Archive | May, 2017

Michelle & Sharon | April 23, 2016

24 May

In a traditional wedding the bride’s dress is a secret kept up until the moment she walks down the aisle. Many modern day weddings include a first look which is captured on film an hour or so before the ceremony. In both cases the bride usually provides input into what the groom wears in order to achieve a specific overall vision for the weddings.

So what do you do when the wedding includes two brides, both of which want to share in that day of surprise? Send a trusted friend to review both selections and ensure a cohesive wedding day look. The result a picture perfect ceremony!

Location: Holiday Inn Sunspree, Wrightsville Beach

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Stacy & Lee | April 16, 2016

16 May

Trading the safety and predictability of an indoor ceremony for a spectacular setting only mother nature can provide does come at a risk.  However, with countless picture perfect nuptials and more than a few last-minute miracles under my belt I can generally say the odds are pretty good if you plan a beach wedding in North Carolina it will most likely happen on the beach.  Nevertheless, every now and then mother nature throws us a curveball we just can’t work around.  Hours of relentless rain, unyielding gale force winds and yes even the occasional hurricane may foil your vision of the perfect seaside ceremony, but it doesn’t have to ruin your wedding.  On days like this its best to order another glass of champagne, try and relax and trust your vendors to handle it.   

Standing inside Stacy’s beach house a few hours prior to the ceremony, all seemed well.  It was a perfect 81 degrees and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, but down at the shore it was a different story.  With 20mph sustained winds and blasts of sand whirling about we all agreed it was time to consider other options. 

Although a veranda wedding wasn’t exactly what the bride had envisioned it turned out to be the perfect alternative.  In the safety of the dunes about 100 yards from our intended location we found just enough wind to give our flags some movement, but not enough to tussle the brides hair.  Not bad for a last minute Plan B!

Location: Wrightsville Beach, NC