I'm a published wedding and portrait photographer located in a small town outside of Charlottesville. In addition to capturing beautiful images, I love spending time with my family, am freakishly good at word games (Hey Wheelmobile!), love an ice cold can of Coke or Dr. Pepper, know every line to Hocus Pocus and can never pass up a Chick-fil-A waffle fry or a trip to HomeGoods.
I love all things beach, especially the Outer Banks. My husband and I usually visit a few times a year–once in the on-season for a week with family and then again for a few days in the off-season, either spring or fall. It was during one of our fall trips that I was able to attend Amanda Hedgepeth’s Salt Air Workshop. Amanda is an amazing wedding photographer located in the Outer Banks who hosts a workshop each fall. During this particular workshop, she hosted a wonderful styled shoot full of colorful beach wedding inspiration with bright colors, beachy vibes and plenty of Outer Banks gorgeousness.
The shoot was located at Jennette’s Pier which is an eco-friendly pier located in Nags Head. It’s a rebuild of a former 754-foot long pier by the same name that was destroyed in 2003 by Hurricane Isabel. The new version, which opened in 2011, is 1,000 feet and all concrete. It features a variety of educational exhibits and the walkway is lined with fish plaques dedicated to various friends, family members and beach lovers.
The pier house is a multi-story building with the top floor dedicated to an event space, which is where most of the shoot was held. It has a wraparound deck and is a great location for weddings and parties with a beautiful view of the beach and the pier below.
The shoot made excellent use of the deck space with a biscuit bar, sparkly tablescape, cake table and more. The bride wore a gorgeous dress complimented by beachy waves with a bright, colorful bouquet featuring a mix of real and paper flowers. The cake was adorned with the same flowers and hand painted vases and seashells completed the tablescape.
I loved everything about the setup and love the bright colors. They offer a great inspiration for brides wanting a bold, bright, fun beach wedding and the Outer Banks is the perfect spot to do that.
Hosted by: Amanda Hedgepeth Photography
Planner: Sterling Dawn Events
Floral Designer: One Sweet Day in May
Bakery: Cakes by Chelsi Davis
Invitation: Paperdolls Design
Paper Flowers: Sweet Pear Paper
Caterer: The Handsome Biscuit
Rings: Adele Diamond
Jewelry: All Washed Up
Hair and Makeup: Beauty by Sharra
Venue: Jennette’s Pier