Alex + Mark | Nov 10, 2018
Intimate and bohemian inspired beach wedding with pale blush, peach and mauve at a private residence in Nags Head, North Carolina
After moving to San Diego on a whim, Mark and Alex met at a local bar through mutual friends. After their first meeting, they were coincidentally set up on a double date. It was then that they realized how similar they were. They were both from the same city in Virginia, their birthdays were only a week apart and they were in the same industry. They both knew what they had was going to be something special.
Mark’s parent’s beach house in Nags Head was always a special place for the couple so it wasn’t even a question when they got engaged that they would get married there. Hurricane Florence threatened their perfectly planned beachy boho wedding, but not even she could ruin the day.
After it was determined that Florence would be heading a different direction, the couple carried on as planned.
“We got married on September 21st, and unknowingly booked that date and then realized the Earth, Wind and Fire song, ‘September,’ was perfect for our date,” told the bride. “It was only until after Florence, the lyrics were even more applicable! The wedding turned out beautiful and everyone had a blast, and the weather was stunning!”
The intimate wedding day was perfection from head to toe. With the sandy beaches and waterfront docks just outside the walls of the boho inspired reception, the entire day was surrounded by beauty, including the bride herself.
Alex wore a simple white mermaid style gown without all the extra. The plunging V-neckline and back added all the drama her look needed. Her beachy curls were half pulled back in a knotted style and accented with a hair piece.
Her bouquet was loose and natural feeling with greenery poking out all around. The blooms were all neutral toned like ivory, pale peach, blush and mauve.
Mark also kept his look fairly simple with a dark blue suit accented with a light blue tie that felt oh so right for their beachy day.
After making their love story official, the couple walked down to the beach for a stroll along the ocean in pure newlywed bliss. The light behind them was just right and there couldn’t have been a more perfect moment.
As the couple wrapped up pictures on the docks, guests were welcomed into the reception. As if the venue’s open wooden beamed ceiling and natural light weren’t enough, the entire room was transformed into a boho beach.
There were a mix of white wooden farm tables and round guest tables draped with a pale turquoise linen scattered throughout the room. Wooden crossback chairs with ivory cushions lined each table.
In the center of it all was an extra-long head table sitting beneath hanging greenery and wicker chandeliers. The table had a few blush wooden chairs mixed into the wooden crossbacks and two tufted chairs for the couple. It was eclectic but looked like it was all meant to be there.
Down the center of the head table and the rectangular tables were several arrangements of neutral toned florals and greenery paired with turquoise and mauve votive candleholders. The round tables all had a single large arrangement.
Each guest seat had either a rattan or a woven charger topped with a light turquoise plate. On top of the plate was a pale peach napkin tucked into a gold napkin ring that matched the gold flatware. There was a simple wine glass and turquoise tinted water glass next to the individual mini cakes at each seat. The agate slice place card at each seat were the cherry on top of the cake for the boho look.
The head table had a similar look but had a trio of plates on top of woven rattan charger. On the bottom was a wooden plate and it was topped with two turquoise watercolor painted plates.
A few more greenery chandeliers hung above a few of the round tables and another assortment of greenery hanging wicker chandeliers hung above the escort card – or comb – table and dessert display in the back of the room.
The couple played off their beachy destination and used combs as their escort cards. They were even in the same pale peach, blush and wooden tones as the rest of the décor! The table was accented with some loose greenery as if it had naturally fallen down from the hanging arrangement above.
Next to the comb display was a wicker bookshelf displaying a few extra mini cakes. The mini semi naked and lightly iced cakes were accented with fresh flowers or greenery and surrounded by more greenery and candles to create a gorgeous – and delicious – looking display!
There was also a small two tiered lightly iced cake for the couple. It sat on top of a wooden pedestal cake stand and was accented with a few pale blush and mauve blooms, and greenery.
When guests weren’t busting a move on the dance floor, they could take a load off in the boho inspired soft seating area. There was ivory colored seats next to wooden pallet coffee tables and side tables. And of course, more rattan inspired décor and some loose blooms for some pops of something fresh.
“At the end of the day, Mark and I are so grateful that we were able to get married and share our love with our family and friends!” said the bride.
And that’s exactly what they did. They spent the entire evening sipping on a signature cocktail they created and being surrounded by all of their favorite people, at one of their favorite places!
Congratulations to the happy couple!
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