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The Shearl Wedding

Jenna and I first met when I was photographing her bridesmaid Courtney’s wedding (go check out the Hancock wedding while you’re here!) We met for a couple of brews and immediately hit it off—I knew then that this wedding was going to be a party for the ages.

First off, Ironclad Brewery is the coolest: the twinkling lights strung through the rafters, the humongous ceilings, and the exposed brick made it a downtown dream. The florals from Designs by Dillon were, of course, perfection. The people, though, were the best part—Jenna, Michael and their friends and family were some of the most kind, fun people you will ever meet.

Honestly, I don’t think I could possibly express how in love with this wedding I was. I am just so excited for Jenna + Michael to spend the rest of their lives together!

Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Shearl!

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Venue: Ironclad Brewery

Florals: Designs by Dillon

DJ: Coastal DJ and Video

Cake/Cupcakes: Publix

Catering: Middle of the Island Catering

 


The Ward Wedding

Susannah + Stephen are married, and oh man were all the sweat and tears getting here worth it! Belle Vue was such a beautiful ceremony space, The Terraces at Sir Tyler provided the perfect last-second reception venue, and every. little. piece. of the wedding was stunning.

With only 50 guests, the Wards had their closest family and friends with them, and the love was felt in every part of the wedding. From getting ready to the last dance at the reception, the emotion was overwhelming.

I’m so excited to share these photos with you, and I can’t wait to finish this entire gallery! Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Ward!


The Baker Wedding

Rachel + Bradley tied the knot at Duplin Winery just a few weeks after Hurricane Florence devastated the Carolinas. Luckily, the venue was relatively unscathed…and provided a stunning backdrop for their wedding day!

The Bakers were unique in this day and age. They decided to forego the first look and jump right into the action during the ceremony. The twinkling lights overhead made the entire space magical, and portraits outside in the vineyard made it all just seem like a real-life fairytale (I mean…even the cake had glitter on it, y’all).

I’m so happy we were all able to come together in the wake of disaster (this is the kindest, sweetest couple and they deserve every bit of joy!) and celebrate the new Mr. and Mrs. Baker. Congrats, y’all!

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Venue/Coordination: Duplin Winery

Cake: Carolina Charming

Florals: Grady Floral Design

Jennifer: A Bride + Her Pups

Jennifer + Dylan Forsythe are married, which means I can finally share these photos!

This bridal session was unlike any other: Jennifer brought her beautiful pups along with her to shoot her portraits. Riley and Cali looked so stunning and regal with their flower collars, and their momma was a vision in her wedding gown!

Congratulations to Jennifer + Dylan on officially taking their vows and becoming one (large and animal-filled) family!

The Pindt Wedding

I love everything about downtown Wilmington weddings—the river views, the cool air and especially the people. June 30, one of the coolest couples around tied the knot at Bakery 105 and it was nothing short of amazing!

Arianna and Paul did everything their way and partied all night long. Their ceremony was a tear-jerker, their reception a blast (those glowsticks thoughhh!) The florals were absolutely stunning (I was swooning over the boho vibes woven throughout all the decor). Instead of cake…DONUTS!

Thanks so much for letting me be a part of your day, y’all. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Pindt!

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Venue/Coordination: Bakery 105

Donuts: One Belle Bakery

Florals: Fiore Fine Flowers

Hair and Makeup: Kreashenz Salon + Spa

DJ: DJ Tony

Saxophonist: Benny Hill

Mr. + Mrs. Thomas: A Biltmore Wedding

Another day, another stunning wedding. Seriously…how on earth did I get so lucky to have all these amazing, creative clients?! I traveled all the way to Asheville, North Carolina to photograph Kaylie + Kevin at the incredible, unbeatable Biltmore Estate. We had a jam-packed weekend, complete with a rehearsal, welcome party, and the actual wedding which lasted until 2 a.m.! 

