Bald Island Wedding by Anne McGowan Photography + Kim Fisher Designs
November 29, 2011
Beach Weddings

We're taking an early morning trip to the beach and checking in with this insanely gorgeous wedding with beyond beautiful images by Anne McGowan Photography and florals and design by Kim Fisher Designs. This intimate beach side wedding with its pops of pink petals is just what the doctor ordered on this cloudy New England morning. Click here for even more!










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From the Bride...Chris and I met in Pittsburgh in 2002 while working in the same hospital. We had a lovely courtship for 9 years before deciding to finally get married!  We chose to have our own private, intimate ceremony at Pebble Beach this past May. Pebble Beach is a special, sentimental place for us....we had taken our first vacation there together, and have such very fond memories.  We always thought that it would be a wonderful, beautiful place to be married some day. We married on 5/5/11 with the ceremony taking place on the lawn by the 18th green at The Lodge at Pebble Beach, overlooking the beautiful Pacific.  Absolutely breathtaking!

We still wanted to be able to celebrate our marriage with family and friends and found Bald Head Island to be the perfect place. Our vision was to have a small intimate beach side reception and vacation. We found Mr. Wisner's home, La Vita Bruta and it perfectly reflected this vision, as well as represent us.  It's a more comfortable and relaxing place, and we really wanted our guests to feel at home, rather than celebrate in a more formal-like setting.  Kim Fisher really captured our vision and taste with all of her beautiful designs and decor.  I had a wonderful experience planning it all with her and putting this simply elegant beach side vision into place for our vow renewal ceremony and reception. The Martime Market was also a great fit for us. We LOVE food and this was extremely important to us to have a menu with tasteful, flavorful, quality food (and we knew that our guests would expect this from us, knowing that we are food snobs).  We wanted a menu that was a combination of coastal and southern flavors. MM was amazing--staff and food!!  They definitely provided us with exactly what we had asked, and hoped for...outstanding food and service.

We wanted our guests to take something away with them so I was trying to come up with a unique idea for some time as to what kind of wedding favors we wanted to have for our guests.  I wanted something that not only tied in with our beachside reception theme, but also something that was representative of us.  All of our family and friends know that we are foodies, and love to cook!  I discovered the idea of using sea salts, and thought this would be just perfect. I found exactly what I wanted at Williams Sonoma, and loved the variety of flavors that we could share with our guests.  We thought they would be great, and guests may remember us and our day each time they used them at home while cooking/eating a delicious meal.

Wedding Photography: Anne McGowan Photography / Event + Floral Design: Kim Fisher Designs / Ceremony + Reception Location: La Vita Bruta / Invitations: Salutations + Crane & Co. (design) / Wedding Dress: Amy Kuschel / Veil: Jennifer Leigh / Groom's Suit: JoS A. Bank / Wedding Cake: Edible Art / Macarons: Alice Liu, Family Friend / Caterer: Maritime Market / Sand Ceremony Mason Jar Glass Set: My Swedish Farmhouse / Wedding Favors: Williams Sonoma / Specialty Cocktail: Fresh Mint Margarita - Maritime Market