Ashley and Joseph got married in Newport, North Carolina at the absolutely stunning Carolina Home & Garden. I had never worked at this venue before, and it was a literal DREAM. This place is complete with multiple bars, multiple getting ready spaces (including a green house for the bride!), outdoor and indoor space, and more greenery than you can even imagine. It’s a true plant lovers dream. I’ve been lucky enough to know Ashley for years now, she’s been a bridesmaid in other friends weddings that I’ve photographed, she’s gone to bachelorette parties with me, I was so happy when she asked me to be there for her big day. Every single detail was stunning, and it was the very first wedding I worked where the mask mandate was lifted! It felt NORMAL – it was so much fun and so perfect. I’m so lucky to have such a fun job, and get to work with such amazing people. Congrats to Ashley & Joseph!!!!!

Photographer: Allison Eding – Lightbloom Photography

Venue: Carolina Home & Garden

Planner: Jessica Guesno – Dream Makers

Caterer: Middle of the Island Catering

Ceremony Music: Crystal Coast Quartet

DJ: Bob Lauverty

Cake: Famous Bakery

Floral: Stephanie Watson – Dream Makers

Officiant: Charles Robl

Video: Garland Shields – Stout Owl Media

Tent and Rentals: Crystal Coast Tent and Event