The first time I visited Edenton for Ellison & Jeremy’s ( very rainy! ) engagement session, I fell in love. Even through the torrential downpour we were blessed with that day, I was struck by the beauty of this sleepy coastal town. Its like something straight out of a Dickens novel…beautiful landscapes, moss-covered estates and a waterfront view that makes you long to stay forever. Its one of those rare places in the world where time seems to slow down…where you’re forced to just breathe. I can see why Ellison & Jeremy decided to get married there…by the water in the home she grew up in. As she walked barefoot through her backyard, with her dad on her arm, Ellison had a blissful grin on her face. You would never know these two have been together for almost a decade…every smile & every touch is so genuine. They aren’t afraid to put it all out there & really soak in the moments. Their first-look was priceless…you’ll just have to watch the slideshow to see what I mean :)

There’s a story behind most of the details of their day…everything had its own significance. From the sixpence Ellison’s grandmother sewed into the lining of her dress, to the linen tatting tied to her bouquet, so much thought went into every detail. I LOVED the whimsical orange accents & slate grey bridesmaid dresses. Such an original color palette & it perfectly suited Ellison & Jeremy’s style.

Big thanks to my dear friend & second shooter Lauren for making a special appearance, and to Jeremy & Ellison’s parents for making us feel so welcome. To E & J…when can we do it all again? I miss you guys already :) Now on with the pics!!

Dress- Alice Padrul – one of a kind dress constructed & designed by Alice & Ellison.
Makeup: Kaley Wilson with Bella Day Spa
Bridesmaid Dresses- Lula Kate
Bridesmaid Jewelry: Spare Parts of Chicago
Florals: Dozier’s Florist
Catering: Kelly’s Outer Banks restaurant – most amazing sushi spread ever!!
Band: Another Level






Lauren’s sweet shot:














To see the entire story of Ellison & Jeremy’s wedding day & a first-look that will convince EVERY bride to plan one, click below. Song courtesy of Switchfoot.

Comments: 16    leave a comment

  1. KK – your description of Ellison and Jeremy’s special day set it up as a perfect, happy ending to a Nicholas Sparks book. Beautiful slide show. This new Mr. & Mrs. have some amazing shots of their first official day.

  2. Beautiful! The dance in the gazebo=perfection!

  3. oh kellie these are just fantastic! beautiful, beautiful moments and seriously, who doesn’t love grey and orange?!? amazing!

  4. My God. Seriously, cannot stop myself from being in awe of your work Kellie. :)

  5. LOVE the first look shots!

  6. OMG the peacocks. IN LOVE!

  7. Oh, how I loved this day!!! Kellie these pictures are perfect! Can we do it again? The only thing better than working with you, was it being such a perfect, wonderful wedding with the most amazing people! Truly spectacular!

  8. Ok, so I totally had some tear action going on… (and I don’t even know this gorgeous couple!) How you manage to do that is amazing :)

  9. Amanda I was going to say the same thing. It really looks like the most perfect day ever. I’m once again crying…geeze Kellie! So beautiful and perfect!

  10. man oh man are those daddy daughter dance shots tear jerkers or what?!?! shew wee! I need a box of tissues! Just love them!

  11. That place looks amazing. Love the peacock with his feathers in the water. gorgeous.

  12. oh my goodness the peacocks. did you put those there? :-) love every shot.

  13. These are gorgeous!

  14. Wow! beautiful shots!

  15. Kellie… your work never fails to take my breath away. What a sweet sweet wedding. I love the little orange details so subtle and perfect. Absolutely an adorable wedding and adorable couple. I’m still crazy about her name.

  16. The color orange just makes me smile.

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