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T&A9 Sep, 2017
The story of our wedding
Our wedding was amazing!
It all started when we both swiped right and met on a dating app. Less than a year later, Thomas proposed with a camera crew and a beautiful diamond ring at the very spot my parents stood when they decided to start their family. So sweet! Here's a link to our engagment video:
We both love the beach and wanted a casual and effortless wedding, so we rented a 12 bedroom beach house right on the water in Sandbridge, Va (at the top of the Outer Banks). We had just 52 guests, and half of them were able to stay in the beach house with us. Many family came early so we had days of beach time, pool time, games and bonding before the wedding even began.
The wedding day was perfect. Just days after Hurricane Harvey and Irma hit further south, we were concerned about the weather but we lucked out with a beautiful, 74 degree day and no humidity. We awoke to a huge homemade breakfast, then went to different floors to get dressed for the big day.
We opted for no bridal party because why make our friends work? Our day-of wedding planner and caterer made everything go smoothly and we didn't have any worries. We were able to just enjoy our friends and family during preparations.
We had a gorgeous ceremony on the beach just steps from the house, and then after we jumped the broom, we had all our guests gather for a huge group photo right on the beach. It was truly special.
Everyone walked back up to the house for a catered barbeque reception, DJ and dancing on the patio, and later a bonfire with s'mores. A few of us late-nighters even opted for some hot tub time and cards against humanity. It was such a joy not only to see our families bond together in close quarters, but also to spend quality time with every guest who came.
The next morning we all had leftover wedding cake for breakfast. What more can you ask for?
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