Making it Official 2020

Your wedding day is without a doubt the happiest, most romantic day of your life. However, it is also a legal proceeding. We realize this isn’t the “fun” part of wedding planning, but there are … Read More

Outer Banks Wedding Venues 2019: A Place By The Sea

Couples from all over the country have discovered the Outer Banks as a premier wedding destination, traveling hundreds of miles or more to experience one of the most important days of their lives along our … Read More

What’s Trending for Prom 2019

What’s Trending for Prom 2019 Prom 2019 is upon us and the trends are as gorgeous as ever! The Outer Banks Wedding Guide is here to show you which trends are most popular for 2019 ... Read More

Wedding Catering Tips 2019: A Feast Fit For A Wedding

Wedding catering decisions can seem difficult to make, considering the range of choices and palates to please. But for that same reason, much can be done with a lot of options.
Elegant, sit-down dinners, casual buffets – and everything in between – all have one thing in common: your choices reflect your “couple personality” – your taste and style; your sense of adventure, playfulness and/or tradition; even your thoughtfulness. It’s important to think about what makes you unique and let the food and drinks take it from there.

Capture The Moments: OBX Photography

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to capturing those perfect moments of your wedding day. From deciding whether you want to scrap tradition and go with those intimate “First Look” photos before the … Read More

The Soundtrack to Your Day

Long after the honeymoon pictures are stored away, brides and grooms will remember the songs that played at their wedding. The same music, heard later, can evoke the joy of the ceremony, remind the couple … Read More

Bride Beauty Tips of 2019

It’s your wedding day – of course you want to look your best. But that doesn’t have to mean a lot of stress if you follow a few simple dos and don’ts to ensure things … Read More

Celebrating With The Kids

Children are the embodiment of love and joy for life, and their presence at a wedding can enrich the celebration of family and connectedness. Even beyond the cherished roles as flower girls, junior bridesmaids and … Read More

Have Your Cake & Eat It Too

Cake tasting. Quite possibly the loveliest combination of words in the English language. Or, maybe it’s butter-cream frosting. Lucky you! There aren’t going to be too many opportunities to while away an afternoon sampling cake, guilt-free. Wedding … Read More

Maid For Each Other

In the realm of a typical wedding ceremony, the presence of bridesmaids would seem to most just as normal and familiar as having a bride and groom. But as times and traditions are ever changing, … Read More

Setting The Stage 2019 – Decorating Your Wedding

When deciding on where to have their wedding, many couples choose the Outer Banks of North Carolina because of its natural beauty. Picture yourself looking around at the sun, the sand, and the sea. To … Read More

Flower Trend: Getting Bold

Goodbye, pastels. Hello bold and daring! When it comes to wedding flowers, bright and vibrant colors are making their way back to the palette. Finding the perfect inspiration for wedding flowers can and should be … Read More

Groom’s Guide to Wedding Planning 2019

Grooms who are actively involved in wedding planning and taking up some groom responsibilities are finding that it can be a lot of fun and a great way to tackle one of the first big … Read More

Pets at Your Wedding – Unleash the Love

If your animal is calm and can join the ceremony, maybe you can see them walking down the aisle dressed in a bow-tie or adorned with a garland of flowers. Maybe your pet would be … Read More

The Big Day: Grooms Sport Their Style – 2019

What you wear on your wedding day is a reflection of your own unique style – so it makes sense to put some thought into what you and your groomsmen are sporting on your special … Read More

Wedding Trends 2019 Report

To paraphrase Bob Dylan, it’s not only the times, but the trends that are also a’changin’. For the upcoming wedding season, changes in accessories for wedding dresses, signage, stationary, and the layout of your food … Read More

Leave It To The Wedding Planners 2019

After just a few weeks of attempting to go it alone – the trials and tribulations of booking vendors, searching for the perfect venue, choosing every element of the décor for the ceremony and reception – you realize planning a wedding is time consuming and frequently frustrating. Even a bride who is ultra-organized, has an impressive knack for decorating, and knows just what she wants can falter under the sheer number of decisions, causing her to throw up a white flag and shout, “Bring in the professionals!”

