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A Local Love Story


These two are some of the sweetest, most fun, and in freaking love couples I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. The amount of tears, laughter, hugs, and dancing that happened in the space of about 8 hours was nothing short of incredible. 

John and I used to ride the same school bus to school, and was always known as an extremely kind, gentle, and funny guy. Ella was a few years younger than us so I didn't meet her until she started planning her wedding and connected with me. Turns out we are soul sisters! It is so special to work with locals who have a deep connection to the island as home, rather than as a destination or getaway. Walking down the same streets you did as kids, but now, holding hands with your soon to be wife/husband, surrounded by your closest friends, laughing and taking in the full circle of life. It turns everything into a nostalgic beauty. 

Anyways, Ella and her girls got ready above John's dad's art studio. They served soft-shell and shrimp at their cocktail hour that John had caught himself earlier that week (that's what he does for a living here!) And they did their first look on the same boardwalk we all ran around 15 years prior. What an incredible thing this life is!


VENUE | Roanoke Island Festival Park | ACCOMMODATIONS | The Tranquil House Inn | PLANNERS | Engaging Events | HAIR | Dimensions Hair Salon | MAKEUP | Lovies | FLORAL & DECOR | Flower Girls | CATERERS | Lone Cedar | DJ | Soul One Band | RENTALS  | Ocean Atlantic Rentals | LIGHTING | Flower Girls



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