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A Bohemian Dream Wedding on Bald Head Island

Swept Away – Bald Head Island Wedding at Shoals Club

The bride and groom met on holiday in sunny Southern California. They sipped refreshing cocktails seaside and shared laughs, enjoying the view of dancing seagrass and the warmth of the breeze on their sun-kissed faces. When the time came, only a re-creation of their first magical moments would do. They escaped with those closest to them for an intimate Bald Head Island wedding at Shoals Club.

Sounds dreamy, right? Well though this may be a figment of our imagination, this beautiful intimate beach wedding styled shoot by The Lion House on Bald Head Island is the perfect inspiration for a seaside destination wedding.

Bride and Groom in front of blue doors at Shoals Head for beach wedding Photography, Magnolia Photography

PHOTOGRAPHY Magnolia Photography
PHOTOGRAPHY Magnolia Photography
PHOTOGRAPHY Magnolia Photography | VENUE Shoals Club | PLANNER The Lion House

Bald Head Island Wedding at Shoals Club – A Coastal NC Wedding Destination

Whether you are looking to get married with your toes in the sand and waves crashing beside you or under a beautiful gazebo with picturesque island beach views, the Shoals Club is the perfect coastal Carolina beach wedding destination.

Located on Bald Head Island in North Carolina, Shoals Club is a perfect location for a weekend getaway with your wedding guests for a fun filled and romantic celebration. The club has various amenities that makes it easy to keep relatives and friends entertained while on site to attend wedding festivities.

To get on the island there is a twenty minute ferry from Southport, NC – it is the only way in and out of Bald Head Island. Cars are not allowed on the tranquil island so the favorite vehicle is, of course, a golf cart. This makes a Bald Head Island wedding not only guaranteed to be serene, but gives guests the sense of traveling into another, more intimate beach world.



Watercolor Handmade Beach Inspired Invitations by Raleigh Wedding Stationer One + Only Paper

Handmade invitations by One + Only Paper, a Raleigh wedding stationer, featured watercolor art in shades of sandy golden beaches to azure seas. This beach inspired invitation suite is perfection for a Bald Head Island wedding, or any coastal destination wedding!

STATIONER One + Only Paper
WEDDING GOWN Coastal Knot | PHOTOGRAPHY Magnolia Photography
HAIR, MAKEUP & EARRINGS Silverceiling Beauty Consulting

Wedding Hair & Makeup for Coastal NC by Silverceiling Beauty Consulting

The bride had her hair and makeup flawlessly done by Silverceiling Beauty Consulting. Based out of Wilmington, with a new studio in Raleigh, NC, they also love the opportunity to get away for a Bald Head Island wedding. Silverceiling is a bride’s dream and their lovely team will help craft the perfect wedding day look. They will expertly match your vision for your styling to make you the dream version of yourself.

WEDDING GOWN Coastal Knot Bridal | PHOTOGRAPHY Magnolia Photography

Bohemian Lace Beach Wedding Gown from Coastal Knot Bridal

The bride’s most romantic gown by Made With Love from Coastal Knot Bridal has a hint of bohemian freedom in sheer French lace, as light and airy as the ocean breeze. It is paired with an equally romantic bounteous garden and grass bouquet from Fiore Fine Flowers, a Wilmington, NC wedding florist. This whimsical look paired perfectly in this Bald Head Island wedding inspiration.

The groom wore a soft grey suit with a sharp blue tie – that perfectly paired with the beach surroundings, from Belk at Crabtree Valley Mall.

WEDDING GOWN Coastal Knot Bridal | FLORIST Fiore Fine Flowers | HAIR & MAKEUP Silverceiling Beauty Consulting | PHOTOGRAPHY Magnolia Photography | PLANNER The Lion House

Coastal Carolina Wedding Photography by Magnolia Photography

The Magnolia Photography duo captured the utter romance with their ethereal photos. Jana Tyler and Michele Butterfield are the masterminds behind the camera for Magnolia Photography. They are based in Greenville NC, and Charleston SC, and they travel often, covering Carolina weddings and beyond.

Their style is beautifully light and airy and each photo captures the intensity and romantic aspects of their subjects. You can’t get better than the Magnolia Photography team. We were over the moon for the way they captured the natural beauty of Bald Head Island and the romance of this inspirational beach wedding.


Bald Head Island Wedding at Shoals Club by NC Wedding Planner The Lion House

Lauren Watson of The Lion House styled a storybook getaway wedding out and about at Bald Head Island, NC. The Lion House is a Raleigh based wedding planning company that specialize in mixing the necessity of hospitality and design into an event with the vision of warmth and entertaining. The Lion House “works hard to provide impeccable event management,  production, and design for those wanting something beyond the average.”

The Lion House is a small but mighty wedding planning business. Lauren is a native North Carolinian but with her years of living in California, she’s cultivated an eye for a classic-cool style. And she loves to travel, and plan destination weddings from coast to coast. It’s no surprise that this effortlessly chic yet beachy Bald Head Island Wedding was cultivated by this seasoned Raleigh wedding planner.

Bald Head Island Chapel – The Village Chapel of Bald Head Island

On Bald Head Island there is the perfect little chapel to exchange your vows in. This is a great option if you want to get married on the beach but still desire a charming chapel wedding for your ceremony. The Village Chapel of Bald Head Island is a picture perfect venue on the secluded island for your intimate gathering.

VENUE Shoals Club | PLANNER The Lion House | PHOTOGRAPHY Magnolia Photography

Chic Beach Wedding Decor at Bald Head Island Wedding

The style of this shoot was to bring the natural beauty of Bald Head Island to live through the wedding decor. A bit of Southern California feel was incorporated into the island wedding with wicker, natural woods, texture and ocean patterns paired with a muted maritime color palette. Stunning florals by Fiore Fine Flowers, the best Wilmington wedding florist, and macrame accents by Mosshound Designs, added wow factor to this Bald Head Island wedding.

After the ceremony, passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails preceded a casual yet diving dining experience beneath Shoals Club‘s popular wedding arbor within view of the sand and sea.

PLANNER The Lion House | VENUE & CATERING Shoals Club | MACRAME Mosshound Designs | FLORIST Fiore Fine Flowers | PHOTOGRAPHY Magnolia Photography
FLORAL DESIGN Fiore Fine Flowers
PLANNER The Lion House
CATERER Shoals Club
STATIONER One + Only Paper

The Cupcake Shoppe Bakery’s trio of cakes featured watercolor designs reminiscent of ocean waves and sweeping sand, and were displayed artfully from macrame hangers by online shop, Mosshound Designs. The Cupcake Shoppe is a bakery specializing in wedding cakes based in Raleigh, and they travel the state serving up their delicacies.


No black town car for this couple! The bride and groom left their wedding in unique fashion in a Shoals Club golf cart. Such a fitting transportation manner for this Bald Head Island wedding.

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