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 @afterthetone.co
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.