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September 9, 2020

Brooklyn Arts Center & Beach Wedding

Bride and Groom pose at the Wilmington River Walk after their wedding at the Brooklyn Arts Center

Allegra & Joe’s Brooklyn Arts Center Wedding (+ the beach!)

Allegra & Joe got married Sunday of Labor Day weekend in Wilmington at the Brooklyn Arts Center. It was my first time at that venue and now I want more weddings there. It’s gorgeous!! Given the Covid situation, Allegra & Joe had only family with them getting ready, but that made for a calm atmosphere, and nothing felt too rushed or chaotic leading up to the ceremony, which was of course live streamed for the friends and family who couldn’t come.

After the ceremony and group portraits, John & I followed Allegra & Joe a couple blocks away to the River Walk for some photos before heading out to Kure Beach. Allegra’s parents have a house on the beach and had tables set up outside for everyone to grab a dinner box from A Thyme Savor and a cupcake from The Peppered Cupcake before walking across to the beach itself. The crowd at the beach was in great spirits and there was much laughter (though not that much swimming).

Next year we’ll have the dance-y reception, but I’m sure Allegra & Joe love that they got to have this relaxed beach party too.

The Brooklyn Arts Center Team

Ceremony Venue: Brooklyn Arts Center
Planner: Charyl with Social Butterfly Events
Hair & Makeup: Beauty Crew Mobile – Beauty & Bloom
Florist: Design Perfection
Ceremony Music: Active DJ Entertainment
Officiant: Jay, friend of the couple
Reception venue: Kure Beach
Catering: A Thyme Savor
Cupcakes: The Peppered Cupcake
Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander from Coastal Knot Bridal
Photos: That’s US!!!

And, now the wedding photos!

Allegra started her day in the “Manse” at the Brooklyn Arts Center, which is a cute house just next to the main brick church building.

Exterior shot of the Brooklyn Arts Center, a Wilmington, NC wedding venue Detail photos of the bride's dress and shoes A couple's wedding ring set sits on top of a hand drawn map of Wilmington, NC featuring their hotels, their wedding venue, the Brooklyn Arts Center, and several local attractions Bride gets her hair and makeup done by the Beauty and Bloom mobile beauty team Bride gets her hair and makeup done by the Beauty and Bloom mobile beauty team Bride checks out her reflection after finishing her hair and makeup on the morning of her wedding

If you recall from Allegra & Joe’s engagement session, I went to law school with Allegra, and with half of the other ladies in the photo below. Lace, in the floral dress, is also a former Kivus & Camera bride, so this was a fun reunion!

Bride and friends toast before the bride puts on her wedding dress Mother of the bride puts on her daughter's wedding veil

Joe was over in the Annex behind the ceremony space getting ready with his dad, brother, and a couple others.

The groom's necessities set out on a desk in his getting ready area Groom in a Charlotte Football tshirt laughs and talks with his friends and family before his wedding

Groom's father and friend help him with his bow tie Groom finishes getting ready before the wedding Groom poses for a portrait in the courtyard of the Brooklyn Arts Center Groom and his family, including the ring bearer, strike funny poses Bride and groom pose with their parents at the Brooklyn Arts Center

These two look ready to get married…

Portraits of the bride and groom at the Brooklyn Arts Center Bride poses with friends from Carolina Law School at Brooklyn Arts Center wedding

And here’s the gorgeous space for the ceremony. Complete with facemasks on chairs for anyone who didn’t bring their own.

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Groom holds back tears as he sees the bride walk down the aisle for the first time Wedding ceremony at Brooklyn Arts Center Groom looks lovingly at bride as they exchange personalized wedding vows Bride laughs as groom reads his vows Wedding ceremony at Brooklyn Arts Center

In the time of small, intimate Covid19 weddings, couples have turned to livestreaming ceremonies. I think this is one trend that will stay even after a return to “normal” weddings.

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Wedding ceremony at Brooklyn Arts Center Wedding ceremony at Brooklyn Arts Center

Saying goodbye and thank you to the guests tuning in via livestream…

… and returning to applause from the in-person crowd.

Wedding ceremony at Brooklyn Arts Center

After the ceremony, guests headed to change into beach attire while we hung out with Joe & Allegra for portraits around Brooklyn Arts Center and the Wilmington River Walk.

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Bride and groom walk down the riverwalk in Wilmington, NC after their Brooklyn Arts Center wedding Bride and groom walk down the riverwalk in Wilmington, NC after their Brooklyn Arts Center wedding A bride looks out the window of the getaway car; the groom is reflected in the window

Then it was time to head to the beach. Everyone convened in the front yard of the beach house to collect dinner and a cupcake (and load coolers into a truck for the short drive over to the beach access point), before making it out to the sandy shore itself.

Casual wedding reception at a beach house

Jack was there, and clearly bummed about being stuck upstairs away from everyone. I know he got plenty of attention later that day though.

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You’ve heard of one wedding dress for the ceremony and another for the reception. How’s this for a second bridal look? I’m a big fan!

bride walks to the beach after her wedding Casual beach wedding reception

The perfect hat!

Bride wears a just married hat at the beach at her casual wedding reception

And the perfect day.

Casual beach wedding reception

I couldn’t resist this shot. I think I have four of this koozie.

Groom and his friends shotgun beers at a casual beach wedding reception Bride and groom wear mr. and mrs. face masks at their casual beach wedding reception after their original plans were derailed due to Covid19

Even though it wasn’t the most traditional wedding reception ever, there were still toasts – toasted to with cans of champagne!

father of the groom gives a toast during a casual beach wedding reception mother of the bride gives a toast during a casual beach wedding reception

That’s a wrap! I’ll leave you with these postcard perfect shots of the newlyweds on Kure Beach.

Bride and groom pose in their beach attire at Kure Beach during a casual wedding reception after a ceremony at the Brooklyn Arts Center Bride and groom pose in their beach attire at Kure Beach during a casual wedding reception after a ceremony at the Brooklyn Arts Center

 


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