding was held at one of my favorite venues in the Triangle, The Pavilions at The Angus Barn, and its beautiful grounds beg for as many outdoor photos as possible. We lucked out and had the most perfect weather anyone could have asked for. Kevin and Julie chose a sunset, lakeside ceremony. I doubt there were few places more serene that day as under the expertly decorated arch in front of family and friends all gathered to celebrate the union of this beautiful couple. The reception was a blast, thanks to the ever brilliant aural musings of Hipshack and the heavenly catering and stop-at-nothing-to-please staff of Angus Barn. The night was topped off with sparklers and an exit in a masterfully restored Chevy Bel Air. A few other notes of interest… Julie designed and made the bridesmaids’ earrings and designed the programs which were then printed on wood veneer. Her earrings and necklace were borrowed from her mom and were a gift from her dad to her mom over 25 years ago. Her pearl bracelet was restrung from one that her grandparents gave her when she was younger, and she added the closure from a necklace her dad gave her. The rings tied in the bouquet are Julie’s parents’. The rhinestone hairpiece and Kevin’s cufflinks are both vintage, circa 1930′s and 1920′s respectively.” - Cade Bowman Photography

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Yellow and Gray North Carolina Wedding

Posted by Jeffra on Sep 15, 2011

Jessica & Tim

August 2011

Lake Lure, North Carolina

From the Photographer: “These two are so sweet together. They describe themselves as “old souls that act like we have been together forever” and I completely agree after spending their wedding day with them. Jessica made the most drop-dead gorgeous bride and walked around in bare feet the whole day!!! These two are fun-loving beach combers who are laid-back and share each other’s love of life and all those around them. Congratulations Jessica and Tim!” -Whitmeyer Photography

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Photographer: Whitmeyer Photography | Reception Venue: Lake Lure Inn | DJ: Mr. C Mobile DJ

Fall North Carolina Estate Wedding: Diana + Jon

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Diana + Jon

November 2010

Smithfield, North Carolina

All the planning and decor was arranged by the bride, Diana. They had their ceremony and reception at Rosedown, in North Carolina. Rosedown is a beautifully landscaped Greek revival estate house complete with Grecian style wings situated among giant oak trees reminiscent of southern plantations constructed in the mid 1800′s. The bride chose autumn inspired florals, using the contrast between deep oranges and brown against white and yellow. We love the use of lanterns, and hanging tea-lights. It is little details such as these that make such a lasting impression.

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Photographer: Brett Arthur Weddings | Reception Venue: Rosedown Weddings | DJ: Joe Bunn DJ Company

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