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Check out these fun post-ceremony shots at Wrightsville Beach, complete with a surf board, blue-clad bridal party (in frocks of their choosing) and a bicycle built for two!  They look almost too cute to be from a real wedding.  Be sure to see the rest of Rachel’s blog post here.

Describe your wedding flowers: I wanted really clean colors and lots of texture and wanted to use simple glass vases that would almost fade away and let the flowers stand on their own. The flowers and candles, varied in height and shape lined the center of the long tables.
Describe your wedding cake: Again, I wanted something clean with texture. I loved the ruffle effect our cake baker, Nicki, was able to make. It was really fun and girly and looked nothing like anything I had ever seen before. We put the cake on a stand made from a piece of a log. It was rustic and masculine, and the balance to our girly cake. It was a true representation of both me (the cake) and Danny (the log cake stand).
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? I asked my bridesmaids to choose their own dresses. I purchased a specific style shoe for them online, but had such a difficult time ordering the sizes. Many of the sizes didn’t fit and some sizes were unavailable. We ended up mixing the style of the shoes, with two girls wearing one style, and three another. They were the same make and it blended nicely, but I really struggled trying to get the right shoes in the right size for them. I can’t tell you how many orders and returns went back and forth from Zappos.
Were there any wedding traditions or new ideas you included in the wedding? We had a Jewish wedding, so it was filled with lots of tradition. One of my favorite parts was when Danny broke the glass and when we danced to the Horrah while being thrown up in a chair. (Lillian made matching bloomers for my dress so no one would get a surprise peep show!)
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? The ceremony. I had been so excited about the reception and dancing, but when the ceremony started Danny and I just stared at each other the entire time.  We both felt so connected.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? We came back to our house after the wedding and started a kitchen renovation. Crazy move: it really tests your communication as a couple, but we were up for the challenge. We are in the process of planning our honeymoon – a little delayed – but we are really looking forward to it! 

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  1. avatar kendall reply

    I’m from Wrightsville Beach and know just how beautiful the beach is there. When my wife and I were planning our wedding, we had originally had it arranged at Wrightsville Beach but then moved it to a church instead. Beautiful wedding photos and nice post! We follow your blog daily!

  2. avatar Michelle reply

    I’m dying to know where the designer of the bride’s dress!

  3. avatar Lindsay reply

    I adore the bride’s Valentino heels and short dress. The color is amazing.

  4. avatar nicole reply

    Michelle- My friend Lillian Banderas is a designer and stylist. She makes custom dresses. Please let me know if you would like her information. I would be more than happy to give it to you!

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  6. avatar Southern Weddings reply

    Hi Sami-Lynn! Nicole wore aqua pumps from Valentino. Gorgeous, right?! Katharine @ Southern Weddings

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