Outer Banks Wedding Venues 2020: A Place By The Sea

You already know that the Outer Banks will provide the most splendid backdrop for what will be the happiest, most romantic day of your lives. Whether you have your ceremony on the beach at sunrise, … Read More

Best Doggone Day Ever

Including Your Pets in Your Wedding Successfully including pets in weddings is one of the cutest things you can do. But they’re not just your pets. They’re full-fledged family members, and they’re probably a lot ... Read More

Flowers to Get Excited About

Flower arrangements at a wedding can elevate even the simplest space. Whether your Outer Banks wedding will be surfside casual or Sanderling spectacular, your flowers will certainly be of the utmost importance. Some prefer designs … Read More

Wedding Cakes: Trends & Tastings 2020

Do you have a vision of the perfect wedding cake? Are your taste buds ready to go dancing? This is not the time to worry about carbs, so free yourself of that notion. Before you ... Read More

Leave It To The Wedding Planners 2020

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!”

I’ll Drink To That: 2020 Bar Basics For Your Wedding Reception

Couples can spend endless hours designing an unforgettable wedding day. How much alcohol they serve at the reception, though, can help determine how many guests actually remember everything that happened between “You may kiss the ... Read More

Let The Music Move You

Left: Katiedid. Middle: Pullen Weddings. Right: Outer Banks Productions Music is uniquely human, and our most personal and universal expression. Getting married is the most joyous occasion where music can express a couple’s intertwined love ... Read More

Kids Bring Out the Smiles

There is no doubt about it, children are wonderful! Little ones are so sweet and tend to sprinkle their joy and excitement for life all around them. The different roles that children can play in … Read More

Wedding Day Dilemmas

What you can actually do about wedding day mishaps Your big day is finally here, and you’re anxiously awaiting to see just how the years, months, weeks, and days of planning will all pull together. … Read More

Wedding Catering Tips 2020: The Outer Banks Way

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.

Bride Beauty Tips of 2020

From the perfect dress and shoes to the music, food and guest list, there is no shortage of things to plan for your wedding day. Of course, looking your best is typically at the forefront … Read More

Maid For Each Other

Long before women were quoting the movie Bridesmaids and way before Pinterest worthy gowns, bridesmaids were a big part of weddings. With some debate, the history of bridesmaids can be dated back to Biblical times.

Setting The Stage 2020 – 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

Focus On Wedding Photography 2020

The Right Wedding Photographer For You Unlike the work of your other wedding vendors (venue, music, flower arrangements, cake, etc), photographs aren’t things you can hear, smell, taste or even see at first. You don’t ... Read More

Groom’s Guide to Wedding Planning 2020

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.

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

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

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 – 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

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