EMILY + TRAVIS - 128 South Wedding

I'm not gonna lie... I was pretty nervous about shooting this wedding. Why? Because Emily is a wedding photographer (check out her beautiful site HERE), and this girl has got some style for DAYS. On top of having butterflies about shooting, Sandy showed up to this wedding, even though she wasn't invited. Hurricane Sandy, that is... This wedding took place in one of my favorite cities -- Wilmington, NC -- and Sandy was FIERCE that day! Emily and Travis had planned for an outdoor beachfront ceremony, and Sandy made that impossible. They were forced to move everything inside at the last minute into their reception venue -- 128 South. But the best thing? Emily and Travis were the epitome of calm; they knew they couldn't control the weather and they simply focused on each other.

Bride's dress: Alena Fede Bridesmaids' dresses: Dessy Groom and groomsmen attire: JoS. A. Bank Makeup: Bangz Salon and Spa Florals: Island Florals by Roxanne Cake: Apple Annie's Bake Shop DJ: Active Entertainment Caterer: 128 South Events Invitations: Key Printing Programs: Etsy DIY details: all handmade by the bride and friends : )

There were so many beautiful details at this wedding, and the music playlist was hands down the BEST I've ever heard! I found myself singing to most of the songs and not wanting the night to end. : ) I loved being there to help Emily & Travis celebrate. The hurricane truly couldn't hold them down (or their guests)!

Emily, you are gorgeous. Forgive me folks, I posted a lot of bridal shots because I couldn't choose my favorites!!!

LOVED the custom sleeves Emily had made for her dress.

Best first look face EVER.

It was so sweet how emotional Emily's dad was during the ceremony.

If you're an Instagram fanatic like me, you'll think this idea is GENIUS. Everyone should hash tag their weddings! : )

This homegirl had some killer Thriller moves!