Originally this was a styled shoot, but after meeting with the model couple Carrie & Justin, I discovered they had been married for 10 years but never actually had a wedding. So we turned the styled shoot into a surprise elopement for them! We even invited her children and close family to witness. Carrie and Justin were so thankful for this surprise, and you could see their love for one another in each and every photo taken.
I want to share these beautiful photos with Elope NC to recognize such amazing vendors that put in their time and efforts to make this styled shoot AND elopement a 100% success!
Location: Fort Fisher State Historic Site, Kure Beach, NC
Photographer: Kelly Parnell @kellyparnellphotog
Planner: Wedding Planning NC @weddingplanningnc
Florist: Verzaal’s Florist & Events @verzaalsflorist
Officiant: Happily Ever Elopements @happilyeverelopements
Hair & Makeup: Brittany Shearin Beauty @brittanyshearinbeauty
Baker: One Belle Bakery @onebellebakery
Attire: Thornbury Brides @thornburybrides
Rentals: Wedding Rentals NC @weddingrentalsnc
Stationer: Cape Fear Invitations @capefearinvitations
Airstream Photobooth: The Ponderosa Photo Booth @theponderosaphotobooth