One day when Courtney and Jonathan first started dating he said to her, “Everything the light touches is our…”. Being a huge Disney fan, Courtney realized Jon was quoting a line from The Lion King, and at that moment she knew he would be the man she’d marry. Sure enough, one Christmas while decorating their tree in their pajamas, Jon got down on one knee and proposed. And of course she said yes!
Originally Courtney chose gray and yellow as the colors for her wedding to Jonathan. But after selecting her Oleg Cassini gown with it’s delicate blush roses, blush became the new color. Courtney laughs as she recounts a line from the movie Steel Magnolias. “Blush and bashful are my colors”, said Julia Roberts’ character Shelby in a proud southern accent. To which Shelby’s mother M’Lynn replies, “Her colors are pink and pink.”
Wanting something meaningful for their venue, the couple chose the The Ocean Club at Indian Beach, which used to be Salter Path Campground where Courtney vacation with her family as a little girl. Another meaningful detail, photographer Caroline of Caroline Lima Photography was able to capture a few images of Ellanore Rigby. Although it’s spelled different, Ella for short, is Courtney and Jon’s Catahoula dog who was named after a song by their favorite band The Beatles. She is their baby, so it thrilled them to have some wedding images with her included. As a fellow fur-baby mom, I think having a loved pet be part of your big day, in whatever way possible, is beyond special. And isn’t Ella the cutest?
These fun vintage beach styled invitations were done by CoppiaCreativa. And the barely blush pink peonies, ivory roses, hydrangeas and delicate pink-spray roses by Tildy Designs carried through a lovely romantic elegance that was perfectly suited for their day. And with a collection of old books, antique styled frames and traditional white vases, the couple most certainly achieved the vintage beach look they were going for.
Photographer: Caroline Lima Photography // Ceremony & Reception Venues: The Ocean Club, Indian Beach, NC. // Event Designer and Coordinator: Bridal By the Sea // Florist: Tildy Designs // Caterer: Patrick Hogan // Invitations: CoppiaCreativa // Groom and Groomsmen attire: Men’s Warehouse // Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid // Bridal Dress Store: Davids Bridal // Bridal Gown Designer: Oleg Cassini // DJ: Sami Lamir // Hair: Lulu Kingsley (919) 223-3409 // Cake: Mrs. Vingerber’s Sweets
Are you curious about the bats? I was too! So I asked Courtney and this was her reply. ” The Louisville Sluggers were given as groomsmen gifts because you can’t have an amazing baseball team with amazing players.” So she and Jon had the nickname of each “amazing” groomsmen engraved on their bat. What a neat gift!
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