Lydia & Brian’s Colorful Nautical Wedding

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Lydia & Brian’s colorful nautical wedding was themed around their love story.

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How they met:  I met Brian in the kitchen of my parent’s house, when I was 15 years old – sounds crazy I know. My older brother had come home with a friend, and introduced us. Our first meeting was something along the lines of “this is my little sister Lydia”. I had always been close to my older brother, since he was only 2 years older. I always would hang out with him and his friends. This friend was different –he always paid more attention to me than the others. Throughout time he became my brothers closest friend. He spent most of his time at our house. He attended my families annual summer vacation to the Outer Banks. Brian and I spent a lot of time together on that trip. I remember convincing him to bike to the pier with me, which was about 8 miles away. We went to the pier, just the two of us, and disappeared for hours.

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The bride’s bouquet was filled with bright pink flowers for this colorful nautical wedding.

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The couple exchanged vows on the sand.

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How he asked: It was the sixth family vacation that Brian attended. He kept telling me that since we had so many memories in the Outer Banks he wanted to go around and take pictures in all of the places we had memories. So, he asked my mom to take us on a photo shoot. He took me everywhere we had memories, including the local ice cream shop, houses we had previously stayed in, our favorite coffee shop and many other places. The last stop was the Rodanthe Pier, where we had snuck away 6 years prior. It was there that he got down on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. I SAID YES!

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Cute tags hun on the back of the couple’s chairs for this colorful nautical wedding.

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Ring Designer: Kay Jewelers//Floral Designer: Flying Cow Crafts//Reception Venue: Ocean Place Resort and Spa Hotel//Bridesmaid Dresses: Lilly Pulitzer//Dress Designer: Allure//Photographer: Erin Usawicz Photography