Kimmy and Nate have been together since middle school, they are the true love story of Carteret County, they are what love stores have been written about, what young girls dream about what parents want for their kids…a love that stands the test of time. Nicholas Sparks could not have written a better love story than theirs. As a Beaufort NC wedding photographer and family I was honored to capture their day. Nate worked hard and put in many hours at Jarrett Bay Yacht company and saved like crazy to put the ring on her hand…you can see his Down East style proposal here, complete with a Down East oyster roast. Their engagement session was nothing short of gorgeous…complete with a GIANT Osprey nest in a duck blind. You can see their stunning engagement session here.
The ceremony took place in Beaufort NC, at the Ann Street United Methodist Church. It’s one of the oldest churches in Beaufort and has so much historical back ground. It was simply a beautiful time with family and friends and I could not be happier for them…
Kimmy and Nate…here is your day. I know you will cherish this day forever.
As her Mia….It was a proud but emotional moment…to see and photograph Amelia Grace in a wedding.
Worried she would be to scared to walk the isle…have a melt down…but she owned it like a CHAMP.
The getting ready location for the girls…was booming with love, laughter and bubbly.
Gathering up the details and one of her awesome bride maids to help…we set off to photograph some of her details.
The little heart necklace she wore Nate gave her when they first started dating.
My baby girl…sure can make a bride beautiful on her day!
She was not happy….see why we were worried LOL.
One of my favorite parts of the day is photographing a bride put on her wedding dress…it’s a special moment for them.
That moment when she puts on the final touches before she becomes a Mrs.
Thank Goodness for sisters! This guy….Love you Nate!
I love first looks of any kind…be it with her girls, her father or her man…they are just so fun.
I think this song “All I Ask Of You” has been a favorite of brides for years.
I don’t know who was crying harder Paula or me…in this moment. With her cousin Emily by her side Amelia rocked the isle like no other 2 year old!
I LOVE this image!
And this one! <3
Off to another part of the day I Love…the bridal party, and bride and groom portrait time!
The moment he ALMOST dipped her to the ground…as in almost dropped her. LOL
This crew! Endless fun!
The wedding party bus shenanigans….Oh Justin…LOL.
We had to do a quick party bus swap….before heading to our next location…but we did not waste one second! <3
Gahhhhh…the trees..I mean seriously…oh and the bridal party is pretty stunning too.
The two most beautiful souls together….
I LOVE this and all the flash and flair that goes along with it….
Kimmie, you were simply stunning.
“He held her in his hands like a sea shell and listened to her heart…” unknown.
On to the reception to greet their guests and fellowship with friends.
The entry ways was full of family history and details. Roots run deep in these parts.
Mr and Mrs. Nathan Wade
#theWADEing is over.
What a FUN idea…the groomsmen were the servers..and the each had a fun names on their aprons.
Meet the Captian’s
Capt. America – Adam
Capt. Planet- Braxton
Capt. Hook -Ben
Capt. Morgan -Justin
Capt. Commando -Justin (TMI)
The thing about toasts is…you just never know what’s gonna be said. LOL.
Let the dancing commence.
No my crazy son in law did NOT do the honors….he was just being Justin. LOL.
A couple more portraits to finish the night and off they went into their future as the new Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Wade and family.
Nathan and Kimmy
We love you and could not be happier for you all.
It was a fun simple down to earth gathering of family and friends to celebrate your big day.
I am glad I was able to be there for you.
I have no doubt you will live happily ever after!
Brides Dress- Davids Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses – Davids Bridal
Guys Suits – Belk
Hair and Makeup – Paula Stone
Cake – Michelle and Meghan Wade
Church – Ann Street Methodist
Cake Stand – Adam Wade