I have been so excited to share this dreamboat of a wedding! Mckinnon and I grew up together, he is like a brother to me, so capturing this day was so special. Not to mention, he found his perfect match in Jackie and their love for one another is evident to anyone who spends time with them! Jackie and I have gotten to know each other more throughout the wedding process and I was truly inspired by the incredible plans she created for their wedding day. I am thankful for how this process has brought us together and that these two are family to me! It was such an honor to be apart of one of their biggest moments in life, clearly I adore them!
Jackie and Mckinnon chose to get married at Wrightsville Manor in Wilmington, North Carolina. This is a venue that I have been following on Instagram for years and to say it was a venue that was on my bucket list to shoot at is an understatement. I was thrilled when they told me and shooting there did not disappoint!! It is absolutely stunning and made for the most romantic backdrop for their wedding day. Additionally, Jackie is an interior designer so her timeless, romantic vision with pops of trend for her wedding made it even more beautiful. Every detail was thought out and it made everything more special because it was so personal.
When March 6th finally arrived, the day was filled with excitement and so much love, not to mention beautiful weather. Jackie and Mckinnon’s friends truly celebrated them every moment of the day beginning with getting ready all the way to the end of the reception. These two are loved tremendously and it was incredible to see that shine through in the getting ready portion of the day.
Every aspect of their day flowed so smoothly and it truly is hard to pick my favorite memory, but one that stands out the most is their first look. Jackie and Mckinnon not only chose to do a first look, but also opted to read their vows to one another privately before walking down the aisle. They were truly some of the most heartfelt and beautiful vows I have ever heard. They 100% brought me to tears. It is always such a humbling moment to realize how incredible my job is that I get to capture these intimate and special moments.
As the ceremony began, there was not a dry eye in the room when Jackie came down the aisle. They promised their love to one another in front of all of their guests and God. Mckinnon’s brother, Grayson, officiated the wedding which was so special and allowed for a more personal ceremony. The best way that I can describe it is that it just felt like “them”, which is all you can really hope for on your wedding day. It was perfect.
As the day continued, the celebration and love that surrounded these two was unparalleled. It is clear that they are absolutely adored by all of the people in their lives. I am eternally grateful to have had the honor of capturing this beautiful day and to have grown even closer with this incredible couple. I could not be happier for Jackie and Mckinnon and I am so excited to see where this next chapter takes them! I am blessed beyond measure to know and love these two. It truly was the best day, see for yourself below!!!