October 14, 2016, just six days after Hurricane Matthew hit Hatteras Island, North Carolina. I had the honor of photographing John and Kristen’s beautiful island wedding. Although, nothing about their island wedding was on time. Including the day of their actual wedding. Hurricane Matthew shut the bridge to the island down just days before their wedding. Not to re-open until a day after their scheduled wedding date.
Fortunately all their island vendor’s came together to work with the new schedule and to make sure their wedding still took place. I arrived early to their beach home in Avon to take some images of Kristen and John getting ready with their bridal party. The wedding started an hour later then planned bringing high tide during their ceremony. As well as a very small window of time to capture their formal images before dark. I work well under pressure and was able to capture an entire formal session with less then half the time scheduled. It was windy and cold, though the full moon and post hurricane sky were perfect!
Kristen and John’s island wedding vendors included: wedding planner Wendi Munden with Hatteras Island Weddings and Events. Hair and makeup artist Chloe Sapeckie. Outer Beaches Realty for their island vacation home. Their wedding took place on the beach at the Historic Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station. Meredith Foust with Bliss Wedding Company, married the couple. Lastly, Open Water Grill catered and decorated their beautiful reception, in Avon overlooking Pamlico Sound. Please scroll down for a few frames of Kristen and John’s island wedding in Rodanthe, North Carolina.