Join Me For The Wedding Association’s Bridal Mixers At Kelly’s

19 Apr
April 19, 2015

The Outer Banks Wedding Association is having a “Bridal Mixers” wedding event at Kelly’s Restaurant on Wednesday, May 6th. This will be a great time to meet some of the top wedding vendors on the beach. Read more →

Outer Banks Wedding Guide’s Vendor Of The Month!

07 Apr
April 7, 2015


I am excited to announce that the Outer Banks Wedding Guide has chosen me as the Vendor of the Month for April!

Please check out the article at Outer Banks Wedding Officiant of the Month and see what they have to say. Hint: it is quite flattering!

Melissa L. From Orlando, Florida Is January’s Winner Of A Free Wedding Ceremony

05 Feb
February 5, 2015

Melissa L. from Orlando, Florida is the lucky winner of a free Outer Banks wedding ceremony for January 2015 Read more →

Christina R. From Grove City, PA Is September’s Free Ceremony Winner

09 Sep
September 9, 2014

September’s lucky winner of a free Outer Banks wedding ceremony is Christina from Grove City, PA! Read more →

Kelly M. From Western NC Is April’s Free Ceremony Winner

07 May
May 7, 2014

Kelly M. From Western NC is April’s lucky recipient of a free wedding ceremony on the Outer Banks Read more →

Patricia M. From Craigsville, VA Is The Winner Of February’s Free Ceremony

08 Feb
February 8, 2014

Patricia M. from Craigsville, VA is the lucky winner of a free wedding ceremony on the Outer Banks Read more →

Lisa S. from Philadelphia Is October’s Winner Of A Free Wedding Ceremony

25 Oct
October 25, 2013

Lisa S. from Philadelphia is the lucky winner of a free wedding ceremony on the Outer Banks Read more →

Our March Contest Winner is Nancy H. from Virginia

04 Apr
April 4, 2013

Nancy H. from Virginia is our February/March’s winner of a free wedding ceremony Read more →

January’s Winner Of A Free Wedding Ceremony Is Bethany Y. from Greensboro, NC

05 Feb
February 5, 2013

Bethany Y. from Greensboro, North Carolina is December/January’s winner of a free wedding ceremony Read more →

Tiffany and Shawn’s Beautiful Outer Banks Wedding [VIDEO]

28 Jan
January 28, 2013

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.

Contact me, your Outer Banks Wedding Minister, to discuss your ideas for a prefect Outer Banks Wedding!

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