Amber & Jacob | Wrightsville Manor Wedding

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Amber and Jacob’s wedding day was nothing short of beautiful. It rained most of the day and almost all the portraits had to be done inside (or by me standing in the rain, haha!). Amber and Jacob accepted it graciously and didn’t let it ruin their day! Once it was time for Amber and Jacob’s newly-married portraits, the rain stopped. I’m so thankful because that allowed us to freely wander Wrightsville Manor’s beautiful grounds for some amazing portraits!

Amber’s dream for her wedding day came together more perfectly than I even envisioned! She described her vision for her decor as “classic and whimsical” with a romantic garden vibe for the flowers. I like to ask my brides for three words they would use to describe their day and she said, “ethereal, romantic, and elegant.” Even the description had me heart eyes!! I’d say Olivia and her team at Gather Events NAILED IT!

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I was hoping Wrightsville Manor’s charming fireplace would be ablaze most of the day! It made the space feel cozy and inviting.

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Amber and Jacob, thank you for letting me capture your day. I wish you two all the best!!

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VENDOR LIST:

Wedding Dress Shop/Designer: Blush Bridal/Essence of Australia

Bridal Shoes: Betsey Johnson shoes

Hair & Makeup: Hair: Casey Shotwell @ Tease Me Hair Salon, Makeup: Sarah High

Groom's Attire/Designer: Men's Warehouse/Calvin Klein

Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Gather Events/Olivia Prevatt

Invitations/Save the Date: Basic Invite/Basic Invite

Florist: Gather Events

Videographer: Full Motion Photography, Eric Barker

Rentals: Party Suppliers and Rentals

Caterer: Middle of the Island

Cake: Pink Baking Co.

DJ: DJ Hollywood

Matt & Jess | Downtown Wilmington Engagement Photography

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Air Force Jess met Army Matt and didn't like each other! They were forced to work alongside each other, and ended up friends in the end. They parted ways (to two different countries!), but eventually met up once they were both living in the states again. As Jess said herself, sparks weren’t exactly flying, so they were just friends for a while. After a few months they decided to give dating a go. What sealed the deal? Once Jess’ daughter met Matt she instantly liked him! Now here they are engaged and being all cute! They’re so playful and fun and I loved my time with them on their engagement session! I can’t wait for their November wedding!!

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Jenna & Brent | Wedding Photos at Ironclad Brewery in Downtown Wilmington

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This has been such a fun wedding to edit and prepare! Jenna and Brent's wedding day was a blast. I met Jenna and her girls at the Marriott Downtown and took some beautiful detail shots! Designs by Dillon kindly set aside a few spare blooms for me and they just added to all the pretty of Jenna's details! These picture are some of my favorites to take on wedding days!! They showcase the bride's personality so well and can carry a lot of meaning. Brent sweetly gave Jenna her necklace just a few days before the wedding. 

Jenna and Brent had the prettiest June day. We've had a lot of summer storms lately, but their day was beautiful... as was their bridal party, venue, florals, and basically everything, haha! So much eye candy. I think one reason I love shooting weddings is because I love looking at pretty things and Jenna's planning didn't disappoint! 

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I loved their first look! Brent's reaction to seeing his beautiful bride was so sweet and Jenna was so happy to see him too!

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How beautiful are Jenna's bridesmaids?? Such a gorgeous group of girls!!

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Their sweet daughter, Myah, was one of the flower girls!

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I just had to include these two! Brandon is Jenna's brother. He and Madison were one of my couples last year! Now they're expecting a little girl!!

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I love how Ironclad Brewery was transformed with the twinkling lights!! They weren't on when I first arrived, but when I saw them later it looked amazing!! The pictures can't even do it justice.

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After dinner, we snuck away for sunset portraits. The glow was some of the prettiest I've gotten to photograph in a while! It was a beautiful evening. Of course, with these two, there's no way these pictures could've been anything but gorgeous!!

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Jenna and Brent have a precious love for each other. I still remember how giggly and happy she was at their engagement session and that carried right into their wedding day!

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Jenna looked like a real-life princess!! She is stunning! Seagrass did a fantastic job on her hair and makeup. 

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The wonderful vendors:

Venue: Ironclad Brewery

Hair: Megan at Seagrass Salon & Day Spa 

Makeup: Coral at Seagrass Salon & Day Spa 

Florals: Designs by Dillon 

Videographer: Mike Steinkamp (Watch the video at this link! He did a fantastic job!)

Wedding Dress: Stella York 

Band: The Cut