This Wilmington wedding in picturesque North Carolina is sure to inspire you! Lauren and Lars planned an outdoor ceremony and reception at a private residence on Shinn’s Point. Since Lauren and Lars both love water and nature, this was an ideal location to begin their lives together. For day-of coordination, they turned to Do Me A Favor Weddings who did a fantastic job. Behind the lens was Eric Boneske, who captured the day and all of the details beautifully. Lauren tells us… “Lars and I met at our alma mater North Carolina State University in the Masters of Accounting program (Go Pack!). We both share a love for the water that has only deepened since we moved to Wilmington. When we started wedding planning, an outdoor venue was top on our list to keep the wedding classy, but casual. We wanted our wedding to be a unique experience for those traveling from outside of Wilmington and the intracoastal waterway was the perfect spot. We chose Cardinal Pointe because of its vast space on the water, the beautiful live oak to get married under, and its uniqueness since it is not an advertised venue. The owners of the property were also very accommodating with letting us have as much time as our family and vendors needed for rehearsal and the wedding day. My advice if you are planning an outdoor venue is to start early! We were engaged for twenty months which gave us plenty of time to plan. My husband told me the night before the wedding, ‘Something is going to go wrong tomorrow. Just let it go and focus on enjoying the day.’ Everything came together perfectly for us as the relaxed, fun, and love-filled day we had hoped for.” That’s great advice! It sounds like their wedding went just as planned… let’s see how it unfolded, beginning with a sweet “first look” moment between the bride and groom. Enjoy!
Wilmington NC Outdoor Wedding
What a beautiful wedding! Congratulations to Lauren and Lars and best wishes for a wonderful life together! Thanks for letting us share your day with our readers.
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Photography: Eric Boneske Photography
Wedding Day of Coordinator: Do Me a Favor Weddings
Dress and veil: I wore my Mom’s dress and veil from my parent’s wedding in 1984 that she re-altered herself for me to wear.
Jewelry: I wore my Mom’s diamond earrings (gift from my Dad) and a bracelet from Coastal Knot Bridal
Bridesmaids: Jim Hjelm
Groom / Groomsmen: Jos A. Bank
Groom / Groomsmen bowties: re tie ed Bow Ties
Floral Design: My Mom and myself (flowers purchased wholesale)
Hair: Top Knot Bridal
Makeup: Danielle Forte
Desserts: Creative Cake Design by Tammy Hodge
Rentals: Party Suppliers and Rentals
Catering: A Thyme Savor
Lighting: High Performance Lighting
Entertainment: Overtyme Band
Transportation: Azalea Limousine
If you’re looking for wedding photography, check out Eric Boneske Photography based in North Carolina (and willing to travel!) He’s awesome to work with and he’s a preferred vendor with us at Emmaline Bride in The Bridal Book. You can visit his website here for details.