Becky and Jill | Outer Banks Destination Wedding

Beach cottage wedding in Corolla, NC

 

Becky and Jill live in California, but Becky grew up in Hampton, Va and has visited the Outer Banks many times.  They chose a Pine Island beach front home in Corolla, NC to wed this past weekend.

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The girls, and their pup Riley, had friends and family from all over the US (I heard an Aussie accent in there too) gather to celebrate their commitment to each other.

Becky and Jill had hair and make-up done in the same room, but back to back -so no peeking!  Riley sat in her momma’s lap, quivering a bit from all the excitement and hustle.

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Jill used these last moment’s to go over her vows to Becky.

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The girls got dressed in separate rooms, on separate floors, to keep as much a secret as possible. They both had ‘Bride’ robes, and Jill has on a tank that reads, “Oh my god Becky”. These girls are hilarious!

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We met upstairs for a private first look. And by private, I mean I was there loudly clicking the whole time.

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Sweet words had Becky’s twin sister mopping up tears behind her.

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While Jill and her sister are over here cracking up! I think Becky’s brother, who officiated the ceremony, had everyone giggling as they realized the quote he cited from Hugh Anthony Cregg III, was actually song lyrics from, “Power of love” by Huey Lewis and the News.  Follow think to have the song in your head all day.

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Jill, being Jewish, taught Becky a Hebrew prayer to say during their wine ceremony. After they finished sipping the wine, they passed it over to Becky’s brother, who quickly downed the glass as not to waste.

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After being pronounced, ‘wife and wife’, Jill and Becky had their first kiss and then a stomp on glass followed by a few “Mozel Tov’s!” from their guests.

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We had perfect spring weather on the OBX and were able to walk to the beach for portraits. Riley is just so happy for her momma’s!

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Becky and Jill did not have bridal parties, instead they told their close friends to dress in a coral color. I love this idea! Everyone coordinated and looked great for pictures, but didn’t match- everyone had their own style!

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Both of these ladies are just stunning! I need two gorgeous brides for every wedding please! These two are in love and so very kind and sweet with each other.

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One of our favorite vendors, DJ Bruce, had everyone up and dancing!  Renee Landry Events had café lights strung across the top of the dance floor and High Cotton BBQ provided the most delicious pork you’ll ever taste!

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After the girls first dance, they had tandem father/daughter dances. They started off traditional, but turned into a funny coordinated dance for all! These girls are hilarious, and so are their dads!

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High Cotton BBQ catered the reception. The girls had to show their out of town guests the traditional NC way of eating coleslaw on top of the sandwich.

The Greenhouse Picker Sister’s outfitted the wedding and reception area in a boho chic style of repurposed doors, drawers and desks.

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Alicia, from Lovie’s Salon and Spa, did an amazing job with hair and make-up!

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Becky and Jill’s family and friends gave touching speeches that had me sniffling behind the camera. Of course, it ended on a funny note, as Becky’s good friend told of Jill’s Cher impressions.

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I love when couples personalize their cake toppers. We see a lot of white chocolate seashells and graham cracker sand, as most of our weddings are on the Outer Banks.

It was like the ’90’s hit just me in the face- but in the best possible way, folks!  I mouthed the words to Salt-N-Pepa’s, “Shoop” and Wilson Phillip’s, “Hold on” while I spied bright yellow and hot pink hair standing on end. Two Troll Kids topped their wedding cake!  The trolls wore matching bride dresses, no doubt hiding their jeweled belly buttons.

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Congrats, Mozel Tov and L’chaim, gals!

I hope your lives are filled with love, laughter and babies!!!

 

    

Nags  Head Beach Wedding | Marc & Michelle

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Marc and Michelle are such a fun loving couple! They love to ride their motorcycles and be outside any chance they get!

These two wed on the beautiful beach of Nags Head, NC with their 4 daughters surrounding them in giggles, whispers and love.  Wanda Beasley performed the ceremony and BJ’s BBQ catered their intimate event.

The girls got along so well and had a ball running on the beach, getting dressed with Michelle and pouring the sand during their sand ceremony.

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All the ladies got ready upstairs so they moved Marc downstairs since he didn’t have as much as the ladies did.
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I love the welcoming smiles and hugs as these two families joined!

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Happy happy ladies!

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Chasing seagulls on the beach.

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Silly Marc!

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Spring Time! | Poppy & Peaches

These girls keep me laughing and always on my toes!  Peaches isn’t a mover yet but she has gotten more mobile and is very happy to put anything and everything in her mouth. Thankfully, Poppy is very good at watching her and helping keep her safe.

This was one of the first warm days of the spring, Pops wanted to go feed the chickens and pick rosemary so out we went.

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GG loves his Peachie Pie!  As he says, “She’s got the “puka.” Which means there is something special about her but he can’t put his finger on it…

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Pops is so ready for Peaches to walk she can’t stand it!! She helps her every chance she gets!

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