{Real Weddings} Catherine & David’s Yellow Beach Beauty

by Laicie

The first real wedding of 2012 had to be special, and this one definitely fits the bill.

As gorgeous as it is, Catherine and David’s North Carolina stunner almost didn’t happen.  Just listen to this amazing story from their photographer, Charo

Every beach wedding has its share of calamities.  Usually it’s weather related, especially down here… especially in the spring.  There’s almost always the threat of cataclysmic weather… and the threat almost always subsides by the time the ceremony’s starting.  All the white-knuckled, crossed-fingers, glued-to-the-weather-channel waiting and hoping and praying… I’ve seen this more than a few times.

Such was the case on April 16th for Cat and David’s wedding.  On Friday, they were not only calling for rain; they were calling for tornadoes.  Hail.  45+ mph winds.  Destruction.  Devastation.  Armageddon.

It was looking pretty grim.  There wasn’t much of a Plan B in place, and every single plan they had was based on getting married ON THE BEACH.  So, what does any sane couple do?  Why, they call all their vendors and every last guest and tell them to show up early!

I honestly don’t know how they coordinated it so well.  They had to move mountains to make it happen – but it was well worth it.  This wedding was awesome.  The weather, the location, the details, the vendors – everything worked perfectly.

Incredible.  Stories like this one blow my mind, but they just go to show that no matter what, whatever is thrown at you, you can make it work — a pretty good lesson going into marriage.

Plus I’m a firm believer that rain equals good luck!

The wedding had tons of amazing details, including a full-on Avett Brothers soundtrack (ah-mazing) and a life size cake replica of the couple’s beloved dog Stuey… a totally awesome idea until you realize you have to cut into it.

Check out the hilarity that ensued when Catherine and David came upon this realization in the video below…

HILARIOUS Cake Cutting…err..murder. from Matt Davis.

And be sure to check out their beautiful highlight reel here.  Thank you so much, Charo, for sharing all of these wonderful details!  I’m loving every one.

Photographer: Charo Photo / Caterer: Middle of the Island Catering Co. / Floral Designer: Moxie Floral Design Studio / Musicians: Ukulele Academy / Reception Venue: Lumina Hall / Cinema and Video: Life Stage Film / DJ: Brian Hood / Bakery: Imaginary Cakes