If you think planning a wedding in three months means you'll sacrifice elegance, personalized touches and style, then Caroline and Brian's grande affair will be a game changer! Due to her father's illness, the two moved the wedding one year earlier than scheduled and designed a day that was the epitome of the "best day ever" in three months. Renee Landry Events confettied their Pavilion at Pirate's Cove reception in blush blooms, with black and white stripes contrasting against gilded details to embellish the large venue. Lori Douglas Photography captured all the raw love and magic that surrounded the entire day, and we're bursting with excitement to share more from their 2016 Outer Banks Bride Magazine feature!
From the Couple...
How He Asked: "The engagement was a complete surprise, although he had been planning it for months! Brian had always teased me that the day he would pop the question would be July 4, 2015. On Sunday, November 2, 2014 we decied to go on an early morning cruise down. It was freezing and windy that morning, but he insisted on getting out of the truck and going on a walk. Out of nowhere, he turned to me and said, "Do you know what today is?" And then, he paused briefly and said "Today is July 4, 2015." Before I knew what was happening, he had gotten down on one knee and asked me to marry him! I was in complete shock at what was happening, and didn't even say anything at first...he had to ask me again!"
Why They Chose the Outer Banks: "Caroline was born and raised in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina!"
Wedding Inspiration: "The design inspiration was Kate Spade inspired! Our theme was black and white - specifically black and white stripes with touches of gold glitter and sequins and blush-colored floral arrangements. We wanted a more classic look and feel for our wedding. On a side note on inspiration, our wedding was planned in three months! We found out in April that my father, Lou, was diagnosed with cancer so we moved the wedding up a year, August 2016 to July 2015. Lou's ultimate goal during his battle with cancer was to walk me down the aisle, and if possible, the father-daughter dance would be the icing on the cake. He did both!"
Favorite Wedding Memories: "My father reaching his goals of walking me down the aisle and our father-daughter dance. Also, seeing the venue for the first time when Brian and I were introduced. My mom was the mastermind behind the design and planning, so everything was a complete surprise for Brian and I!"
Photographer: Lori Douglas Photography | Reception Site: The Pavilion at Pirate's Cove | Floral & Decor: Renee Landry Events | Caterer: Kelly's Restaurant | Cakes & Confections: Just Desserts | DJ: DJ Bruce "I Do" Entertainment & DJ | Equipment Rentals: Metro Rental | Transportation: Corolla Trolley Services | Accommodations: Pirate's Cove Realty
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 Association boasts local and national recognition.