October 15, 2019

Kerry & Riley | a North Carolina Wedding

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This is one of my favorite weddings to date simply because no matter how gorgeous it was to look at, these two prioritized each other & their people more than anything. If you spend any time with them at all, you will see this so clearly. 

Every single time I talked with Kerry, it was all positive. Even when they got the call their venue had been struck by lighting and they’d have to move the wedding reception to another location! Kerry & I squealed way too many times about little details, such as sunset slushies, all the way to dreaming about Bo (their dog) being the ring bearer. I’m sad just thinking about how I won’t be getting weekly updates about the new wedding plans, but that’s okay, because maybe they’ll keep me updated on the amazing time being married (because nothing beats being married to your best friend!) 🙂

Everything Kerry & Riley did was intentional. They incorporated their loved ones in so well, and had so many personal touches that I was in awe of. Never have I ever teared up that many times at a wedding (or actually seen that many people cry during personal vows). This blog and these words will never, ever do their wedding justice.

A couple of my favorite memories from the day were hearing Kerry tell any one and every one she saw, “I’m getting married to my best friend today!” (she was so happy and it showed!!), Riley’s joyful tears as he saw his bride walking down the isle, their perfect personal vows, how they had a boutonniere on the seat they saved for her dad at the ceremony (his presence was felt all day!), the beautiful poem Kerry’s brothers came up with (a wedding tradition Kerry’s done at her brother’s weddings) and the brother’s passing Kerry off to Riley after their first dances. This doesn’t even begin to cover it all so I’ll just have to continue to share it all for the next 100 years 😉

And after all this, if while scrolling through their blog, Kerry & Riley make you smile, give you the urge to dance, perhaps marry your BFF, be friends with them and buy a dog or two, I really can’t blame ya. 😉

Kerry & Riley, I cannot, truly cannot thank you enough for trusting Brian and I with your day. There is nothing more we cherish than ya’ll! Brian and I kept looking over at each other all day long exchanging glances and smiling so big! Not only are you an exceptional couple, but you treat people so well! You care deeply about your friends, family, and each other so much and it shows! Your hearts are huge and you radiate positivity! Something I know will always remain, because no matter what was thrown at you, ya’ll handled it with such grace and joy! We love you guys so much!! I am so excited to share this preview of your wedding day with ya’ll!! Enjoy xo

P.S. I changed all of “you guys” to “ya’ll” just for you 😉

This four leaf clover was found on their ceremony site!
I love this dress shot, especially how the windows frame Kerry’s stunning dress!
I love her bouquet SO MUCH!!
They wrote each other letters and read them while they were getting ready!
How cute is this detail on her shirt?!
When your mom is also your BFF! Love these two SO much!!
Bridesmaids first look!!
A first look with her brothers, seriously the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen!
They sure to love their sister and it shows!!
These guys were such a blast! Had us laughing all day!
Love this one! Haha
Aren’t they all GORGEOUS?!
An “S” for Spivey
Cutest ring bearer I’ve ever seen!!! Oh my heart!
The best reaction! AWW!
A seat and boutonniere for her dad, love!
A kiss from momma, the best!
Wiping tears!
Their personal vows were tear-jerkers!
I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again! Outdoor weddings are my favorite!
We love you guys so much, Kerry & Riley!!
Thank you again and again (a million times over) for asking us to be a part of your day!!
We had so much fun!!!
Also, welcome to the married club! 😉 Being married to your
best friend is the greatest thing ever!!
Kerry!! You’re absolutely gorgeous, girl!
Adorable high school sweethearts!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE the image on the right!
They entered the reception and went right into their first dance as Mr & Mrs!!
They are just the cutest!
We went and got dinner and I caught this candid moment of Riley tying Kerry’s shoe. So sweet! Also, check out that cute bar detail!
Kerry danced with each one of her brothers…
At the end, they passed her over to Riley. Cue all the tears!
Kerry wanted all the dad’s present to dance with their daughters since she couldn’t dance with hers. Kerry has the biggest heart and I truly look up and adore her!
Party time!!
I love these people! Two Tauri Baum Couples right here!! This is the second time we’ve had the honor to be a part of the Walsh family weddings and I feel so BLESSED!
We love you guys so much and will forever treasure you!!! xo

Photographer | Tauri Baum Photography

Second Shooter | Brian Baum

Ceremony | Lockwood Folly Country Club

Reception| St. James Community Center

Florist | Fiore Fine Flowers

Dessert | Sunset Slush of Holden Beach

DJ | Regal Events

Hair Artist | Bangz Hair Salon

Bridal Gown | Camille’s of Wilmington, Designer:
Stella York

Bridesmaid Dresses | David’s Bridal

Suit | Belk’s

Caterer | Coastal Catering and Events

Rentals | L & L Tent and Party Rentals


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