"Let's face it, planning a wedding can be overwhelming. Couples are bombarded by countless images per second and an endless barrage of questions and advice. How can you sift through the noise and find your own voice? Easy: hire a local Outer Banks wedding specialist and let them help you make your wedding day a reflection of you." - Kerri Catino Nason, The Proper Setting
The Outer Banks itself is a unique backdrop for your special day. Whether it's an event home, a tented wedding on the sound, a pier over the ocean, a gorgeous garden, vineyard, golf course, or an intimate inn, start by choosing a place that sets the tone. If you are having trouble deciding, hire a wedding planner to help with venue and vendor selection.
Duck Woods Country Club | Courtney Hathaway Photography
Details + Décor
Once your venue is chosen, move to your paper details and décor. There are OBWA vendors that can help you showcase your personal style with customized designs, like HLR Designs and incredible florists.
Ryan & Rach Photography | HLR Designs
When it comes to your ceremony, step away from the standard and traditional service. All of our officiants are happy to create something unique and special for you. Seeking more flair? Add a special dove release with When Doves Fly to commemorate new beginnings. Hire a musician who can cater to your tastes. Whether it's a violin, guitar, or quartet playing your favorite song, we have all of this to offer!
There are endless ways to customize your reception: the flower arrangements and tablescapes; unique and specialty drinks; catering that showcases your favorite cuisine; a DJ that can spin your old favorites. Consider a personalized banner flyover with OBX Airplanes, or grand entrances or exits with Corolla Trolley or Island Limousine. Have these moments captured from start to finish with a videographer who can create a visually dynamic film to help you relive it.
As you begin to consider your time leading up to or after your wedding day, plan something fun and memorable for your family and friends. Whether it's a personal sunrise yoga session on the beach with Gentle Ocean Yoga, dune buggie rentals with Buggin Out, charter fishing trips, kayak tours, ropes course adventures, airplane tours, and even fun yoga/hoop/pole fitness sessions with your bridal party!
Beauty & Spa
If being pampered is more your style, consider a spa for some pre-wedding primping. Hair and makeup artists can help you add a personal style to your special day.
Make sure seniors and children are taken care of with our reliable and experienced members who are glad to help! Outer Banks Home Care provides quality in-home assistance for seniors and Robbin's Nest Sitting Services, with over 25 years experience, offers child care for your wedding events.
Insure Your Event
As much as we hate to admit it, things can go wrong. Crazy weather events, a damaged gown, or sickness and injury are all things no one plans for, and that's why having event insurance with First Flight Insurance Group should be considered. FFIG can help prepare a policy that is unique to you and your scenario. Read more on Wedding Insurance 101 here.
This is a featured article in the 2017 Outer Banks Weddings Magazine. Request your complimentary copy here, or join us at the OBX Wedding Fest on August 27th to receive a copy (and issues of The Knot + Southern Bride & Groom!).
Cover Photo: Sarah D'Ambra Photography
The Outer Banks is one of the most popular destination wedding locations in the country. The Outer Banks Wedding Association (OBWA) provides informative resources and access to nearly 300 local, passionate, and reliable wedding professionals on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. For 25 years, OBWA has proudly represented a carefully curated group of vendors whose businesses are driven by their love for our coast, the wedding industry, and relationships with their fellow professionals located in Dare, Currituck and Hyde counties.