NC photographer captures Gatsby themed New Year’s Eve Wedding on Wilmington Riverfront

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There is nothing more fun than photographing a wedding in a cool place with beautiful, crazy people that are ready to have a good time and celebrate the most amazing bride and groom! Well, that is exactly what we were blessed with on our New Year’s Eve wedding! Bethany and Austin’s wedding was so much fun. Besides the fact that we have known Austin’s family for a long time and consider them family! Of course it didn’t take us long to fall in love with Bethany and her fun, crazy family!

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Our day started at the Historic Hotel Tarrymore in Wilmington just a few blocks off the waterfront with Bethany and her very beautiful bridesmaids (All Atlanta Falcon cheerleaders! I told you… Beautiful!)

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So many sentimental touches to this wedding day. Bethany had the honor of wearing her mother in law’s veil from her wedding 35 years ago. I know this meant so much to Austin’s mom, Donna. Austin’s parents, Steve and Donna, absolutely adore Bethany. How could they not? She is one of the sweetest people ever!

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The streets of Wilmington made such a great background for our short walk to the waterfront. Yes, of course, these beauties did turn a few heads on the way!

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Absolutely can’t forget the flower girl… Bethany’s niece. She’s a real cutie and such a good girl!

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Nothing like a little bit of help from Bethany’s crazy, fun bridesmaids…

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The boys were a little bit of fun too! (wink)

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The “first look” is a special time before the ceremony when the bride and groom see each other for the first time. This gives us a chance to do all (or most) of their photography before the ceremony. Sometimes this can help us give more variety to the bride and groom with different lighting situations throughout the day. As a mentor of ours says, “30 minutes of good light is better than 4 hours of not so great light.”

This is always totally up to the bride and groom! This moment can be emotional and we capture more raw emotions when it’s in private but we understand our traditional couples that want to save the first sight of their future other half for the moment she walks down the aisle.

We always get amazing images of our first looks and Bethany & Austin’s was very special. Check out these faces.

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And then the sun set…

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The ceremony was so beautiful and intimate at The RiverRoom Events on the Wilmington waterfront.

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Can you see why we had so much fun with this totally awesome wedding party?

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So much time and effort go into every little detail with weddings.

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It is always so cool to look at the images we create and see the pure love and joy that shines through. Look at this bit of love!

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The reception was a blast!

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And a New Year’s toast to the happy couple…

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Congratulations to this amazing couple!

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Venue: The RiverRoom Events

Photographer: Irresistible Portraits

Tuxedos: J Crew

Entertainment: DJ Wilmington

Videographer: Tear Drop Design

Caterer: Middle of the Island Catering

Cake: Whole Foods

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