Real Wedding: Pfaff & Kessel

When it comes to booking a wedding on the Outer Banks, one of the most popular wedding destinations in the country aside from the stray locale sporting Elvis ministers and test tube shot toasts, timing is everything.

Bridal Boutique 2022

You’ve planned your wedding. You have the venue, the photographer, the music, the catering, and the dress. Now comes the fun. You get to accessorize. What shoes go with your dress? What jewelry? The accessories can tell the story that you want to tell on your special day.

Confection Affection

Every new wedding season brings with it exciting trends. Of course, the tastiest of trends is wedding cake choices. Mmm! Just the idea is enough to tingle those tastebuds and make your mouth water. Let’s review some of the hottest wedding cake trends for 2022 that can take the cake portion of your special day from boring and traditional to delectable and unforgettable.

Real Wedding: Exley & Warren

The marriage of Sarah and Derek Warren was one long in the works, the kind of on-and-off love story that makes girls hold onto withering prom corsages and boys reconsider perpetual bachelordom.

Planning for Perfection

Today’s wedding planners have educated themselves on best practices and problem-solving techniques to navigate these turbulent times and the ripple effect that has affected the events industry.

Wedding Day Dilemmas – And Actual Solutions! 2022

Your big day has finally arrived, and you are anxiously waiting to see just how the years, months, weeks, and days of planning will all unravel. In your mind, you may be envisioning a problem-free fairytale, but then WHAM! A small dose of reality hits.

Love is in Bloom

There are two contrasts in wedding flower trends for 2022: go big or focus on the more minor details. As the current trend for intimate weddings is likely to continue, couples want to trade up and go all out with their wedding flowers while making every guest feel special even after the pandemic.

Pampering in Progress

You’ve likely been dreaming about this day for a very long time. It’s your one chance to get it right. The hair. The makeup. Your skin. Here are a few tips for Bridal Beauty to ensure your special day is truly special.

Making it Official 2022

Your wedding day is the most romantic day of your life. Don’t let the unnecessary evils of paperwork put a damper on the day. Make sure you and your future spouse are prepared. There are 100 counties in North Carolina and a marriage license can be obtained in any one of them.

Capture the Moment

Weddings! Your engagement ring has as many facets as it makes your choice of a wedding photographer. There are as many photography choices to be dealt with after that selection as there are petals on a bouquet of forget-me-not daisies. So hang on to your veil. It’s going to be a wild ride!

Maid for Each Other

Bridesmaids have long been part of the wedding pomp and circumstance. With some debate, the history of bridesmaids can be dated back to Biblical times when some brides were known to have their maids of the servant variety.

Wedding Trends 2022

Another new wedding season is upon us. That means a different set of trends than what was popular in 2021. But don’t fret, The Wedding Guide to the Outer Banks has assembled exactly what you need to know when it comes to your wedding day.

A Catered Affair: Outer Banks Wedding Catering Tips 2022

At long last, all the courtship is coming to fruition. A year or two years—sometimes less, sometimes more – of dancing around; the ultimate moment is here, and you’re about to get married. There is so much to do, so many decisions to be made.

A Family Affair

Children always have a place at your wedding. They tend to bring out joy and warm feelings in everyone. They can be a ring bearer and flower girl or a junior bridesmaid. No matter the role they play, kids are always a great addition to any wedding.

I’ll Drink To That: 2022 Bar Basics For Your Wedding Reception

Couples have plenty of options for providing alcohol to guests on this special day – including making it a dry ceremony. So is it an open bar, a cash bar, or a DIY affair?

OBX Brides

The past year has been challenging, ballancing being careful and maintaining normalcy. The Wedding Guide to the Outer Banks would like to take a moment to recognize some of those brides who were married in 2021. Congratulations!

They Are Playing Our Song

Wedding music is the heart and soul of the celebration. Therefore, the repertoire for your wedding deserves thoughtful and careful preparation. From the recessional to the last dance, music is the soundtrack of your important day.

Setting the Stage

Everything that draws people to the Outer Banks for a beach vacation – the peace and relative isolation offered by these barrier islands – also poses logistical challenges for couples planning a magical wedding day in Dare County.

Micro Weddings

As wedding planning has evolved during the pandemic, we have seen a lot of changes within the wedding industry. With smaller groups gathering, the micro wedding was born out of necessity.

