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Alex & Tim {Expanded Feature}

Alex & Tim {Expanded Feature}

 Image by  Matt Powell Productions  

Image by Matt Powell Productions  

Barefoot, bubbles, and Brown Mountain Beach Resort—need we say more? Those three things, along with the love formed over a five-and-a-half year relationship between Raleigh residents Alex and Tim made their wedding one of our 2017 real-lifer faves. But first, let’s backtrack a bit to their proposal which set the stage for their laidback affair. While Tim had grand plans to execute the proposal of a lifetime (cue a romantic kayak to a remote beach), he found himself thwarted by inclement weather. After many failed attempts, he decided it was now or never and on a whim, got down on bended knee in the middle of their hallway, sweatpants and all. After a resounding yes from Canadian native Alex, the two celebrated in casual style by ordering in Mexican food and toasting from the comforts of their own couch (guacamole, anyone?). To stay true to their adventure-seekin’ personalities, the twosome chose Brown Mountain Beach Resort, a High Country venue that boasts both a sandy shore and a mountain view, the best of both worlds. After spending the wedding morning floating down the creek with family in tow, and sealing the deal under an arbor decorated by greenery, the duo exited their ceremony amidst a shower of bubbles. Thank goodness, Matt Powell Productions was there to capture these sweet candids. Best of luck, dear Alex and Tim!

Photographer: Matt Powell Productions

Venue: Brown Mountain Beach Resort

Planner: Julie Laramie, Brown Mountain Beach Resort

Florals: Garden Gate Downtown

Catering: Lindsay Anderson, Edible Road Trip

Cake: My Local Bakery

Beauty: Haircut 101 (hair); Sharla Bance Makeup Artistry (makeup)

Rentals: Valley Rentals