I have been thinking about this blog post for WEEKS leading up to today…and I already know I’m not going to have the right words to adequately explain my love for Remy and Eli or their magical wedding day. But I’m sure going to try!!
Remy is one of my sweet Hope Taylor Workshop alumni and someone who has become a dear friend of mine. She attended her first workshop right around the same time she got engaged to Eli…and emailed me the day after to tell me that they decided they wanted to hire ME as their wedding photographer. What an HONOR. I couldn’t contain my excitement because I already adored her after just meeting her once!! Then, I got to meet Eli for the first time at their Outer Banks engagement session and immediately knew that these two were destined for big, big things. I love when I can see God’s hand so evidently in relationships and marriages…and these two shine so brightly for the Lord. It’s contagious and their entire wedding day was the same way!!
When Drew and I arrived in Avon on Friday, we were so excited about the beautiful weather. It was sunny with blue skies and a perfect breeze…it could not have been any better! We spent the day in OBX Friday before photographing the wedding all day Saturday…but I don’t think we’ve ever wanted a day to pass faster than we did that Friday! We were SO ready to see these guys!! Saturday morning finally rolled around and it seriously was just the BEST day ever!!
I often describe my couples as joyful and life-loving…and Remy and Eli are the epitome of both of those things. The one thing that kept resonating throughout the entire day was that Remy and Eli are going to change LIVES together. No, really…all of the guests, vendors and family members were saying the same thing…these two have big things in store. I feel so lucky to have been even a small part of it all, and I said to Drew on the way home: “I love being around other couples who I learn from and who make me a better person by just from being in the same room as them”. I feel so blessed to know Remy and Eli and even luckier to call them friends!
Enjoy a few (ahem, a lot) of my favorites from Remy and Eli’s wedding day in Avon, North Carolina! I hope you two are having the BEST time on your amazing honeymoon!! LOVE you!!!
LOVE these shots from Drew!! Some of my favorite groomsmen shots to date!! 🙂
Eli’s sweet momma!!
Bridesmaids reaction to seeing her for the first time!! Love these girls!!
And dad’s reaction!! So many tears were happening during this moment!
MARRIED!!! And as joyful as can be!!! 🙂
These were taken while the sun was still high in the sky!!! But you’d never know!! 🙂 These guys were such troopers and SO much fun!!
You’d think this reception decor was a styled shoot…nope! Just a breathtaking set-up done by an amazing vendor team!!!
Some of the most amazing speeches I’ve heard at a reception!! Tears all around!
LOVE this photo of Drew’s!!
Time for golden hour portraits!! My favorite!
Remy you are RADIANT!!
The spot Eli proposed in the town that he grew up in…my heart melted while taking this!!
Eli is a musician and hearing him play for the first time was such a treat!! Check him out HERE!
Eli’s whole family does fire dancing!! This was SO COOL!
A brick oven for late night pizzas!! YES!!
Thank you to the incredible vendor team who made this day happen:
Reception Venue | The Beach Klub at Koru Village
Church | Our Lady of The Seas Catholic Church
Hair and Makeup | Bombshells Studio
Dress Shop | Annalise Bridal Boutique
Dress Designer | Hayley Paige
Wedding Planner | Kerri from The Proper Setting
Florist/Designer | Bells and Whistles at The Flower Field
Band | In Full
Invitation Suite | HLR Designs (Heather Rollins) + artwork by Nate Knoth
Cake | Just Desserts
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