2015 Outer Banks Bride Magazine: Nautical Nuptials
If there's one thing we love, it's a romance that blossomed on the Outer Banks. Rachel and Drew vacationed on the sandbar for years, and when they got engaged it was only fitting to say "I do" here too! From booking local vendors at our annual Wedding Weekend to incorporating fishing poles in replace of a traditional arbor, everything about their wedding was drawn from local inspiration. Courtney Hathaway Photography captured all the nautical, timeless details that made this duo's big day so magical.
Rachel and Drew's Story:
Wedding Date: September 25, 2014 Color Palette: Navy and Hot Pink
How He Asked: While on vacation in Rodanthe, Rachel was watching the ebb and flow of the ocean and Drew was fishing. He frantically ran upstairs to where Rachel was sitting and told her she had to come to the beach to see something. As soon as her toes hit the ground, Rachel saw "Will you Marry Me?" written in the sand.
Favorite Wedding Memories: "After the ceremony and the pictures on the beach, the whole bridal party was walking up off the beach to be announced," recalls Rachel. "It was so magical to come up the stairs off the beach with everyone and see our house lite up in hot pink. I loved seeing our vision come together!"
Advice For Future Couples Tying The Knot: "Come up with a theme or decision and stick with it. When planning gets hectic, remember you are doing this to spend the rest of your lives together."
Photographer: Courtney Hathaway Photography | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Best of My Love by Village Realty | Officiant: Carolina Wedding Company | Floral Designer: Flower Girls | Caterer: Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar | Musician: SOULone| Beauty & Spa: Hairoics | Photo Booth: Nags Head Photo Booths | Equipment Rentals: Ocean Atlantic Event Rentals | Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting Design | Guest Book: A2Z Letter Art Photography | Specialty Services: Beer Nanny The Outer Banks is one of the most popular coastal wedding destinations in the country, and the Outer Banks Wedding Association is the premiere service organization for wedding professionals located in Currituck, Dare, and Hyde counties. With approximately 300 members strong, our organization offers the best resources to brides and those planning events in the Outer Banks. Known for it's popular Outer Banks Bride Magazine and destination wedding inspiration, the Outer Banks Wedding Associations boasts local and national recognition.