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EMILY & DILLON

Occupations: General Manager (Emily) and Store Manager (Dillon) of Nags Head Hammocks

Wedding date: March 4, 2017

Number of Attendees: 140

Number of Attendants: 23

How You Met: We met the summer of 2012 in the Outer Banks, at Nags Head Hammocks, actually. Dillon was working there for the summer and I was a summer intern.

The Engagement: Dillon proposed to me at my family’s annual Christmas Eve party. It was a TOTAL surprise! Wonderful to have my parents and family there.

Wedding Design Inspiration: Old school Hollywood glam & sophistication

What Was Unique and Special About Your Wedding Day: It was a big wedding but felt just as intimate as a small wedding. Quite the family affair, both of my parents walked me down the aisle (I’m an only child); my cousin did makeup for myself and the bridesmaids; our ring bearer, Charles, is Dillon’s younger cousin. (Dillon was the ring bearer in Charles’ parents’ wedding, his aunt and uncle.)

Favorite Details: Do I have to pick one?! Seriously LOVED everything. But if I had to pick I’d have to say the venue and the flowers.

Most Unexpected Event On Your Wedding Day: Our friend (and groomsmen) got onstage with the band at our reception and sung, “Here We Go Again” by White Snake. Everyone went wild!!

Piece of Advice: No matter what happens the day of, everything will end up perfectly and it will be a truly magical and romantic day. As one of my bridesmaids told me, “Everyone that is supposed to get married today, will get married today.” Also, I highly recommend hiring a videographer. Pictures are wonderful of course, but it would be incredible to relive all of the dances and speeches.

Beauty Courtney Kinnear (makeup); Tiffany O’Rourke (hair)  Bridesmaids Rent the Runway Cake SugarBakers Cakes Caterer The Engineers Club Flowers Shelly Black Groom and Groomsmen attire The Black Tux Honeymoon Paris, London, & Bordeaux Invitations Basic Invite Location The Engineers Club Music Dueling Pianos Officiant Rovan Wernsdorfer Photographer Kira Nicole Photography Transportation American Limousine Wedding Dress Bridals by Elena Wedding Planner Asha Hislop, of the Engineers Club

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