It’s official; I’ve now added The Brine And Bottle in the Outerbanks to my list of must tries. A quirky little restaurant with amazing food and a toes in the sand view is the backdrop for this personality driven affair captured by Annamarie Akins Photography. It just goes to show you weddings come in all shapes and sizes and sometimes thinking outside of the box can be so, so good.

Colors
Seasons
Fall
Styles
Coastal

From the Photographer… I am so THRILLED to share this gorgeous, off-beat wedding at the oceanfront with you…Max and Laura chose to get married in the OBX on the beach surrounded by their closest friends and family, and then celebrated their new marriage with a reception at The Brine and Bottle in Nags Head (an awesome, unique little restaurant with a funky, beach vibe that has been featured on the popular Diner’s, Drive-ins, and Dives!). They had originally planned to have their reception at the beach house that they rented, but then fell in love with this little place when they visited it last fall in search of a caterer…And I’m so happy they went with it! The outdoor deck on the water provided the perfect setting for their guests to dance the night away. The bride and groom cut a homemade pie, in leu of a cake and ate it with forks that read “May the Fork be with you”. This wedding proves that being unique and true to yourself can be so amazing!

From the location, to the heart-felt personalized wedding vows (The bride also wrote a vow to her now step-daughter that had me wiping away tears), to the gorgeous flower crown and bouquets that was hand-made by the bride herself — this wedding was PERFECT! The light was amazing for the gorgeous portraits at Jockey’s Ridge (the bride hiked up a sand dune in her dress! That’s commitment to getting pretty portraits!) and the reception decor suited them perfectly. The industrial metal chairs at the reception paired with burlap and succulents provided a fresh and unique look for reception decor!

Photography: Annamarie Akins Photography | Reception: The Brine And Bottle | Florals: Laura Little