Matt and Alison are one of those couples who make you feel right at home. I knew when I met them for the first time (in a bar in downtown Pittsburg, filling our glasses with bottomless mimosas before their engagement session) that we would turn out to be friends. They made me feel like more of a guest than just one of the vendors at their beautiful beachside wedding. They invited me to come hang out with them at the beach house the day before the wedding too, specifically asking me to leave my camera at home. Nothing quite makes you feel like part of the family after spending an evening with everyone before the big day.

Alison and Matt had their ceremony on the beach in front of their giant beach house on Ocean Isle Beach, NC. This place was gorgeous. The perfect weather anyone could ever ask for in October, just two short weeks after Hurricane Matthew came through… talk about good timing. The reception that followed took place on the pool deck of the beach house, which provided for some of the most incredible first dance photos as the sun set over the water. Spending the day with them is nothing short of magical, the way these two just BEAM at each other, I swear I hardly even posed them for their photos, they’re just naturally so good together. I’m thankful to know Alison and Matt, and I think everyone who attended their wedding feels the exact same way. You guys deserve a lifetime of days as magical as this one.

– Allison