In honor of Wedding Wednesday, we have a stunning Real Wedding feature to share with y’all today! Enjoy Candace and Marty’s sweet love story and these beautiful photographs from their Real NC Destination Beach Wedding at Bald Head Island, captured by Michael Moss Photography.
Candace and Marty met in a neuroscience course at the University of North Carolina, where they sat next to each other. While Candace developed a crush on him early on, she thought Marty wasn’t interested. In reality, he was planning on asking her out on the final day of class, which was accidentally scheduled on Good Friday, so students couldn’t get into the building! Candace couldn’t stop thinking about him, so she and her friends drafted a casual email to him about research. He responded immediately, and the duo emailed back and forth for about a week. Marty finally called Candace on Labor Day and asked her on their first official date.
On Candace’s birthday last year, Marty took her on a romantic date and proposed in a church gazebo surrounded by flowers. The couple began planning their May 12, 2013 wedding immediately! Candace had always wanted a beach wedding, and settled on Bald Head Island after seeing the beautiful Shoals Club.
Their teal, gold and ivory theme was the perfect combination of elegance and the couple’s bohemian flair, and accents of driftwood and outdoor lanterns completed the scene. Candace walked down the aisle to a song Marty had written for her (swoon!), and the duo celebrated with a dinner and reception with their closest friends and family members.
Candace and Marty used many members of the SB&G Family to make their wedding day perfect, including: A Southern Soiree, MakeUpForYourDay, The English Garden and Sugarland. Enjoy these beautiful photos shot by Michael Moss Photography, and a huge congrats to the Candace and Marty — your wedding was absolutely stunning!
Wedding Location: Bald Head Island, NC
Reception: Shoals Club at Bald Head Island
Minister: Mike Szymanowski
Rehearsal Dinner: Mojo’s on the Harbor
Wedding Planner: Megan Gilikin with A Southern Soiree
Bridal Gown: Nitsa’s Bridal Boutique
Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaids Dresses: Jim Hjelm
Men’s Formalwear: Island Importer
Hair and Makeup: MakeUpForYourDay
Photographer: Michael Moss
Videographer: Southern Video Design
Florist: The English Garden
Ceremony Musicians: Adam Tao
Reception Music: Active Entertainment
Rentals: Shoal’s Club at Bald Head Island
Wedding Favors: Deltona Seashells
Transporation: Golf Carts