Ashley + Luke's New Year's Eve Wedding Sneak Peeks

Hotel Ballast | Wilmington, NC | Visuals By Helen Powell

Ashley + Luke closed out 2023 with a BANG. You really can't beat a NYE celebration of a five-year love story. The ceremony and reception took place at the Ballast Hotel in the historic downtown district of Wilmington, NC. This all-in-one venue made it so easy for all of their guests since it was a destination wedding. The sunset-kissed ceremony made it so romantic... It was honestly just magic and the Port City Shakedown band made sure the countdown to 2024 was full of energy and a night to remember. So very grateful and honored to be asked to document such a perfect night. Congratulations to the gorgeous Mr. and Mrs. Danko!

Their first dance song: "The Way You Look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra

Ceremony + Reception Venue: Ballast Hotel @ballastweddingsandevents

Band: Port City Shakedown @portcityshakedown

Flowers: A Beautiful Event  @a_beautiful_event

Cake: Emma's Delights @emmas_delights_nc

Rentals: Party Suppliers and Rentals @partysuppliersandrentals

Live Painter: Ben Keys Fine Art @benkeysfineart

Guestbook: After The Tone

Coordinators: Ballast Hotel + Do Me A Favor Weddings @domeafavorweddingsandevents

Photographers: Helen Powell @Visuals_by_Helen and associate Rachael Hyde 

First look before I do.

Ashley + Luke decided to do a first look and family photos before they got married so they could focus on relaxing and partying with their loved ones after the ceremony.

the ceremony details

the countdown to midnight

First kiss as husband and wife in 2024! Congratulations Ashley + Luke!! It was an amazing night celebrating your love.