carey + austin . bald head island, nc

06.29.11 ~ Weddings ~ posted by Rachel

Carey and Austin’s wedding on Bald Head Island here in North Carolina was nothing short of spectacular! It was a beautiful, sunny day which was perfect for the ceremony located by the lighthouse and a fun-filled reception at the lush Bald Head Island Club. Carey and Austin’s carefree attitude made photographing this wedding so much fun!

Photographer: Rachel of Millie Holloman Photography
Event Director: Salt Harbor Designs
Floral and Event Design: Salt Harbor Designs
Reception Site: Bald Head Island Club
DJ: Active Entertainment
Cake: Sugar Confections
Hair and Makeup: Island Retreat Salon and Spa
While I was with Carey as she slipped on her dress, the guys were waiting by the lighthouse. Love this shot that Courtney, my amazing 2nd shooter, caught of the guys’ jackets.

While I was with Carey as she slipped on her dress, the guys were waiting by the lighthouse. Love this shot that Courtney, my amazing 2nd shooter, caught of the guys’ jackets.

Carey and her bridesmaids took a few quick photos in the backyard of the getting ready house. This group of girls had energy for days and were lots of fun to photograph!

Moments before the ceremony began, Carey gets a last minute touchup.

The location choice for the ceremony was gorgeous. The bride entered into the space through this beautiful fence and the couple said their vows under a canopy of spanish moss overlooking the lighthouse. It could not have been more picture perfect!

Salt Harbor Designs always blow me away with their amazing bouquets. Can you believe the peonies? Gasp.

Carey seeing Austin for the first time that day…

…and Austin seeing his bride. Love.

Carey gave Austin’s dad a quick kiss goodbye before they made their getaway in a classic Bald Head Island golf cart.

A few more pictures on the beach.

Austin requested these next images of Carey alone. She is a stunning bride!

The reception was held at the Bald Head Island Club. It is one of my favorite locations of all time to shoot. There is always beautiful light, the atmosphere is intimate, and the staff at the club are phenomenal. Add in Salt Harbor Designs and let the oohing and ahhing begin.

First dance!

Austin’s father presented the bride and groom with a gag gift that really got the crowd laughing. So funny!

After the guests enjoyed the yummy cake and sweets, the dancing began. It was a great party! It seemed every guest was on the dance floor!

Lindsey, the event director for this beautiful wedding, is also close friends with the bride. After her duties as director were completed she joined the dance floor as a guest. That’s her on the left. Lindsey, you are gorgeous and so sweet!

Carey and Austin left their wedding to bubbles and cheers. Congratulations to you both!!

ricky + becky . carolina beach, nc

Oh, man. My baby brother is getting married. I am so so happy for him, but that means he’s all grown up! *tear* I recently took a trip to Ohio to photograph Ricky’s aquatic proposal. Of course, Becky said yes! While I was there, they told me they wanted me to be their wedding photographer. I was honored…and a little nervous to be honest! I take my job very seriously, but it made me re-realize how important the job of capturing someone’s once-in-a-lifetime images are. No pressure, right?!

For their engagement shoot, they decided to come visit me here in North Carolina. We had a great time at Carolina Beach’s Boardwalk Amusement Park surrounded by all the amazing color, fun rides and sweet treats. I think it was the perfect location for this vibrant and fun couple.

We took one last shot at the end of the evening that pretty much spells out Ricky and Becky’s personalities. Ricky is energetic, goofy and the life of the party. Becky is sweet, giggles a lot and keeps Ricky grounded. They are inseparable and are enjoying their engagement like kids in a candy store. Yup, that pretty much sums it up.

Ricky and Becky, I love you! I’m so happy that you have found each other and are in love. Thank you for choosing me as your photographer! It’s an honor and I promise to do my best to make your wedding day even more special through pictures.

jennie + craig. figure 8 island, nc

06.29.11 ~ engagement ~ posted by brent & amanda

Jennie and Craig, are a fun-loving couple who know how to have a good time! Brent and I met up with them at Figure 8 Island for their engagement session and we had a blast. We even had a little fun in the surf!

A big thanks to Jennie and Craig for a great afternoon! It was a pleasure to get to know you and we wish you both the best!