When it comes to this pair, I have so much to say but I will have to make sure I give you the best of it. I could write a blog paragraphs long but let’s just sum it up this way: they are golden, they are genuine, they put others first, they are team, they are incredible with Caleb (David’s son) and they got the wedding of their AND my dreams on this perfect and rare October day on the Outer Banks in the middle of what had been the craziest threat of hurricanes left and right prior to this happening. I was even corresponding with Niki watching the flood updates in Hatteras like girl, PLEASE, I think it’s going to work but truly I’m unsure so I hope hope hope it clears up…and it did. And these guests were brought to a beautiful island filled with crisp, hopeful Autumn air on the beach, golden sunshine and the most endearing moments possible.
From David’s flawless way of making all the people melt with how he acts as a father to his sweet and wild boy Caleb to how incredible of a now step-mama Niki is with him…to the hilarious dances on the deck…to the portraits in some of the dreamiest light I’ve ever seen…you will see something in them that sparks so much magic and in Mike and I, endless gratitude. It’s hard to talk about these two, for me, without wanting to cry because I feel so thankful to have this connection with them!
Enjoy this golden Hatteras wedding – it’s one for the books!
Ceremony location: 57503 Lighthouse Rd. Hatteras, NC (Surf or Sound Realty)
Reception location: (same as above)
Wedding Dress Shop: Simply Modern (Fredericksburg, VA)
Gown Designer: Stella York
Bride’s Jewelry: Simply Modern (Fredericksburg, VA) & Niki’s aunt, Mel
Bride’s Shoes: Etsy (“barefoot sandals”)
Wedding Ring Designer: Diamonds Direct (Richmond, VA)
Groomsman Gifts: Things Remembered
Wedding Planner: Niki’s aunt, Joy
Officiant: Thomas Gaskins
Event Coordinator: Niki’s aunt, Joy
Florist for Bouquets: Sun Flowers Florist (Sydnee Roberts Slaughter- Hatteras, NC)
Wedding Cake: Charles Street Bakery (La Plata, MD)
Grooms Cake: Cake Hatteras (Donna Tokazowski)
DJ: E. A. Music Entertainment (DJ Eddie Styles)
Stationary Company: Wedding Paper Divas (online)
Catering: Michael Picano (Richmond, VA)
Wedding Favors: Soap (Soap Poetry, Sheri Justice); Koozies (online)