Archive | August, 2016

Brooke & Shane | September 19, 2015

18 Aug

Brooke & Shane #1(Blog)Brooke & Shane #2(Blog)All weddings are special, but this one was especially memorable for me and the entire Beachside Occasions crew.  After three years of creating beautiful ceremonies for other people, Shane traded in his shovel and t-shirt for a suit and a spot on the pavilion as the groom at this Ocean Isle Beach wedding.

I have to admit Paul and I both cringed a bit when Shane first asked us for the third Saturday in September.  Though his request came nearly two years in advance that weekend is always one of our most popular dates and we knew this would mean giving up a lot of business.   Yes, we often perform two weddings on Saturdays, but we decided to block his date so we could both witness Shane’s big day.  Shane you must be a good friend because over the next 18 months we turned down 5 brides!Brooke & Shane #3(Blog)

Meeting Brooke was a special treat.  After hearing about her for two years it was a bit like reconnecting with an old friend.  She was just as sweet as Shane had described her and we were so happy to be part of their wedding day

The Isles Restaurant, Ocean Isle Beach

Toni & Geoffrey | September 18, 2015

11 Aug

Toni & Geoffrey #1 (Blog)

For some brides picking the perfect beach access can be a daunting task.  With so many great locations simply narrowing it down to a specific beach can be challenging.  However, for this bride selecting a site for her seaside ceremony was the easy part. Toni & Geoffrey #3 (Blog) Before Geoffrey even proposed Toni new exactly where she wanted to say “I do.”  Hidden in the residential section of Carolina Beach near the north end is Seahorse Lane.  With only four public parking spaces, this beach access is easy to miss and does not appear logistically sound for a wedding of 40+ people, but for Toni this was the ideal location.

Her walk down the aisle would also be a walk down memory lane.  The bride and her family enjoyed many summers at this very spot swimming in the ocean and building sandcastles on the shore.  For their daughter’s big day Toni’s parents were able to secure several homes at and around this access providing ample space for parking and a fun few days for family and friends to reconnect. I have a feeling this family will continue to make memories at Seahorse Lane for years to come.

Toni & Geoffrey #2 (Blog)Location: Seahorse Lane, Carolina Beach