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Saying “I do” in the Outer Banks of North Carolina is EVERYTHING

Guys, I love ALL weddings… I really, truly do.  But, if I am being honest, it’s those seaside nuptials in paradise that really get my heart pumping. I’m talking miles of sandy beaches, crystal blue waters and, of course, a beautiful locale like the Sanderling Resort making every moment happen perfectly.  I mean, a vaca of a lifetime meets the ultimate wedding? Yes. Please.

Located in the oh-so-stunning Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Sanderling Resort is everything you’ve ever wanted (and more) for your Big Day. Think space for 15-180 guests, luxe accommodations and mesmerizing sunset views to add a little touch of romance to your festivities. From their ah-mazing venue options to their knowledgeable staff to their relaxing spa, the team at Sanderling Resort will turn your dreams into an absolute reality.  We promise you that.

Contact the Sanderling Resort TODAY to speak to one of their full-service event planners and begin planning your destination celebration.  We can’t wait to see you say “I do” in the Outer Banks, lovelies.

A Sunrise Elopement Complete with Waffles

In the event that you’re not a morning person (instantly raises hand), this lovely inspiration is here to turn your day around. Because honestly, what’s better than a waffle buffet? Complete with stunning views, honey favors, and a few ‘something blue’ details, Erin Wilson Photography has captured it all to share in The Vault!

From Erin Wilson PhotographyEarlier this year a very lovely and talented florist (Magnolia Belle Florist) contacted me about a shoot she was dying to do. We both love Arkansas’ natural beauty and were inspired to showcase that and our beautiful sunrises with a brunch elopement. Dripping with golden tones and touches of honey we styled an etherial and organic sunrise brunch for our bride and groom. The perfect and intimate cove off the side of Mt. Petit jean proved to be the most stunning backdrop for young love and organic details. Beautiful dahlias, roses, golden ranunculus, pear tree forages and earthy findings were the basis of Magnolia Belle Florals stunning creations. We accented her designs with soft blue and gold chiffons and silks. Emily Howell Designs created custom name cards, invitation suite and paper goods (and banner) to perfectly accent the peach, golden and blue tones in our inspiration. We also were obsessed with the idea of a waffle bar…but not a typical waffle bar. We wanted yummy syrups and fruit toppings to make not only beautiful but tasty waffles to go along with our pomegranate sparkling champagne drinks and mimosas. My personal favorite is the mini-honey jar favors for the intimate crowd of guests invited to the private elopement. We were so pleased with Arkansas beautiful sunrise and how that soft light accentuated our brunch elopement. Images photographed on film and digital.

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Photography: Erin Wilson Photography | Floral Design: Magnolia Belle Floral | Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander | Cake: Julie's Sweet Shoppe & Bakery | Jewelry: Joshua's Fine Jewelry | Hair + Makeup: Abbey Lee | Calligraphy + Invitations: Emily A Howell Design | Groom's Attire: Danielle's Bridal | Venue: Petit Jean Mountain | Bridal Boutique: Danielle's Bridal | Film Processing: The Find Lab | Silk Ribbon: ThePaperSandbox

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The Sweetest Wedding Signage We Ever Did See

Alright we’re just going to come out and say it, sweetest wedding signage ever. And if you think that’s good, just wait until you see the rest of this stellar celebration captured by Kati Mallory Photo & Design. An outdoor ceremony capped off with classic details a la Anne-Claire Allen Planning & Design, we’ve got it all waiting for you to favorite via The Vault!

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From Anne-Claire Allen Planning & DesignThe wedding of Lauren Billheimer and Tyler Pettigrew was a perfect pairing of their darling personalities. The outdoor ceremony and reception at the beautiful Castle on Stagecoach pulled in aspects that represented both the bride and the groom; Tyler, a farmer from a small, Delta-community, was right at home being outside and amongst so many family and friends, while Lauren’s easy-going temperament and elegant style came through in each bit of the design aesthetic.

The layout of the ceremony was kept simple to highlight the natural beauty of the Castle estate and the surrounding grounds, but guests were kept comfortable on classic, mahogany-colored chiavari chairs under the established tree where the couple wed. The dusty blue dresses worn by bridesmaids paired perfectly with the beautiful spring background as they said their “I do’s,” which was officiated by a dear, lifelong friend. A local harpist provided soft music to create the most magical ambience.

After the wedding ceremony, guests immediately retreated to a nearby tent for dinner, dancing and a night of fun! Florist, Felecia Pleis of Cabbage Rose, curated a soft, organic floral design composed of neutral creams and greenery that was carried through from the bridesmaids bouquets to each arrangement displayed at the reception. The Southern buffet served to Lauren and Tyler’s guests was not only filling, but also delicious (thanks to Gina’s Catering) and capped off with an unique 4-tier, marble bridal cake (created by Mickey’s Cakes and Sweets). Family and friends celebrated the new Mr. and Mrs. Pettigrew under a sky full of stars while dancing the night away!

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Photography: Kati Mallory Photo & Design | Event Planning: Anne-Claire Allen Planning & Design | Floral Design: Cabbage Rose | Wedding Dress: Enzoani | Cake: Mickey's Cakes and Sweets | Invitations: The Social Type | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy Collection By Vivian Diamond | Catering: Gina's Catering | Hair + Makeup: Red Beauty Lounge | Harpist: Alisa Coffey | Transportation: Arkansas Destinations | Venue: Castle On Stagecoach | Band + Lighting: Central Arkansas Entertainment | Bridal Boutique: Proposals | Groom's Cake: Becky Coleman | Rentals: Confetti's Party Rental

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