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!

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!



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!

An Introduction To This Blog – And The Free Wedding Service Chance!

11 Apr
April 11, 2012

Welcome to my blog!

The person you choose to conduct your ceremony is about to share a very intimate, personal, spiritual moment in your life. It would be my deep heartfelt honor to be the representative of the State of North Carolina to fulfill the legal requirements for your wedding ceremony and assist you in creating the perfect ceremony for you on your special day.

Getting To Know Me

However, choosing such a person is not an easy decision. Your wedding day is all about loving and being loved. The ceremony celebrates love in all its aspects and dimensions; a couple’s love and commitment to one another, as well as the legal union of two lives. As an officiant, I take such responsibilities seriously, and that’s why I’ve decided to keep a blog.

This blog will offer couples the opportunity to see my previous experience, as I write about how I help couples, but also into my personal life – my volunteer work with Parkinson’s Disease and hospice patients, as well as my work as an artist.

It will also offer several lucky couples the chance to receive a free OBX wedding ceremony! Click on the link to learn more about it 😉

An Independent, but Spiritual Officiant

Many people belong to a church and have a minister they wish to perform their wedding ceremony. However, for those who don’t have that affiliation or aren’t from the Outer Banks, an independent professional officiant who represents the state can provide a non-denominational and/or spiritual wedding ceremony that celebrates love, trust, respect, fidelity, honesty and family.

As you prepare the unending details of your wedding, I hope you keep this blog in mind. Its contents will show my spiritual side, as well as my ability to communicate your most unique requests, believes, and values.

Important Info for NC/OBX Weddings

I made sure to include fundamental information about getting married on the Outer Banks, as well as obtaining a NC Marriage license. You’ll also like to see some of the most popular ceremonies on the OBX. Be sure to read those resources attentively, they’re very helpful.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me. I look forward to working with you!

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