The Seashell Ceremony For Your Outer Banks Wedding

06 Jun
June 6, 2016

So you have decided to have your wedding on one of the beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks, and you are looking for a unique way to make your wedding special. The seashell ceremony component is a great choice for couples who want an unforgettable wedding experience in a natural setting.

Adding the shell ceremony gives your cherished family and friends a way to participate in your union rather than just witnessing it. I like to describe it as the Outer Banks version of “throwing a penny in the wishing well” but the pennies are seashells and the wishing well is the great Atlantic Ocean. Read more →

Traci and Todd’s Outer Banks Wedding – Sand Ceremony

30 Mar
March 30, 2016

I would like to share with you a recent wedding I had the honor to officiate. Traci and Todd’s Outer Banks Wedding took place in beautiful Kitty Hawk and featured the Unity Sand Ceremony.

As you can see, the Sand Ceremony has Read more →

Last Minute To Dos Before The I Dos

29 Jan
January 29, 2016

After all the months of planning, it all comes down to one big day. Waking up on the morning of your wedding day and realizing you are about to marry the love of your life is precious, thrilling and a touch overwhelming. But, before you walk down the aisle, there are a few more things to tick off your list. To make the most of your wedding day, don’t forget to add these last minute items to your wedding day schedule. Read more →

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 Weddings Are Wheelchair Friendly

29 Mar
March 29, 2013

Have you dreamed about having your wedding on the beach but thought it couldn’t happen because you or someone you love and want to have at your wedding has a disability? Well your beach wedding dream can still come true! Read more →

“Tying The Knot” – A Rope Ceremony For Your Outer Banks Wedding

07 Nov
November 7, 2012

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 →

How To – The Perfect Marriage Proposal INFOGRAPHIC

30 Aug
August 30, 2012

Feeling nervous about popping the big question? It seems like everyone has advice on how to propose, but no one can agree on the best way to do it.

Such an important event definitely requires advice from experts, and my friends at Brilliance have some great tips to help you pull of the perfect marriage proposal. Read more →

Avoid a Wind Blown Beach Ceremony

08 Jun
June 8, 2012

Getting married on the beach makes for a grand ceremony. It’s a beautiful backdrop, and it’ll save you a few bucks on the venue. But with that being said, being married on the beach isn’t quite the same as getting married in the church. We’ve already discussed the dangers of losing your wedding ring in the sand previously. Now we want to mention one of the more prominent features of the Outer Banks.

Any Way You Want It

When getting married on the beach, take into consideration the direction of the wind. Tradition says that the bride should stand on the left and the groom on the right, but if the wind is blowing the bride’s hair into her face and her vail is slapping the groom’s face, there will be no good pictures during the ceremony! The answer – switch sides! It really is okay! After all, you have already broken “tradition” by getting married on the beach – the place where YOU wanted to be married.

Tradition is grand, but awesome wedding photos are more important than which side your standing on. And there’s not much you can do about the wind. It’s what brought the Wright Brothers here, and is a constant part of life on the Outer Banks, so you learn to cope with it. Besides, a nice breeze will keep you and your guests cool, and make for a pleasant ceremony!

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Ring In A Box, Not In The Sand – Important OBX Ceremony Tip

24 May
May 24, 2012

Having your ceremony on the beach makes for a beautiful wedding. There are few more romantic settings than the seaside. while you may have everything scheduled and planned out, make sure you take the little things into account so you don’t have any accidental blunders on your big day. Believe it or not, one of the biggest things you need to watch out for is your wedding ring!

A Ring On Your Finger

If you are getting married on the beach, always leave your rings in their boxes until you are putting them on your finger. Another officiant told me about an incident during the ceremony when the groomsmen and best man decided to get a little cute during the ceremony passing the bride’s ring down the line. Unfortunately, the ring got dropped into the sand on the beach and took almost 20 Pokies minutes to find, upsetting the bride. Another time, the best man was just taking the ring out of his pocket and dropped it in the sand. The lesson learned: If you are getting married on the beach, either leave the rings in their boxes or bring a metal detector to the ceremony.

OBX Wedding Officiant

It can help to have some local wedding vendors on hand to see you through the big day. There are few unique situations that someone hasn’t seen before, and having that know how on your side can save you from any embarrassing mishaps. For a local Outer Banks wedding officiant you can rely on, fill out the contact form on the site and I’ll get right back to you! And don’t forget, I’m still giving away one free service every month, so make sure you sign up now!

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