An intimate beach wedding | Ft. Fisher Beach NC Wedding Photographer
Jen + Jimmy were wed during an intimate beach ceremony at Ft. Fisher / Kure Beach in North Carolina. Their wedding ceremony was followed with a fun backyard reception…complete with cornhole and board games. Love!
I can’t even begin to tell you how much I adored this wedding! These two are seriously the SWEETEST couple! They’re always smiling and laughing…and are just really fun to be around (which makes us a little sad they live all the way in New York.)
And Jen’s family? They couldn’t have been more welcoming to David + I from the moment we walked into their home! That’s always such a relief when photographing a wedding – we love when the couple’s parents are on board and excited to work with us as well. :)
A few (okay, a lot!) of our favorites from the day…
Jennifer’s mom made this garter with lace from her own wedding dress & her grandmother’s brooch. (The handkerchief used in Jen’s bouquet was also passed down from her great-grandmother.) We thought those were such sweet details!
What is your favorite memory from the day?
“Walking down the aisle and seeing the tears well up in [Jimmy’s] eyes.”
Jen and I were both obsessed with these crazy curvy trees at Ft. Fisher. So pretty!
What were your favorite wedding details?
“Our custom wedding cake topper, which was inspired by the Gazebo in the first Twilight movie. That was the first movie we watched together, and the sequels all came out around our anniversaries.”
First Dance Song: You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – The Righteous Brothers
Do you have any advice to those currently planning their weddings?
“Don’t expect things to go as planned, there will be things that go wrong! In the end everything will be perfect (and a blur), just try not to let things that go wrong bother you and enjoy your day – your guests probably won’t notice that anything is even amiss. “
Is there anything you would do differently?
“Planning a wedding from out of state was the most difficult aspect of the wedding – hiring a coordinator to work with the many vendors might have made it easier! And not forgetting to do the Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dances!”
Jen’s brother had a ridiculous amount of leftover fireworks, which he brought along. Pretty awesome, right?!
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
“The Smokey Mountains (Gatlinburg, TN)”
Have you seen Jen & Jimmy’s Downtown Wilmington NC Engagement Photos yet?
& a special thanks to the following
NC wedding vendors:
Ceremony: Ft. Fisher / Kure Beach
Officiant: Jude Bradley of Eventz & Co.
Hair + Makeup: Adrianne Lugo
Dress: Demitrios – Ilissa via Town Shop Bridal
Bridesmaid Dress: Dessy Collection
Florist: Jennifer Wilson of Lily Belles Floral & Event Design
Ceremony Arbor: Sweetwater Bamboo Arbor Designs and Rentals
Rings: Hannoush Jewelers & Jimmy’s ring is a custom design by Jesse Danger
Reception Venue: Jen’s parents’ Wilmington home.
Reception Tent & Rentals: Etc Party Rentals
Transportation: Azalea Limousine Service
Catering: Thyme Savor Catering
Cake & Desserts: Jen’s super sweet mom, Heidi.