Dylan and Shannon came all the way from Washington State to have their boho summer styled wedding at the gorgeous Vista Creek in Manteo, North Carolina. The Outer Banks was a favorite vacation spot for Shannon through the years. Her and Dylan met in Northern, Virginia lots of years ago and recently moved to Washington for Dylan’s job at Amazon. They were talking of moving back to Virginia soon. Being so far from family and friends has been hard.
Dylan and Shannon’s wedding day was the first time I actually met the two of them, but it felt like I knew Shannon already from our telephone conversations. She was easy to talk to, so sweet, and truly kind. When I walked into the bridal suite her sweet face lit up and I thought what a beautiful bride. Soon after I met her, I met her three bridesmaid. London, Alyssa and Kate were a joy to hang out with for the day. We laughed together and had such a wonderful time. Shannon could have not chose three better girls to stand with her on her wedding day.
Some of my favorite parts of Dylan and Shannon’s wedding was seeing her love for her two dogs, Lucky and Sparkles. Lucky and Sparkles actually traveled by plane to get to their wedding. I always love with couples include their fur babies in their engagement sessions and wedding. Shannon was so excited to see her babies right after the wedding. I also loved watching Shannon light up throughout the day. During her and Dylan’s first look she smiled so big. Watching her “Shannon laugh” brought so much joy to my heart. Her and Dylan truly make such a perfect couple. They are both kind, sweet and fun. Finally, I loved that these two got to dance a little at the end of the evening. Outside of course. Shannon loves dancing, so seeing them get to enjoy a little of that was wonderful.
Of course, I can’t mention the Vista Creek without mentioning Jason and Courtney Marshall our friends from the “beginning”. It is always so great seeing these two. We are always so proud of how far they have come in the wedding industry. It’s such a joy getting to be at their venue and catch up with them every single time. Courtney is such an incredible day of coordinator. One of my favorites.
To Dylan and Shannon thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your beautiful wedding. As wedding photographers we meet so many couples and we always love being a part of weddings with couples like you two. Thank you for being joyful and enjoying your day to the max. It makes our job so easy. We hope you will stay in touch and we hope you love these photos as much as us. Wishing you both such a wonderful beginning together.
With so much love!