I had my very first wedding in North Carolina the other weekend. I’m absolutely blown away by how beautiful this area is, as well as the amazing effort these brides put into their weddings. Emma and Nick got married on a dock overlooking the water, some pretty big yachts, and a beautiful sunset that made every ceremony photo glow. We were able to do a first look at her parents house in Oriental, NC which was also along the water, with some big leafy green trees for just the right lighting. Emma and Nick were so sweet together, and so creative with their entire layout. The reception took place upstairs at the River Dunes Yacht Club, lit mostly by hundreds of mini candles and surrounded by their closest family and friends. Everyone carried around their own copper mug sipping their signature drink – a moscow mule – which gets extra points in my opinion because I LOVE this drink and used to make it like crazy when I was bartending back in Ohio! They danced the night away and did a grand exit with giant glow sticks. Thank you so much for making my start in North Carolina so positive, you two! What a great beginning to a lifelong of happiness, and I’m not just talking about myself here :) congrats to Emma and Nick, now check out some highlights from their big day!!