There are some weddings that, simply put, “leave their mark” on me. Stacie and Nick’s was one of those weddings. I have known Stacie for most of my life, and I knew her wedding would be incredible. I knew it would have the most unique style, the most creative venues, the most beautiful bride, the most meaningful of relationships. (To say that Stacie is close with her family doesn’t even come close to describing their sweet relationships with one another.) However, I think I was most surprised that I got so emotional on their wedding day.  I was absolutely excited for it, but I wasn’t ready to tear up as much as I did! So many dear friends in one place, celebrating such a beautiful, Godly couple. So much sincerity, honesty, and true commitment at their ceremony. So much love and unity as two families were joined together. It moved me, again and again and again.

Nick is perfect for her. He is a rock. He is a constant, loyal, honest man that really loves her. He is real, he is himself. What you see is what you get with Nick, and it’s so refreshing to be around that kind of person! I loved watching the two of them together.

Stacie is one of the most joyful and confident women I’ve ever met. She embraces life. She laughs and jokes with Nick, and he simply smiles, loving her all the more. She has an incredible eye for detail, style, and decorating, that you will notice throughout her wedding photographs. She is a gifted hair stylist (yes, she does my hair!), and even more gifted at loving people and making anyone feel at ease around her. She mirrors the love of Christ to anyone who crosses her path.

I love this couple. Stacie and Nick, congratulations! There’s no doubt in my mind you will enjoy a happy and fulfilling marriage for the rest of your lives together.

Ceremony Venue: Private Residence in Holden Beach, NC
Reception Venue: Battleship in Wilmington
Officiant: Pastor Turkington
Cake Artist: Francis (Friend of the family)
Caterer: Art Catering
Reception Band: The Company Band 
Hair & Makeup:  Stacie Snipes Patrone 

Below: My favorite Daddy-daughter moment, ever.

It was sweet to see my Pastor, the same pastor who married me and Will, marry Stacie and Nick.

Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Patrone!

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Nancy, these images are beautiful, but I especially love the beach shots – they’re just so clean and fresh, if that makes sense. What a fun wedding!

Also, did Stacie do her envelope lettering herself? So beautiful!

Love all of this! Such a fun, beachy wedding! And you know I love those dad-daughter photos! :)

WOW!! I LOVE this blog post! haha Nancy, you are wonderful and I am so blessed and grateful for you! what you said about nick and me was so kind! You are a beautiful woman and have such a gift with words. THANKS for being the best wedding photographer EVER!! I’m so glad you and Will were there celebrating with us! Im so glad you have been in my life all these years, and I’m excited about what the future has in store for you! Love you dearly!!

these are sooooo beautiful! where was the wedding ceremony and reception??!

What a cool wedding!! These photos are absolutely wonderful, Nancy!

Un. Real! These are unbelievably beautiful/stunning/breathtaking/every positive adjective in the book! Love!!

So much happiness captured in all of your beautiful pictures! Stunning work as always!

All of these are so wonderful. I love how the details are totally Stacie. Pic #22 – good catch! :)

I love these!!! You did such a great job Nancy!

Gorgeous. Love the inventiveness of using a battleship as a venue! Too creative. Best wishes to a beautiful couple, and great job as always, Nancy!

Coolest wedding ever! What super cool people!

Love every photo ! Such a beautiful wedding and colors !

These are beautiful, Nancy!

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