Real NC Wedding : Mike & Amanda’s Bald Head Island Wedding
For this happy couple, their idea of the perfect wedding was to be surrounded by the love and laughter of their closest friends and family, and to hear the sounds of the ocean and to feel the breeze on their skin. The ideal destination for their union was the quaint Island of Bald Head, with all of its charm and picturesque beaches.
A seaside wedding was the only celebration appropriate for this care free couple, as Mike and Amanda first found
love while attending college together at UNC Wilmington.
The ceremony was held in the rustic 110-seat Chapel on the island, located just steps away from one of North Carolina’s landmark lighthouses, Old Baldy. Friends and family gathered on a beautiful late April afternoon to watch bridesmaids enter the church in salmon colored cocktail dresses while the groom and groomsmen awaited the bride’s arrival in their sand colored suites.
To add to the allure of the island, guests were transported to the Shoals Club for the reception in gold cart trolleys. Amanda chose colors that kept the natural feel of the seaside landscape – Using a palette of soft ivories, aqua, sand and a touch of salmon, the tables and flowers were a perfect backdrop for this indoor/outdoor reception.
Guests were greeted with small personal seaside touches throughout. Sand dollars and shells were used as escort cards and again in several of the table embellishments. Beautiful blue ambient lighting was used to accent the outside areas and light up the night while guest danced the night away to their favorite music.
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Planner Belle Amore Weddings & Events (p83)
Photographer: Photos by Khristopher
Location: Shoals Club, Bald Head Island