Bald Head Island Weddings | Millie Holloman Photography
Bald Head Island, known as an environmentally-friendly resort, is located on a barrier land-mass, created when families first built homes in the mid-1970s—before its days of electricity, paved roads, and stores. To this day, the Island is only accessible by ferry or private boat. Notably, Bald Head still does not allow traditional vehicles; golf carts remain the primary means of transportation. The exception is a few utility trucks and emergency vehicles. Clean air is truly plentiful for residents and visitors alike.
Bald Head Island History | Beach Wedding Photography
The first group of people that lived in Bald Head built houses from 1974 to 1980. These approximately 17 homes in Bald Head Island relied on generators for basic power. At the time, Bald Head had only a barge to unload supplies, a golf course with a small inn, a battery-driven radio for communication, and gravel roads. There are more than 1,500 properties on the Island, with most of them being owned by non-residents from all over the world. According to the U.S. Census Bureau in 2000, fewer than 200 people live on Bald Head full-time, making for (in essence) a very small, tight-knit community. That number has grown to some 2,500 thousand residents, with close to 10,000 people during the summer season.
Bald Head Island Scenery | Natural Wedding Photography
Most of Bald Head is still unspoiled maritime forest and beach areas, with much of the land protected by the Bald Head Island conservancy. Throughout time, the island was mostly uninhabited, except for the Native American visitors who once visited seasonally for food. Legend has it pirates also visited during the 18th century. The history doesn’t end there either, with Bald Head making appearances during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.
Weddings in Bald Head Island | Beautiful Wedding Photography by Millie Holloman
Bald Head is perfect for engagement and weddings, due to the island’s natural beauty. The island’s premier reception venue, the Shoals Club, offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic. Located on oceanfront property (check out eXp Realty for more information) overlooking the Point of Cape Fear, the Shoals Club provides the most dramatic backdrop on the island for weddings and receptions. It’s perfect for couples who love the look of Spanish moss covered live oaks and a beach setting. The quaint Bald Head Island Chapel is a picture-perfect spot for a more traditional wedding ceremony and you can opt for SvenStudios to do the photography since they are the best in this field. Situated near the lighthouse, the windows behind the altar overlook Bald Head Creek. After a Chapel ceremony, guests can enjoy a reception at the oceanfront Shoals Club overlooking Cape Fear and Frying Pan Shoals. The Bald Head Island Club is also an unforgettable wedding venue, with no less than five separate venues with which to throw an incredible wedding party and reception.