From the Top of the Hill to the Edge of the Sea…
In the fall of 2012, Paul made a small decision that would change the course of his life forever. On a whim, he headed to Top of the Hill in Chapel Hill, NC to relax and have a drink with friends. But when grad student Caitlin walked in the door, he couldn’t focus on anyone or anything but her. An introduction was made. And before long, Caitlin and Paul found themselves laughing, talking about life, and seeing each other through everything in the following months…both the good, and the difficult times that landed in their path. So when Caitlin arrived at the UNC campus one day and discovered heart-shaped signs leading her to Paul, well…she said ‘Yes’ to the question he popped!
When I asked the couple to envision their perfect weekend, they described relaxing near the sea, snuggling close to one another, their feet in the surf. Which is pretty much exactly how they were married! Their emotional ceremony took place right on Indian Beach, with the vibrant blue ocean providing a stunning backdrop. Caitlin fairly floated over the sand to Paul in a gorgeous tulle wedding dress. And the reception took place around the swimming pool at The Ocean Club Spa, with some great live music (which Caitlin’s grandfather especially enjoyed! I think I learned three or four new moves from him!). This was my first time working with Orangerie Events, and it was such a pleasure. They are so talented and professional!
Shooting this NC Beach wedding was an absolute joy in and of itself. But the weekend was made even more special by the fact that my parents and sister were visiting from Brazil. I rented a house on Indian Beach for a mini vacation planned around Caitlin and Paul’s celebration. My pup Ronon even got to come along! My sister Ana was a wonderful assistant, I love her so much!!!
NC Beach Wedding
Coordination: Orangerie Events | Florist: Rachel Deere with Tildy Designs | Cake Artist: Raleigh Cupcake Shoppe | Ceremony music: Carolina Classical Artists | Reception music: Hipshack | Catering: Patrick Hogan | Stationairy: Corie Designs | Hair: Lindsey Brown | Wedding Dress: La Belle Mariee Bridal and Tuxedos | Bridesmaids dress, Groom and Groomsmen: Savvi Formalwear and Bridal