Early 2013, I met with Carrie and Shawn at their wedding reception site The Bluewater Waterfront Grill in Wilmington, NC. We’ve been there many times and we love the food, it was a beautiful day out, so my partner and I decided to take a drive to Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach to meet with the couple for the first time. Carrie is one of my many brides who already had a clear idea of what kind of photos she is looking for. She has a very chic style about her. A simple and delightful bride to work with.
Â The day of the wedding, the weather was not exactly cooperating with us, it was very rainy. But as always we worked with what we had. The beautiful couple got dressed and prepared for the ceremony, and their enthusiasm through it all was very cheerful to me, considering. They both had an amazing attitude towards everything, even though it was a rainy day. When Carrie and Shawn met up before the ceremony, for the first look and to snap a few photos, originally we planned on going to the Arboretum nearby. But unfortunately it was raining way to hard at that point. So we made due and stayed put. We actually took some really great pre-wedding ceremony/first look photos in front of the Hampton Inn, also in Wilmington, NC.
Â It ended up being a stunning beach wedding, the sky cleared and the sun was shining. I felt somewhat relieved not only because it stopped raining, but also because the rain made it easy for everybody to walk on the sand, and of course we did not have a problem with the sand blowing in the wind. That’s always a bonus for a beach wedding. After all the planning, waiting and rain. It ended up being a fairy tale wedding for Carrie and Shawn. Following the ceremony we photographed the family portraits, and then off to the reception we went. As I mentioned earlier Carrie & Shawn are one of the couples who celebrated their weddings at The Bluewater Waterfront Grill. The amazing view of the Intracoastal Waterway may be what attracts brides. And as a photographer, I thought it made for very attractive photos.
Â Overall, the day went smooth and it was another successful wedding photographed. The couple had a grand exit and off to the honey moon they went. Thank you so much Carrie and Shawn, I really enjoyed this experience and the locations you chose for your special day. Best, Best of luck to you both and many happy years together!
The Bluewater Waterfront Grill is the location Carrie and Shawn picked for their reception.
FloristÂ -Â Theresa @ Bella Florals
CakeÂ -Â Stacey @ Kissable Cakes
DJÂ -Â Jason @ Absolute Best DJ
RentalsÂ -Â Judy @ L&L Tent & Party Rentals
Guest TransportationÂ -Â Wes Moore @ Wilmington Trolley
Bride TransportationÂ -Â Wes May @ Platinum LimousineÂ
Wedding Reception @ The Bluewater Waterfront Grill