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!