Jessica and Andrew hail all the way up from Minnesota! And, like all Minnesota people I’ve encountered in my lifetime, they are exceedingly nice and can also tolerate much colder temperatures than me. These guys are avid travelers, and they wanted to share the joy of traveling with their family and friends, so they decided to hold their wedding in Ocean Isle, NC and have everyone join them. They rented an enormous and gorgeously updated beach house, and had a ceremony out by the ocean. It was a sunny and clear day while Jess and Andrew strolled along the beach in the sunset with me and videographer Matt from Dogwood Media shouting “Dope dope dope” at them… which is, I’m pretty sure, exactly what they pictured their wedding day being like. We had a ridiculous amount of fun with these guys. And look at how pretty they are. Just look at them. SO PRETTY. Jessica’s dress was gorgeous and I had a fun time making her spin around repeatedly and then trying to shake the sand out of the tulle. They then danced the night away with a super fun group of people who love to pretend they’re all jumping rope at the reception. We are so glad that they asked us to join them out in Ocean Isle – we had never been to that part of the NC coast before (we’re originally from Pittsburgh so still have much of this state to explore) and we loved it! It was clear of people and the light is beautiful out there in November, and the beach is pristine in every direction. We’re so happy and grateful these guys chose North Carolina and chose US to be with them for their wedding day. Congratulations to you both! You beautiful people you.

Date: November 3, 2018
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Southern Comfort Beach House // Ocean Isle Beach, NC
First Dance Song: “Eyes on You” – Chase Rice
Andrew’s Occupation: Union Scaffold Builder
Jessica’s Occupation: Call Center Rep
How You Met: Mutual friends
Interesting Fact: Our parents knew each other when we were kids and we actually use to jump on the trampoline together, Jessie has no recollection of this.
Honeymoon: Cabo San Lucas
Officiant: Pastor Alan
DJ: Coastal DJ
Cake: One Belle Bakery
Caterer: A Thyme Savor Catering
Hair/Makeup: Silver Ceiling Beauty
Videographer: Dogwood Media
Coordinator: Shady Brown Events

October is our favorite time of year, and we were so happy to spend it with some super awesome people on a gorgeous day in Chapel Hill. Plus, wedding food is very important, and weddings that contain GF garlic cream bacon pizza AND bourbon coffee ice cream are at the top of my list. But as if it couldn’t get any better, this wedding venue also had a very cute goat, as well as a barn cat that I befriended and took a selfie with. Boom! A good work day indeed. Christina and David were so excited and made the best of every moment. They also have a great group of extremely supportive friends who all pulled together to make this day happen smoothly. It had basically monsooned the day before (which is better than the day of), and their friends laid down hay in the tent and did a ton of work to make this wedding as dry and comfortable as possible, so mad props to the wedding party and friends for their hard work at the venue! The weather was a little chilly, but everyone was comfortable in their heated tent and around their bonfire in the yard. Cafe lights added a bit of a magical touch, and it was a perfect fall wedding. We were happy to be there and spend the day with these two lovely individuals.


Date: October 27, 2018
Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain // Chapel Hill, NC
First Dance Song: “ILYSB” – LANY
David’s Occupation: PhD Candidate
Christina’s Occupation: Health Research Analyst
How You Met: We met in Chapel Hill right before graduating from college (the first time around)
Interesting Fact: We spent two years being long-distance-engaged as Christina worked on her Masters in Public Health and David started his PhD program.
Honeymoon: Australia, New Zealand, & Peru.
Officiant: Blair Ganson
DJ: DJ Harlem
Florist: Pine State Flowers
Ice Cream: Two Roosters
Caterer: Napoli Pizza
Hair: Moshi Moshi
Makeup: Ceremony Salon
Videographer: James Ryan Films

Faye and Sean are two adorably lovey humans who decided on a courthouse wedding, but then kinda morphed it overtime into a gorgeous little elopement at the Mayton Inn in downtown Cary. The first time it was cancelled due to Hurricane Florence, but their rain date ended up being sunny and warm. We met them at the Mayton Inn where they had a first look, and wanted some pictures inside and outside the hotel before their ceremony. Faye and Sean are both energetic and smiley, and they have the hobbies to match. Faye volunteers at the Duke Lemur Center and loves dinosaurs, unicorns, and their two cats. She also loves Sean, who she calls her own personal superman. Sean is hilarious, good humored, and was happy to participate in all cuddling. Their wedding ceremony was held inside the Mayton Inn, and then their reception involved a lovely dinner on the porch at dusk. Their cake which was adorned by two fearsome yet adorable plastic dinosaurs donned in a top hat and veil, made by Faye’s mother. We wish these two nothing but the best, and we hope they enjoy their honeymoon in Mexico!