Coastal North Carolina Wedding
So excited to finally share this Coastal Carolina Wedding Inspiration shoot! When Sally and Courtney from Kickstand Events and I dreamed up this shoot together, I was so excited! I knew it was going to be beautiful, but goodness – all the details and colors and decor were more amazing that I could have imagined. Those bridesmaids dresses might be my favorites for life. I was giddy for basically the entire day. Plus! I got to shoot on a yacht! That was a first for me, and I’m certainly hoping to find myself on the water, camera in hand, again soon. You can read about the inspiration behind this shoot from the ladies at Kickstand below:
The underlying theme behind this shoot was togetherness, and taking time to be in the moment with those you love. After years of feeling apart because of the pandemic, we wanted this shoot to feel like a Southern embrace.
We portrayed this idea through intentional moments, including a curated bridesmaids brunch picnic with the bride’s best gals to let them celebrate and relax before the afternoon ceremony. Later on, the bride and groom chose a sunset sail to share time together before arriving to their reception under the oaks. How often does a couple get to enjoy each other’s company – just the two of them – to reflect on their wedding day?
Water and coastal charm were the major themes of the day. We used varying shades of blue, white and natural textures in the design, adding a hint of blush brighten the looks and give the design a feminine, almost garden party touch. We loved mixing natural elements with sophisticated details, an intentional move to make the overall feel of the day polished but casual; much like the vibe of coastal town!
We love the airy feel of simple all white bouquets. This works especially well with pattern – allowing the flowers to be an accessory to the bridesmaids, and not overpower their gowns. The bride also had all white orchids, representing elegance and beauty. Bouquets were tied off with a dusty blue chiffon ribbon to add contrast against the white dresses.
Many hugs and kisses to the amazing, talented and generous people below who lended their time and efforts to this shoot!
You can also see this shoot over on Wedding Sparrow :)
Photographer: Emily March Photography | Film Lab: PhotoVision | Stylist / Planner: Kickstand Events | Floral Designer: Kickstand Events | Dress Designer: BHLDN (Jenny Yoo Collection) | Rentals: Martha My Dear | Hair & Make-up Artist: Beauty Bar Boutique | Ceremony and Bridal Brunch Venue: Live Oaks Estate | Reception Venue: Private Property | Flatware and white plates: Party Suppliers | Linens and napkins: BBJ Linen | Lighting and kite display: High Performance Lighting | Tabletop specialty rentals: Great Day Soiree | Invitation Suite and painted champagne bottle: Julia Hall McQueen | Yacht Rental: My Yacht Source | Bridal Brunch: Collective Law | Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN x Sachin & Babi | Bridal Shoes: Bella Belle | Reception Dress: Camilles of Wilmington | Catering: Milner’s Cafe and Catering
Emily is a Wilmington wedding and portrait photographer. She loves natural light and is available to travel worldwide.