VENUE : The Inn on Pamlico Sound // CATERING : Cafe Pamlico // FLORALS & DECOR : Every Blooming Thing // EQUIPMENT RENTALS : Ocean Atlantic Event Rentals // BEAUTY & SPA : Koru Village // OFFICIANT : Rev. William Trimyer // BAND : Empty Pockets // PHOTOGRAPHY : Courtney Hathaway Photography //
Prepare yourselves for one of my longest blog posts yet! It takes some serious time and dedication to blog a wedding, and it’s one of the reasons some weddings just don’t get blogged until the off season. Meg & Eric’s wedding was one of my last for 2015, and it was worth the wait! A huge part of the CHP brand is that we want the relaxed couple. Our tagline is “Destination Wedding Photography for the Joyful, Romantic, & Adventurous Couple”. Sometimes in life there are those couples you meet and you.just.know. You know they’re a perfect fit….for each other, for you, for everything! Meg & Eric are that couple. From our very first meeting to their gorgeous Outer Banks Engagement Session, I had been looking forward to their wedding the entire season! They are the true definition of the CHP Brand – their love for life and each other is seriously infectious and their willingness to just go with the flow made my heart sing! I’m a sucker for romantic and tender moments and just being around these two you can’t help but smile.
I absolutely love The Inn on Pamlico Sound – so quaint nestled in the trees up on a hill, overlooking the water. It’s the perfect spot for a Destination Wedding…allowing your guests individual privacy while still being part of the group. Probably one of my favorite aspects to this wedding was the departure from a typical beach wedding of starfish and seashells, and I loved everything about their rustic decor and personal touches. Opting for a First Look, we were able to finish up all the formal photos prior to the ceremony, which meant afterwards we did a handful of bride/groom photos overlooking the water – and they got to spend the rest of the evening with their friends and family! This was perfect actually, because as well all know weather can be incredibly unpredictable on the OBX. It stayed overcast mostly all day, and that evening the wind picked up, which made me thankful we’d gotten most of our photos out of the way early!
I’m going to brag a little bit on what a rockstar groom Eric is! The level of thoughtfulness he shows towards Meg is something I don’t see often, and I’ve been doing this a long time. When I first met Meg & Eric, they explained to me that Eric is an incredibly talented musician and actually lived here on the OBX for some time playing music at various venues. I admit I immediately went home and googled him to hear some of his music! After the mother/son dance Meg and her dad took the floor. As “Daughter” by Loudon Wainwright starts to play, imagine our surprise when we hear Eric’s voice! He did an incredible job and I was crying right along with everyone else. It didn’t stop there. Prior to the ceremony Meg opened her gift from Eric, which just so happened to be a second wedding band made from the gold of HIS grandfather’s wedding band. Y’all I swear I could have cried all day!
Their wedding day was so late in the season it was past the submission deadline for most publications. Thankfully it was eligible the next year, and I was SO honored that one of my favorite photos from Meg & Eric’s wedding was picked as the cover of Outer Banks Weddings Magazine!
You can view the digital version HERE!
So enough of my rambling, I’m so excited to share their love story:
Courtney Hathaway is based on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and offers Destination Wedding Photography for the Joyful, Romantic, & Adventurous Couple. For more information on having Courtney tell your love story, please visit www.courtneyhathaway.com