I have many favorite things about photographing weddings. One, getting to work in such beautiful historic venues like the Brooklyn Arts Center in Downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. It was one of the first venues in Wilmington that I worked in once I moved here, and it will remain one of my favorites as long as I live here. Another thing that I love is when my job brings me to weddings of friends of mine! I’ve known Amanda & Mikey for a couple years now, and I was BEYOND thrilled when they asked me to be part of their big day. Being trusted to capture someone’s wedding day is not something I take lightly, and it almost means MORE when friends want to hire you. It’s also like getting a back stage pass to a wedding. You get to be there for the getting ready moments before the day really starts, you get to spend more time with the couple than most people do on the wedding day. You get to see how all their planning came together and how each little detail falls into place. I am grateful for my job and getting to keep doing this each weekend, especially when it’s with amazing humans like Amanda & Mikey. I absolutely LOVED the way they decorated Brooklyn Arts Center, and they had SUCH a fun crowd dancing the entire night away. Now check out some highlights from their big day!!!

Photographer: Allison Eding, Lightbloom Photography

Second Photographer: Neal Lewis, Atlas Film & Photo

Venue: Brooklyn Arts Center

Planner: Jeff Bryant – Design Perfection

Florist: Design Perfection

Cake: Kate Peckenham (cake) Emma’s Delights NC (other dessert)

Rentals: Party Suppliers

Dress: Coastal Knot

Makeup Artist: Dark Hearts Artistry

Hair: Brushesandbraids Lauren Schulz & Trent Woods

DJ/Band: Shaun Burris – DJ SBZ

Catering: Middle of the Island

Officiant: Keaghon Stark

Transportation: Azalea Limo

Invitations: Alexis Scott Creative Design

Ring: Perry’s Emporium