It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today, we’re thrilled to share Laura and Matt’s gorgeous, summery Real NC Beach Wedding at Shoals Club on Bald Head Island, shot by the talented Theo Milo Photography.
Laura and Matt met through mutual friends while they were undergraduate students at Davidson College. After several years of dating, Laura knew a proposal was on the horizon, but Matt wanted to surprise her. So, on a random Tuesday, cleverly sandwiched between two opportune occasions to pop the question (a family beach trip and a vacation to Boston), Matt led Laura out to their patio. He had spelled out “Will you marry me?” in flowers, and when she turned around, he was on one knee! Matt had arranged for Laura to have the day off from work, and they spent the rest of the afternoon visiting local wineries and sharing the good news with their friends and family.
The bride grew up visiting Bald Head Island with her family, and the idea of tying the knot there came to her when she and Matt visited as a couple. They decided to go for the “destination wedding” and selected Shoals Club for the reception venue, because they loved the quaint location and sweeping views of the ocean. With the help of Courtney Stone from Kickstand Events, the couple began planning their June 1st wedding. The bride said Courtney went above and beyond her expectations, and made selecting the remaining vendors a breeze.
The couple chose a color palette of teal and coral to be summery, festive, and complement the lush greens and blues of Bald Head. The bride personalized everything, and designed the programs and menus herself to match the custom napkins. We love the colorful hanging lanterns and homemade pinwheels the couple used as escort cards!
Laura said that she used SB&G for inspiration throughout her wedding planning process, and the couple ended up selecting several members of the SB&G Family to make their big day dreams come to life, including Shoals Club and One Belle Bakery.
Enjoy these stunning photos of the couple’s wedding day, courtesy of Theo Milo Photography, and congrats to Laura and Matt!
Ceremony Location: Bald Head Island Chapel
Reception Location: Shoals Club on Bald Head Island
Wedding Planner: Kickstand Events
Bridal Gown: Enzoani from Ajolique Bridal in Charlotte, NC
Bridesmaids Dresses: After Six by Dessy
Men’s Formalwear: Vera Wang from Men’s Wearhouse
Hair & Makeup: Belloviso
Photographer: Theo Milo Photography
Videographer: Seven Seasons Films
Florist: Kickstand Events
Cake: One Belle Bakery
Reception Music: DJ Brian Hood