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!
Tucked away in the back of Airlie Gardens is the Lebanon Chapel, one of the most picturesque spots for a Wilmington wedding. Jacqueline and Joey’s wedding was perfect right down to the last detail, thanks to Fiore Fine Flowers, who brought the couples ideas to reality. But even better than the beautiful design of this wedding day was their sincere and intentional love for one another. It’s one of the things I loved about them right from our first meeting. I wish them all the best- and hope for many, many amazing years together!
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.
If you are looking for a rustic setting for your wedding or engagement session around Wilmington NC, Poplar Grove Plantation is one of the best! Lucy and Rob got engaged here a few months ago so right around Christmas we went back to shoot their engagement session here too. The plantation is about 15 minutes north of Wilmington on on Rt. 17 and is gorgeous all year round! It’s become one of my favorite places to photograph because of the great rustic/historic mix.
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The City Club at de Rosset is a gorgeous venue to have a wedding in Wilmington NC. Located in the Historic downtown and decorated beautifully, it was the perfect backdrop for Melissa and Shawn’s wedding day! Congratulations and thanks go to Melissa and Shawn.. everyone had a great time. Thanks to all the vendors who made this day go off perfectly!
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Dress: Vera Wang
Shoes: Nine West
Hair Pin: Sworovski
Bow Tie: Turnbull and Asser
Cufflinks: David Yurman
Jewelery: Tiffany and Co., Slane, Bullova