Real Weddings: Erika & Lee – Seaside Celebration!
Erika and Lee were married in a romantic ceremony along the shore of the Atlantic Ocean in North Carolina’s famed Outer Banks. The ceremony took place just feet from the water rolling in on the tide, and the couple said their “I Dos” under an arch of slim branches woven together and dotted with blooming roses in pale shades of peach, yellow, cream, and rose. Guests said in white chairs with minimal adornment, and they were given hand fans and parasols to fend off the sun and potential rain (though there was none).
Erika wore a beautiful blush gown with a strapless top and a flowing skirt and adorned with a pink satin sash around the waist that featured crystal embellishments. She carried a bouquet of roses and other blooms in shades of cream, pink, and peach. Bombshells Studio did her hair and makeup, which were kept soft and romantic. Her long hair was worn in soft waves, pulled back slightly with small jewels.
Lee wore a khaki vest and pants with a white shirt rolled up to the elbows. He wore a pink satin tie that complemented Erika’s bridal look perfectly, as well as a pale pink rose boutonniere.
The ceremony included a mini “gate” on which Erika and Lee placed a lock, showing their commitment to love each other forever. Guests were later invited to write their “keys for a successful marriage” on a card and then hang the key and card on the gate.
After the intimate ceremony, guests moved into the Sanderling Resort for the reception, which was decorated with florals in the same shades as those seen in the shore-side ceremony. Bells & Whistles was both the event designer and the florist, and it provided the rentals for the farm tables, lounge furniture, and benches, which were placed throughout the ceremony and reception.
Other décor at the reception include hanging gold hoops with swags of greenery, gold and pale rose linens, glittery gold bottles and candles, and gold and pink twinkle lights. Pops of gold and shades of pink were used throughout the ceremony and reception to create a romantic look.
After dinner was over, the new bride and groom cut the wedding cake and served it to guests. Just Desserts made the cake, which was a three-tier chocolate éclair masterpiece that was adorned with ruffles of chocolate frosting and a golden placard with the name of the new Mr. and Mrs.
Genevieve Stewart Photography captured all of the intimate moments, ensuring that the couple would never forget a second of this wonderful day!
Venue, Catering, & Coordination: Sanderling Resort
Hair & Makeup: Bombshells Studio
Photography: Genevieve Stewart Photography
Florist/Event Designer: Bells & Whistles
Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, & Reception Music: Outer Banks Music Masters
Wedding Cake: Just Desserts
X-Back Chairs & Market Umbrella Rentals: Ocean Atlantic Event Rentals
Farm Tables, Lounge Furniture, & Bench Rentals: Bells & Whistles