Erin and Joe | Wedding

Joe and Erin met over Memorial Day weekend in 2001, on the patio of The Brass Pelican, the all-time best dive bar in existence (or at least in North Topsail Beach, NC). At the time, they were living five hours apart from each other (he in Washington, DC, and she in Durham, NC), but they knew there was something very special between them. For the next year, they drove to see each other on the weekends. And then, they got the chance to move to Boston together for two years of grad school (yay, no more long distance!). Exactly three years--and countless adventures--later, Joe proposed to Erin on the same beach that they walked together the night they met! -  from their wedding website.

The girls got ready at The Loft on Front. It was a gorgeous space, with its mix of modern and vintage, and everyone was friendly and accommodating. The exposed brick, and large windows and mirrors made it a perfect place to get ready for such a special day. I can't wait to go back for another event! The makeup was done by Lauren Tedino. She did great work, and was so nice and easy to work with. The girls all looked gorgeous!

We are thrilled to share that Erin & Joe's wedding was featured on the Southern Weddings blog. Check it out here

The stunning photography was done by A.J. Dunlap Photography. They are always professional, and their quality of work is superb. The photos they produce are full of light, warmth, and emotion. They certainly know how to capture those memories that will be treasured forever!

It was truly a joy and honor to be able to be a part of Erin and Joe's special day. The best part is hearing about the experience from the brides's perspective. Erin wrote us to say this:

I just got married at the end of May, and Liz did my hair, along with the hair of my 11 bridesmaids and 3 moms (I know, that's a lot of people)! I cannot say enough great things about this lady! Aware of the large task at hand, she planned ahead and enlisted assistants for the day of, and then got communication going with the bridesmaids to make sure she knew what to expect in terms of their hair/type/lengths/etc. and the styles they were wanting. I can't express enough how great Liz did with managing her time to get all of the girls done in time, and she did so with ease and a positive and encouraging attitude (seriously, she is so fun to talk to, keeping the wedding day nerves at bay)! And she really can produce almost any style, evidenced by the wide range of styles that my bridesmaids and I wanted--braids, volume, curls, up, down, chignon, you name it. And even though she is a planner and is very organized, she also has the ability to "go with the flow": I thought I wanted a french twist, which was what she styled during my hair trial, but afterward, ad time went on, I started to second-guess my choice because I thought it didn't feel like "me" (not at all because it wasn't well executed--it was a perfect french twist). I then emailed her a couple of weeks before the wedding, apologizing profusely and feeling terrible for switching things up so late in the game, to which she replied, "Not a problem :)!" And that was that--she did my hair on the fly the day of, and it was beautiful! Liz really is top-notch--grab her ahead of time if you can--you won't be disappointed. Thank you Liz! :)

Erin and Joe, we wish you a lifetime of happiness!

Posted on June 15, 2015 .