Real Wedding: Kulp & Harpstrite

While the Outer Banks may be one of the most desirous locales for a destination wedding, for those, who call our long stretches of beach their backyard, this place still offers something as unique as the love stories it hosts.

Outer Banks Wedding Venues 2022: Oh, The Places You Can Go

The Outer Banks, is one of the most picturesque places to celebrate your wedding day. Whether you have your ceremony on the beach at sunrise, the sound at sunset, or under a lighthouse, we have wedding venues that will turn your destination wedding into the one you’ve always dreamed of.

Groom’s Guide to Wedding Planning 2022

Without a doubt, your wedding day is one of the biggest events in your life. To get there requires a lot of forethought and planning between you and your fiancé. Indeed, there are important groom responsibilities. Love, understanding, and compromise should go hand-in-hand (pun intended) into your joint decisions.

Unleash Your Love

To a lot of us, our pets can be more family than, well, actual family. Of course we would want them to take part in our special day. Pet-friendly weddings are more popular than ever before with dogs, cats, and even potbelly pigs playing roles as ring bearers, flower girls, and welcoming hosts.

Outer Banks Wedding Venues 2021: Oh, The Places You Can Go

When it comes to Outer Banks wedding venues, The Outer Banks, without question, is one of the most picturesque places. How better to bring together you, your betrothed, and your respective families on your wedding day?

Making it Official 2021

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 certain things you need to do to ensure yours goes off without a hitch.

A Catered Affair: Outer Banks Wedding Catering Tips 2021

One of the most important decisions is your catering. Before we go any further, all of us at Outer Banks Wedding Guide want to let you know that we have descriptions and photos of wedding catering ideas that will indeed help you in some way.

Maid For Each Other

Bridesmaids have long been part of the wedding pomp and circumstance. With some debate, the history of bridesmaids can be dated back to Biblical times when some brides were known to have their own maids of the servant variety

Wedding Day Dilemmas – And Actual Solutions!

Your big day has finally arrived, and you are anxiously waiting to see just how the years, months, weeks, and days of planning will all unravel. In your mind, you may be envisioning a problem-free fairytale, but then WHAM! A small dose of reality hits.

They’re Playing Our Song

As the wedding party makes their entrance, the music becomes more distinctive, drawing the audience’s attention. Then, with a dramatic change in the music, all eyes move to the bride who is making her grand entrance. It is music that helps amplify the emotion of the ceremony.

The Kids Are Alright!

Children always have a place at your wedding. They tend to bring out joy and warm feelings in everyone. They can be a ring bearer and flower girl or a junior bridesmaid. No matter the role they play, kids are always a great addition to any wedding.

Wedding Cakes: Trends & Tastings 2021

In 2021, wedding cake trends will be driven by intentionality and personality. Luckily, this is not the time to worry about carbs, so free yourself of that notion. Before calling the bakeries or pastry chefs, though, jot down your ideas and explore some options. Then, grab your groom and get ready for the real fun: cake sampling.

Bride Beauty Tips of 2021

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 go just as you’ve always dreamed as you walk down the aisle.

I’ll Drink To That: 2021 Bar Basics For Your Wedding Reception

Couples have plenty of options when it comes to providing alcohol to guests on this special day – including making it a dry ceremony. So is it an open bar, a cash bar, or a ... Read More

Outer Banks Wedding Planning 2021

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!”

Setting The Stage 2021 – Decorating Your Wedding

For many couples, getting married on the Outer Banks is the perfect way to start that perfect new life together. Picture the golden rays of sunlight streaming down as waves lap against the shore; family … Read More

Love Is In Bloom

With everything else you have to think about, choosing your wedding flowers should be the fun part! Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Wedding Trends 2021 Report

Another new wedding season is upon us. That means a different set of trends than what was popular in 2020. But don’t fret, The Wedding Guide to the Outer Banks has assembled exactly what you need to know when it comes to your wedding day.

Is a Micro Wedding right for you?

No doubt about it, these are pretty crazy times. As wedding planning has evolved during the pandemic, we have seen a lot of weddings postponed or scheduled for another date. While some brides and grooms have opted for something else; a micro wedding.

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

The Big Day: Grooms Sport Their Style

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

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

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