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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.

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.


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


Touching Outer Banks Wedding Video

I’ve been trying to write this intro for about an hour now, but I honestly can’t see through the tears. These wedding videos always slay me, but this one from Swell Weddings is really doing a number on my tear ducts. No lie, this gorgeous couples’ first look will send chills up your spine (and if you are like me, make you cry like a baby), and you can see just what I mean when you hit play below.

Al Fresco

From The Bride…My husband and I met while working together at Norbanks Sailing Center in Duck, NC in May 2011. He had recently taken the job as the site manager for the watersports company, and I had just graduated college and was planning for a fun summer before the “real world” with girlfriends. We fell in love with each other and the Outer Banks that summer, and made both our move and relationship official that September. We were married 4 years later on September 20, 2015 right in front of the pier where we first laid eyes on each other. We were the first and probably only couple to ever wed at Norbanks. Shortly after meeting John, I took a job as the private events coordinator at a nearby country club called The Currituck Club. We held our reception there with the most wonderful team of vendors. After planning over 200 weddings, we both believed that less was more, and kept our wedding as true to us as possible. It had a casual garden feel full of flowers, greenery, italian bistro lighting, beautiful linens and a clear top tent. We had both rain and sunshine, the perfect mix to make up the perfect day. We saw each other for the first time half way to the venue overlooking the ocean. The rest is history!

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Photography: ColemanShots | Cinematography: Swell Productions | Event Planning: Southern Hospitality Weddings And Events | Floral Design: Flower Girls OBX | Wedding Dress: Bella Sera Bridal | Ceremony Venue: Norbanks Sailing | Reception Venue: The Currituck Club | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Weddington Way | Catering: Ipswich Country Club | DJ: DJ Bruce | Officiant: Tony Joseph | Transportation: Corolla Trolley | Bridal Boutique: Bella Sera Bridal | Bride's Jewlery: Rent The Runway | Bridesmaids' Jewlery: Stella & Dot | Ceremony Chairs + Arch: I Do OBX Chairs | Lighting + Installations: Bells And Whistles | Linen Rentals: BBJ | Reception Chairs: Ocean Atlantic Rentals | Sweetheart Table Chair: Renee Landry Events | Tent Rentals: Metro Rental

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