Eric + Sydney | New Bern, NC wedding photographer

If you could pick one moment that stands out to you as the best on your wedding day, what would it be? One thing that stands out the most on my wedding day would have to be everyone coming together to make our day special. After having to move our wedding to the Friday before our original date due to hurricane Matthew, everyone helped change the venue and everything we had planned to make it amazing and absolutely gorgeous!

During your wedding planning, what was your vision for your wedding day? My vision for my wedding day was to marry my best friend at the barn. No matter the unexpected changes, marrying my best friend was the best part.

Describe any special traditions, personal mementos, or helpful friends/family members who played a sentimental role in your wedding planning or wedding day. Everyone that helped set up our wedding played a special role in our day. Especially our parents who helped make new arrangements for our last minute changes.

What made you choose your venue(s) for your wedding day? Due to Hurricane Matthew, we chose our backup venues - Garber United Methodist Church and the New Bern Golf & Country Club.

What was your First Dance song? Is there a special story behind it? Our first dance song was Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran. I remember the first time I heard it, we were dating and I told him that would be our first dance song if we got married.

What was one wedding planning decision that proved invaluable?  My biggest advice would be to make sure to have a plan A and plan B. Especially if you are planning an outside wedding, because you can't control the weather.