There’s next to nothing I love more than a perfect all-white wedding. It’s the ultimate in romance and gets me weak at the knees faster than you can say seaside chic. And with Stellar Events on board to design a day that’s clean, calm, but above all, beautiful, you know the full gallery will be inspiration to the max. See each and every one of Kellie Kano’s captures right over here.
From the Bride…Shortly after becoming engaged, Tim and I decided that we’d be married near my parents’ beach house on Figure Eight Island, one of our favorite places. With busy jobs on the opposite coast and zero wherewithal when it comes to event design, we immediately enlisted Courtney Arnold of Stellar Events. Courtney listened to what we wanted — relaxed and clean style — and together with my mom, she ran from there. I only insisted on three things: Kellie Kano for photography, Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters as our band, and a Sperry tent for the reception. Although our wedding was in May, a freak tropical storm was hanging off the coast all weekend. On the day of the wedding, the sun came out but the wind was crazy. At the end of a wind-blown cocktail hour on the marsh, Tim and I stood on the deck off the tent, waiting to be called for our first dance while our guests took their seats. I think that was my favorite moment — standing hand-in-hand and whispering with my new husband on the edge of the sparkling intercoastal waterway as the sun set, taking in the gorgeous results of Courtney’s effort and the sight of our guests mingling and laughing with one another, all within the shelter of this enormous tent that was shuddering in the wind. It was so surreal and perfect in every way. And if there was still any doubt about whether this was in fact the best day of my life, the five-hour dance party that followed dinner certainly sealed the deal!
Photography: Kellie Kano | Ceremony + Reception Location: Figure Eight Island, NC | Event Planning: Stellar Events | Floral Design: Dam Haddock Fiore Fine Flowers | Sperry Tent: Skyline Tent Rentals | Event Rentals: Party Suppliers | Cake: Flower & Flour | Cinematography: Lifestage Films | Lounge Furniture: Pomp | Band: Big Swing & the Ballroom Blasters | Hair + Makeup: Blush Haus’ of Beaute | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo |