Katie and Mark committed to a beautiful life together on the beaches of Outer Banks, North Carolina with their toes in the sand on May 20th. It was a day to remember and something out of a storybook.
During the summer they had spent some time in the Outer Banks. So, when Mark proposed Katie knew the Outer Banks would be the perfect spot to celebrate their marriage. Katie wanted to have the experience of a beautiful some-what traditional wedding and Mark really wanted it to be a good-time with good food and music. The Mark Twain House in the Outer Banks gave them the serendipitous blend of an elegant wedding with a relaxed, laid back vibe.
Friends and family traveled to North Carolina to spend the weekend celebrating with Katie and Mark. Almost everyone stayed in the Mark Twain house where the wedding was held! To get to the Mark Twain house you had to drive on the beach. It was such a fun experience.
Coming from the east coast, I feel like I am a good driver in the snow but sand is something out of my comfort zone. I learned quickly and ended up deeply enjoying catching the sunset and the sunrise on my way to and from their venue.
On the day of their wedding the sun was shinning, the weather was perfect and we even got a visit from the wild horses! Which I remember Katie talking about in one of our meetings and I was delighted when they showed up to give their blessings.
Every detail was spot on. She selected all white flowers that popped against the ocean. She went with a navy blue and gold nautical inspired design. The wedding ceremony had a backdrop of the ocean and that is all that was needed. Rev. Jay conducted a wonderful ceremony. Katie and Mark said their "I Do's" and the rest of the night included amazing food by Dawn's Kitchen, a delicious cannoli cake by just desserts and overall, a good time with great music. The dinner was held inside the Mark Twain home and the celebration happened outside on the pool deck with an open bar! It was literally everything they asked for.
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VENDORS || Caterer | Dawn's Kitchen || Photographer | Lindsey McCory Photography || Cake | Just Desserts || Flowers | Sugar Snap Events || Reverend | Rev. Ray Brown || DJ | Outer Banks Music Masters || Hair & Make up | Lovie's Salon & Spa || Dress | Mariella's Creation || Venue | The Mark Twain House ||