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Photographer: Sayer Photography Wedding Planner: Natasha Widmer, Pinehurst Resort Wedding Coordinator: Madeline Eckert, Pinehurst Resort

Colleen, a pastry chef originally from Saudi Arabia, and Travis, a government consultant from Scottsdale, Arizona, somehow managed to meet in Asheville, North Carolina, in 2015. After getting engaged on a beach in Maui, Hawaii, the couple decided to tie the knot in Pinehurst, where they vacation every year.

The couple’s outdoor ceremony behind the clubhouse of Pinehurst No. 9 paired perfectly with a sunny April wedding day. Instead of choosing traditional bridesmaids and groomsmen, the pair opted for a wedding party of 12 kids, all near and dear to their hearts, including their son and daughter.

Colleen and Travis were surrounded by friends and family, so the entire weekend felt like “coming home,” Colleen said. “It was low-key with the people we love most.”

Ceremony & Reception: Pinehurst No. 9 | Jewelry: Alexis Russel Jewelry | Hair: Lauren Williams | Makeup: Brittani Baca | Groom: Francos Fine Clothier | Flowers: Hollyfield Design Inc. | Cake & Catering: Pinehurst Resort | Transportation: BMW Guest Drive Program, Pinehurst Resort