We recently debuted Crissy’s bridal images here on the blog. Bridal portraits are often photographed months prior to the wedding in order to capture each bride’s unique style, but of course, we can’t show them until after! Check out Crissy’s downtown bridal portraits.
Crissy and Nic wanted their wedding to feel like a good old fashioned summertime Southern cookout and party. To bring their vision to life, they chose Poplar Grove Plantation’s barn and lawn for their location, and country-ed up the feel with cowgirl boots on the bridesmaids, a tent reception, a wildflowers in mason jars. Even the food spoke country – catered by Trolley Stop Hot Dogs and Smithfield’s Chicken-n-BBQ!
To Crissy and Nic, however, the absolute highlight of the day was their pre-ceremony Reveal. For those unfamiliar with the term, a Reveal is an emerging wedding tradition in which the bride and groom schedule a first time to see each other, prior to the ceremony, to share their feelings. Many couples are choosing this more personal first glance rather than waiting until the ceremony when they are unable to speak to each other.
That was so amazing. If you EVER have any couples that are unsure about whether or not to do a Reveal, you give ’em my number.
Both Crissy and Nic were a bundle of nerves throughout the morning’s preparations. Upon their first glance, there was laughter, tears, kisses, and joy. No amount of “posing” after the ceremony would have brought out the emotion they expressed in those intimate moments! In fact, Nic specifically approached me afterward and said “That was so amazing. If you EVER have any couples that are unsure about whether or not to do a Reveal, you give ’em my number.”
Check ’em out for yourself…
the wedding of crissy and nic, starring…
bride: christina o’neal
groom: nicholas starman
preparation venue: summer sands, wrightsville beach
gown: bridal mart
bride’s hair: laura guardia
bridesmaids’ hair: laura mangin
makeup: crystal shtriffler
bridesmaids’ bracelets: M.E.R. by melissa rouse
guest transportation: wilmington trolley
ceremony and reception venue: poplar grove plantation
flowers: hart’s florist
officiant: mel meanker
rentals and decor: L&L tent and party rentals
catering: trolley stop and smithfield’s chicken-n-bbq
beverages: lighthouse beer and wine
music: nic fennell, true life dj
…and photography by indigosilver!