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We Found the Perfect Spot for Your Dream Wedding

I love ALL weddings… I really, truly do.  But, if I am being honest, it’s those seaside nuptials in paradise – aka Sanderling Resort – that really get my heart pumping. From the miles of sandy beaches to the crystal blue waters to the top-notch service, this is one locale that knows a thing or two about throwing THE perfect wedding. Fall in love with them below.

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. Not to mention their ah-mazing venue options, knowledgeable staff and relaxing spa. In other words? The teams at Sanderling Resort will turn those wedding dreams into an absolute reality.  We promise.

Contact the Sanderling Resort TODAY to speak to one of their full-service event planners to begin your vacation of a lifetime meets awesome wedding weekend.  We can’t wait to see you say “I do” in the Outer Banks.

A Stylish Anniversary Session Set in New Orleans

Danielle and Ben might just be the sweetest couple to have ever graced our pages because their New Orleans anniversary session captured by Julian N. Photography? Well, it’s downright dreamy. Celebrating six splendid years together, this darling pair set out to the Frech quarter and the rest you can see for yourself in The Vault!

From Julian N. PhotographyDanielle and Ben are Los Angeles residents but split their time between LA and New Orleans where Danielle is from. I posted that i was going to be in Nola for a few days, and through the power of the internet, a mutual friend connected us, talk about the right place and the right time! When Danielle got in touch and told me their story i know i wanted to style up their shoot a bit, so the day before the shoot I went to a local flower market in the french quarter and used my DIY skills to make a small loose organic bouquet for the session, i got all neutral colored florals not knowing exactly what color she was going to wear, finally I finished it off with a ribbon from Silk and Willow. Danielle brought a lot of options for the shoot, but when she pulled out her grandmother’s vintage dress I knew that it was going to be perfect. Knowing that Danielle grew up in New Orleans she knew where all the amazing places were, it was also great to shoot in places she used to go when she was younger. We started the shoot at a private residence, and then we went to the New Orleans city park, with so many amazing Spanish moss trees, finishing the shoot in the french quarter.

From the Bride-to-be… Ben and I decided to celebrate our 6 year wedding anniversary with whimsical a photo shoot in New Orleans, where we got engaged 7 years ago to the day! Ben and I met in college. We were the classic best friend story. I dated other guys and Ben would listen to me talk about the bad dates, sit with me when I cried over bad breakups, I always could count on him, no matter what was going on. Our Senior year of college came, and in a whirlwind of a weekend, Ben realized that he never wanted to lose me to another guy or never see me again after college was over! So we started dating!! We were engaged a few months later in the oak-lined streets of New Orleans, where I grew up. Shortly after getting engaged, Ben went away for three months for a mission in the Army and we could not speak at all during that team. So re-living the day we got engaged with this photoshoot was so memorable and romantic! I also got to wear my grandmother’s handmade vintage dress that she wore to a Mardi Gras ball in New Orleans when she was my age! We also got to have our boxer, Lucy, come along for a few pictures! We are so grateful to have these pictures. Young love is naive but magical, but “old love” is even better

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Photography: Julian N. Photography | Floral Design: Julian N. Photography | Dress: Vintage | Suit : Nordstrom | Film Lab: PhotoVision Prints | Ribbon : Silk & Willow

A Venue You Need to See to Believe (Hint: There’s a helicopter!)

Choosing a venue for your Big Day is one of the most exciting parts of planning your wedding… and also one of the hardest. We totally get that. Which is why we’re hosting a little meet and greet with The Westin Cape Coral at Marina Village, a little slice of wedding heaven that has everything you’ve ever wanted – from the talented staff to the crazy cool amenities. Your dream day? It’s right here and waiting.

With over 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, three pools, a never-ending list of fun-filled marina activities and a breathtaking Presidential Suite just waiting to host you and your main squeeze (or your entire bridal party!), The Westin Cape Coral at Marina Village is taking “I do’s” to an entirely new level of amazing. Think picture perfect affairs from 20 to 200, all with those stunning views and crystal clear ocean waves. Oh, and if you really want to soak in the pretty, then check out their fabulous Heavenly Helicopter Nuptials package, a crazy cool way to amp up any wedding with the option to arrive or depart by helicopter, a ceremony for 100 guests, a one-hour cocktail reception and a dinner + champagne toast. And that’s just the beginning of the awesomeness, lovelies.

Whether you dream of making an amazing entrance on a helicopter (sooo, sooo cool) or walking down the aisle to a beautiful outdoor gazebo, The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village has something for everyone. Contact a Wedding Specialist today to start planning your fab day, and don’t forget to ask about rehearsal dinners, personalized menus, chartered boat cruises… and more. The wedding of the century? It’s yours.

Photography: Miranda Lawson