Tara and Mitchell first met in the summer of 2014 at Pelican’s Perch on Ocean Isle Beach. They were each working at different local restaurants and quickly realized they had many common friends and interests. They ran into each other a few days later at a World Cup watch party at another local restaurant where they chatted the whole time and exchanged numbers. From then on, they were hooked!
Tara had never dated anyone seriously and had no idea what was happening, but everything just worked! They shared their first kiss on the Fourth of July, and everything about the relationship was easy and natural, just how it’s supposed to be! That summer was an absolute dream, and they dreaded the end of it because Tara was about to start law school in Chapel Hill.
They decided to give long distance a try, and they spent the next three years seeing each other on the weekends whenever they could make it work. After finishing law school in 2017, Tara moved back to Whiteville where her and Mitchell were FINALLY within 30 minutes of each other! It was a whole new world, and in February 2018, Mitchell and Tara took a boat out to Monk’s Island, between Holden Beach and Ocean Isle Beach, where Mitchell got down on one knee and proposed to Tara…and she said yes!
Tara and Mitchell tied the knot at Tara’s family home in Whiteville, North Carolina on the front lawn of the house. A huge crowd of their friends and family came out to celebrate with them! It was a beautiful Spring day, and the predicted rain stayed away. After the ceremony, everyone gathered in the back yard for dinner and dancing. Tara must have given hundreds of hugs throughout the night! Mitchell and Tara were so gracious and hospitable, they were nothing but smiles as they greeted every person they passed by!
We were so thrilled to be a part of Tara and Mitchell’s wedding day, and we couldn’t have asked for a sweeter, more likable couple to start off the wedding season with! We are so thankful they asked us to capture their beautiful wedding and their even more beautiful love for each other!
If you love Mitchell and Tara’s wedding film and want to talk to us about telling your love story, then head to our contact page and shoot us an email! We’d love to work with you!
Thanks to all of the wonderful vendors who made this wedding so fun and beautiful!
Videographers – Sarah and Brandon Films
Venue – Bride’s Family’s Home
Photographer – Magnolia Photography
Wedding Planner/Florist – Michele Gore
Makeup Artist – Erica Reynolds
Hair Stylist – Meagan Spivey Burnett
Band – Port City Shakedown
Cake – One Belle Bakery
Caterer – Coastline Catering
Officiant – Dr. David Heller
Stationer – Mercurio Brothers Printing
Bridal Gown – Stella York
Bridesmaids Dresses – Jarlo London
Suits – J.S. Mann’s of Whiteville
Rentals – Platinum Entertainment & Party Rentals