Meet the Real ECBs, East Carolina Bride’s team of bridal bloggers.  As the name suggests, these are real brides who are getting married in Eastern North Carolina.  They’re going through the same joys and hassles, triumphs and anxieties that you are.  Read their stories, get inspiration, and celebrate the fact that you’re not going through this stressful time alone!

Want to become a Real East Carolina Bride?  Click here to apply and see if you meet the qualifications!


Current Brides

Mirame Photography


Wedding Date:  July 16, 2016

Wedding in Jacksonville, NC

Decisions, Decisions – Posted 6/16/16

The Wedding Planning Finale – Posted 2/9/17


Judy’s Vendor Team

Photography: Miramé Photography (Web)

Ceremony Venue: Freedom Way Free Will Baptist Church

Reception Venue and Catering: Jacksonville Country Club

Photo Booth: Mojo of Jacksonville

Linens: CV Linens

Hair: 114 Hair Studio & Spa

Makeup: Samantha Dove


Dress: Willie Perez

Dress Alterations: Violet’s Alterations

Cake: 1 Stop Party Supply Rentals & Cakes

Groom’s Cake: White Oak Bakery





Wedding Date:  October 8, 2016

Lives in Chapel Hill, NC – Wedding in Kinston, NC

An Introduction – Posted 2/18/16

My Engagement Session – Posted 6/23/16

Less Than a Month – Posted 9/22/16


Caroline’s Vendor Team

Photography: Open Aperture Photography (ECB/Web)

Ceremony Venue: First Presbyterian Church, Kinston, NC

Reception Venue and Caterer: Kinston Country Club

Officiant: Dr. Wanda Neely

Florist: Ryder Florist

Cake: Browns Sweet Treats

Music: Chris McCoy




Wedding Date: April 29, 2017

Wedding in New Bern, NC

An Introduction – Posted 8/4/16

How Do You Juggle Everything? – Posted 11/17/16

Our Own Twists – Posted 3/15/17


Joylynn’s Vendor Team:

Engagement Photographer: A n W Photography (Web)

Wedding Photographer: The Uprooted Photographer

Ceremony Venue: Union Point Park Gazebo

Reception Venue: Stanly Hall Ballroom

Rehearsal Dinner: The Chelsea

Catering: Strange and Sons

DJ: Absolute Best DJ Service

Cake: American Dream Cakes





Wedding Date: June 16, 2017

Wedding in Corolla, NC

An Introduction – Posted 12/8/16

A Little Overwhelmed at Dress Shopping – Posted 4/6/17


Megan’s Vendor Team:

Venue: Historic Whalehead

Catering: Currituck BBQ

Rentals: Ocean Atlantic Rentals

Photography: Coastal Shots

Music: Jeremy Russell

Hair and Makeup: Bombshell Studios

Planner: Outer Banks Affair

Minister: Scott Williams


We’re looking for more Real East Carolina Brides like the brides on this page!  If you’re interested in becoming a Real ECB and sharing your stories with the brides of Eastern North Carolina, you can learn more and see if you qualify on the application page.  We can’t wait to hear about your wedding!