Katie and Gabriel are two of the sweetest people I’ve ever met, and their fall Outer Banks wedding at Vista Creek in Manteo, North Carolina was absolutely PERFECT for the two of them. Bright colors, floral prints, shades of purple, blue, and blush, the relaxing fall shore breeze, and family and friends that were SO amazing to watch on the dance floor. Vista Creek is a GEM of a venue – open space, the gorgeous view of the marsh grass found along the shores of the Outer Banks, and some pretty perfect nooks to hideaway for stolen kisses and dancing. And just wait until you see some of the shenanigans – I LOVE when the true nature of a wedding party as amazing as theirs shines through!
I met Katie and Gabe back in November of last year during their engagement session, and their session will forever be one of my favorites. The wind up in the Shenandoah Mountains danced around them that day, and they took advantage of the chilly weather and cuddled every second they could, that’s for sure. But on their wedding day? They were all about each other, but I couldn’t help but notice how much more important it was to them to be with their families and friends. Every last detail revolved around the people they loved the most, and the same was reciprocated. (Watch for Katie’s grandmother’s ring box. It’s GORGEOUS.) I’ll never forget Katie’s face when I told her it was time for sunset portraits and what she said to me.
“I don’t want to leave my people.”
So we didn’t. When you can’t get enough of your people when they’re all together in one place? You stick around.
It was truly an honor to witness such a close group of people celebrate Katie and Gabriel and their story – what everyone dubbed as “the greatest love story ever written in Halifax”. I didn’t know Katie and Gabe until this past year while planning their fall Outer Banks wedding, but I can certainly attest to their amazing love today!
Thank you SO much for choosing me to capture this day for you, you guys! It was SUCH a blast, and I hope that I get the chance to see you AND your family again soon!
Photographer // Melissa Durham Photography
Venue // Vista Creek
Officiant // Cory Apps
Floral Designer // Melissa Queeney
DJ // Jason & Courtney Marshall of
Caterer // Tom Thumb’s Cookouts
Hair & Makeup Artists // Cristina Lacks & Karyn Johnson
Wedding Gown Designer // Symphony of Venus
Bridal Boutique // Here & Now Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses // JJ’s House, Lulus, & Show Me Your Mumu
Groom’s Attire // London Fog
Groomsmen Attire // London Fog
Jeweler // Kay Jewelers & Tidewater Diamond
Calligraphy & Signage // Sydney Adair
Invitation Suite // Minted