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Outer Banks Wedding Showcase at Sanderling Resort + A Giveaway!

There are bridal shows, and then there is the Outer Banks Wedding Showcase hosted by Sanderling Resort, a non-stop day of drop-dead gorgeous inspiration set against one of the world’s most beautiful backdrops. Think one talented vendor after another, yummy treats and useful tools to help pull off your dream wedding.  All happening on March 19th, you must add this to your calendar NOW, lovelies.

Saying “I do” at the Outer Banks is always a beautiful thing… especially with the help of some of the most talented vendors you will ever meet.  From cakes to floral to photography, the Outer Banks Wedding Showcase offers up over 30 wedding experts that will help you weave together that luxurious affair you’ve always imagined.  Spend your day sampling tasty treats (hello cake, chocolate and Italian Ice), soaking in your complimentary hair and makeup consultation at The Relaxation Lounge, enjoying the live entertainment and even relaxing with a foot massage.  It’s the wedding showcase to end all wedding showcases and we couldn’t be more excited.

Start making plans NOW to attend the Outer Banks Wedding Showcase hosted by Sanderling Resort on March 19th.  Breathtaking tablescapes, fabulous gift bags and your dream day are sooo waiting.

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WhatThe Outer Banks Wedding Showcase at Sanderling Resort is giving away a one night stay (either March 18th or 19th, 2016) for the Show, plus two tickets to attend! (Value $299)

How: Simply tell us in the comments below why you CAN NOT WAIT to say “I do” on the Outer Banks!

Who: One lucky winner, chosen completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, March 11, 2016.  For terms and conditions, click here.  Good luck, lovelies! xo

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Indoor Bridal Session + Sleeveless Lace Dress

I love that this Bride did her bridal session indoors. Not only is 601 Spring filled with the most amazing natural light, but also happens to be where she’d be saying her I do’s. All the more special. Top it off with a to-die-for lace dress and a burgundy bouquet by Mandy Cathey and this is one gallery from Brandi Smyth you don’t want to miss. THE VAULT tells all.

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From Brandi SmythAlmost every bride in the south has a bridal session. For Lauren’s we wanted to do something a little different than your typical outdoor session. 601 Spring is a gorgeous venue and just happened to be where Lauren’s wedding was taking place, so I knew that would be the perfect location. Some of her other vendors wanted to pitch in and offered up a few rentals – we wanted to keep it simple so we went with an old wooden mantle and tall candlesticks. Her florist foraged for some extra greenery and created a beautiful bouquet. It all came together perfectly. Lauren is so beautiful on the inside just as much as the outside and I wanted her session to reflect her natural beauty and kindness in a simple and elegant way.

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Photography: Brandi Smyth | Floral Design: Mandy Cathey Weddings & Events | Hair And Makeup: Deborah David | Venue: 601 Spring St. | Film Processing: Film Box Lab | Rentals: Vintage Rental

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Elegant + Feminine Wedding Inspiration at Il Mercato

It’s pretty hard to complete with a hand painted gown like this Kate McDonald one, but when you add in feminine florals by Kim Starr Wise, an almost-too-pretty-to-eat cake from Melissa’s Fine Pastries and have it all captured through Catherine Guidry’s lens, well, the entire shoot shines bright, thanks to Sapphire Events’ planning and design. Our VAULT has every darling detail for you to pin right this way!

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From Sapphire Events… Sapphire Events paired up with Wedding Paper Divas to create an ethereal and timeless wedding inspiration shoot. This unique shoot, shot entirely on film by the talented, Catherine Guidry, was inspired by the Mcleod dress hand painted by Kate McDonald. The combination of the soft pinks and statement gold foil accents in the dress influenced the decor of everything from the flowers down to the delicate stem of the wine glasses, all with the backdrop of the New Orleans event space, Il Mercato.

The soft pinks and pops of color in the flowers, created by floral designer, Kim Starr Wise, echoed the feminine feel given off by our two brides, Ashley and Courtney. The way Ashley’s neutral dress with metallic belt complemented Courtney’s hand-painted dress symbolized how the two girls’ personalities complement each other and also tied in the rose gold of the their engagement rings. Melissa’s Fine Pastries followed Kate McDonald’s lead by hand painting the cake to be a replica of the Kate McDonald dress.

While this shoot was stunning at first glance, the couple’s story behind the pictures gives meaning to the aesthetically pleasing set up. Courtney and Ashley are eagerly awaiting their upcoming nuptials in New Orleans in March. When Wedding Paper Divas approached Sapphire Events with the opportunity to collaborate on a shoot, Catherine Guidry jumped at the chance to be the photographer and knew she had to use this opportunity to document Courtney and Ashley’s love story.

The partnership of Sapphire Events, Catherine Guidry, Wedding Paper Divas, and Kate McDonald accented by the love and commitment of Ashley and Courtney, created a truly one of a kind wedding inspiration shoot.

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Photography: Catherine Guidry Photography | Event Planning: Merren Events | Event Planning + Design: Sapphire Events | Floral Design: Kim Starr Wise Floral Events | Wedding Dress: Kate McDonald Bridal | Cake: Melissa's Fine Pastries | Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas | Venue: Joel Event Catering | Bridal Boutique: Wedding Belles | Linen Rentals: I do Linens | Rentals: Perrier Party Rentals

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