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As Outer Banks wedding photographers, we get so excited when someone says they want to trash the dress. Not many brides do it. When they do, we enjoy every minute of it! We will come to your location. If you don’t have a location, there are plenty to choose from.

Please check out our last blog post on this super awesome and super fun couple. They had their wedding and their trash the dress session all in one week. Don’t be afraid to talk to your photographer about bringing some key elements of who you are with you to your session. That could be a family portrait, wedding, engagement or trash the dress session. It can make for a lot of fun during and after your session.

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Megan and Thomas had the perfect wedding day. The ceremony and reception was held at the Currituck Club. The ceremony took place on the sound and the reception was outside in the outdoor reception area.  There were so many family and friends and vendors that made their day wonderful!

Venue Ceremony & Reception: Currituck Club Corolla, NC Torey Ossman, events director
Photography: Outer Banks Productions
DJ: Coastal DJ & Video  George Wainwright
Hair and Makeup: Eden day spa
Trolley: Currituck Club Corolla, NC
Cake: Missy Lamb Cakes
Bridal attire: Davids Bridal
Grooms attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Decorations: DIY
Lighting: DIY

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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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Doug and I worked with a wonderful couple this past fall at The Sanderling. I like to ask our couples how they met. They had such a wonderful story so I asked Kelly to write something up for me.

From Kelly:
Dusty and I were set up by 2 mutual friends.  My boss and one of Dusty’s co-workers thought we would hit it off. Neither one of us happened to be dating anyone at the time so they gave us each others numbers and as they say the rest is history.  After 3 years of dating  we found ourselves saying “I do” in the outer banks 🙂

The day Dusty proposed things didn’t go quite as planned, but of course I had no idea what was coming.
February 13th, 2014 we were “supposed” to head to work, Dusty was going to surprise me with roses and candles when I came home from work and pop the question.  We were then going to go out for drinks to celebrate and our families were all going to be a restaurant near our house where they were going to surprise me!!

However, mother nature had a different plan!!
The night before a huge snowstorm hit us and pretty much shut everything down for the day of the 13th.
Our families were not able to travel due to the weather, so we woke up to a beautiful winter wonderland on February 13th. Neither one of us had to go to work so we bundled up and went out to shovel for a good 2 hours.
We came in around 10 a.m. all sweaty and cold from working hard.  I decided to start baking (which I never do). He asked me to come and sit with him on the couch and said he wanted to give me my Valentine’s day gift early.
Panic set in since we had both said we were not doing gifts for Valentine’s Day!!
Every time I went in and sat down, the timer for the muffins I as baking went off.  I had to re-set it 5 times for 2 more minutes and here the poor guy was trying to ask to marry him.  Haha
Finally I sat on the couch and at the same time he reached in between the couch cushions and pulled out a little black box.  I was expecting earrings or a bracelet.
Sure enough as I opened the box he got down on one knee in front of me and asked me to marry him.
After the shock wore off we ended up spending the day snowed in, calling all of our friends and family. Our neighbors had us over for champagne and we walked in town and any friends that were able to meet us did.  It was the perfect day and I wouldn’t have changed it for anything!! Now every time it snows it reminds of the day we got engaged 🙂

Kelly & Dusty were married at Corolla Chapel by Rev. Jay Bowman. Their Cocktail hour was held on the Event Lawn & their reception took place at The Pavilion at The Sanderling in Duck, NC. The gorgeous decor and flowers were done by Dorothy Heath at Bells & Whistles. The romantic portraits were taken at Whalehead and the sunset shots were taken behind the Pavilion on the sound.

Coordinator: The Sanderling- Alicia Tionione
http://www.sanderling-resort.com
Reception: The Sanderling Pavillion
Caterer: The Sanderling
Ceremony Location: Corolla Chapel
Officiant: Jay Bowman
http://myouterbanksweddings.com
Florist & Decor: Bells & Whistles Dorothy Heath
http://bellsandwhistlesobx.com
Wedding Photography: Outer Banks Productions
Wedding Videography: Outer Banks Productions
outerbanksproductions.com
Musicians: A-town A-List
http://www.samhillbands.com/bands/a-town-a-list/
Transportation: Corolla Trolley
http://corollatrolley.com
Hair & makeup: Bombshell Studio Amber McClanahan 252-619-2244
http://www.bombshellsstudio.com
Cake: Great Cakes
http://greatcakes.net
Rental Homes: ReCooperation Twiddy Realty
www.twiddy.com

 

 

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