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North Carolina Wedding | Kelly + Jay

North Carolina Wedding Photography | The Bascom, Highlands

Kelly and Jay held their destination wedding in Highlands, North Carolina, and we were so excited to be a part of their day!  We were especially happy to be working with Emily from Event Bliss again (Emily was the matron of honor in Kelly’s wedding too!). First, they got ready at The Highlands Inn Lodge.  Then, they had a quite emotional first look near a beautiful waterfall.  We decided to take advantage of North Carolina’s beauty and got some breathtaking bride and groom portraits.  Next, Their wedding was held at The Bascom: Center for the Visual Arts.  They used colors navy, champagne, blush and gold to tie together all the gorgeous details for their reception. Check out their Highlight Video from Anchor Weddings at the bottom.

Published in Destination I Do!



Their LOVE Story: Our journey to our wedding day started all the way back in the 6th grade when we first met. Our first kiss occurred on our 8th grade trip to Washington, DC. It wasn’t until our sophomore year of high school though that Jay and I began dating, with him asking me out on my birthday at the Port Everglades’ jetties. Our relationship lasted through high school and into the first year or two of college. Being so young, we had so much yet to experience and after many sleepless nights and shed tears our relationship came to an end. Both Jay and I share so many close friends, so although we weren’t together we always remained connected to each other through them. No matter how much time passed, we always picked back up right where we left off. During our time apart, we grew and matured. Had relationships and break ups. All of which led us to where we are today.

A few years ago, we decided to start this love story back up again, with it being so familiar but yet so new to us. A year or so into our relationship, Jay was hospitalized. It was an exhausting, terrifying 10 days. That hospital stay though cemented our relationship and out of all the bad, came something so good. This is when Jay realized he better put a ring on this girl’s finger!





Thanks to all the vendors of their day:

Planner: Event Bliss

Hair & Makeup: Creative Concepts Salon

Catering: Tim Lundy, Rosewood Market

Cake: The Cake Connection

Band (Cocktail Hour): The Wellstrung Band

DJ: DJ P-LO The Ultimate DJ and Live Music Experience

Videographer: Anchor Weddings


Check out their Highlight Video from Anchor Weddings:

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