Station No. 2 is a beautiful wedding venue located in Downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. I adore photographing at this spot – but this was my first spring season wedding here and OH MY GOODNESS. The outdoor patio was transformed into an English spring time garden, and I am HERE FOR IT. Ally and Doug are the kind of people who make the people around them feel loved, welcome, and like your’e just part of the family. Ally’s daughters quite literally made me one of their own, and I happily accept this position. Being at their wedding felt like a big warm hug. Ally and I bonded pretty early on into our booking process, over our love of books and taste in music (we actually unintentionally met for the first time at a The Head and The Heart concert in town) and our similar personalities, and all of that bonding made for an even more amazing wedding day. It was my first full-sized wedding back for the season, and what a way to start off the year! One of my favorite moments was when Doug surprised Ally by writing personal vows (which they had promised they WEREN’T going to do – and then he did it anyway!) and saying them to her after their first look, when it was just the three of us. Something he said in the vows really stuck with me, when he told her that he liked the person that she made him. Okay, I’m not a cryer. I work weddings for a living, I see a lot of cool stuff. But this one got me. And then later on at the reception, he wasn’t done! He also surprised the entire guest list by standing up and performing a song for Ally that he had written, AND IT WAS AMAZING. I love their love. I love their wedding day. I wish we could do it again already.

Photographer: Allison Eding, Lightbloom Photography

Venue: Station No. 2

Planner: Meg Henson 

Florist: Designs by Dillon

Cake: Pink Baking Co. 

Rentals: Party Suppliers and Rentals & White Birch & Honey Bee Vintage Rentals

Dress: BHLDN 

Hair Stylist: Beauty Crew Mobile

Makeup Artist: Beauty Crew Mobile

DJ/Band: Active DJ

Catering: A Thyme Savor

Invitations: Minted 

Ring: Melanie Casey

Calligraphy: Lady Bird Lettering