Lis and Wes both serve in the US Army and their red, white and blue wedding was planned beautifully by Kiersa Holy of Events by Kiersa. The love and support from these two families was indescribable and I was beyond honored to document their wedding.
My day began following a trail of balloons to The Rivers Ridge Lodge and I continued to be inspired at ever turn after that. The property is tucked privately away in a wooded area of Old Fort and encircled by the river. The trees provided just the amount of shade on that gorgeous hot day and guests played lawn games and threw rocks in the water. My absolute favorite moment was witnessing Wes present Lis's daughter Lilli with a ring and make his promises to her also during the ceremony; there wasn't a dry eye to be found. Guests were invited to wear red, white and blue and encouraged to embrace the holiday, while the creative use of color and river rocks made for a fun tablescape. The truffles from French Broad Chocolates was a major hit along with the rest of the awesome food and of course the banging sounds of Bright Light DJ.
Congratulations Lis & Wes and thank you for everything you sacrifice every day to serve our country.
Event Planning : Kiersa Holy from Events by Kiersa
Hair & Make-up : Upper Cut Salon
Venue : Rivers Ridge Lodge, Old Fort NC
Officiant: Family Friend
Ceremony Music : Natalya Weinstein
Flowers : Urban Farm Girl
DJ : Jacob of Bright Light DJ
Catering : Mamma Dukes
Cake : Short Street Cakes
Truffles : French Broad Chocolates