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A Southport Community Building Wedding in Southport, NC.



Southport is a charming, seaside town where the mouth of the Cape Fear River meets the Atlantic Ocean. It was the perfect setting for a bride who dreamed of getting married by the sea. Lisa and Michael were married at the Southport Community Building beneath a gorgeous Oak tree overlooking the water. It was a beautiful ceremony, and the entire day was filled with joy and lots of dancing.
We’re so honored that these two allowed us to capture their wedding day! Congratulations, Lisa and Michael!

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How did you meet?
“We started talking over Match.com, and met for the first time at Sullivan’s Steakhouse in Raleigh.”
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What are your favorite memories from the day?
“The ceremony overlooking the water. Exchanging our vows and seeing each other for the 1st time at the altar. Taking romantic pictures with Ashley + David on the beach and in several other locations in Southport.”

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How did Michael propose?
“Michael gave a ring to my niece, Audrey (the flower girl) while we were at a park, and Audrey ran up to me with the ring. Some of our closest family members  were present for the proposal which made it very special.”
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What’s your favorite way to spend time together?
“Traveling and discovering new places.”

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Guest tables were adorned with hurricanes filled with candles, sand, and seashells. And Rooster’s pizza had guests going back for seconds…and thirds! Red Roosters Pizza Mobile Catering NCSouthport NC Community Building Wedding Photosouthport-nc-wedding-photo (116)southport-nc-wedding-photo (120)southport-nc-wedding-photo (110)

What were some of your favorite details?
“Michael and the groomsmen playing basketball the morning of, driving around on the golf cart, the pizza truck, smashing cake into each other’s faces, our handmade decorations and programs, dancing and celebrating with our friends and families.”

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 Do you have any advice for couples currently planning their wedding?
“Don’t worry about entertaining your guests – have fun and do what you want to do on your wedding day.”

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Where did you go on your honeymoon?
“California – starting in Napa and driving down the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco to San Diego.”

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NC Wedding Vendor Love:

Wedding Venue: Southport Community Building
The Honorable Jeremy D. Hart
Bridal Prep Space: 402 E. Bay St.
Groom Prep Space: Lois Jane’s Bed & Breakfast
Wedding Planner: Seaside Wedding Connection
Hair & Makeup Artists: Jamie Warzel Hair + Makeup
DJ/Entertainment Services:Salt City Sound Machine
Wedding Cake: Crazy Cake Chicks
Catering: Red Rooster Mobile Brick Oven Pizza  (David is now OBSESSED with this pizza!)
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Heather + Samantha’s Lake Johnson Wedding in Raleigh, NC.


We’ve loved getting to know Heather and Samantha over the last year! These two are completely selfless; devoting themselves to each other, their friends, and their work. So naturally, we were thrilled to be a part of their special day! Heather and Samantha had a small, intimate ceremony with all of their friends and family at Lake Johnson in Raleigh. It was a laid-back affair, filled with laughter and lots of tears. After the ceremony, Heather and Samantha flew to New York to enjoy their honeymoon…and more importantly, legalize their marriage! We’re so happy we were able to celebrate with them and wish them all the best! Congrats, ladies!!


How did you two meet?
“We met through a mutual friend, and later on [a dating website].


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What are your favorite memories from the day?
“We loved seeing each other for the first time, taking a moment during the ceremony to look all around the audience, and hearing what each other loves about the other (secret paragraph written from each person’s responses to questions from officiant ahead of time.)”
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Who proposed to whom?
“It was mutual after I found out Samantha’s plans beforehand!”

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What were some of your favorite details?
“The natural beauty of the venue and the perfect weather.”

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Do you have any advice for couples currently planning their weddings?
“Start early and make a budget! Don’t be afraid to buck wedding trends you aren’t a fan of because it’s your day. Also, do not be a bride/groomzilla!”


Where did you go on your honeymoon?
“New York City for a honeymoon and legal ceremony!”

And don’t forget to check out their Greensboro Arboretum Engagement Session if you missed it!

North Carolina Wedding Vendor Love:
Ceremony Venue: Lake Johnson Park, Raleigh
Reception Venue: Lake Johnson Park, Raleigh
Officiant: Rev. Kayelily Middleton
Hair & Makeup Artists:  Bridesmaids

DJ/Entertainment Services: Triad DJ
Wedding Cake: Brittany Atkinson, Cakeocity
Catering: Unforgettable Food Affairs
Wedding Dresses: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Rings: Gemvara


Jennifer + Taylor’s Sweet Southern Farm Wedding North Carolina Farm Wedding Photo

We’ve been looking forward to Jennifer + Taylor’s wedding day for ages! These two are seriously one of the sweetest couples we’ve had the pleasure of working with…and we couldn’t be happier for them! 🙂
This Dallas couple was married on a rustic farm located just outside of Fayetteville over the summer. (The owners of the farm had recently converted one of their old horse stables into an awesome wedding venue.)

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We love when couples ditch outdated traditions and choose to do a ‘First Look’ and see one another before the ceremony.
Wedding days are so hectic that couples rarely have a chance to be alone together, so this gives them a few minutes to take a time-out and just be in the moment – together! 
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How cute is this flowergirl with her yellow tulle skirty and baby’s breath headpiece?!Yellow Tulle and BabyNorth Carolina Farm Wedding Photographer
Jennifer interrupted the ceremony to ask if she could hug Taylor quickly. That’s how adorable they are – love!Stables on the Hill Wedding PhotographerNorth Carolina Barn Wedding PhotographerFayetteville NC Outdoor Wedding PhotographerFayetteville North Carolina Outdoor Farm Wedding PhotographerFayetteville NC Farm Wedding PhotographersFayetteville NC Outdoor Farm Wedding Photographersstables on the hill wedding photographerFayetteville NC Barn Wedding Photographer
Both of their moms were adorable! They followed one another around for the longest time, holding hands and chatting. I loved Jen & Taylor’s families were so close. 🙂
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I lovvee that they decided to toss lottery tickets and include all of their guests instead of the traditional bouquet/garter toss!
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Wedding Vendor Credits:
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Stables on the Hill
Hair + Makeup: The fabulous Bo of MAC Cosmetics
Entertainment & Photo booth: Dancenhance Entertainment
Catering: Calico County
Drinks: Taylor brews some delicious beer!
Rings: Brilliant Earth
Donations were made to Heifer International on behalf of all guests.
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And if you missed Jennifer and Taylor’s engagement session photos, follow the links to view their Fayetteville and Fort Worth sessions.