Ian hearts Shannon | Sanderling Resort

We have been so excited about Shannon and Ian's wedding since first contact with this couple! We met them last May for their crazy-fun engagement shoot at Sanctuary Vineyards. The weather couldn't have been more perfect! Around 75 degrees and not a cloud in the sky! I went to Shannon's parents house in Duck, NC for getting ready, while Ashley went to the Sanderling Resort with the boys.

I've seen pictures of Shannon's dress, but it was incredible in person, and it has pockets!! All of her bridesmaids had infinity wrap dresses, which each cold customize their own way and have a totally different look!


It's always a mad rush after hair and make-up, getting dressed, and making sure you have everything you need. Shannon's phone had a nice little reminder to hurry-up!!!


Ian had these fun cufflinks at the engagement shoot too! They may be my favorite I've seen!


The natural lighting at the church was inspiring! I had fun with all the different looks we were able to capture.



Shannon and Ian are so very musical. Ian is a singer and pianist, Shannon a opera singer, so of course they had the most talented bridal party! The ceremony was broken up with lovely ballets, piano and flute pieces. Ian and Shannon even participated with their friends!


After the ceremony, everyone left except for Shannon, Ian and I. We had the entire church to ourselves so the couple could exchange their wedding presents in private. Ian was speechless when he opened his!


Ah, life on the Outer Banks. Not an uncommon site to see a construction worker with his shirt of in the car next to you, but he did a double, triple take at the car next to him!


We were warned that the bridal party would be a blast! Ian and his boys were having a little fun during the bridal party photos, and this was too cute not to share!



The reception was held at Kimball's Kitchen in Duck, directly across the street from the Sanderling Resort. The are soundfront and get the best sunsets across the water. Ian and Shannon wanted to get pictures in that gorgeous light, and we were more than happy to oblige!


Kimball's Kitchen has a full window view overlooking the sound. What a gorgeous backdrop for first dances and cake cutting! They also made the cake and all the delicious food below!





Thank you for being such a fun couple and for letting us be a part of your special day! We've had a blast capturing in your personalities!