Pop The Cork: Wedding Reception Bar Ideas & Basics for 2019

Main photo by Sarah D’Ambra Photography Planning your wedding reception doesn’t have to be stressful, but approaching it with a sense of fun can make a huge difference. But even with all the excitement of … Read More

Wedding Day Setbacks 2019

If excessive wedding planning ensured that nothing would go wrong on the big day, then many weddings would go off without a hitch. The truth is that doesn’t happen too often. It’s best to get … Read More

Living Coral: Pantone Color of the Year 2019

The story, it is said, is in the details. This is true when writing a short story, an article, or a blog. But this is especially true when telling the story of your wedding, on … Read More

Wedding Hashtags 2018 – Finding Your Perfectly Unique Presence

A favorite part of every wedding has to be the photos; sometimes, a cherished picture may not come from your professional photographer, but a candid shot by a guest on their cell phone. And, of … Read More

Real Wedding: Keaten & Luke

Ceremony/Reception: The First Colony Inn | Coordinator: Milly Ward Photographer: Lori Douglas Photography Accommodations: The First Colony Inn | Catering: Tom Thumb Cookouts Cake: Zen Pops | Flowers: Bells & Whistles Rentals: Metro Rentals | Tent Decorator: … Read More

Gifting Experiences: Navigating The Honeypot Trend

Do you already own decorative hand towels, fancy party dishware, and comfortable linens? Are you looking for another way to guide generous wedding guests in their gift giving? If so, you may consider doing a “honey … Read More

Real Wedding: Christina & Aaron

Location & Accommodations: Pine Island Lodge | Attire: Sottero & Midgley Photography: Sarah Keenan Creative Beauty & Spa: Lovie’s Salon | Catering: Metropolis Rentals: Ocean Atlantic Rentals | Officiant: Brian Collier Music: Andy Begina (Ceremony); … Read More

Real Wedding: Remy & Eli

Ceremony: Our Lady of the Seas | Reception: Koru Village Beach Klub Planner: The Proper Setting | Photographer: Hope Taylor Photography Officiant: Father Pat, Our Lady of the Seas Catering: Steamers; Late night Pizza: Cosmo’s … Read More

Real Wedding: Michele & Kevin

Ceremony/Reception: Sanderling Resort | Planner: Davis Walker Photographer: Daniel Pullen Photography Officiant: Reverend Jay Bowman | Catering: Sanderling Resort Cake: Just Desserts | Flowers: Sugar Snap Events Hair & Makeup: Glimmer | Spray Tan: Artistic … Read More

Sand & Sea, You & Me

Main Photo by Julie Dreelin Imagine yourself looking around at the sun, the sand, and the sea. To your right and left, there are family and friends. In front of you, you can see your … Read More

Greenery: Pantone Color of the Year 2017

Greenery is a powerful foundation upon which to build your life.  Founded in 1963, Pantone ®, a world-renowned authority on announcing the latest trends in color, can provide an excellent starting point for designing for future. … Read More

Welcome To Our Wedding…Please Unplug

Unplugged Wedding Ceremony: You’ve searched for and hired the perfect wedding photographer to capture those special moments of your big day, and you certainly want them to be able to do their job. After all, … Read More

A Wedding In Bloom

OBX Florists – Today’s flower trends are as diverse as a wildflower bouquet and are constantly evolving. You may be leaning toward the traditional and romantic, or a chic and trendy floral motif. Whatever your … Read More

Welcome The Kids Carefully

Kids in weddings: Children can add so much more to a dream wedding than just their usual roles as flower girls or ring bearers. Their youthful ebullience and appreciation for time-honored rituals make them naturals … Read More

Create The #PerfectWeddingHashtag

In today’s digital age, there’s no denying that the hashtag has become commonplace in the world of social media. Formerly known as the “pound sign,” the most popular platform for using hashtags is Instagram, which … Read More

Make it Yours

Weddings are rife with wedding traditions and expectations. When it comes to planning your own wedding, you and your spouse-to-be may find joy in perpetuating those traditions or participating in a ritual that has been … Read More

Keeping the Beat

Long after the honeymoon pictures are stored away, brides and grooms will remember the songs that played at their wedding. The same music, heard later, can evoke the joy of the ceremony, remind the couple … Read More

Confection Perfection

For many couples, wedding cakes are the centerpiece of their reception. If you don’t already have a clear idea of what you want your wedding confection to look and taste like, you can draw inspiration … Read More