CEREMONY VENUE: Private Soundside Beach // RECEPTION VENUE: 108 Budleigh // COORDINATOR: Engaging Events // CATERING: Kelly’s Restaurant // HAIR & MAKEUP: It’s Royalty Salon // CHAIR RENTALS: Barefoot Rentals // BRIDAL ATTIRE: David’s Bridal // GROOM’S ATTIRE: Men’s Warehouse // ACCOMMODATIONS: Tranquil House Inn //
Ashley & Brandon’s 108 Budleigh Wedding was the perfect mix of coastal and elegant Outer Banks.
I loved getting to work with these two, because they are so sweet and laid back. They’re the kind of couple who instantly feel like friends you can sit around and talk with for hours! Brandon’s parents actually live here on the OBX, and their neighborhood beach was the backdrop for their beautiful ceremony! The girls started their day at the salon before heading back across to Budleigh to get ready, while the guys were just down the street at the Tranquil House Inn. The day was not without a little excitement, as one groomsmen had to leave early…but with good reason! He became a new dad the very same day! I know they were sad to see him go, but so happy for the newest arrival!
One thing I love is when couples opt for a First Look! It brings so much more relaxation and a sense of calm to the wedding day. We photographed Ashley & Brandon’s First Look right outside of Budleigh before being joined by their bridal party for photos around the waterfront. They even took a moment to have a quite toast just the two of them! A quick stop back inside for some AC it was off to Heritage Point for the ceremony and back to 108 Budleigh to enjoy dinner and dancing with their friends and family! They had so many personal touches from their shell centerpieces to the custom koozies. My most favorite part was the dessert table – which is heaven for a girl like me who isn’t a huge fan of cake! I’m so glad I was able to capture their love story!