Wedding and reception on Bald Head Island, NC

This was an exciting wedding for me, this was my first time to Bald Head Island, NC and it is a very beautiful area. If you are not familiar, the island is an almost 2 hour trip north of Myrtle Beach. To actually get onto the island you have to park and leave your car and take about a half hour ferry ride out. There are no cars at all on the island, just a lot of golf carts, bikes, and shuttles.

The actual area of the wedding ceremony I believe was called the old baldy lighthouse.  That is where you see that shot of the bride in the doorway. I really wanted to go up the staircase in the lighthouse, but the bride wasn’t up for that. I think it would be really fun to take my wife here and rent some bikes and just stay for the day. I’ll see if I can get her to go up the Lighthouse stairs and get some pictures.

We did have a few problems especially with the insects. If you ever go here in the summer make sure to bring lots of bug spray. Like happens with many weddings, the family scattered after the ceremony was over and I know the bride was worried the next day that we missed some family shots. I think she will be real happy when she realizes how many pictures I was taking of the family when she wasn’t aware of it. It is a good idea to make sure the family knows to stay around for pictures right after the ceremony, because once the reception starts, it’s hard to get everyone back together.

It’s interesting shooting on a different beach, I’ve been to lots of spots along our coast, but being out on the island the beach is at a different angle to the sun then it would be around here. It just makes for some different lighting. I hope you enjoy some of the pictures below. I’m doing something new recently where I post a lot of pictures you won’t see in my galleries or on Facebook.

Bridesmaids walking together -Bald Head Island
Bridesmaids walking together -Bald Head Island
Groomsmen having a drink before the ceremony -Bald Head Island
Groomsmen having a drink before the ceremony -Bald Head Island

The guys walking together - Bald Head Island
The guys walking together – Bald Head Island
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 Groomsmen - Bald Head Island
Groomsmen – Bald Head Island
Groomsmen trying to look cool, I think they did a good job. - Bald Head Island
Groomsmen trying to look cool, I think they did a good job. – Bald Head Island
Bride and groom putting on Hawaiian leis -Bald Head Island
Bride and groom putting on Hawaiian leis -Bald Head Island
Bride and groom putting on Hawaiian leis -Bald Head Island
Bride and groom putting on Hawaiian leis -Bald Head Island
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Just married - Bald Head Island
Just married – Bald Head Island
Dancing Shoes - Bald Head Island
Dancing Shoes – Bald Head Island
Mom having fun with baby at reception - Bald Head Island
Mom having fun with baby at reception – Bald Head Island
Family coming into reception - Bald Head Island
Family coming into reception – Bald Head Island
Bridal party coming into reception - Bald Head Island
Bridal party coming into reception – Bald Head Island
First dance - Bald Head Island
First dance – Bald Head Island
First dance - Bald Head Island
First dance – Bald Head Island
Father of the bride making a toast - Bald Head Island
Father of the bride making a toast – Bald Head Island
Grandparents smiling - Bald Head Island
Grandparents smiling – Bald Head Island
Bride and groom in a meadow - Bald Head Island
Bride and groom in a meadow – Bald Head Island
Bride and groom in a meadow - Bald Head Island
Bride and groom in a meadow – Bald Head Island
Bride and groom in a meadow - Bald Head Island
Bride and groom in a meadow – Bald Head Island
Bride and groom in a meadow - Bald Head Island
Bride and groom in a meadow – Bald Head Island
Walking on the beach - Bald Head Island
Walking on the beach – Bald Head Island
Smiling at each other on the beach - Bald Head Island
Smiling at each other on the beach – Bald Head Island
Bride kissing groom on the head - Bald Head Island
Bride kissing groom on the head – Bald Head Island
Piggyback ride - Bald Head Island
Piggyback ride – Bald Head Island
Groom holding bride - Bald Head Island
Groom holding bride – Bald Head Island
Sitting together by the dunes - Bald Head Island
Sitting together by the dunes – Bald Head Island
Sitting together by the dunes - Bald Head Island
Sitting together by the dunes – Bald Head Island
Standing in front of the sea oats - Bald Head Island
Standing in front of the sea oats – Bald Head Island
Kiss in front of the sea oats - Bald Head Island
Kiss in front of the sea oats – Bald Head Island
Groom feeding cake to bride - Bald Head Island Club
Groom feeding cake to bride – Bald Head Island Club
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Dancing with dad - Bald Head Island Club
Dancing with dad – Bald Head Island Club
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