June 23, 2014

A Bald Head Island Wedding

Meet Kate. She is one of my best friends and someone I truly admire. A few days ago she was a Miss. waiting to become a Mrs. and is now happily married and getting ready to head off to Thailand for her honeymoon! Our friendship began in 2010, and has grown in so many wonderful ways. Fast forward to this past weekend when I had the honor of traveling down to Bald Head Island to take part in her wedding day and things couldn't have been more perfect. 

As I look back over the weekend, I can't help but smile when I think of Kate and her sweet husband Quint. These two are a one-of-a-kind couple; period. I remember standing up in front of them reading off some bible verses Saturday afternoon, looking back at the two of them as I spoke and couldn't help but feel God's presence in the room. And so this post is kind of a dedication to the newly wed couple and as a way for me to reflect on the importance of marriage. Over time, I've grown to agree that I want a marriage more beautiful than my wedding.
One of the things I love most about BHI is that you will not spot a single car on the island as they are not allowed. Your options of transportation while visiting include walking, taking a tram, renting a bicycle or riding around in a golf cart. This was a few of BHI from the ferry.
THIS is the Village Chapel that Kate and Quint got married in. Talk about breathtaking...
Once inside, you couldn't help but be in awe at the gorgeous views of the waterway, the stained glass windows and wooden beams. Although the space seems on the smaller side, it was a perfect fit.
After the wedding ceremony, all of the guest hopped onto golf carts and heading over to the BHI Club for the reception. No visit to the island is complete without a picture of Old Baldy.
Fun fact: Old Baldy is NC's oldest standing lighthouse!
The draping that hung outside over the dance floor really set the mood for the evening cocktail hour.
Quint and his precious mother had all the guest swooning with their mother-son dance.

Kate's dad gave one heartfelt speech before it was time for everyone to head inside for dinner. I can't imagine how hard it is for a parent to "give away" their child, but the bond that is held between me and my parents is one that I know will never be broken when that day comes for me!
Kate and Quint's wedding cake was not only delicious but beautifully created! My favorite part this go around wasn't the cake! Shocker? It was actually the wedding cake topper which was such a unique and perfect touch! No beach wedding is complete without starfish and anchors.
Every married couple should have a grand exist and theirs was no exception!
How adorable is the get-a-way golf cart they used after they left the reception?

All in all, another weekend has come and gone and I feel the next few months will consist of more and more weddings. It must be wedding season but I'm enjoying every last bit of it. 


  1. Love this post, what a beautiful wedding! So glad you had fun!!

  2. okay i want to go to BHI now!! looks absolutely beautiful and only the more beautiful when you're there celebrating a beautiful couple. sounds like it was a wonderful wedding!

    xo mk
    gold-hatted lover

  3. What a gorgeous wedding!!! A huge congratulations to your friends!

  4. Loved everything about this post, so classy! Adorable, quaint church...and the golf cart?! Perfect!!

  5. Amazing! What beautiful photos and I love that cake topper! I completely agree, the marriage is what it's really about- sometimes it's hard to remember that!

  6. Love everything about this! Weddings are my fav! I agree with you; I want a marriage more beautiful than my wedding or anything else for that matter. :) Hugs!

  7. What a fun time! I had no idea they don't allow cars, but that's a great way to preserve the calm beach environment. That golf cart is too funny! xo

  8. Her dress is amazing! This looked like such a beautiful wedding. I completely agree, though, I want my [future] marriage to be more beautiful than my wedding. Well said! :)

  9. We use to go to Bald Head Island for vacation as a kid. It was always such a special place and I loved that there were no cars. What a beautiful wedding. And I couldn't agree more it's important to have a marriage more beautiful than the wedding!

  10. Wow! Congratulations to Kate and Quint. I couldn't agree more. That fancy, compact golf cart is indeed the perfect bookend to that very pleasant day. Not only is it a unique ride, it's a spunky looking one, enough to give those happenings quite a fresh and lasting spin. Wishing you guys all the best!

    Keith Edwards @ Apex Chargers

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