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

Groom’s Guide to Wedding Planning

Groom responsibilities: Wedding planning can leave some grooms feeling a bit unsure of what their role may be as the big day approaches. From color schemes, menus and wedding invitations to flowers, bouquets and guest … Read More

Making it Official 2018

Above Photo By Matt Lusk Photography It is only a small piece of paper that makes a marriage legal, but there are big implications for not getting the paperwork completed correctly. Did you know that couples … Read More

Bride Beauty tips

You know that you will always take your partner’s breath away regardless of how long you’ve been together – but that doesn’t mean you don’t want to look your very best as you take those … Read More

Food Truck Culture 2018

Outer Banks Food Trucks and Food truck weddings are growing in popularity and for obvious reasons! Food trucks are the perfect way to offer some absolutely delicious food in a perfectly fun way. These trucks … Read More

Catering to your Dreams

Getting married is a serious thing – having a great wedding party is the celebrating part. And a great celebration means feeding your family and friends lots of tasty food and quenching their thirst with … Read More

Pets in Your Wedding – A Doggone Good Wedding Day

Above Photo by: Matt Lusk Our pets play an important role in our lives and what better way to honor them than to have them participate in the big day? Wedding websites and magazines abound … Read More

Planning for Wedding Day Setbacks

You’ve spent months thinking about and planning every excruciating detail of your wedding. You’ve succeeded in artfully incorporating hundreds of starfish into your décor in some unexpected ways. You cajoled your bridesmaids into helping with … 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

Hiring a Wedding Planner

We had everything planned,” says Meghan.  “We were driving from New Jersey on a Thursday and getting our marriage license in Currituck County on our way down. On Saturday, I decided to give the license … Read More

The Perfect Cakes

Cake tasting. Those two words might very well be the two most beautiful words in the English language. No wait. Maybe it’s buttercream frosting. Let’s face it, there are not going to be too many … Read More

The Big Day: Grooms Sport Their Style

It may seem that there isn’t much grooms have control of when it comes to their wedding day, but there is at least one thing…what they choose to wear when it’s time to walk down … Read More

Picking Up The Tab: Wedding Reception Bar Ideas & Basics

Planning your wedding reception can be stressful, especially when you start checking off your “to do list” and see the impact it can have on your wallet. From decorations and menu items to entertainment and … Read More

Outer Banks Wedding Venues: A Wedding In Paradise

It is no surprise that in 2018 the Outer Banks is a top destination for couples who travel from all over the East Coast and Midwest to tie the knot on these beautiful barrier islands. … Read More

Bridal Boutique 2018 by Outer Banks Wedding Guide

Bridal Boutique: Every detail matters when it comes to your wedding day… from the earrings you choose to that dream wedding dress. Whatever detail you decide upon, savor those special moments  as you pour over … Read More

In Living Color: Say It With Flowers

Top Left Photo by Outer Banks Productions Finding the perfect inspiration for wedding flowers can and should be fun, but choosing and coordinating your stems can be a bit overwhelming. There are some easy-to-follow guidelines … 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

Capture The Moments: Choosing the perfect photographer for your big day

Photo by Neil GT Photography Of course you’ll have beautiful memories of your wedding day, but you also want stunning photographs that will evoke those happy memories every time you take out the wedding album. … 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

Celebrate With Kids: Welcoming The Little Ones On Your Wedding Day

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

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

The Soundtrack Of Your Big Day

Main Photo above by Neil GT Photography All you need to know about planning Outer Banks Wedding Music: Long after the honeymoon pictures are stored away, brides and grooms will remember the songs that played … Read More

Wedding Trends 2018 Report

Trends may come and go, but they play an important role when you are planning your wedding day. Whether you decide to go with the latest trend, or stick to your own style, trends can … 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

Beauty and the Bride

Main photo: Daniel Pullen Beauty and the Bride: You’ve invested a lot of time planning for a picture-perfect wedding, so it makes sense that you not only want everything to look beautiful on your special day, … Read More

Planning for Wedding Day Setbacks

Main photo: Lori Douglas Planning for Wedding Day Setbacks: Every couple needs a backup plan – especially when planning a wedding on the Outer Banks. Weather, traffic, and tides are just a few things you’ll … Read More

Your Pets Of Honor

Main photo: Sarah D’Ambra Just as a couple may want to include their children in the wedding ceremony to highlight the joining of two families, a couple with pets may want to have their beloved … Read More

2017 Wedding Trend Report

When it comes to planning the wedding of your dreams, you want to do it right. Knowing the latest wedding trends can help you navigate through all the joys (and stress) of planning your special … Read More

Because Memories Fade

Main photo by Julie Dreelin OBX Wedding Photography: You want to hold on to every moment – every detail – of your wedding day for years to come. And while memories may fade, you can … 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

Some Couples Hire A Wedding Planner…Others Wish They Had

As a regular vacationer on the Outer Banks, Taylor already knew of many favorite landmarks that would make an ideal place for her to tie the knot with her fiancé. Plus, she had a year … 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

Bridal Boutique 2017

Bridal Boutique 2017 – When it’s your time to be the bride, nothing about what you wear as you walk down the aisle should be overlooked. All eyes are on you. So whether you choose … 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

Staging Your Special Day

The natural beauty of the Outer Banks is perhaps the biggest draw for couples as they begin planning their wedding day. From ever-popular seaside ceremonies to nuptials held at historic sites or in the midst … 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