Amanda & Nathan | Wrightsville Beach, NC Wedding Photographer

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Amanda and Nathan’s wedding was a DREAM!! I loved everything about their Wrightsville Beach wedding from the soft blue color scheme, fun bridal party, elegant florals, Christ-centered ceremony, and how incredibly adorable these two were together 😍❤️It was truly a special day centered around their love for Christ, the joy of being with their friends and family, and their love for each other.

Amanda and Nathan will always be special to me. Amanda and I really felt like we became friends through the whole process - and we didn’t even meet until their wedding day! I’m so incredibly happy for these two.

Enjoy!

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These guys were fun to spend time with! And what’s better on a wedding day than a quick bike ride?? :)

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I love these pictures of Amanda with her mom and sister. Such sweet moments!!

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We didn’t plan a first look for the girls, but I grabbed this picture quickly when they saw Amanda for the first time! Such a sweet moment!

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Each of these girls is beautiful! I loved the blue dresses Amanda chose! The color was perfect!!

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Amanda made a gorgeous bride!! I loved how elegant her dress was, while still fitting with the beach setting!

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Amanda and Nathan were blessed with a BEAUTIFUL day for their wedding!! We were so thankful God sent the rain away!

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The water at Wrightsville Beach is my favorite in the area - so blue!

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Amanda’s veil made these portraits so fun and romantic! I looove these pictures of her and Nathan! They both look so HAPPY!

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These desserts were as amazing as they look. Everything I tried was delicious!!

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How fun is this food truck?? The tacos were amazing!!

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The amazing vendor team:

Wedding Photos at Old Homestead Farm - Wilmington Wedding Photographer

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When Cherish invited me to photograph this styled shoot at Old Homestead Farm, I was thrilled! It was a new-to-me venue, so I was excited to get to see it and meet the other vendors. The venue is perfect if you’re looking for one with a little rustic flair, but still bright and elegant. I think Joanna Gaines would approve ;) Plus, the grounds are gorgeous!!

We had a great team that put a lot of hard work into this shoot! I enjoyed working with each of them! Check them out and show them some love!

VENDORS:

Designer/Planner: Cherish of Divine Inspirations Weddings and Events

Venue: Old Homestead Farm: http://www.oldhomesteadfarm.net/

Furniture: Relic Vintage Rentals

Florals: Divine Inspirations Weddings and Events & A Friend’s Flowers

Hair: Jasmine Vesterfelt at Freedom Salon

Makeup: Amy Kennison

Dress: The Wedding Dress Shoppe

Groom’s Attire: Cape Fear Formal Wear

Catering: Diamond Food Enterprises

Place Settings & Napkins: L&L Tent and Party Rentals

Cake: Creative Cake Design by Tammy Hodge

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These photos in Old Homestead Farm’s bridal suite are some of my favorites! The light was beautiful, and Heather looked stunning - just look how incredibly blue her eyes are!!

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We did a quick first-look with Heather and Steven! They had eloped a few months before, so it was fun for them to feel like they were a part of a day all for themselves!

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This bouquet designed by Divine Inspirations was gorgeous!! I love the colors and varying textures!

The food was excellently made and plated by Steve of Diamond Food Enterprises! It looked AMAZING!!

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Old Homestead Farm’s fireplace is a beautiful addition to the space. Not only are fireplaces cozy (and I LOVE all things cozy), but the mantle is the perfect for backdrop for photos, tying everything together to show off your vision for your day! The romantic candles, soft florals, and draping greenery pulls everything together and makes an excellent focal point! Divine Inspirations did a beautiful job styling this fireplace!

Another highlight of Old Homestead Farm is the spiral staircase. It’s unique and fun! There are many ways to style it (like the greenery Cherish added!), and it leads up to a loft that creates a fun element for guests. I love venues that offer a variety of spaces for guests to explore and enjoy!

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Speaking of guest experience, another element to consider is furniture rentals! They add a unique, cozy touch that guests love! Relic Vintage Rentals offers a wide variety of furniture sets that I’ve been impressed by! Even if you aren’t getting married, you should look at her site just for fun :)

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Elizabeth & David | Wilmington, NC Wedding Photos at 128 South

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Liz and Dave’s wedding day will always go down as one of my favorites! From beginning to end, their day was fun and relaxed. Every detail was beautifully chosen by Liz and I love all of the thought and care she put into making her special day extra special! Her and Dave make such a great couple. They were so welcoming and kind to me and I had the best time taking their pictures! I’m so excited for them and their life together!!!

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One of Liz’s favorite things she invested in for her wedding day was her dress! I love when I find out details like that because it always makes my job more special. Just knowing how much she loved her dress made me want to give her a variety of gorgeous pictures of it!! Preserving the things that mean the most to my brides means the most to me!

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A quick little side note! If you’re getting married at Bakery 105 or 128 South and looking for a place to stay overnight and/or get ready, a fantastic place is Stemmerman’s Inn! It’s right next to 128 South, so it’s very convenient to both venues! All of these details and getting ready portraits were taken there. The light was beautiful and it was such a cute place!! The rooms have a living space, kitchenette, and a loft with a bed. It was ADORABLE! I wasn’t told to say that, I just loved it that much :)

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Liz was such a beautiful bride!!!!

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Liz made the sign in the above photo and several of her other decor! I’m always so impressed by how creative my brides are!! Check out her Etsy shop!

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Now for some riverfront portraits!! I LOVE these! It’s fun to live in a place that’s so pretty, and to photograph my couples in these places that mean so much to them!

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I just love these two and this sweet photo!!! *cue the heart eyes!*

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It can feel a *little* awkward to dip kiss in the middle of a street, BUT I’m thankful Liz and Dave embraced it and trusted me because we all loved the outcome!!! It’s always worth it!

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A live band is always SO fun!! Spare Change Music was wonderful! Liz and Dave’s reception was one of the most fun ones I’ve ever been to! The atmosphere, music, and just how kind and fun their family and friends were made it a special evening!

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VENDORS:

Venue: 128 South

Coordinator: Katie at 128 South

Wedding Dress: Coastal Knot Bridal

Hair: Brooke Bajak Salon

Makeup: Coral Ashley Beauty

Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse

Signs & Table Numbers: Sandy Paws Woodworking

Invitations: Minted

Florals: Fiore Fine Flowers

Rentals: Party Suppliers and Rentals

Donuts: Wake N Bake

Caterer: 128 South

Favors: Smith Family Popcorn

Band: Spare Change Music

Haley Nicole Photography is a Wilmington, North Carolina Wedding Photographer.