Kate + Hayes
Meet Kate and Hayes. They are two very dear friends from our time at UNC. In fact, Kate was one of our wedding photographers. Though she no longer pursues photography, and now studies medicine, she has amazing creative talent, which is probably why her and Hayes click so well. Hayes produces video for National Geographic… yeah he gets to video whales and sharks and New Zealand, pretty cool right? They now reside in Seattle, but Hayes grew up on Bald Head Island. Needless to say it was the perfect place for a wedding. So when they asked us to photograph their intimate wedding, we were both honored and elated, and happy we would be home from Europe to take part. We got to photograph this wedding with two of our dear friends Abby and Roxanne. Some of the photos featured here are Abby’s that she shared with us, so we could get a complete story while Jenny was away for a few hours tending to our little man.
Now on to the story…
Kate and Hayes were married on a perfectly beautiful October day at Bald Head Island. Well “perfectly beautiful” in that the day started out warm and breezy and the couple enjoyed time surfing and lounging on the beach with friends. By the time everyone started getting ready, the rain set it. Horrendous rain.
If you have never been to or heard of Bald Head Island, know that golf carts are the only vehicles on the Island, so there are intricate tiny roads all over the island. Driving to and from the wedding house, we drove through calf deep puddles and tested the limits of our golf cart’s water threshold.
A first look was planned and Kate and Hayes were brave and willing enough to see each other outside despite the rain. It was a beautiful, sweet moment, albeit quick. Being that this was an intimate wedding, with only close family and friends, everyone was flexible to wait on the ceremony, hoping the rain would subside. And as luck would have it, the rain did go away, leaving behind a perfectly moody sky.
Here’s Kate and Hayes intimate wedding story, as told by us. It was a wedding we will remember.