Candace and Marty’s Bald Head Island Wedding!

Candace and Marty were married in May on beautiful Bald Head Island at the gorgeous Shoals Club.  I knew from our initial consultation that this was going to be a great wedding!  Marty was a surprisingly involved groom (we love that!) and threw out some very creative ideas.  There were talks of fire structures, attaching cameras to childrens’ heads..even a groomsmen boat entrance!  After talking through all of them we pulled out the best and most realistic ideas, and came up with an elegant (yet fun!) beach wedding that perfectly reflected both of their personalities! 

Candace wanted to be a very hands-on bride (more fun for us!) and decided to create her own table arrangements.  We shipped 10 boxes of decor items from Raleigh all the way to Bald Head!  The logistics involved were an exercise in patience and creativity and definitely worth it in the end!  Even though the wedding was at the beach, Candace wanted to scale back the amount of beach-themed items.  We ended up with just the perfect amount of shells, driftwood and natural touches!  Overall, it was a perfect day!  The sun was shining, the water was beautiful and Candace and Marty were so happy! 

Thank you to Candace and Marty for letting us be a part of your special day!  Also a big thank you to Nancy (mother of the bride) for writing such a sweet review on Wedding Wire!

When my daughter and her fiance began to plan their wedding, they first choose the venue which was accessible only by ferry and where golfcarts are the only transportation. They then had to find a wedding planner who could meet the challenges of the venue in one place , the bride’s expectations in another , and the concerns of the mother of the bride in yet another. They found Megan at A Southern Soiree. She helped find the vendors, was flexible in making appointments and responsive to questions and concerns, and anticipated and handled possible problems with seeming ease. She met and exceeded expectations. When my daughter met Megan, she emailed that she had found the perfect planner and she was right! Megan and her staff at A Southern Soiree were able to make my daughter’s dream wedding a reality.

Check out Candace and Marty’s wedding film from Southern Video Design! Thanks John!

Thank you Michael Moss for capturing this gorgeous wedding!

Candace and Marty

Beautiful bouquet from English Garden!

Beautiful bouquet from English Garden!

Candace and Marty

Love these aisle markers with the shells!

Great way to dress up this structure with a chandelier, hanging stars, and draping!

Great way to dress up this structure with a chandelier, hanging stars, and draping

What an amazing view for the ceremony!

What an amazing view for the ceremony!

Stunning!

Special moment right after the ceremony

Great way to tie in the beach theme! Escort cards with shells to denote entree choices.

Great way to tie in the beach theme! Escort cards with shells to denote entree choices.

Amazing job by Sugarland! They brought this cake to Bald Head all the way from Raleigh!!

Amazing job by Sugarland Bakery – They brought this cake to Bald Head all the way from Raleigh!!

A fun pop of color for the table arrangements!

A fun pop of color for the table arrangements

Such a beautiful space!

Such a beautiful space

They are adorable!

They are adorable!

Picture perfect moment!

Picture perfect moment!

Marty and his guys decided to take a stroll along the beach singing while Marty played the guitar! What a talented group of men!

Marty and his guys decided to take a stroll along the beach singing while Marty played the guitar! What a talented group of men!

Shoals Club

Shoals Club

Congratulations Candace and Marty!!

Congratulations Candace and Marty!!

Thank you to all the vendors that helped make Candace and Marty’s wedding perfect!

Venue: Bald Head Island Shoals Club

Officiant: Mike Szymanowski

Photographer: Michael Moss

Videographer: Southern Video Design

DJ: Jason Tatum

Ceremony Music: Adam Tao

Baker: Sugarland

Florist: English Garden

Hair and Makeup: Makeup For Your Day

Lighting: Jason Tatum

Photobooth: Tar Heel Photobooth