Dana + Ryan’s wedding was held at a private residence along with Intracoastal Waterway in Wrightsville Beach, NC
Dana + Ryan’s wedding probably ranks #1 for the most injuries in a single day (multiple bee stings + a cork pop in the eye – ouch!) But it was also one of our favorites of 2013!
An adorable, heartfelt ceremony underneath a giant willow tree…followed with delicious food and a packed dance floor. Theirs was everything a wedding should be! No fuss, low key, and a ton of fun – just like Dana and Ryan!
Here’s a quick peek at their lovely day.
“We met on the set of One Tree Hill. I saw him from afar and I was immediately attracted to him. He didn’t give me the time of day though! I was persistent and finally got him to ask me on a date and we have been happy ever since. :)”
How did he propose to you?
“He took me to the Baltimore Planetarium and had a whole setup that the employees were in on. At the end of the show, we stuck around so he could ask the guide questions, and then all of the sudden, the lights went out, our song came on and the words “Dana, Will You Marry Me” popped up on the planetarium dome. I cried like a little baby I was so happy.”
What is your favorite memory from the day?
“My favorite memory from the day is walking down the aisle and just seeing Ryan’s smile and knowing…”
Do you have any advice for couples currently planning their own weddings?
“Don’t let others persuade you! I knew what I wanted for the wedding and while a lot of friends and family wanted to give input/criticism, I simply told them, “No, thank you on giving advice. I want to plan the wedding of MY dreams.”
What is your favorite way to spend time together?
“We love to cook! We are big foodies so we love trying new restaurants and new recipes.”
“I really loved how our [handmade] napkins and menus turned out!!!”
First Dance song: ‘Better Than Love”, Griffin House
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
“We went to St. Lucia. It was gorgeous!!”
Venue: Private residence along intracoastal waterway near Wrightsville Beach / Wilmington, NC
Wedding Coordinator: Ruth Ann Struble of AMBR Creations
Bride’s Dress: Allure Bridal.
Hair + Makeup: Sage Spa and Salon for hair, makeup done by Dana.
Florist: Ruth Ann Struble, AMBR Creations
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
DJ + Entertainment: Active Entertainment. (We had Will, he was great!)
Catering: Catch, the food truck
Cake: La Rita Lees of Carolina Cakes and Confections
Intracoastal Waterway Wedding | Wrightsville Beach Photographer