Priscilla + Frank : Atlantic Beach, NC
Priscilla and Frank share that sweet and endearing love that we all dream of! They met in Atlanta while Priscilla was bartending at a restaurant in Frank’s office building. After months of Frank asking for her number, Priscilla finally gave in and their love story began. With their shared sense of humor, playfulness, kindness and warm hearts, it’s no wonder that love comes so easy for these two!
Their enchanting wedding took place at the Dunes Club, which is near Frank’s hometown in Morehead City, NC. This was our third time filming at this gorgeous venue, and the weddings here have been some of our all-time favorites. You just know that you are going to get an awesome group of people to work with, as well as some incredibly lovely views of the beach! Home and the beach are two things that are very close to Frank’s heart, so that made the location they chose even more special.
We started filming at Morehead City Country Club where Frank and the groomsmen enjoyed a morning of golf, followed by lunch back at the clubhouse. The gentlemen enjoyed good food, drinks and conversation before heading over to the Dunes Club to finish getting ready. We met with Priscilla and the bridesmaids out on the porch, where they were enjoying some views of the beach before their preparations began. Inside the venue, the entrance was adorned with family photos and heirlooms, and the reception rooms were decorated with beautiful Springtime flowers and table settings. We just love all the personal touch that went into creating this day! Frank’s mom actually did a lot of work in planning the wedding, and all the details came together flawlessly. We were even lucky enough to get a shot of their elegant wedding cake as it was being handcrafted!
Priscilla and Frank wrote letters for each other and also had a gift exchange. Frank’s little niece was the flower girl, and she helped deliver Priscilla’s gift to him. Such a sweet moment. Inside the box there were also some cookies, which she assumed were for her, of course! When Priscilla opened her gift and read her letter from Frank, she almost immediately teared up. It is so special when a couple holds nothing back and just takes in every moment of the day! Priscilla and Frank are also a couple that truly cherish their families. The moments shared between Priscilla and her mom and dad especially left us in tears. We captured the sweetest first look between Priscilla and her dad, and she surprised him after with a box containing his tie, cufflinks, a very special handkerchief. Their family ties are strong and you could feel the immense love the parents had for this couple. There is no doubt that Priscilla and Frank are well celebrated and will be surrounded by an amazing community of loving people who will help support and encourage their marriage for years to come.
The ceremony was held out on the lawn, under a blue sky and sunshine. Priscilla’s smile was radiant as her dad escorted her down the aisle to her groom. The pastor shared readings from Scripture and a thoughtful message about building a strong marriage. When it came time to exchange vows and rings, Priscilla and Frank could hardly contain their excitement! These two are just so in love… it was like they were lost in one another, and couldn’t wait to get to that “we did it!” moment. When they finally did, it was the most passionate kiss ever, and the happy couple walked down the aisle hand in hand, so excited to begin their lifetime adventure together!
For the reception, Priscilla and Frank brought in a fabulous band called “Liquid Pleasure” based out of Chapel Hill, NC. This band kept the guests on their feet dancing all night. We especially loved how they arranged the dances between Priscilla and her dad, and Frank and his mom. After each one, the band invited all fathers and daughters, and mothers and sons out on the floor to dance. Such a fun way for these families to share all the love!
Thank you Priscilla and Frank for giving us the honor of capturing your lovely day! We know you will have an amazing life together. It will be full of fun, adventure and lots of sweet moments. Congratulations you two!