2016 was full of amazing new clients who I now call friends, and Brian & Amy are no exception. Love these two and their fantastic families!!! Amy & Brian were married in a beautiful beach ceremony on Wrightsville Beach on quite possibly the steamiest, but most perfect day of the year! The reception was held at downtown Wilmington's Coastline Convention Center wedding venue which I highly recommend if you love historic buildings with weathered brick walls and beautiful large windows throughout their Riverview Terrace room.
Let's jump right in with a look at the Brian & his boys, as well as Amy & her girls getting ready! Gotta love when a lifetime of friends comes together to celebrate your big day.
Amy is one of the sweetest people I have ever met. It's the best thing to witness friends who have been there for each other forever get to come together and spend the day watching one of their own marry their perfect match. Just the best!
The ceremony was one for the books and took place at the couple's absolute favorite beach spot on Wrightsville Beach. How beautiful is the tree covered walkway to the ceremony location and I am loving the flower girls' floral crowns by Design Perfection of Wilmington!
This was my first time photographing a wedding at the Coastline Convention Center's Riverview Terrace and it was pretty spectacular. The space is large and can easily accommodate 150 guests. The soft string lights and large windows with views out onto the river were perfection.
Ummm... check out the boys' rendition of that famous "Titanic" scene hahaha! Love them!
I love that Amy & Brian decided to be a little rebellious with me and snuck onto the private docks for a quick Bride & Groom portrait session ;) Also love the fine detail of the butterfly pin which belonged to Amy's mother's mother on her own wedding day.
Let the celebration begin! The reception photos are always some of my very favorite parts of the day. Dancing, laughing, crying, you name it, it happens and it's so exciting the whole way through. The best! We were also lucky enough to celebrate the day with Brian's grandma and grandpa who have been married for 69 years and celebrated their anniversary just a few days after the wedding.
- Music-Jason of Absolute Best DJ Service *This guy was GREAT! Highly recommend!
- - Brian & Amy-Medeski Martin & Wood "Just Like I Pictured It"
- Amy & her Dad-Beatles "I Love You More"
- Brian & his Mom-Louis Armstrong "What a Wonderful World"
A little wedding day advice from the bride & groom:
My favorite part of the wedding? Marrying my best friend at our favorite beach spot.
My advice for someone planning their own wedding? Make a budget first, then make lists, lots and lots of lists. Then go over your budget. Haha!
Also: Marry someone that's OCD so you don't have to do a lot of planning.
Amy & Brian, congratulations and I am so excited to see what the future holds for you two!