A Southport NC Winter Wedding

  • Tim + Mary Margaret

Sometimes you just need a little break from something to really understand just how amazing it is. It’s not that I didn’t love my job during the middle of wedding season, I did!! It’s the best job in the world! But having a few weekends off to enjoy life, my family and the holidays was a such a gift! We celebrated Christmas and then we were off to Southport, NC to photograph Tim and Mary Margaret’s beautiful winter wedding!! They were married in the quaint little town of Southport, NC. This gorgeous place looks like it could be straight out of a movie!! Oh wait… it is! :) If you have seen the movie Safe Haven, it was filmed right there in the heart of Southport! So cool! I have to admit that as we were driving around and scouting locations, I couldn’t help but think “Josh Duhamel” stood RIGHT HERE!! Between the large trees and the beautiful southern homes with their large porches and columns, it was the perfect backdrop for wedding portraits!

It’s probably a good thing that this was a December wedding and we had limited daylight because I could have spent ALL DAY photographing them! The weather was amazing. Mid 60’s at the end of December is my kind of winter wedding! And the best part about the location of the wedding was that EVERYTHING was within walking distance. The church, the reception venue, portrait locations and the houses where the girls and guys were getting ready were all so close to one another! SO convenient!

Now you all know that I adore my family… and so I have a deep appreciation for close knit families, daddy’s girls and traditions. I absolutely loved seeing how much Tim and Mary Margaret cherish their parents, siblings and extended family. It’s so amazing to have ALL of the most important people in your life in one place celebrating YOU!! Tim and Mary Margaret had the most amazing ceremony…. tears, laughs, communion, promises and Jesus.  It doesn’t get much better than that! I’m so honored that Michael and I were able to be a part of their wedding day.  It was the perfect way to wrap up our 2013 wedding season!

Tim and Mary Margaret are actually friends of ours from CNU and so you will probably recognize a lot of familiar faces in these images!! ENJOY and Happy New Year everyone!!!!!



Such sweet girls! Loved spending the day around them!

How beautiful is her band!?!

Wow! Tim! Looking good!!!

Such sweet moments! 

Yep, I’d say she’s a daddy’s girl! :)

Love this shot of Michael’s!

Just gorgeous!! WOW! 

Those TREES! 

I think this is when I said  something along the lines of “You’re getting married in two hours!!” ah! 

And the trees matched their wedding colors. So perfect! 

Cutie patootie! 

PLEASE notice the flower girl’s face as she stares at Brendan! I would be sacred too:) 

Such beautiful winter peonies!


A favorite! 

Such perfect light for some dock portraits! 

Oh this car! Such a perfect way to end their portraits together! And please notice future winter brides….. we took ALL of these portraits before the ceremony because the sun set at 5:15pm and the ceremony started at 5pm. So thankful they didn’t miss out on this gorgeous light! 


Sweet family moments

Time to get married! 


Loved this escort chart! 

Hot chocolate bar! 


Crazy confetti exit! It was EVERYWHERE! :) 

Ceremony | Trinity United Methodist ChurchReception |Southport Community CenterFlorists | Fiore Fine FlowersDress | Designer: Maggie Soterro  Bridal Salon: Nikki Couture BridalBridesmaids | Fontaine BridalDJ | Brian HoodHair | Bangz Hair SalonInvitations | Mindy and Angies Fine PaperCake | Carolina Cakes Catering | Art Catering
xoxo, Katelyn
16 Comments Weddings
  1. lisa reply

    I used to live 20 mins from Southport. It’s absolutely beautiful and you of course captured that in your awesome photos. I watched them film safe haven (so cool) and Josh is sooooo sweet and julienne is so beautiful and so amazingly sweet (I met them both)

  2. Kathryn Grace reply

    SO beautiful. An amazing wedding! I love her veil and that car! I always love your work, Katelyn, but I think you and winter light go really well together! :-)

  3. elizabeth reply

    What a lovely winter wedding. =) Lovinggg the setting of the bridal party pictures – those trees and the light = so much fabulousness. =) Blessings!

  4. Mary Margaret reply

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I love these so much! Especially the details that I didn’t get to see! So thankful for you two! Love you both!

  5. Kristina W. reply

    Her veil is so beautiful! I love the “Classic” photo because of their happy laughing!

  6. Beverly Lilly reply

    WOW! WOW! WOW! I love everything about your wedding mary maragaret! from your colors to your details, to the joy of your bridesmaids and the love that is shown through these pictures with you and tim! CONGRATS!! this is by the far the best decemeber wedding i have seen! Job well done katelyn! you my lady deserve a great big hand!

  7. Annamarie reply

    LOVE this one so much!! I love the color palette and the those trees! Beautiful, Katelyn!!

  8. Kat reply

    I just LOVE LOVE LOVE these portraits!!! Her dress, those trees… so pretty!!!!

  9. Mallory Hall reply

    Oh my goodness these are just AMAZING!!!

  10. Jill reply

    Katelyn, these images are absolutely STUNNING as always (the light was captured just so beautifully!!), and I must say, I am not sure I have ever seen a more stunning wedding dress, it completely took my breath away!!

  11. Faith reply

    Southport is one of my favorite places ever! Love this wedding! Beautiful images.

  12. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    That black and white picture under the trees with the flash behind the couple is drop dead gorgeous and it needs to be on a canvas. Beautiful!!

  13. Elise reply

    Oh I just love these so much. Fabulous job with such beautiful subjects!

  14. Jim Unger | Raleigh Wedding DJ reply

    OMG! Such a PERFECT DAY!
    The bride was soo beautiful!
    So much personality to capture and you pulled it off nicely!
    Thanks for sharing!

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