Evan and Whitney | Coast Guard Wedding

Chicamacomico Life Saving Station

Beautiful Nautical wedding on Outer Banks

 

Evan and Whitney are both divers and fell in love with the Outer Banks.  The southern beaches of the Outer Banks are just gorgeous!  Wide beaches, picturesque dunes- but quite a trek from the nearest major airport. A Premier Event did a phenomenal job organizing with Whitney states away!

The couple had an intimate gathering of friends and family join them at the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station in Waves, NC.  Evan is in the USCG and their rustic nautical themed wedding went perfect with the historic site and it's museum buildings.  OBX Trolley shuttled in the guests to the ceremony.

Whitney got ready mostly by herself, which gave her a few minutes downtime to reflect and write sincere thank-you notes for everyone.

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Whitney's mom came up and sewed a Irish good luck charm into the wedding dress.

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Everyone was holding back tears during the sewing part, but let them go when mom received Whitney's gifts.  A beautiful card, inscribed hanky and a personalized book to read to future grandchildren.  As an avid reader to my own children, I was a bawling mess at the last gift.

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Whitney's brother has a French Bulldog named Toad that followed me around while I was shooting. He's an older fella, but still has a bunch of charm he works on the ladies.

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The ceremony took place on an old boat house at the Life Saving Station.  We had a perfect blue sky and comfortable temps.  You never know with a May wedding on the OBX.  It could be 40°F on Monday, and 80°F by Saturday.

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Whitney was beaming when they were pronounced, 'Husband and Wife'! Dr. Dave Keller did a great job preforming the ceremony.

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After the ceremony, the couple walked down under a full sword archway by the USCG.  The couple had to stop between swords and kiss before being allowed to move on.  A tiny swipe on the fanny completed the tradition.

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Whitney's mom and brother are so sweet and close with each other. Lot's on snuggles, smile and happy tears after the ceremony.

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The reception area had old lanterns, flowers, and barnacled bottles from a dive Evan did in Seattle. Currituck BBQ catered the event and kept everyone full and happy.

Renee Landry Events did an amazing job with flowers and lighting.  Whitney's bouquet smelled divine!  The Jonny Waters band performed while guests danced under lanterns and stars.

 

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Thank you so much for having me to document your day!

Congrats Evan and Whitney!!! Xxo!