Katie + Hunter Corolla Beach Wedding

Katie and Hunter
Clemson, SC
May Wedding
Corolla, NC

House: Wish Upon A Star: 893 Lighthouse Drive, Corolla NC
Realtor: Twiddy Realty
Musicians: Kim Kalman
Photographer: Outer Banks Productions
Coordinator/Planner: Heather Clark http://www.apremiereevent.net
Florist: The Embellishers
Caterer and Cake: Basnights Lone Cedar
Beauty and Spa: Aqua Day Spa
Equipment rentals: Ocean Atlantic Rentals
Limos/Transportation: Outer Banks Limo
Officiant: John Tyson from Duck Methodist

We loved working with this couple. They had such a wonderful day! They also had a great planner to help keep everything on track.
Katie and Hunter chose to use us for most of the day with two photographers. This allowed us enough time to capture details, getting ready, ceremony, portraits and their special events without rushing through the day.
We started the day out with the pre-ceremony shots. I was able to work with the bride, her attendants and family. We were not only able to capture getting ready photos but we were also able to get some of the family portraits done before the ceremony as well as bridal party portraits. I was able to capture Katie with her family and bridesmaids while Doug worked with the groom, his family and groomsmen. This allowed the bride and groom to get to their reception faster after the ceremony, combined family portraits and romantic portraits were finished.

Katie and Hunter got to say their I do’s in front of their closest friends and family on the beaches of the Outer Banks in Corolla, NC. The ceremony was beautiful! They decided to keep their ceremony simple and reserve a few minutes afterward for themselves to spend time together in their first moments as husband and wife. A table with congratulatory drinks was set aside for them in the gazebo with champagne to celebrate. Shortly after their time together we were able to gather everyone for a group photo and then finish up with the rest of the family and bridal party portraits, so that we could focus on the couples intimate session.

Katie & Hunter were so fun to photograph. You can see the love they have for each other in every photo. They were so expressive. I was so happy to know that we would be spending another day together shooting a trash-the-dress session. I will have those photos in another post.

While I was working hard on the beach, Doug was working hard to capture the details of the reception and the cocktail hour. He was able to keep himself out of site and capture the guests making memories and the details. This allows the guests to enjoy themselves without feeling like they have to perform for the camera.
The bride and groom joined everyone for cocktail hour for a little bit before the reception started.

The bride and groom focused on their time with family during the reception. They were able to keep their reception moving at a good pace with the help of the day of planner Heather from Premiere Events.
The reception was started off with dinner. While everyone was finishing up dinner the toasts began. I always love this approach as everyone is still in their seats and you don’t have to disrupt the party to get the events started. Shortly after the toasts the desert bar and cake cutting took place. It is so fun when the couple is playful! The final events of the evening ended with the dances and then to an open dance floor. Each dance was so emotional and thoughtful. It was truly a memory filled day.

Don’t forget to check out our trash-the-dress session with this lovely couple in our next blog post. Coming soon!

 

 

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