This Abilena Plantation wedding in New Bern, NC was absolutely beautiful from start to finish. Shauna with Shauna Loves Planning designed and coordinated this picture perfect day, and it couldn’t have been for two more deserving people. Alex and Eli were so much fun to work with, and right from there engagement session I knew their wedding was going to be a blast. Their wedding was full of southern charm, from the historic plantation venue, to the color palette, to the grooms suit choice and everything in between. Scroll down to check out my favorites from this amazing Abilena Plantation wedding day.
It was such an honor to be a part of this wedding at Sedgefield Country Club. Not only did we get to photograph this beautiful winter wonderland wedding, but but we also shot Stacey’s Bridal Photography here as well. That was a few months earlier and the grounds were green and lush. With design and coordination help from Relish Design Company, Stacey and Ethan’s wedding day turned out perfectly- with just the right amount of snow to cover everything in a blanket of white, but not so much where it hindered any guests from coming. And that was important because a special guest was invited (unbeknownst to the bride and groom) by the best man. The couple are big UNC fans, and halfway through the reception they got a big surprise 🙂 Scroll down to see!
This Airlie Gardens wedding was perfection. Carly and Dillon were so much fun to work with all the way from their hot air balloon engagement session (here!) to this gorgeous southern garden wedding day. Airlie Gardens is one of Wilmington’s best wedding venues if you are looking for the quintessential southern wedding, and with the help of Social Butterfly Events for design and coordination, this couple did it right! Congratulations Carly and Dillon- Your day was a perfect example of why I love photographing weddings in Airlie Gardens!
Wrightsville Manor weddings are always beautiful to photograph and Micaela and Chris’ wedding was no exception! This wedding day was so much fun from start to finish, and Social Butterfly Events and Design Perfection went over the top with gorgeous design, bouquets and florals. Check out this beautiful day below!
Shoes: Lilly Pulitzer
Bridesmaid Dresses: Nouvelle Amsale from Coastal Knot
Groom’s Suit: Jos A Banks
Venue: Wrightsville Manor
Coordination: Social Butterfly Events
Florals: Design Perfection
Violin: Maura Kropke
Cake: One Belle Bakery
Catering: Pine Valley Market
Rentals: Party Suppliers
Entertainment: Active DJ Entertainment
Hair: Jamie Warzel
Make Up: Amy Kennison
There are so many beautiful places in Wilmington to shoot engagement sessions.. One of my favorites has to be Fort Fisher, just south of Kure Beach. This is where Joey proposed to Jacquelyn- so it was only fitting that we went there to shoot their gorgeous engagement session.
Leslie met with Allie and Justin in Topsail NC for this awesome engagement session. The sunset was incredible and Leslie captured it and this great couple perfectly!
A few weeks ago I was in Raleigh NC for this ridiculously fun engagement session with Carly and Dillon. They proposed the idea of including a hot air balloon and I was all in. Aside from being adorably in love, they both had so much fun on this shoot and it shows! Special thanks to Tom at Above and Beyond Hot Air Balloons for helping make this possible!