Ceremony & Reception Venue: Jennette’s Pier // Planning & Florals: Heather Events // Catering: Steamers // Hair & Makeup: Glimmer // Music: Coastal DJ // Cake: Almost Heaven Bakery // Officiant: Rev. Barbara Mulford // Equipment Rentals: Metro Rental // Specialty Services: OBX Sunset Slush //
Oh my gosh…where do I even start with these two? Hands down one of the easiest couples to work with! Emily & Irakli attended the Outer Banks Wedding Expo and we were so happy that in a sea of amazing wedding vendors they picked us. Early this spring we had a chance to meet up at a couple of our favorite OBX spots for their engagement session and had a blast. It was super windy, as spring often is, and these two just rolled with it. I knew their wedding day was going to be amazing because they were committed to doing whatever everyone thought was best – which is 100% the way to go!
All day we’d been watching the weather and I was so relieved when we ended up with mostly overcast skies instead of rain that day. The cloud coverage gave them the most beautiful lighting for their First Look – which was PERECT. Seriously….see for yourself! They opted to read personal vows to each other and even though we were far enough way we couldn’t hear just watching their faces we knew exactly how much they loved each other. I have a soft spot for couples like Emily & Irakli – like my husband and myself, they are also high school sweethearts. It’s not easy to be a young couple with all the odds stacked against you from high school, college, post college education and getting careers off the ground. Yet here they were surrounded by their family and friends, saying “I Do” almost 10 years to do day, with the waves of the Atlantic Ocean crashing underneath them.
They opted to get married *on* the pier, which I love. It’s unique and different and we love getting to capture a bird’s eye view of the ceremony from the balcony. We spent a little more time down on the beach for portraits before making a quick pit stop back up on the pier. Mother Nature always manages to give us a little wink…because for our last handful of shots the sun came out and gave us the most beautiful twinkle from behind the pier house! We headed inside to get this party started and loved every minute of getting to tell their love story!