Every detail was meticulous, every piece curated and arranged to perfection. You'll see hand-painted pieces (including the Thomas's pups popping champagne), rustic decor and elegant light fixtures. Kaylie + Kevin truly incorporated their lives and personalities into this wedding and they shone through!

Your wedding was truly one for the books; thanks, Mr. + Mrs. Thomas, for inviting me along on this adventure. Congratulations, y'all!

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Venue: The Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

Coordinator: Tara Jordan

Florals: The Bloom Room

Videography: Life Stage Films

Hair: Amy Elizabeth

MakeupBlush Asheville

DJ: Mitch Fortune, Remix Weddings

Officiant: Tim Lolley, Blue Mountain Weddings


The LaCroix Wedding

No exaggeration…this wedding was perfection. Kat + Dan are like, super in love; the boho theme weaved throughout their wedding was executed flawlessly; the cake was amazing; and the dance floor was never empty!

There were three first looks: one with Kat's father, her brothers, and her soon-to-be husband. There were tears. There was a tiger mask (this wedding truly had everything).

They even showed their love for pups by naming each table (instead of numbers) after a close friend or family member's beloved doggos. The day, of course, couldn't have been possible without all the amazing vendors that lent a hand (listed below for y'all!)

Congrats, Mr. and Mrs. LaCroix!

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Venue: Wrightsville Manor, Wilmington, NC

Coordinator: Jennifer Viscosi

(Ridiculously cool) Florals & Cakes: Whole Foods Wilmington

Videography: Light Cannon Films

Hair: Set Blowout Bar

DJ: DJ Malike

Catering: Middle of the Island

Decor: Event Excellence

Rentals: Party Suppliers

Officiant: Ben Poston


The Hancock Wedding

Courtney and Nick's wedding was definitely one for the ages! Neuse Breeze provided the perfect backdrop for this gorgeous spring ceremony and reception. The entire day was filled with love, laughter, excitement…and partying till the sun came up.

It's impossible to name a favorite moment, so I'll name a few: when Nick "adopted" Courtney's cat and when they read their notes to each other; the traditional sword arch; when Marcus, the groom's son, had a special musical request; the sparkler exit and of course, all the emotion and overflowing love from their family and friends.

March 31, 2018 was nothing short of amazing, and I wish the brand-new Mr. and Mrs. Hancock a lifetime of happiness with their sweet little family! Congratulations, you two!

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Venue & Florals: Neuse Breeze Wedding Venue, Hancock, NC

Hair and Makeup: Silver Ceiling Beauty

Officiant: Timothy Ryan

DJ: Kyle Pate

Videography: Stephanie Axtell


The Yowler-Yang Wedding

It is actually IMPOSSIBLE to not be in a good mood when you're at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington. The smell, the sight of all the incredible greenery and florals, the sounds of nature all around you; on March 28, it was only outdone by Joanna and Dan's wedding ceremony. 

The entire day was beautiful, the sun and warmth arriving on a Thursday immediately following weeks of dreary weather! The Lord of the Rings music and details were beautiful—the little candles, earrings and even the vows were inspired by the trilogy.

There wasn't a dry eye throughout the entire evening, and every person at the small celebration meant an incredible amount to Joanna and Dan. Capturing this kind of once-in-a-lifetime love was wonderful, and I know these two will live the best life together. 

Congratulations, y'all!

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Venue: Ceremony—Airlie Gardens; Reception—128 South

Catering: 128 South

Officiant: Will Poole

The Lucroy Wedding

Sunday marked not only the start of a brand-new year, but the start of a lifetime of love for Annie and David!

It was 20 degrees outside (it felt even colder with that river wind!), but these two stuck it out all night. Some highlights of the wedding were the amazing personal details, a sparkler exit to remember, and of course…Heckler, Annie and David's dog, starring as a groomsman!

This wedding was amazing, and the perfect way to end 2017. Happy New Year, everyone…cheers!

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Venue: The River Room, Wilmington, NC

Cake: The bride's sister, Tamara (and she KILLED it)

DJ: Coastal DJ & Video

Officiant: Reverend David James