When months of planning are summed up by a "let's elope..." because the health of my bride's father is far more important than to take a chance with Covid and the traveling from WV - It was a tough decision - not only all the planning was not completed but also emotionally and financially, can create small setbacks.
But, like a good couple of extraordinary people, their love kept them strong through making such decision - and still eloped... and came to The Crystal Coast s
THE PROPOSAL From Bride's perspective: "Friday, August 14, 2020, started off as a normal, crazy day at work. Little did I know what I had in store for that afternoon and evening. My friends (thank you, Katie) texted me about having a group dinner, which is normal for us to do.
When I got home that day, my mom casually told me that maybe I should wash my hair before dinner with my friends. Again, not an unusual comment if you know my mother, lol.
Andrew said we should stop b
Where to start... Oh, yes! By mentioning that this love story is one for the books... I mean, the universe truly conspired for this to happen and took its time... The timing was perfect. Diane and Robert met in Long Island while they were 7th graders attending the same school. As years passed by - they shared many of same friends and hung around in the same spaces and places.
After graduation, naturally life happened - Diane and Robert continued to to careers, forming famil
In my bride's words: "We have been extremely lucky to have so many people impact our lives - from our parents, siblings and extended family, to our closest friends - we would not be here without each and and every one of you. Some of our best and most treasured memories together have taken place on the beautiful coast of North Carolina. We could not imagine a better place to celebrate as we embark on this next chapter of our lives together in marriage." Our couple had to post
In the real words of my bride, Julia:
"When people say if you find the right one it’s worth it, they aren’t lying.
Being in love with a man who travels isn’t easy but I thank God I have this one to get me through it because I surely wouldn’t want it to be anybody else ❤️" The sweetest of words always chosen and their gratitude for the grand life and the love that surrounds them... This is how I would describe Julia and Andrew! Cannot wait to celebrate them this fall, alon
This wonderful day was brought by the love of two people: Bronsyn and Catherine, who have been together for a bit over 5 years - their families and friends were reunited to celebrate. at the beautiful Crystal Coast Country Club in Pine Knoll Shores, NC
Unfortunately due to Covid rules, only a few guests were able to make it from the original guest count - to be part of the day, but we are glad to have captured every detail so that it can be share for others to relive this S
We are so happy to be able to share the details of this wonderful intimate wedding that we captured - However, per our client's request there will be no images of our couple/family/loved ones - in order to provide privacy. Here is a blog - a little different showing the sweet details that made their day so special -
For instance, their GSD puppy [ a.k.a "The-ringbearer'] and also the little mementos captured that represented one special person who was missed the day of. H
The year 2020 - Where to start? Yes has been different, icky, strange, challenging and disheartening to see so many of our couples reschedule, postpone, split, cancel, change guest count and events dramatically - all for the bigger good and health, but still very sad and truly uncomfortable for families and friends as well - This was the year of ZOOM weddings - Virtual Celebrations - even outfits to outdo the normal standards and accomodate sans esthetics or coordinations. Th
Ashley and John were married in a very small and private ceremony - part one of two for these newlyweds. This pandemic has really tried to sabotage many of the plans made for months - somehow, all has worked as accorded, following the provisions and regulations of opening phases for the state of NC. They are both two peas in a pod and their day reflected them from beginning to end. Vows were exchanged, letters were read and happy tears were shed. Ashley parent's pup, Fritz w
In the soon-to-be-bride's own words...
"... Mother’s Day weekend I should have been in a tropical country celebrating with my mom. He should have been working in Virginia for the entire month. But as a result of COVID-19 and the stay at home orders in place, things ended up a little different and I have never been happier and am officially off of the market! Our relationship from the very first date has been different than anything I have had in the past. I knew early on t
We celebrate love at ALL levels - Vow Renewals are by far so commemorating and beautiful - In a world, that all moves way too fast... this lovely couple wanted to celebrate their 25 years together by having a vow renewal ceremony by the ocean with their 4 children, family and bestest friends!
Interesting fact - a hurricane had just passed about 3 days ago prior to their scheduled day and they braved all the odd and went for it no matter what! How about that resilience? We
What happens when you have a team a professionals working for you? You are totally stress free and taken care of, especially during times like when a hurricane approaches.
This year we had Dorian show up in very early September, their wedding was scheduled for Wednesday the 4th of September - A little after Labor Day weekend. We had to move their wedding a day earlier and during the day!
No issues, the day was super bright and little warmer than usual as well as windy.
Wedding vibes to Rachel and Logan were truly real! They had a beautiful ceremony at Neuse Breeze in August - they were the winners of the giveaway for a free wedding, that was offered to couples who lost so much in their wedding planning due to Florence last fall... About 100+ guests showed to celebrate their day - Logan a firefighter for Morehead City Fire Department, and Rachel were one of the many affected by one of the worst hurricanes to have hit Eastern, NC in 2018.
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We are introducing this lovely place in the historic Savannah area - they host weddings and events - It has the most lovely gardens and romantic feeling all throughout. The museum also holds educational workshops offering programs and memberships all year.
The Museum Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 10a-5 p and It is located at 41 Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard, Savannah, Georgia 31401 A little history:
Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum housed in the William Scarbrough House i
Krista and Jason were married in front of 65 friends and family in a beautiful wedding ceremony at Neuse Breeze in Havelock, NC.
This lovely couple from Colorado chose this beautiful venue by the Neuse river as their marriage destination. The couple opted for a first look and it was witnessed by sisters, friends and family who were part of bridal party. What a wonderful moment it was.
The day spoke in colors of blush pinks, ivories and lots of greenery. Petals decorated
When approached with the thought of participating in this beautiful day with Steve and Alexandra at Indian Beach, NC in April, little did we know that an extraordinary team of local friend-vendors were partaking in this lovely day.
We had Vicky with Swanky Sweets [located in Swansboro, NC] who designed the delicious artisan wedding cake, along with the grazing tables which had all the great edibles.
Also, participating was Meg's creative team at Sweet Carolina Collecti
Abigail + Kurtis tied the knot in a sunny and windy April day at the beautiful Islander Resort in Emerald Isle, NC Their destination wedding was intimate-type elopement with about 25 of their closest family and best friends from back home, Ohio.
Their two children were an essential part of their beautiful ceremony. As a family they had their sand ceremony and while it took a few Oreo cookies and a little "baby shark" singing to convince the littlest one to stay with us wh
Sarah and Tom will be celebrating their wedding this Spring in Raleigh, NC at a beautiful historic home.
The inspiration behind the engagement session -
We love to travel and most of all we love to make sure we have plenty of work when we do, we schedule our session for a Monday, which it was perfect to close our weekend from weddings and to start our week of shoots in the eastern NC area in November.
Tom proposed in June - The plan to take Sarah on a stroll on a charte