2016 Outer Banks Bride Magazine: Aquatic Affair
When it came to planning this nautical-themed wedding, the rustic ambiance of the Hilton Garden Inn's Kitty Hawk Pier was the perfect venue to host Lauren and Hunter's aquatic affair. Our favorite part of their darling wedding was the "message in a bottle" toss during their pier ceremony, officiated by Rev. Jay Bowman! Using the love letters exchanged that morning, they placed the letters in a bottle and tossed it into the ocean during the ceremony. With Kristi Midgette Photography capturing all of the unique, memorable moments of this Outer Banks Bride Magazine feature wedding, we're unlocking more steal-worthy details of this Outer Banks destination wedding.
From the Couple...
How He Asked: "Hunter proposed at a vineyard in Louisa, Virginia. We were out celebrating my birthday and the completion of my teaching license. The next thing I knew, the music stopped and Hunter was down on one knee with a diamond ring tied to a wine glass! In a tasting room full of family and friends, he asked me to marry him."
Why They Chose the Outer Banks: "Hunter and I always dream of having a beach wedding. We visited the Outer Banks and feel in love with its beauty. We both love to fish, so deciding to get married on the pier was perfect for us! We love the rustic feel of Kitty Hawk Pier and knew right away that was the place we were meant to start our forever."
Wedding Inspiration: "We wanted to incorporate a navy and white striped nautical theme, but keep it elegant and classic at the same time. It was all about the details when it came down to planning. I wanted everything to be absolutely breathtaking, and it was!"
Favorite Wedding Memory: "We chose to incorporate a message in a bottle as part of our ceremony. Hunter and I exchanged letters to each other the morning of our wedding, delivered by Hunter's best man. We read each others letters and put them inside the bottle afters to send off to sea. We threw this bottle off the pier into the waves as part of our ceremony. It was a beautiful moment and we can't wait for someone to find that bottle someday!"
Photographer: Kristi Midgette Photography | Ceremony & Reception Site: Hilton Garden Inn | Officiant: Rev. Jay Bowman | Floral & Decor: Sugar Snap Events | Cakes & Confections: Great Cakes! of the Outer Banks | Beauty & Spa: Glimmer Hair and Makeup | Equipment Rentals: I Do OBX Chairs | Specialty Services - Invitations: HLR Designs
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