Engle + Brian’s reception at the Harbourside Pavilion on Bald Head Island is yellow and blue and sunny all over! The couple’s seaside portraits from Kristin Byrum Photography are making us crave longer days (three cheers for Daylight Savings!) and warmer months. My favorite detail of this North Carolina wedding, though? The nautical masterpiece that was the couple’s wedding cake, courtesy of the talented team at Crumb de la Crumb.
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: My Mom, sister and I went dress shopping over Labor Day weekend, and visited the three major bridal salons in the Charlotte area. My last stop was at J. Majors. I tried on about 15 dresses at each of the three stores. The last dress I tried on at J Majors was the one! I walked out of the dressing room and I saw my sister look over to my Mom and say, “This is definitely IT!” And so it was. One day of dress shopping and I saved the best for last!
Describe your wedding flowers: One word: STUNNING! Kim Fisher does an amazing job of getting to know her couples, and really searches for the flowers that reflect their individual style. I carried a hand-tied bouquet of creamy white David Austin garden roses and phaleonopsis orchid blossoms. And the boutonnieres were so unique: yellow billy balls and blackberries. Our guests still talk to me about our flowers!
Describe your wedding cake: I love butter cream, so I asked for plenty of it! We had three layers, and kept the top layer for our one year anniversary. The bottom and top layers were Petron-infused and the middle was Key Lime-infused.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Entering the chapel, for sure. I remember standing in the back of the church and hearing the organ pipes start playing the “Bridal Chorus.” I was so overcome with emotion. When I turned the corner, I saw Brian mouth, “Wow.” No one was in the church but me and Brian, or so it felt. Right after my Dad gave me away, Brian whispered, “You look beautiful. You are my angel.” I remember everything about our ceremony.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? We look forward to officially starting our life together and making a life of our own. We purchased a home before the wedding and just started decorating the house. The next “married” task: organizing our wedding photos from the amazing Kristin Byrum Photography and hanging them on our walls! I simply cannot wait to display our wedding images.