Venue: The Annex
Design & Floral: Salt Harbor Design
Invites: Salt Harbor Design
Photography: Millie Holloman
Model Styling: Drewe Smith
Gown & Bridal Accessories: Gilded Bridal
Groom's Attire: Gentlemen's Corner
Videography: Lifestage Films
Cake: Anna of One Belle Bakery
Cuisine & Signature Cocktail: Pinpoint
Ring: Melissa Tyson Designs
Hair: Melissa Kinnamon
Table and Bar Rental: Gathered
Make-up: Meraki Beauty
Models: Katie & Austin Smith
Produced for Focus on the Coast Weddings
Through a mutual friend, Jason Sellers and Kate Hooks met one summer night in June 2012 at local Wilmington bar Satellite. Good ambiance, good beer, and good conversation became a lifelong relationship. “We just got to talking all night,” says Kate. “We never really were just friends, we kind of jumped into the dating.”
Jackie Cerami and Mike Chaney met for drinks in the beautiful Windy Park neighborhood of Washington DC. “I was really late,” says Jackie. “It’s kind of a running joke because everywhere we go he’s 15 minutes late, and I’m always the one on time. So it was kind of funny, our first date it was the opposite of how it normally is now.” Mike let Jackie’s tardiness slide that evening, and the couple ended up sparking what would be a two-and-half-year relationship.
Katie Hodges and Matt Langford met in August 2007 in their Northern Virginian hometown, where they were both playing in an adult ice hockey league with their fathers. Needless to say, there wasn’t too much crosschecking out on the ice because they’ve been together ever since.
Love was more than just a game for college athletes Christi Laite and Tanner Milson. The two met the first week of their freshman year at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Both were attending on athletic scholarships--Christi for volleyball and Tanner for basketball. "We were best friends for two years, much to my frustration," says Christi, "but he finally asked me out our sophomore year of college and we've been together ever since."
Morgan Pope and Andrew Carson met in Charleston, SC, while she was studying to be a physicians assistant. Andrew's brother, who was in the same program as Morgan, introduced them. After 10 months of dating, Andrew proposed--the day after Morgan's birthday. Morgan said she had a feeling a proposal was coming soon but didn't expect it to be right after her birthday. "We went out to dinner, and I was really tired and not really in the mood.