WHAT. A. DAY. Marissa and Tommy said “I do” on a GORGEOUS spring day in April, with a ceremony at St Therese Catholic Church at Wrightsville Beach, followed by a reception at Ironclad Brewery in downtown Wilmington. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Marissa and her family for awhile now, as I used to work at Ironclad Brewery for about three years, and her dad is the owner! So what a treat it was for me to get to be there for this extra special wedding day. What an amazing family, and their friends were an absolute blast, as well. Endless dance parties and champagne, seriously insane decor and floral arrangements, calligraphy signs, basically every single detail was my favorite. This team of vendors was absolutely the best of the best, and I feel so grateful to get to work with such talented people. Marissa and Tommy are so easy going and just wonderful to be around, I can’t even begin to describe how calm of a bride Marissa was. I’m thinking of trying to learn how to clone her so that I can work with her over and over and over again. She literally just let me do my thing and trusted me completely, and to me, that’s how the photos will turn out their best. Hiring vendors that you trust to do their job is everything, and not micromanaging them all day allows them to be free to create and do what they do best. So THANK YOU to Marissa and Tommy, thank you to the magical vendor team, and thank you to both of their families. It’s a day I won’t forget, and I hope you all felt the same! Now CHECK OUT THESE HIGHLIGHTS!!!!

Photographers: Allison Eding, Lightbloom Photography, and second photographer Neal Lewis of Lewis Film & Photo

Ceremony Venue: St. Therese Catholic Church

Reception Venue: Ironclad Brewery

Coordinator: Knot Too Shabby

DJ: Active DJ

Organist: Kevin Connelly

Calligraphy: Tapered Ink

HMUA: Tyler Kent

Videographer: Will Fryar Photo & Film

Specialty Rentals: Design Perfection

Cake: Pink Baking Co

Catering: A Thyme Savor

Florist: Designs by Dillon

Table, Chair & Linens: Party Suppliers

Transportation: Azalea Limo

Recorded Guestbook: After the Tone

Stationary: Minted

Attire: T Dress Shop