Destination I Do
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Destination Wedding North Carolina: Warmth in the Outer Banks

Words by Courtney Kellar
Words by Courtney Cox
Photos courtesy of Mary Basnight Photography

At Destination I Do, we see hundreds, probably thousands of beach destination weddings a year. It’s always interesting to see how couples take a similar location and make it their own. Carrie and Joey, did just that with their Duck, North Carolina destination wedding. While they did implement seashells and starfish into their décor (no doubt seaside staples), they were unique in their choice of color palette.

They embraced the colors of fall, which were perfect for their October nuptials. It’s clear Carrie had a very particular vision for her floral arrangements and what resulted was nothing less than breathtaking. The bouquets were full of dark purples, deep oranges, pale greens and the faintest shade of peach. While not traditional beach wedding colors, they fit the time of year and also the couple’s style.

Carrie and Joey got inventive when it came to their reception. The couple covered anything which would sit still with seashells. The look not only fit the setting, but it came across as intricate and organic. Carrie and Joey kept the ceremony simple, but elegant and really pumped up the volume for their reception.

Their white tent was highlighted with shades of rust orange and shimmered from thousands of dangling crystals. This wedding is proof that beautiful linens can go a long way. Their centerpieces were unique, but not enormous in scale. This allowed their shimmery burt-orange linens to be the star. Florals mixed with branches, crystals and ribbon hung over the tables and took the romance to the next level.

After the sun went down, custom lighting warmed the tent with a faint orange glow. Hanging twinkle lights, votive candles, crystals and starfish made the reception feel like a wonderland. Some of the best advice we can provide is to pick a theme and stick to it. Carrie and Joey obviously had a clear vision of what their dream destination wedding would look like and we can’t imagine that it could have been any better!

Photographer: Mary Basnight Photography
Venue: Sanderling Resort & Spa
Wedding Planner: The Proper Setting
Florist: Holiday House Weddings
Cinema and Video: Life Stage Film
Wedding Minister: Jay Bowman
Cake: Just Desserts
Gown Designer: Jenny Packham
Bridesmaid’s Clothing Designer: Jenny Yoo

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