Betsy & Charlie - Real North Carolina Wedding

July 24, 2015

Besty was one of our first Heidi Elnora brides! When she mentioned her wedding was going to be in North Carolina, her stylst Birgetta was thinking of the perfect gown for her East Coast wedding.

 

Betsy wore a Heidi Elnora "Build A Bride" collection dress. She customized the shape by adding a lace bodice, tulle skirt overlay, and a sparkly belt. Each piece removable. 

HOW YOU MET:

Charlie and I met at a happy hour, 8 years ago and couldn't stop hanging out. 

 

WEDDING VENUE:

We got married in Duck, NC at The Sanderling Resort. I grew up in NJ, but our family starting vacationing ever summer in "The Outer Banks" North Carolina, since I was 7. Charlie grew up in the Twin Cities, but has embraced a little of east coast life when we decided to buy into the family beach house. As my dad said at the wedding, although it isn't technically our home, home is where we come together as family and we wanted the chance to make a home for the weekend with everyone we love. 

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT:

The entire weekend was perfect. Literally perfect... of course, despite 85 and sunny throughout the wedding day, thunder struck during our first speaker and the heaven's opened up and it poured throughout the ceremony. All of our guests hung in as we were stuck in the moment, but we kissed, it cleared and gave us amazing rainbows throughout the rest of the evening. And while every detail was more amazing than we could have imagined, it was a great party with our closest friends and that was the dream!

 

ADVICE FOR FUTURE BRIDES:

Be open. I had totally thought I knew what kind of style I wanted and I was in the hunt. My sister and I made it a fun weekend, but it was the first time we went out and we felt like just having the 2 of us (even though she came in from Boston) took off a ton of pressure.) We loved trying a ton of stuff throughout the weekend and were open to anything. At the last minute, Birgetta asked us if we would try on a dress - which was totally outside of anything I was thinking ... it was more fitted, but she also knew that we had some ideas of customization. Bottom line - she was totally right! She knew what looked better on me, than I did!

 

 

"Thank you to Flutter for making the entire experience so fun and special. I never really knew if I would get married and didn't have a perfect idea of how any of this would happen, but I felt so comfortable at Flutter, the entire experience was everything I could have imagined! The wedding was a dream."

 

"Charlie and I felt so lucky to spend the weekend with our family and friends and the day of was so incredible. I felt so beautiful and confident in my dress and loved moving from the romantic full skirt to the more sophisticated outfit for the reception."

 

VENDOR CREDITS:

An enormous thanks to Birgetta for her vision and later for helping me find the perfect belt. (from Theia Couture)

 

Here are all our vendor credits:

Bridal Gown: Heidi Elnora "Coco Marie"

Venue: Sanderling Resort

Flowers/Decor: Renee Landry Events

Photography: Genevieve Stewart Photography

Videography: Reel Love Weddings

DJ: Coastal DJ

Rentals: Ocean Atlantic Event Rentals

Flyover: OBX Airplanes

 

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