I just love these two, and their family! I’ve known Erin’s family for years, and photographed her sister’s wedding/engagement. I was SO excited when I got the text from Lindsey telling me that Erin was engaged. With their planning well underway they decided on one of my FAVORITE Outer Banks venues – 108 Budleigh in Downtown Manteo! Because they’re a local couple, they opted for a non-beach wedding, and it was a nice change of pace. Still, wanting to show homage to their hometown they did opt to have their “first look”on the beach as well as their Engagement Session overlooking the sound.
One great thing about their wedding was their timeline. They opted to do a “first look”, and then have ALL their portraits done prior to the ceremony. Ladies, I can’t express how relaxed EVERYONE was on their wedding day. We were not about to let a little rain stop us, so we covered Erin in a Poncho and off to Coquina Beach we went. A few sprinkles were nothing, and they had one of the sweetest “first looks” ever. After a quick change for Brent, we used the back terrace of Budleigh to shield us from the rain and get in all their family photos before utilizing everything Downtown Manteo has to offer with their bridal party.
After their ceremony overlooking the Marshes Lighthouse, and a few night time portraits, we headed back into Budleigh to start the reception. Erin’s wedding was a labor of love, and I’m sure she owe’s her maid of honor forever…..seriously….this girl GREW (yes grew!!!!) Erin’s grass centerpieces for weeks. Going outside each day to spritz them with water and make sure they were all on track. Their entire theme for the day was to “BE” (get it? Brent & Erin?) – BE loved, BE blessed, BE together, BE yourself. Very cute! I loved everything about their wedding, and just how relaxed and excited they were for their big day.
Finishing out the night with a sparkler exit was the perfect way for them to start their new life. No sooner than they had their wedding, they’ve now gotten their orders and are headed off to their new life in Hawaii!
Ceremony : Marshes Lighthouse/Manteo Town Park
Reception : 108 Budleigh
Catering : Chili Peppers Restaurant
Cupcakes : Carolina Cupcakery
DJ : Soundwaves
Bar Service Rental : Beer Nanny