Dec
11
Natural Enchantment by Keepsake Memories Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Becca and Sam’s wintry palette of midnight blues and charcoal grays is totally getting us in the mood for the holidays. After seven years together, the pair tied the knot in a handmade, outdoor wedding on Emerald Isle, North Carolina.  Their DIY approach involved keeping the entire event as eco-friendly as possible, utilizing natural décor, sola flower bouquets, and organic goods.  It was a magical evening of  relaxed, laid-back fun and about a million kisses (we can’t get enough of all of their kissing shots)!  Keepsake Memories was there to capture the day, including this stunning photo of the bride in front of a vintage bathtub at The Watson House.

With the help of her bridesmaids, Becca crafted the bouquets and boutonnières using Sola flowers (hand-carved from Tapioca trees), baby’s breath, grapevine, and greenery.  Becca wore a gorgeous ruffle-skirt ball gown and walked down the aisle with her parents as Sam played an acoustic version of Bron-Yr-Aur by Led Zeppelin on the guitar.  There, on the scenic grounds of the estate, the couple took their vows in a completely personalized ceremony in front of one hundred and twenty five guests.

After the ceremony, the couple took a moment alone together to revel in the joy of being married!  Then, a rustic, natural reception ensued under a tent.  Midnight blues were incorporated into the place settings, while handcrafted centerpieces of grapevine, winter berries, pinecones, and vintage lanterns adorned the tables.  The evening continued with an after party that lasted til 2am!  Read more about their sweet story just below…

Photography by Keepsake Memories

Bridal Gown by Galina for David’s Bridal

Venue & Coordination The Watson House

Catering by Seaside Sensations

From the Bride:  My good friend Mel used to book shows, live bands. She booked this band called Caltrop from Chapel Hill, NC; she knew the drummer pretty well and I had met him once before. The show was on September 21st, 2005 at The East End in Newark, Delaware. I lived in West Chester, PA at the time and so I drove down to Newark to hang out with my friend Mel.

As I was walking down the street to meet her, I saw four scraggly looking fellas headed my way. As they got closer, one of them caught my eye and then I recognized Jason, their drummer at the time. So I decided to stop them all to say “hi!” Actually, I said “Hi Jason.” He looked at me like I was crazy, because he had absolutely no idea who I was. I didn’t care though, my alterior motive was to get a better look at the tall, dark and handsome one in the red shirt, and wow, those bright blue eyes =)

As the night progressed we all got a chance to hang out and get to know one another. Sam (my tall, dark and handsome crush) got me quarters and kept me company while I played pinball. The next day the band drove up to West Chester and spent the night at Mel’s place, giving us another opportunity to spend some time together.

After their tour, Sam drove all the way from Chicago to Morehead City, NC (to his parents’ home where his dog was being watched) to tell his Momma that she needed to keep watching Gus, his/our dog, because he was driving right back up to Pennsylvania to see about a girl … that was me!

Seven years, a few vehicles, a cat, graduate school, a major move, and a bunch of stuff in between later, we got hitched! (I moved to Chapel Hill, NC in the Summer of 2006 and we just recently moved to Morehead City, NC to be closer to Sam’s family and for a job opportunity for myself). Oh, and we still have Gus, our nine year old St. Bernard!

 

 

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