natural outer banks beach wedding

From Amanda Hedgepeth Photography “The Outer Banks is home to 37,000 permanent residents a year, but it brings in a quarter of a million WEEKLY in the summer for tourist season! There is a reason we see license plates all the way from places like Canada, New York and Ohio…this place is magical.

When you cross the Wright Memorial Bridge, you can breathe differently if you crack those car windows just enough and let the salt air in. So many little girls see weddings take place on the beach here and dream of being that bride. This neutral, elegant, and golden wedding shoot encompasses all of the beauty of the elements we all fall in love with that uniquely make up what the Outer Banks.”

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From Amanda Hedgepeth Photography – “From the dune fencing to the driftwood arch while using mixed textures within the florals and within the furniture and details, the Outer Banks vibe can be seen. It’s inspiring and classy but down-to-Earth and whimsical just as you would describe the Outer Banks.

The bride is cheerful and full of laughter but elegant and romantic at the same time. We adored putting this together and showcasing the potential an Outer Banks intimate wedding can have!”

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“Other details: Martina Liana Corset and Skirt separates allowed the bride to the freedom have the classic sparkle and beading in her bodice, and dreamy and flow skirt that gorgeously billowed in the wind.

The cake was made with so much love and thoughtfulness as Whipped Up by Mimi added every shard of candy, in the form of seaglass, by hand. She then added gold leaf to the top two tiers of the cake to promote a feeling of sophisticated ease, while paying homage to the coral found in our beautiful oceans.”

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“The invitations made by Prairie Letter Shop enforced the juxtaposition of hard and soft textures on the calligraphed invitations and menu cards, which were sheets of graceful vellum applied to thin blocks of wood as hard surface.

The wicker chairs made the bride and groom look like royalty, while adding to the carefree ambience of this sophisticated beach wedding. The bride sought a different kind of bouquet that paid tribute to the natural feel of the Outer Banks, so a few gorgeous neutral florals adorned to textural pampas grass were tied with streamers of ribbons that flowed beautifully with the bride’s attire!”

See another seaside inspiration shoot from Amanda Hedgepeth Photography here!

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Photography: Amanda Hedgepeth Photography // Event Planning: Heart’s Content Events and Design // Rentals: I Do OBX Chairs // Design & Décor: Mad Hatter Vintage Rentals and Styling // Dress: Martina Liana from Pure English Couture Bridal // Calligraphy: Prairie Letter Shop // Beauty: Glimmer Weddings // Ring Box: The Mrs Box // Cake: Whipped Up By Mimi LLC // Tabletop: Waterford Event Rentals // Location: Outer Banks in North Carolina.

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Comments

  1. Gorgeous! Love the cake and the bodice on the gown!

  2. I really love these pictures. It’s so romantic. I also love the idea of the cake. It looks beautiful and delectable at the same time. Surely one of the most beautiful wedding pictures I’ve seen.