Emerald Isle NC Ballerina Shoot

Emerald Isle NC Ballerina Shoot.

With swans swimming at the nearby pond, horses grazing in the yard and a salty ocean breeze in the air, this ballet-inspired bridal session at the Watson House in Emerald Isle, N.C., is a fairytale come-to-life. The idyllic setting matched with the ultra-feminine color palette provides a dreamy style that’s inspirational and swoon-worthy.


Small hints of classic ballet, like blush pointe shoes and sheet music, are just the beginning. And Common Dove Photography captured all the ingenious details.


The bride dons a fitting ball gown from Thornbury Brides that boasts voluminous tulle and stunning detail on the bodice. Elizabeth Woodall styles a classic-inspired updo that pulls the bride’s hair off her face and neck to highlight the details of her gown.


Charming and Quaint Event Rentals adds a gorgeous pink sofa outdoors. As the bride pauses on the beautiful furnishing, it's underneath the hem of her dramatic gown that one can spot her pointe shoes, ready to take her up on her toes.


Dream Maker Florals uses size and texture to create impactful floral designs.


Featuring generous crawling greenery, berries, roses and more, the florist not only adds a pop of rich color to the bride’s look, they also incorporate bold florals onto the wedding cake.


Along with the simple but colorful cake, Famous Restaurant and Baking Company presents fancy French macaroons in a variety of colors to ensure sweet treats are all around.


Finally, there is never a more fitting tattoo than the one on the bride’s back. And as she holds on to a small floral wreath behind her skirt, it’s a beautiful combination of art and real life coming together in one single shot.


Ballet and weddings have a lot in common, in the most graceful fashion imaginable. Maybe it’s the softness, the artistry or the classic roots, but this ballet wedding inspiration from Emerald Isle is emotional, moving and utterly romantic.

Photography: Common Dove Photography

Venue : The Watson House

Dress : Thornbury Brides

Cake : Famous Restaurant and Baking Company

Flowers : Dream Maker Florals

Decor/Rentals : Charming and Quaint Event Rentals

Hair : Hair by Lizzie

Makeup : Katy Lynn Beauty

Styling : Jerrye Gordon Events

Film Lab: Photovision Prints