Beaufort, North Carolina, is a majestic fishing town set on the crystal blue waters of the Atlantic. This historic and humble coastal location was idyllic for Laura and Josh’s wedding day. With a Carolina blue sky above and the rippling white caps below, this couple celebrated with an homage to the past all while looking towards the future.
Everything about this wedding was bright, starting with the bride’s accessories. Laura wore white peep toe slingbacks with a criss-cross design and accessorized with small pearl stud earrings.
Her gorgeous head of red hair definitely stole the show and was styled half-up and curled. She wore a strapless lace sweetheart dress with a delicate strand of pearls- a classic Southern touch. Her bridesmaids wore long Tiffany blue dresses, some V-neck and some strapless. The group of ladies stood next to the waterfront for a few shots, with a healthy generous breeze.
Josh was the epitome of handsome. He donned a gray three-piece suit with a blush-colored tie. For an adorable touch, his boutonniere was made from a tiny bloom of cotton.
Beaufort is known for its beloved double-decker bus tours and Laura and Josh used the characteristic transportation to make their way to the ceremony. Looking cool in their sunglasses, Josh and his groomsmen climbed atop the red double-decker. Each guy had on a gray tie and a suit that matched the groom’s
Laura boarded a bus of her own and looked delicate and angelic in the middle of its gray and orange interior.
With her best girls in tow, they, too, were off to the courthouse.
The simple splendor of the ceremony space was peaceful with an air of gentility.
Guests were seated at long white-washed benches. The historic Beaufort courthouse, painted a brick red, was decorated with a wreath on the door and garland on the stair rails.
Laura was escorted down the aisle by her father and greeted Josh as the courthouse steps. In a heartfelt ceremony in front of friends and family, these two said “I do.”
The bridal party posed for incredible group shots at some other historic properties in Beaufort, as they are plentiful and charming.
With a wide porch and blanched exterior, Laura and Josh looked picture perfect in their first photos as husband and wife.
The reception was a personalized affair held under a white tent. Guests were invited to sign a photo album when they entered. Round reception tables were dressed with white linens, white chargers and Tiffany blue napkins. Centerpieces included silver lanterns, pink carnations, eucalyptus and gold mirror glass votives.
The cake looked delicious and exceptional in a monochromatic style. It was a white four-tier creation with thin swirls of buttercream about the layers. The topper was a small collection of pink roses and the cake was housed on a white stand.
Laura and Josh enjoyed their first dance as husband and wife with their bridal party by their sides. The entire group danced and celebrated as the day turned into night, trading sunlight for streetlights.
The couple was given one last ‘hoorah’ with a celebratory sparkler exit.
As they brought their wedding day to a close, they couldn’t help but get one last shot on the storied streets of Beaufort.
Laura and Josh took the notion of a courthouse wedding to a new, beautiful level and it couldn’t have been lovelier. The town of Beaufort is drenched in history and now, these two have their own beloved memories to recount and recollect. Congratulations, Laura and Josh!
Photographer: Brett & Jessica
Band: Al Williams Band
Event Venue: Beaufort Historical Site
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Classic Tuxedos
Floral Designer: Coastal Petals
Musicians: Crystal Coast Quartet
Cake Designer: Delicate Delights
Caterer: Fat Fellas BBQ
Bridesmaid Dresses: Wedingdressbee
Cinema and Video: Life Stage Films
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Lumina
Invitation Designer: Papyrus
Hair Stylist:Salon 101
Event Planner: Total Package Events
Dress Store: Traditions by anna Bridal Boutique