Britta + Mark’s Wrightsville Beach and 128 South Wilmington Wedding
Britta and Mark are the sweetest! We loved every single minute of our time with these two and their awesome family + friends recently.
This laid back beach fête started off at a beautiful church (St. Therese) overlooking the ocean. After their nuptials and a super fun portrait session on Wrightsville Beach, Britta and Mark kicked off their reception at 128 South in downtown Wilmington. Set atop a roof overlooking the Cape Fear River, family and friends danced the night away with this sweet couple. Seriously – I don’t think the dance floor was empty for a single minute! It was such a fun night!
We wish these two all the best. It truly was The Best Day Ever!
How did you and Mark meet?
“Mark and Britta met in the spring of 2012 in Charlotte, NC. They sat next to each other on a bus up to Lake Norman when they were first introduced. Initially, both Britta and Mark kept to themselves. In fact, they didn’t end up meeting again until randomly two weeks later at Alive After Five, a weekly concert in uptown Charlotte. Britta’s step-brother, Mike, pointed to Mark in the crowd and told Britta he was worth getting to know, so Britta approached Mark and asked him to dance. After that moment, they were inseparable.
Two months into their relationship, Mark was given a job offer in Austin, TX. He declined the job offer. He declined it without doubt that it was worth staying in Charlotte to be with Britta. After making the decision, he decided it would be a great idea to tell Britta he loved her. Mark decided to take her to a nice Italian restaurant uptown where he wrote down a speech and read it to her over dinner. In that speech he told her that he was given a job offer but turned it down and the only reason was because he was in love with her.”
What are your favorite memories from your wedding day?
“Getting ready with the family at the rental house, the ceremony, and dancing at the reception.”
Where did you go on your first date?
“On a two story boat that floated around Lake Norman”
How did Mark propose?
“Mark and I planned a trip to the beach to celebrate our one year anniversary last June in Wilmington, North Carolina. When I woke up early Saturday morning, Mark had the day planned. We started the day with the hotel breakfast and Starbucks coffees, a quick jog around the Wrightsville Beach loop, and a leisurely walk across the bridge to spend the entire day at the beach by ourselves. The sky was blue, the sun was shining, and the temperature was perfect. Once we settled into our beach chairs, Mark grabbed my hand and kissed it. He started to talk about all his favorite memories from the past year and how much fun we had had together. Originally our plan was to exchange our anniversary gifts at dinner, but Mark said he couldn’t wait. I closed my eyes and Mark’s shadow covered the sun in front of me. I watched his shadow slowly fall to one knee…when I opened my eyes, Mark was kneeling in the sand asking me to marry him! And of course, I said Yes!”
How would you describe each other?
“Fun, energetic, happy, driven, and family-oriented.”
What were some of your favorite details?
“The flowers at the church and the pew decor, the beach at the church, the bridesmaids and groomsmen outfits, the tables at the venue with signs & the porch outside, the table with the wedding cake, the tent & edison lights, “Markabrita.”
Do you have any advice for couples currently planning their wedding?
“Enjoy it! Don’t let the pressure of making it the perfect day make you forget what’s most important – marrying the man of your dreams! & make sure you dance!”
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
North Carolina Wedding Vendor Love:
Ceremony Venue: St. Therese Parish
Reception Venue: 128 South
Officiant: Monsignor Ntuwa
Wedding Planner: Jill White
Hair & Makeup Artists: Something Blue by Harbour Club
Florist: Beautiful Flowers By June
DJ / Entertainment Services: Jason via Absolute Best DJ Service
Wedding Cake: Alison’s Cakery
Catering: 128 South
Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo
Grooms Attire: Express Men