Outer Banks Beach Wedding | Shelby & Greg | North Carolina Photographers

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Outer Banks Beach Wedding | Shelby & Greg | North Carolina Photographers

When we received the email from Shelby stating that she and Greg were engaged and starting to plan their wedding, we were so ecstatic for them! We have known their family for over a decade and photographed her sister’s wedding in the fall of 2016. We were so honored they wanted us to capture their Outer Banks beach wedding that we immediately said yes. Surrounded by their family and just a few close friends, Shelby & Greg were to be married on the beach in Southern Shores, NC, just a block away from their family’s beach house.

It had been overcast most of the morning as they got ready for the day, but the sun popped in and out at different points in the afternoon. When the 6 o’clock hour drew near, we started to hear thunder in the distance, but couldn’t tell if the storm was going to pass by us or if we were going to get hit. As soon as we stepped on the sand for their ceremony, you could see the rain coming down the coastline, headed straight for us. Knowing their ceremony was going to be less than 10 minutes, the officiant and groom made the call that the ceremony was going to happen, no matter what.

Well, talk about the most memorable wedding ceremony we’ve ever had.

The Outer Banks summer storm swept over top of us with force. The rain came down hard and fast while we huddled underneath one umbrella that one of the guests was kind enough to hold over us as we fired off as many shots as we could without completely soaking our gear. But once the eye of the storm had passed over us, a full rainbow appeared over the water behind them. It was beautiful and redeeming and I still can’t believe it happened. I mean, who do you know that’s gotten married in the middle of a storm, but then had a rainbow over top of them during their first kiss? If that doesn’t mean good luck for their future marriage, I don’t know what does!

Shelby & Greg, we’re honored you asked us to capture your day and we’re so thankful we got to capture your one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony! 🙂

We hope you enjoyed this beautiful Outer Banks beach wedding! Congratulations again, Shelby & Greg!

Michael & Chelsea

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