Lauren and Mike

Lauren and Mike were married at the beginning of October on Bald Head Island and I felt incredibly blessed to be working with such a wonderful couple.  They met in NC and both love the beach so they thought the island would be a perfect place to tie the knot!  Lauren and Mike live in West Virginia, so we did lots of planning from afar, but everything turned out beautifully.  The colors for this wedding were rich reds, browns and golds and we used lots of capiz shells throughout the wedding to being in the beachy feel.

The island is absolutely beautiful but it takes alot of patience to do events there!  Especially with this wedding since the island was hit with torrential rains a few days before the wedding and alot of the island was flooded.  Flooded roads plus golf carts equals lots of stalled carts!  Anyways we made it through, even though I was swimming in the flood waters at one point with all the DJ equipment, feel free to ask anytime for more details on that part of the wedding, it’s a great story!

Our fabulous photographer for this wedding was Courtney Aliah.  This was my first time working with Courtney, but she was absolutely fabulous and as you can tell from the images, she is great at what she does!  Enjoy!

Lauren and Mike Wedding Bouquets

The gorgeous bouquets!

Mothers' Bouquets

Mothers bouquets, love the monkey tail!

Capiz Shell Chadeliers

Capiz shell chandeliers lined the walkway to the ceremony

Bamboo and Capiz Shell Altar

The gorgeous bamboo and capiz shell altar!

Lauren's Wedding Dress

Lauren's dress, gorgeous!

Lauren Before the Wedding

Gorgeous!

Lauren Wedding Veil

Time for the veil!

Lauren Walking Down the Aisle

It was an absolutely beautiful day for a beach wedding as you can tell as Lauren's dad walks her down the aisle.

Groom Looking at Bride Walking Down the Aisle

Mike's face as he watches Lauren walk down the aisle, love this image!

Lauren and Mike First Kiss

The kiss!

Lauren and Mike are Married

They're married!

Lauren and Mike on the Beach

The light was stunning!

Groomsmen Jumping on Beach

And this might be my favorite photo ever! Very silly groomsmen!

Cara Zuehlke and Bridesmaids

I had to get a pic of that! By the way, this was my second dress of the day thanks to my flood water swim!

Lauren and Mike

Gorgeous couple!

Bald Head Island Club

Bald Head Island Club where the reception was held. Notice the very festive getaway cart in front :)

Chandaliers with Flowers and Capiz Shells

Stunning chandeliers filled with florals and capiz shells!

Lauren and Mike Wedding Centerpieces

Centerpieces for dinner

Reception Centerpieces

More centerpieces!

Lauren and Mike First Dance

Their first dance!

Photo Booth Fun

Photo booth fun!

Wedding Slideshow

Everyone watching the slideshow of some of their wedding images

Lauren and Mike Dancing with Glowsticks

You know it's a party when the glow sticks come out!

Lauren and Mike Dancing

More dancing!

Dancing to Joe Bunn

Complete madness on the dance floor thanks to Joe Bunn! Best DJ ever!

Lauren and Mike Kiss

Congrats Lauren and Mike!

Vendors:

Ceremony location: A Place to Wade

Reception location: Bald Head Island Club

Wedding Planner: A Southern Soiree

Photographer: Courtney Aliah

Photo booth: Courtney Aliah

DJ: Joe Bunn, Bunn DJ Company

Florist: Brunswicktown Florist

Cake: Flower and Flour

Lighting: Steve Peterson

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A Southern Soiree is an award-winning wedding and event planning firm, based in Raleigh NC. The team of Megan Gillikin, Kailey Branham, and Gina Annab has been featured in several publications including Southern Weddings Magazine and StyleMePretty. For reviews from past clients, please visit Google and Wedding Wire.

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