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Love Will Always Prevail - a Peachy Pink Styled Wedding Shoot in South Carolina

Today's gorgeous peachy pink styled shoot from Kevyn Dixon Photo has such a wonderful love story behind it as it features a real-life husband and wife as the models. When the couple first met, the then boyfriend, left for basic training for the Air Force after just 10 months of dating. For the next 10 weeks, they could only write letters to each other. As, the bride writes - "Handwritten letters…something so foreign to our generation, but so romantic." The proposal happened one month before the groom to be left for his first deployment. The wedding planning happened while he was away and a month after being home, the wedding of their dreams happened. I love what the bride wrote next . . . "Through this love story, there is a lot of distance. But in the end, love prevailed!"

On the day of the wedding, the couple {who says they are quite traditional} did not talk but exchanged letters and took a moment to pray together before our ‘I dos’. The bride writes ... "The day was beautiful! I remember crying during the last dance, realizing the day was almost over. It was the perfect day and I did not want it to end. I didn’t realize that the best was yet to come." Fast forward to the styled shoot . . . and here's what the bride writes: "I had the chance to put my wedding dress back on and my husband his suit for a styled wedding shoot. We of course jumped at the opportunity. The day of anyone’s wedding is amazing and crazy, but there is never enough time in the day. Pictures are missed and moments that can not be captured on camera. There is something magical about being a bride and groom again. The feelings and sentiments come flooding back. The reasons you fell in love are reawakened. My husband is leaving for his second deployment soon. As times get hard, and the distance gets further, I will always remember why I said I do then and why I would say I do all over again. He is my better half and together we are whole!"

Enjoy the entire styled shoot photo gallery here . . . be sure to click to see each photo enlarged and pin away :)

Wedding Vendors: Photographer: Kevyn Dixon Photo  //  Event and Floral Design: Kara Nash Designs  //  Venue: Sleepy Hollow Barn & Plantation  //  Jewelry: The Bead Lady  // Cake: Ella's Celestial Cake  // Paper Suite: Pretty Words by Erin  //  Hair and Makeup: Paper Scissors Beauty  //  Models: Marcie and Blaize Scott

Real Wedding : an intimate wedding in North Carolina filled with love

Today's wedding of Arkansas couple Darla and Ben took place in Wilmington, NC surround by their immediate family {5 people to be exact}. The ceremony took place in a beautiful Presbyterian church with the quiet reception being held at the Ruth Chris Steakhouse on the Wilmington riverfront. Photographs are by DeShelia Spann Photography.

Wedding Vendors:
Photographer: DeShelia Spann Photography

Reception Venue and Caterer: Ruth Chris Steakhouse
Floral Designer: Jennifer of Salt Harbor Designs

Real Wedding : a beautiful Spring garden themed reception

Today's beautiful garden theme spring wedding of Nicole and Marshall was photographed by Hilton Pittman Photography. The ceremony took place in downtown Raleigh, NC and following their "I Do's", everyone walked over to the nearby Cafe Luna for an intimate garden theme reception. There are so many beautiful details to this wedding, including butterfly motifs, a wishing tree, and hand-crafted "L-O-V-E" place cards (that were made by Nicole and Marshall themselves). Guests dined on impeccable Italian food and danced until the reception concluded with a bubble send-off for the bride and groom.

Thank you Hilton for sharing this gorgeous wedding with my readers today. To see more from the wedding of Nicole and Marshall, please click here. And, to see more wonderful photography from Hilton Pittman Photography, please visit his web site/blog.

Additional Wedding Vendors:
Event planner: Barbara Wilson
Church: Longview Center
Reception and Catering: Cafe Luna
Cake Baker: Cake Delicioso