While Jenn and I were down in the OBX for Anthony and Erin’s beach wedding we explored a little. One of the highlights was checking out Currituck Lighthouse! Other fun things were documented with instagram and I’m going to share below! We ate and drank very well which resulted in quite the bff pow wow!
When Erin initially contacted me she was seeking just engagement photos, after a few emails back and forth I learned she was getting married on the beach at the OBX! I grew up having family reunions on the beaches of the Outer Banks so my heart fluttered and I told her that we travel! After meeting and connecting Erin and Anthony decided that they wanted to fly us down to NC to shoot their wedding! Jenn and I got there a few days early to scope out areas for shooting and to play tourist a little bit. (Personal photos from the trip to come!) Although the forecast all week called for rain and everyone was going into Plan B mode, their day turned out to be dry! Dinner inside was Plan B but really worked out to be in their favor! The only problem was the fishing tournament going on and a fisherman with his vehicle parked right at the ceremony spot. After a few conversations with the fisherman he left. Phew! It was a lovely day and rest of the weekend that we spent there with them! Definitely connected with our couple and their most special friends and family during our stay! I think about the trip often and feel grateful that I was able to travel to such an awesome location for a wedding! Thanks for letting Jenn and I be a part of your awesome destination wedding, Erin + Ant!! We love you!
My close pal and bridesmaid, Kelly, is taking on a cupcake venture! She’s two weeks into her project 52. She’s making cupcakes and blogging about them! She’s very new to blogging and figured it’d be a good way to get her ideas out while she experiment with flavors and ingredients! I told her I’d help her out by photographing if I could eat some!
Here’s “Otto the Orange”! It’s a chocolate & orange marmalade cake with orange frosting flavored from orange juice topped with candied orange rinds! Kelly brought these to the Superbowl party I hosted!
Here’s the “Westcott Street”! It’s a carrot cupcake with pineapple and coconut with ginger cream cheese frosting topped with candied pecans. These were a huge win with Tim and I! The six she left were gone in a flash!
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I took a step back into the 80′s for this wedding! Nick and Shauna’s love for music and mix tapes made for lovely table details as well as favors for their afternoon guests. When Nick & Shauna described what they envisioned for their wedding, I got excited for all the personal touches that celebrate who they are, and also a tad bit curious how everything would come together. How would they fit a love for pastel pink, 80s Rock, and leopard print into one big day at Arena’s Eis House in Mexico, NY? Quite Beautifully, after experiencing it all!
Something you may not know about Shauna, is that she’s big into zombie culture and really awesome with zombie makeup! (See here and here.) If you haven’t caught on by now, she has quite a creative mind! Hanging with Shauna and her girls while she got ready was laid back and enjoyable! She did her own hair and after she was dressed she did her flower girls hair which I thought was totally sweet!
Their ceremony was full of love and adorable smiles as they read their “totally rad vows.” (Their vows actually had that written on them!) After their sand ceremony, the kiss and some formal portraits we headed inside for some dancing, cake and fun! One thing that stood out to me was their custom photo frame for group or couple photos! I carried that around for a bit and handed it to guests and asked them to smile! I’m pretty sure everyone had a blast…! From the past! Bam. I said it, now enjoy the lovely images and forget all about my terrible joke.