Mandy + Tommy | Wilmington NC wedding photographer

We met Mandy and Tommy at the Wilmington Wedding Salon and I was excited when Mandy contacted us to photograph their wedding.  Ironically, Mandy had recognized Victor from MCAS Cherry Point, where they used to be in the same unit!  How funny is that?  I totally adored every detail of this wedding, from Mandy's drop dead gorgeous dress and 40's glam look, to the chic take on "red white and blue."  The ceremony was held at the beautiful Airlie Gardens with a reception that followed at 128 South in downtown Wilmington.  It was about as perfect as you can get for a 4th of July weekend wedding.  Enjoy some of our favorites from the day! **Be sure to leave a comment for the newlyweds!  25 comments = the couple receives an 8x10 of their favorite image.  The wedding couple with the most blog comments at the end of the year wins a 16x20 canvas gallery wrap!  So show them some love!!**

Wilmington NC wedding photographer

Wilmington NC wedding photographer

Wilmington NC wedding photographer

Wilmington NC wedding photographer Beautiful mommy and son on a very special day in their family's life...

Wilmington NC wedding photographer

Wilmington NC wedding photographer Enjoy an ice cold Coke.  ;)

Wilmington NC wedding photographer

Wilmington NC wedding photographer

Wilmington NC wedding photographer

Wilmington NC wedding photographer

Wilmington NC wedding photographer A Marine Corps wedding tradition is to slap the bride on the butt with a sword and say "Welcome to the Marine Corps, ma'am."  But since Mandy is a former Marine herself, she was told "earned never given."  I liked that!

Wilmington NC wedding photographer

Wilmington NC wedding photographer

Wilmington NC wedding photographer

Wilmington NC wedding photographer

Wilmington NC wedding photographer I love how this shot in B&W emphasizes the amazing detail on the back of her dress.  <3

Wilmington NC wedding photographer

Wilmington NC wedding photographer

Wilmington NC wedding photographer

Wilmington NC wedding photographer

Wilmington NC wedding photographer

Wilmington NC wedding photographer

Wilmington NC wedding photographer A gorgeous family...

Wilmington NC wedding photographer Vintage cameras on display as part of the decor!  A woman after my own heart!!

Wilmington NC wedding photographer Can I just say I LOVE Hot Pink Cake Stand in Wilmington???

Wilmington NC wedding photographer How Marines cut a cake.  ;)

Congratulations Tommy & Mandy!!