Pembroke Hall Wedding | Carissa + Ach | Edenton NC Photographer

A Pembroke Hall Wedding

Carissa + Ach | Edenton, NC


It doesn’t get more fairy tale than this gorgeous worldly themed wedding at the historic Pembroke Hall overlooking Edenton Bay. Carissa and Ach met while they were both studying in Paris and fell in love while he introduced her to the city.  Pembroke Hall was the perfect setting for their ‘worldly wedding!’ This charming Greek Revival home has been a landmark for Edenton since 1850. With a huge, landscaped garden area and tons of natural light streaming into the home – we were in photographer heaven!

We loved all of the details, from the heart-shaped confetti made from maps and globe centerpieces to their bilingual signs for guests. And I was so happy to see that Ach had a wooden bowtie! So fun! Carissa , of course, was a gorgeous bride who completed her ensemble with a parasol and floral crown. These two were both amazing, kind, and so very lovely – I don’t think we’ve ever felt more welcomed at a wedding.

Congrats, Carissa + Ach! We wish you both a lifetime of happiness!


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What is your favorite wedding day memory?
“There are so many to choose from… but I’d say the best moment was the few minutes directly after the ceremony. After walking back through the crowd, it was just us, talking and soaking in the moment.”

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How did Ach propose to you?
“It was the day after Valentine’s Day during a vacation to Venice, Italy. We had already talked about marriage but he surprised me by preparing an official proposal. We were sitting near a lovely canal, waiting for our dinner reservation, when he pulled out a ring.”

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How did you and Ach meet?
“One of my first roommates when I moved to Paris was a good friend of his. At first, we all hung out in big groups. Not long after, he offered to show me around the city and help with my French. It didn’t take long for it to become just the two of us. Paris is the best place on Earth to fall in love!”

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What’s your favorite way to unwind together?
“We love being outdoors. We enjoy going for long spontaneous walks around the city, relaxing in parks and enjoying great food. We also really enjoy taking in the calm of the mountains or countryside. Most of all, we just like doing things together.”

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Do you have any advice for couples currently planning their own weddings?
“Hire a coordinator for the day of the wedding, otherwise you are bound to forgot or not have time for important details.”

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What were some of your favorite wedding details?
“The table numbers with the map hearts, the globes, and the ceremony set up.”


Edenton, NC Wedding Vendors:

Wedding Venue: Pembroke Hall
Officiant: Keith Robinson
Hair + Makeup Artist: John Gay Studios
DJ/Entertainment Services: DJ Cowboy
Wedding Cake: Kelley’s
Catering: Kelley’s
Wedding Dress: Grace Loves Lace
Bridesmaid Dresses: Modcloth
Groom’s Attire: Corneliani
Wooden Bowtie: The Two Guys Bowties










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  • Maria - LOVE LOVE LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THESE! They are perfect and I am loving the whole set up! Pembroke Hall is a gorgeous venue!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie - Wow! What a beautiful beautiful wedding. Great photography! I love everything about these images.ReplyCancel

  • Arica - A peacock, the wood tie, the flower crown… you must have been so thrilled to shoot this! What fun!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Melugin - WOW WOW WOW!

    Can I redo the look of my wedding????

    This was one of the most stunningly beautiful, yet simplistic weddings that I have ever seen!!! From the blue suit to the ring, the floral halo and even the fans – EXQUISITE!

    Of course, the look of the wedding is either forged into memory only, or you hire an amazingly detail oriented and creative photographer, such as Ashley and David, to memorialize the special day forever.

    Ashley – your attention to detail is overwhelmingly apparent and I just simply LOVED looking through these amazing pictures. I am confident that your bride was just as impressed!!!!

    GREAT JOB!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Durham - wow!! So pretty!!ReplyCancel

  • Samantha - Omgosh how adorable are these two newlyweds! The soft pastel hues throughout their entire day really set the mood for their intimate wedding at Pembroke Hall. I am loving the dynamic bridal party shot you captured of some standing and some sitting. Really adds depth to the photo. Beautiful wedding in Edenton!ReplyCancel

  • Allison Anderson - What a fairy-tale story they have — meeting and falling in love in Paris! What a beautiful wedding you photographed. And every bride needs a stuffed fox to hold her bouquet and a peacock to chaperon.ReplyCancel

  • Brenden - I don’t know it it was the color combo or what but the photo of his jacket and her dress just reminded me so much of Cinderella, definitely a fairytale. I love the idea of a “Worldy wedding” and Pembroke hall was an amazing backdrop for this unique and beautiful couple! It looks like such a magical wedding.ReplyCancel

  • Megan - LOVE all the colors and details in this wedding! So super pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa - Oh my goodness, this wedding is absolutely stunning. Everything is just perfect…I am in love with how everything was styled. And this location they choose in Edenton is amazing as well. All captured so perfectly by two very talented photographers!! Always love your work!!ReplyCancel

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