Emily Kinnear & Dillon Heikens

Photographs by Kira Nicole Photography

Occupations: General Manager (Emily) and Store Manager (Dillon) of Nags Head Hammocks

Wedding date: March 4, 2017

Number of Attendees: 140

Number of Attendants: 23

How You Met: We met the summer of 2012 in the Outer Banks, at Nags Head Hammocks, actually. Dillon was working there for the summer and I was a summer intern.

The Engagement: Dillon proposed to me at my family’s annual Christmas Eve party. It was a TOTAL surprise! Wonderful to have my parents and family there.

Wedding Design Inspiration: Old school Hollywood glam & sophistication

What Was Unique and Special About Your Wedding Day: It was a big wedding but felt just as intimate as a small wedding. Quite the family affair, both of my parents walked me down the aisle (I’m an only child); my cousin did makeup for myself and the bridesmaids; our ring bearer, Charles, is Dillon’s younger cousin. (Dillon was the ring bearer in Charles’ parents’ wedding, his aunt and uncle.) 

Favorite Details: Do I have to pick one?! Seriously LOVED everything. But if I had to pick I’d have to say the venue and the flowers.

Most Unexpected Event On Your Wedding Day: Our friend (and groomsmen) got onstage with the band at our reception and sung, “Here We Go Again” by White Snake. Everyone went wild!!

Piece of Advice: No matter what happens the day of, everything will end up perfectly and it will be a truly magical and romantic day. As one of my bridesmaids told me, “Everyone that is supposed to get married today, will get married today.” Also, I highly recommend hiring a videographer. Pictures are wonderful of course, but it would be incredible to relive all of the dances and speeches.

Beauty: Courtney Kinnear (makeup); Tiffany O’Rourke (hair)

Bridesmaids: Rent the Runway

Cake: SugarBakers Cakes  

Caterer: The Engineers Club

Flowers: Shelly Black

Groom and Groomsmen attire: The Black Tux

Honeymoon: Paris, London, & Bordeaux

Invitations: Basic Invite

Location: The Engineers Club

Music: Dueling Pianos

Officiant: Rovan Wernsdorfer

Photographer: Kira Nicole Photography

Transportation: American Limousine 

Wedding Dress: Bridals by Elena

Wedding Planner: Asha Hislop, of the Engineers Club

   
   

Emily Kinnear & Dillon Heikens

Photographs by Kira Nicole Photography

Occupations: General Manager (Emily) and Store Manager (Dillon) of Nags Head Hammocks

Wedding date: March 4, 2017

Number of Attendees: 140

Number of Attendants: 23

How You Met: We met the summer of 2012 in the Outer Banks, at Nags Head Hammocks, actually. Dillon was working there for the summer and I was a summer intern.

The Engagement: Dillon proposed to me at my family’s annual Christmas Eve party. It was a TOTAL surprise! Wonderful to have my parents and family there.

Wedding Design Inspiration: Old school Hollywood glam & sophistication

What Was Unique and Special About Your Wedding Day: It was a big wedding but felt just as intimate as a small wedding. Quite the family affair, both of my parents walked me down the aisle (I’m an only child); my cousin did makeup for myself and the bridesmaids; our ring bearer, Charles, is Dillon’s younger cousin. (Dillon was the ring bearer in Charles’ parents’ wedding, his aunt and uncle.) 

Favorite Details: Do I have to pick one?! Seriously LOVED everything. But if I had to pick I’d have to say the venue and the flowers.

Most Unexpected Event On Your Wedding Day: Our friend (and groomsmen) got onstage with the band at our reception and sung, “Here We Go Again” by White Snake. Everyone went wild!!

Piece of Advice: No matter what happens the day of, everything will end up perfectly and it will be a truly magical and romantic day. As one of my bridesmaids told me, “Everyone that is supposed to get married today, will get married today.” Also, I highly recommend hiring a videographer. Pictures are wonderful of course, but it would be incredible to relive all of the dances and speeches.

Beauty: Courtney Kinnear (makeup); Tiffany O’Rourke (hair)

Bridesmaids: Rent the Runway

Cake: SugarBakers Cakes  

Caterer: The Engineers Club

Flowers: Shelly Black

Groom and Groomsmen attire: The Black Tux

Honeymoon: Paris, London, & Bordeaux

Invitations: Basic Invite

Location: The Engineers Club

Music: Dueling Pianos

Officiant: Rovan Wernsdorfer

Photographer: Kira Nicole Photography

Transportation: American Limousine 

Wedding Dress: Bridals by Elena

Wedding Planner: Asha Hislop, of the Engineers Club