Archive | January, 2017

Alex & Justin | October 24, 2015

14 Jan

alex-justin-4-blogWhy We Love Fort Fisher Ocean Grove

Its got a great ocean view and a magnificent live oak canopy to shade your guests from the sun.

There is free parking directly across the street and easy access to restrooms.

Why Fort Fisher Loves Us

Our floating platform and wooden walkway looks fantastic and leaves no trace (no digging or raking required).  Set-up is quick and there’s no evidence we have been here after we leave.

Why Alex and Justin Love This Place

Justin took Alex on their first date here and it’s where he popped the question a few years later.

Why I Love This Bride

She’s a tall girl like me and not afraid to rock heels down the aisle

Location: Fort Fisher Ocean Grove, Fort Fisher


Crystal & Phillip | October 24, 2015

8 Jan



I’ve been looking forward to this post since we booked Crystal and Phillip’s wedding over 18 months ago.  Although we have highlighted many weddings on the beach beside the Oceanic Restaurant, this is the first one we did on the pier.  Yes, I’m partial to this venue.  After all, it is where Paul and I had our first date and where we got engaged seven years later.  But nostalgia aside, it’s truly a beautiful place for a wedding.  With a spectacular 500 foot walk down the aisle and grand views of the horizon all around I can certainly see why Crystal Pier has become a popular choice for local and destination brides alike.  I also think it is fitting that our first bride on the pier shared its namesake. 

This wedding was also a reunion of sorts as Crystal’s bridesmaid Becky was actually a Beachside Occasions bride back in 2011 and Becky’s father officiated both weddings.  

It’s been nearly nine years since Paul popped the question and a little over a year since Crystal and Phillip said I do.   Where does the time go?  Since tying the knot the couple welcomed a handsome baby boy.  We couldn’t be happier for them both.  

Location: The Oceanic Pier, Wrightsville Beach


Rose & Jonathan | October 18, 2015

5 Jan


Today I experienced my first runaway bride . . . well, sort of. Unlike Julia Roberts in the movie this bride chose to runaway with her groom.

rose-jonathan-1blogThe wedding day festivities began bright and early for Rose, Jonathan, and their faithful wedding party as the crew readied themselves at the starting line of the Ocean Isle Beach Oyster Festival 5K/10K road race. Running a 5K wasn’t initially part of the plan, but for these avid triathletes finding out there was a wedding day race less than a half a mile from their beach house was too tempting to resist. This naturally lead to the printing of race day wedding t-shirts and some friendly competition. Friends and family that chose not to run lined the finish line to cheer them on. What a fun and memorable way to start a new life together!

Location: 69 West First Street, Ocean Isle Beach