A lovely brick church on the beach, St. Therese Catholic Church is an ideal setting for a wedding, and among my favorites for wedding photography. To provide a little history of the church, it has been a welcoming and socially active presence on Wrightsville Beach since its inception as a small frame church, Our Lady of the Sea, in the early 1900s. Dedicating a new brick building in 1944, known as the Church of St. Therese the Little Flower, the church has offered a spiritual and literal haven to everyone near and far. Now a mainstay of the island, St. Therese continues to extend a hand of hospitality to locals and summertime visitors alike.
The natural result for those whose weddings take place in this church is a ceremony filled with the geniality and grace so deeply ingrained in St. Therese and so beautifully captured in wedding photos that are as memorable as the special day itself. The cozy dimensions of the church lend intimacy to weddings. Wood-paneled walls, polished wood benches and plush carpeting provide a warm and tranquil ambience that envelops wedding guests. With dazzling sunlight pouring in or in the soft glow of evening candlelight, St. Therese imbues a wedding and the wedding photos with singular beauty. Offering the perfect backdrop for a bride as she glides down the aisle with her train arrayed behind her, this little church exudes charm. Further enhancing the wedding experience, the proximity of the church to the beach infuses the air with the fragrance of the sea, adding to St. Therese’s overall appeal and beckoning all to the shore after the ceremony.
Just steps away, the beach sets a beautiful scene for additional wedding photos. The fresh artistry of water, sand and sky combine with the historic graciousness of St. Therese in lovely wedding photos you are sure to treasure forever. Together, all the elements that define St. Therese make it a wonderful venue for weddings.