Jenna and Kevin were married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wilmington, North Carolina last June. They held a North Carolina beachfront reception at The Isles Restaurant in Ocean Isles, North Carolina. The bride envisioned and planned an elegant ceremony coupled with a relaxed, beach-themed reception.
The decorations at the church were kept to a minimum and the reasoning is clear to see upon entering St. Mary’s doors. The cathedral ceilings and intricate design detail will literally take your breath away. After saying “I Do” in front of their family and friends, the wedding party moved locations from Wilmington to Ocean Isle Beach to celebrate throughout the evening.
Using a color palette of blue, lime green and white, the couple themed the reception around the location. The theme was carried into every detail including fresh and colorful linens, starfish place cards, a steel drum performer and hanging paper lanterns. Positioned directly on the beach, the Isles Restaurant provided the ideal venue for a beach wedding reception. Not to mention, gorgeous scenery for some amazing pictures of the bride and groom. Seriously, check out the stunning shots taken by Eric von Bargen Photography!
Jenna enlisted Orangerie Events to assist with coordinating and facilitating the details of the weekend of their beach wedding. Orangerie Events, along with Hice Photography, provided a quirky “do-it-yourself” photo booth that allowed the guests to dress up in goofy attire, hold props and have their pictures taken. Even at our initial consultation, I could tell Jenna was a free-spirited and genuinely fun individual. After meeting Kevin, it was easy to see that they were a perfect pair and shared those characteristics. Those personality traits were easily reflected through their wedding and reception and there was no shortage of fun as the guests partied the night away.
Wedding Ceremony: St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Wedding Reception: The Isles Restaurant
Photographer: Eric von Bargen Photography
Photo Booth: Hice Photography
Stationery: emDOTzee Designs
Steel Drummer: Tim Peterman