Brooke and Drew are in the business of making dreams come true. Not only did they plan and execute their dream wedding ... they also made our dreams of returning to Sunset Beach a reality!
When Brooke announced that their favorite beach rental house would be serving as the venue for their reception, and they'd decided to bring us on board, it took a few milliseconds for us to leap at the chance.
Brooke's family has spent 30+ years coming to Sunset Beach alongside a Sunday school group dubbed "outreach," which happens to include Allie's parents. Last year under the infamous bay bridge, Drew proposed to Brooke on the back of a jet ski. He managed to hold on to the ring during a wild ride, and she said "yes!" No other location would serve as a substitute, so they planned a laid back beach week that included a ceremony on the beach and a reception under the deck of the bay-front house their family has been staying in for years.
The ceremony was conducted by Brooke's grandfather, who dropped a logic bomb on the crowd of family and friends. Many many years ago, he (last name Spotts) married a young lady with the last name Good AND NOW A GOOD (no relation) IS MARRYING A SPOTTS. The only thing missing from that stunning revelation was a mic drop!
The reception featured BBQ (Drew comes from the BBQ world, so of course it was amazing and met his stamp of approval), ice cream from Calabash Creamery (legendary local spot), a homemade playlist, and heartfelt speeches from the best man/matron of honor/father of the bride. It began under the hot Carolina sun and ended with a Sunset Beach sunset on the pier overlooking the bay.
Enjoy some of our favorite shots as we lather up with some aloe.
Creative Vendor Team
Photographers: Allie & Brad Strouse of Strouse Photography Coordinator: Kathryn Dixon Venue: Gaddy Morgan, Sunset Beach, NC Wedding Officiant: Bob Spots Hair and Makeup: Colbee and Becky of Capelli Salon & Day Spa Flowers: Flowers By MAGnolia Catering: ART Catering & Events Ice Cream: Calabash Creamery Dress: Anna Prom Dress Wedding Party Attire: Tulle and Chantilly/Amazon Rings: Diamonds Direct Rentals: L&L Rentals