Alex + Wiley :: North Carolina Destination Wedding

“All that you are is all I’ll ever need.” – Ed Sheeran

Every wedding we’re a part of stands out to us as different and unique. And the privilege to work with a variety of super cool people amazes us. Two of those amazingly stellar people are Alex and Wiley.

We first met Alex at her sister Cat’s wedding a couple of years ago and immediately hit it off with the entire family. We were all on the same page right off the bat, so when Alex reached out to us later on telling us she was engaged and wanted us to celebrate with them, we knew it was going to be incredible.

Incredible is an understatement.

Alex and Wiley chose to get married in Wiley’s hometown Wilmington, North Carolina and it being our first time in that area, we were completely enamored with the city. What an adorable town. Alex and Wiley chose to get married at the Brooklyn Arts Center in Wilmington where they would be spending the entire day at to get ready, have the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Wiley got ready at a separate location down the road where he and his groomsmen played pool and hangout before their first look.

As we walked upstairs at the Brooklyn Arts Center for Alex and Wiley’s first look, Alex became more and more excited to see Wiley, and their first look was nothing short of sweet. We took a few photos of them upstairs together and quickly headed back downstairs and waited for the ceremony to begin. Everyone was so happy for the ceremony. It was gorgeous, with light pouring in through the tall windows, as Alex and Wiley exchanged vows.

After becoming husband and wife, we hopped on a bus with the two lovebirds and drove around town taking portraits of the two of them for about a half hour, while guests settled into the courtyard behind the main building for cocktail hour. We are always so happy when couples set aside ample amounts of time for portraits of just them two. It’s so important to walk away from your wedding day with photos like these, since those are the ones that get passed down from generation to generation.

As the cocktail hour began wrapping up, it was time to file into the reception for a seated dinner and one awesome party to follow. So much detail and hard work went into making this day so immensely beautiful, and you could definitely see it. After sharing dances and eating, the party started and everyone got down. There’s a tradition at Hunt weddings where at a certain point in the reception, everyone where’s ties on their head and keeps dancing through the night. About halfway through the night, a box of ties came out from the back and were passed around to each guest to wear. It was wildly awesome. What a night this was.

Alex and Wiley, thank you both so much for having us there at your wedding in Wilmington. We truly hope we can hang with you both again soon someday. You two are one of a kind.

 

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