November 4, 2014 – Joanna and Eddie.. where to begin!? I had an inkling from the time I first spoke with Joanna that her wedding was going to be pretty incredible. I didn’t know right away that it would be one of the most exquisitely detailed events I’ve ever photographed, but I knew immediately that it was going to be spectacular in some way.. because Joanna was spectacular!
The day began with Eddie and the guys getting ready at the local Reynolds Barber shop in downtown Manteo. Classic. And when it was time for the guys to arrive to the ceremony at Eddie’s Grandmother’s home in Manteo, they arrived by boat.. Classic.. Joanna’s color pallet of Ivory’s, gold, and navy blue, accented with lace, rustic woods and distressed paint was enough to send me to heaven! They sent me to heaven again after the ceremony when we took a boat ride together for our bride and groom portraits in downtown Manteo. Officially my favorite bride and groom photos of all time! What a unique and personal touch on making their wedding day a refection of them.
Joanna topped the night off when she changed into her gold sequined Badgley Mischka reception dress to light up the dance floor. She looked like a movie star!
I’m so honored to know this couple and to have been a part of celebrating with them. They were such a Joy to work with and I’m thankful to have gained a new friend through my experience with them! Happiest of Blessings to Mr. & Mrs. Mann!
Outer Banks NC Wedding Photographers – Melissa Stallings & Jerry
Event Planner: William Casper, Casper Events
Flower bouquets: Flower Girls OBX
Corsages, Boutonnieres, Table Flowers and Decor: Amy Hinnant of Just a Little Something by Amy along with friends and family
Hair: Katelyn Sexton Hoggard of Oasis Day Spa and Salon
Cake: Allison Phelps of VanillaBean BakeShoppe
Catering: Tom Thumb Cookouts
Rentals: Grande Rental Station, Washington NC
Wedding Dress Shop: Maya Couture
Dress Designer: Essence of Australia
Bridesmaids Dresses (all purchased on their own at different locations)
Tuxes purchased at Belks
Wedding Champagne Flutes: Sammy Jo Hinant of Glass of Jo
DJ: Butch Oliver of DownEast Entertainment