We were able to work with Samantha for her bridal portrait session last night. The weather was looking a bit grim but we changed locations to avoid the rain and wound up with an amazing sky instead! Here is a sneak peek of Samantha’s session. In the end the clouds moved in. It only made the session more beautiful!

 

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It was the perfect day. We started our day with a first look of the bride and groom on the docks by the salon. Stephen got to see his stunning bride before the big day went into full swing. As I took pictures of the bride and groom with their bridal party and some romantic pictures on the dock Doug was able to get some beautiful images of the reception and ceremony site. It is always good to make sure that everything is already set up before your photographer arrives. This is so important if you want pictures of the room as well as the tables and details. It is also important that the ceremony site be set up  before guests start arriving if want to make sure your photographer gets this important shot.
After the portraits the bridal party freshens up while we headed to the ceremony site to get pictures of the guests arriving. After the ceremony we headed to the beach for family photos and a few more bridal party and romantic shots while Doug photographed the cocktail hour details and guests. After our session on the beach we walked over to a little dock to the south of the Sanderling where our couple and bridal party boarded a boat to get to the gazebo on the sound side. It allowed the bride and groom to enter from the sound side into the pavilion for their introductions.The rest of the night was topped off with great food, fun and a lot of dancing!

Vendors:
Ceremony Location: Sanderling Resort The Event Lawn
Reception Location: Sanderling Resort The Pavilion
Hair & Make-up: Sanderling Salon/Spa
Officiant: Rev. Jay Bowman
Outer Banks Photographers: Outer Banks Productions, Michelle & Douglas Haber
Videography: DJ Professionals, George Wainwright
Florist: Sugar Snap Events, Shirley Cook
Cake: Icing on the Cake, Argyles
Reception Music: DJ Professionals, George Wainwright,
Linens: BBJ
Dance Floor: Sanderling
Photo Booth: DJ Professionals, George Wainwright

Our bride shared some information about their special day. See what she wrote.

I am from Pittsburgh, PA and Stephen is from Topsail Island, NC.  We are currently living in Alexandria, Va.
Stephen works for PEPCO Electrical Company and I work for the federal government.
We met at a local establishment in San Francisco where we used to live.  Stephen asked me to marry him on top of the Marin Headlands overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge near where we lived.  It is a beautiful view of the city.
We chose the Outer Banks for our wedding because Stephen is from North Carolina and loves the beach and I visited the Outer Banks a few years back and really enjoyed it there.
Our colors were tan, violet, mint, and yellow. I got my dress at a small dress boutique in Walnut Creek, CA.
My favorite part of the day was seeing how happy my parents were and spending time with friends and family.
It was easy to plan a destination wedding.  The hardest part was the hotel and sleep accommodations for guests.  Destination weddings can get very pricey and you typically need to book rooms in advance which most people don’t like to do.
The best part of a destination wedding is that I got to be at the beach for an entire week.  The wedding goes by so fast, so it was great to get a beach house with my bridesmaids and spend time with them before and after the wedding.
I also took pictures with the bridal party and had a “first look” before the wedding which I liked because it helped move things along between the wedding and reception.  Our dinner service was served early which I also think is important because it allows more time for dancing.  It was also very convenient that you could just walk from the ceremony to the reception.
I wouldn’t have changed anything about our wedding day.
Dana & Stephen

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Wishing everyone a wonderful and peace filled Easter from Outer Banks Productions!

 

Resurrection Day 2016

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We had the honor and privilege to work with some of the Navy’s finest at a beautiful Outer Banks Christmas wedding. The day started out with Michelle photographing the bride getting ready and getting some pre-ceremony portraits. Doug worked with getting some fun pre-ceremony portraits with the groomsmen. This took a lot stress off the portrait session after the ceremony. As we finished up with the couple we were able to have enough time to get detail shots and photos of the guests arriving to the ceremony. Since we had a rainy and very windy day all the portraits were shot inside except for a few on the covered deck of the pool house (in between the rain) during the getting ready session. Shooting inside didn’t matter because The Black Stallion event home is GORGEOUS!
The ceremony took place in front of the fireplace. This area is so beautiful that we shot the family portraits and bridal party portraits here too. Since this was a Christmas wedding we were able to get some romantic images of the bride and groom in front of the Christmas tree.

The reception started with some great food from Basnight’s Lone Cedar. They provided a delicious buffet. After the traditional events George Wainwright with Coastal DJ and Video kept the guests dancing non-stop. Friends and family were not afraid to celebrate and have a good time.
I love that the bride and groom were so carefree on the wedding day.  They had a wonderful day filled with fun, family, friends and lots of love. Every wedding day should be this wonderful!

Wedding Vendors
Photographer: Outer Banks Productions Photography and Video
Ceremony and Reception: The Black Stallion Event Home Twiddy Realty
Officiant: Family Friend
DJ: Coastal DJ and Video- George Wainwright
Florist: Harris Teeter John Turner
Cake: Maid of honor made the cake
Catering: Basnights Lone Cedar Cafe- Victoria
Beauty and Spa: Glimmer Hair and Makeup- Mollie White
Equipment Rental: Ocean Atlantic Rentals
Dress: Waters Too

From the Bride
Bride: Sara
Groom: Carson
What do we do: Sara and Carson are both officers in the Navy. Carson is a Naval Flight officer and flies the P-8A and Sara is a helicopter pilot and flies the MH60R.

A little about us:
Carson and Sara were both raised in the South. Carson is from Calhoun, Georgia, a small town north of Atlanta. He is one of six kids. Carson enlisted in the Navy after high school and a few years later picked up an officer package and was accepted to the Naval Academy where he met Sara.
Sara was raised in Clearwater, Florida. She has one sister. She attended the Naval Academy to pursue college sailing. Carson and Sara met sophomore year at the Academy in Ethics class and have been together ever since. After graduation they moved to Pensacola, FL together for flight training. Two years later they moved to Jacksonville,FL to continue training. They reside in Jacksonville today.

Engagement story:
Carson and Sara were on scalloping in the Gulf of Mexico, a tradition that they do with Sara’s family each summer. After a long day of snorkeling and diving for scallops. Carson was waiting under the water with a sign that said Sara, will you marry me? She said yes and the planning began.

Wedding location:
We chose the outer banks because we had visited before for Christmas and loved it. After we saw the Black Stallion, we knew it would be the perfect place for a Christmas wedding. The Christmas time worked well with our schedules but we also thought it was a good opportunity to bring both families together for the holidays.

Wedding theme/decor:
With the wedding three days before Christmas, it was a Christmas theme. Colors were gold holiday decor. Flowers were white with greenery, with red and gold berries. We also se poinsettias to decorate.

Dress:
My dress was by Waters Too. I wanted something that was not strapless.

Favorite part of the day:
The First Dance was the favorite part of the day. We took dancing lessons. My uncle played our first dance on the guitar and sang the song. It turned out perfect and was a really special moment.

Tips to make the wedding easier:
I would have worried less about small details. Nobody will notice them anyway.

About my day:
I spent all morning getting ready with my bridesmaids and then got dressed and went to the wedding. It was a great day.

Extra:
It was the perfect wedding and everything we dreamed of. It did rain and things didn’t go as planned but we were flexible and went with it and it turned out perfect. We are so happy and so excited for whats in store for our future. We spend a lot of time apart from each other, both deploying and away for the Navy. So we really value our time together and time with our families. Being able to bring our families together for an entire week to celebrate our wedding as well as Christmas was so much fun and everything we wanted and more. The event homes at the outer banks are such a great idea. It took the rush of the wedding and only getting to spend time with people who travel so far away to attend.

 

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