Women are expected to dream of their wedding day, from the time they are little girls till the day they actually say ‘I do.’ However, when it comes to men, there’s no expectation for them to dream about a beautiful lady in a white dress walking down the aisle towards them or about the elegantly-decorated cake he’ll cut with his future-wife.
September usually provides perfect weather for a wedding on the Outer Banks. Tiffany and Shawn wholeheartedly agreed! So they rented a nice house on the ocean, invited a few family and friends, and drove down from Pennsylvania last September. They chose the beach in front of their rental house in Corolla as the ideal setting to say their vows. But as everyone knows, when you plan a wedding out in nature, there is always one thing you have no control over – the weather!
Whenever I perform a wedding on the beach I always discuss with the couple ahead of time the possibility that the wind direction may not be favorable to the traditional positioning of the bride and groom at the altar. On Tiffany and Shawn’s day, we were blessed to have the sun shining on us, but it was quite windy.
One thing I do to help make sure the bride is showing her best side is, if the wind direction dictates, “flip” the bride’s position at the altar.You can see in the video that I had Tiffany stand opposite of the traditional “bride stands on the left.” This way the bride’s hair is not blowing in her face, her gown is flowing behind her, and the photographer can get great shots of our gorgeous bride.
You might also notice at the ceremony location I have placed a throw blanket in the sand. Why? Because there are few things worse than having one or both of the rings accidentally drop into the sand during the ring exchange! If a ring drops onto the sand, the sand immediately envelops the ring making it almost impossible to find unless you happen to have a metal detector handy. So I always use my “security blanket” for a beach wedding.
It’s the little details that can make a big difference in the wonderful memories created by the ceremony. I was honored to be part of Shawn and Tiffany’s wedding day and happy to have provided some special touches to make sure that the only hitch in the ceremony is when I pronounced them husband and wife.
As the holidays approach and the weather grows colder by the day, ladies will be wondering what that special guy has in store for them. Gents – flowers, no matter the season, are always well received and loved by the ladies. Roses are nice (especially for an Outer Banks Wedding) but more points are scored for the man who uses his creativity and color palate to devise a bouquet worth swooning over. This winter season there Read more →
October is such a beautiful time of year for a wedding on the Outer Banks. And last month’s wedding for Samantha and Jon had perfect weather for a beach wedding: bright sun, low wind, just beautiful! But this wedding had something special.
While working with Samantha to develop her ceremony Read more →
Our lucky bride for the month of September is from Craven County, North Carolina. William Craven himself, 1st Earl of Craven, couldnt be prouder of this amazing accomplishment. Located about 3 hours from the Outer Banks, Craven County is home to approximately 100,000 residents, many of which can be seen embellishing our beaches during the summer.
Lady Natasha J will receive the services of our own charge to perform her vow renewal ceremony! Natasha J and her soulmate will be celebrating their 10th anniversary.
Congratulations to Natasha and her Husband!
The same way Rachel F was August’s lucky bride and was extremely happy for it, we want to congratulate Natasha J and wish her many more years of happiness!
Stay tuned for news, and feel free to leave any questions you may have in the comment section.
Let’s say you have decided to propose and intend to choose the engagement ring without letting your future fiancé know because you want the proposal to be a complete surprise. You will have to do a little work to make sure everything happens the way you dream of.
The first thing you need to know is your future wife’s preference in jewelry. Perhaps she has dropped hints along the way, expressing her preferences in ring styles. In an emergency you can ask one of her friends. Read more →
I believe that my Fiance’ and I Viagra 100mg should win a free ceremony because we are coming all the way in from Sanford to get married on the outer banks. We both think that it is the most beautiful beach in North Carolina and would love to have our FOREVER moment there.
Well, Rachel, congratulations! And to all of the other brides that submitted entries, fret not. You may still have a chance!