The Outer Banks are one of those special places where the minute the salty air hits your noes and your toes reach the sand you immediately feel relaxed. So it’s no wonder that today’s coastal couple chose the First Colony Inn in Nags Head, NC for their laid back wedding. Featuring handmade details like a jenga guest book (made by the brides dad!) and a fun cocktail camper this wedding from Elizabeth Friske Photography will completely steal your heart! What is your proposal story? He did a really great job for this one… As we drove to what I thought was just a dinner out on a Friday night, he stopped at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens for us to walk through. While wondering in the Rose Garden, he dropped to one knee and popped the question. Obviously, it was a YES! He explained there was no dinner plan and we were to head home, where I walked through the front door and surprise – saw 40 if my closest family and friends, including girlfriends from college and my sister who lived in CA. He had planned a huge party that lasted all of Memorial Day Weekend, and no one spilled the beans! Tell us a little a bit about your wedding design: We knew we wanted to throw one heck of a party. We had discussed a destination wedding in the Caribbean, but when we stumbled upon First Colony Inn in Nags Head, we knew it had to be there. In an area we’ve always vacationed, we found a venue we could rent out and take over, that is right on the beach, and has beautiful grounds. We made a weekend of it- with the wedding on a Friday, a big beach party Saturday, and a pirate-themed night out. The wedding reflected our laid-back attitue; Quick ceremony, fun cocktail hour with Camp Cocktail passing out drinks and a blue grass 4-piece band in the background and a reception centered around dancing and fun!
Photography: Elizabeth Friske Photography | Venue: First Colony Inn in Nags Head, NC | Floral: Flower Girls OBX | Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas | Wedding Cake: Incredible Edibles Bakery | Rentals: Ocean Atlantic Event Rentals | Hair: Lovie’s Salon and Spa | Makeup: Lovie’s Salon and Spa | Catering: Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe | Rentals: Cocktail Camper | Band: Cheap Thrills | Wedding Dress: Ava Clara Bridal | Bride’s Shoes: Jessica Simpson | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Submitted via: Matchology
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