From the Bride...Matt & I met each other in high school and were mostly acquaintances with one thing in common: the same birthday! I tracked Matt down ten years after high school, only to fall madly in love with him at first sight!
We chose the The Sanderling Inn in Duck, North Carolina for our wedding because we both have a love for all things beachy; warm weather, sand, sun and more. My family and I grew up vacationing in the Outer Banks, and I introduced Matt to OBX shortly after we started dating.
Our ceremony was on the Beach Deck with beautiful dunes of beach grass and sand in the background. I wanted a simple elegance for the ceremony and Sugar Snap Events helped me add those little touches. Matt and the wedding party processed from the hotel, and I surprised guests by processing from the beach! It was an amazing entrance recommended by our fantastic wedding coordinator at the Sanderling Inn.
Our guests enjoyed cocktail hour with our specialty drink of the night, “Alle-tini’s.” We were dubbed “celebrity super-couple, The Alle-tini’s (Allen & Morettini),” after our engagement in Napa Valley by our close California friends! So, we thought it only fitting to concoct a drink with some of our favorite ingredients, champagne and peach puree!
The Soundside Pavilion provided an amazing escape to an ideal beach wedding. Sugar Snap Event brought my ideas and visions to life with white garden roses, white spider mums and garland as my table centerpieces, which Morrissey Photo did an amazing job of capturing! We kept a crisp white look throughout the tent, and as the sun set, the candles and twinkle lights on the gazebo created an elegant ambiance to finish out the night!
Wedding Photography: Morrissey Photo / Flowers: Sugar Snap Events / Event Planning: Meghan Allen Events / Ceremony + Reception Location + Catering: The Sanderling Inn / Invitations: Emily Ullo Steigler / Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade / Wedding Dress + Belts: J.Crew / Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale / Flower Girl Dress: J.Crew / M&M Monogram, Flower Girl Flower Basket + Table Numbers: My Primitive Boutique