Our beaches are a point of pride for most North Carolinians. From the famed Outer Banks, to the pristine shores of remote nooks like Topsail and Bald Head Island, to bustling destinations like Atlantic Beach, each has its own personality and vibe. One of the most special NC beaches – popular for vacations and destination weddings alike – is Wrightsville. Neighbor to the charming town of Wilmington – the “Charleston of NC,” if you will, Wrightsville is a world of its own that faces the Atlantic on one side, and the Intercoastal Waterway on the other. Fine art NC photographer Bronwyn Duffield Photography took advantage of each of these signature features, and styled an incredibly romantic Wrightsville Beach wedding inspirational shoot. Enjoy these images, which were shot on film by Bronwyn.
The setting is the pier of The Oceanic. The vibe is soft and romantic – a full and flowing wedding dress, a handsome gray suit in subtle plaid, and a color palette of antique blush tones, creams and dusty blue in the bouquet and bridesmaid gown. Thanks to the quiet winter, the newlyweds have the sand, waves and warm sunlight all to themselves. The winter golden grasses of the intercoastal waterway add dimension to the scene. The bride and groom aglow in warm light which shows up beautifully in film photography.A table for two is set underneath the Wrightsville Beach pier. Antique mauve and cream colors are paired with vintage blue and green glassware. Blue and gold china is complemented with menus depicted in calligraphy. A nautical touch is added with silver whale figurines. And to top off the soiree, a buttercream cake is served. The bride dons a second wedding gown after dinner for some portraits in the dunes. This one features elegant lace sleeves. The bride and her bridesmaid pull their hair back for more elegant, yet still beachy wedding hairstyles. Styling and Photography – SB&G Preferred Vendor – Bronwyn Duffield Photography
Flowers – SB&G Preferred Vendor – Fiore Fine Flowers
Venue – SB&G Preferred Vendor – the Pier at The Oceanic
Veil & Earrings – SB&G Preferred Vendor – Coastal Knot Bridal