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Camp Lejeune Winter Wedding | Jess + John

Our last wedding of the season (but, first of the new year!) was Jessica and John’s Camp Lejeune winter wedding. It was chilly (for us North Carolinians), but an otherwise gorgeous day to celebrate the marriage of these two. We got to shoot their Wilmington engagement session last spring and had been excited for their wedding for months leading up to the big day! Jessica’s family is from Swansboro, so we met up with the wedding party at her hometown church to get ready for the ceremony. (By the way, Swansboro has the cutest little waterfront downtown if you’re in need of a day away.) Our dear friend Elizabeth – always making our hair and makeup look better with Enchanting Looks – is Jessica’s cousin and was on hand with the most adorable ring bearer you ever did see. Good thing, too – because Jessica was in need of a makeup touch up after her dad entered the bridal room and surprised her by wearing his dress blues, something he told her he wasn’t going to do. It was one of the top cry-inducing moments of the day (okay, year), and had everyone in the room reaching for a tissue. The reception was at the Paradise Point Officer’s Club on base at Camp Lejeune, but we made a pit stop at Marston Pavilion for some shots in the gorgeous evening light. We had fun with this group, and they made it so easy to capture beautiful pictures – stunning bridesmaids and handsome men in uniform? Yes, please. They celebrated and danced all night – John even had to prove he was the better dancer of the two during the shoe game. The night ended with a surprise serenade by her brother and friends under the stars. We loved getting to capture your wedding day and wish you a lifetime of happiness together!


Venue: Paradise Point Officer’s Club on Camp Lejeune

Wilmington Wedding Photographer: Erin Costa Photography

Florist: Avalon Event Floral, LLC

HMUA: Enchanted Looks

Caterer: MCCS

Cake Artist: Mrs. Vingerber’s Sweets

DJ: Generations Mobile DJ

Officiant: Angelo Sanchez / Swansboro United Methodist Church

Gown Boutique: A Carolina Bride

Bridesmaid Dresses: Lulu’s


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