Outer Banks Wedding Photography at Vista Creek | Manteo, North Carolina
The rain didn’t put a damper on this incredible day one bit! Scott and Rachel were married on Saturday overlooking the Roanoke Island Marshes in the Outer Banks. At the gorgeous Vista Creek Event Venue with florals abundant from Holiday House, they put on a gorgeous reception for their guests, filled with incredible food, signature drinks and a lively dance floor. It was certainly a night to remember!
The newlyweds met while both working for Norfolk Southern. Scott first laid eyes on Rachel at a breakfast event and immediately thought “that’s the most beautiful girl I have ever seen” (melting over here!). They got to know each other over the next few months and knew they had something special very early on in the relationship. They share a deep love of donuts, the water and their mini golden doodle Louie, (who made an appearance at the wedding in a bow tie!). Scott proposed last summer on a stormy, rainy day on his boat; how fitting is it that they were married on another rain-kissed day?! It even rained on the morning we shot their engagement photos! Just like on the day she said yes, the sun peeked out for a few minutes on Saturday to give us a little bit of glow for our pictures. In Hawaii, rain is considered to be a blessing, especially on your wedding day. It looks as thought blessings are certainly abundant for these two!
I adored all of the bride and groom’s personal touches throughout the day, but my favorite was the way they incorporated their love of donuts. And when I say a love of donuts, I mean a head-over-heels kind of love! When only a few minutes into their engagement session I heard them discussing where they wanted to get donuts later, I knew that they weren’t kidding about this obsession. It was confirmed shortly after when I asked Scott to whisper sweet things in Rachel’s ear, and he just named different types of donuts!! On the wedding day, the cake table was adorned in them, and even their vows had a donut tribute in them - Scott promised to cherish Rachel more than a vanilla sprinkle donut (her favorite!).
Rachel and I grew up playing soccer together, and it was such an honor to have been there (10 or 15 years later!) to capture her wedding memories! I’ll say it over and over again - this is the best part of my job. Seeing old friends at their happiest and documenting that joy for them to remember forever! I hope you enjoy my photos of this gorgeous bride, her handsome husband and their special day that was just as sweet and wonderful as they are!
The light in this room was incredible!! I could've taken photos in here all day!
How gorgeous is the bead work on Rachel's dress?!
And these Betsey Johnson shoes! I was obsessed with all of Rachel's details!
Rach, you are absolutely STUNNING!
The groom and groomsmen had gorgeous custom ties from DAZI!
I love this look on Scott's face!!! He's totally in awe of his bride!
i can't get over how adorable their flower girl was!!!
I loved the blue suits and custom ties on Scott and his groomsmen!!
Rachel had such a fun (and beautiful!) group of bridesmaids! I had the best day with them!
Vista Creek had a gorgeous view of Roanoke Island's marshes!
Look who made it! It's Louie!!!
The sun peeked out for a few minutes to give us time to get this shot (complete with a little glow!)
Look at that model face!!!
Look at all these donuts!!!
It doesn't get more romantic that this, ahh!!!
I love this one!
Scott and Rachel,
Saturday was a dream!! Thank you for letting me witness and capture your incredible day - it was such a privilege!
Dress: Wtoo by Watters from Ava Clara Bridal
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Various designers, Bella Bridesmaids, Chicago
Groomsmen Attire: Jos A Bank, DAZI, Modsock
Invitation Suite: Minted
Hair: Markia Nicole Artistry
Makeup: Makeup by Whitney Hardin
Florals: Holiday House Weddings and Events
Venue: Vista Creek
Catering: Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe
Coordination: Courtney Marshall
DJ: Sounds Waves DJ Entertainment
Rentals: Chic Unique
Photobooth: OBX Photobooth
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