Ellie & Michael created the most magical wedding at The Currituck Club in Corolla for their Thanksgiving week destination wedding. Ellie wanted all white & gold (hello dreams!) timeless elegance and had a goal of the veranda being “dripping with flowers”. We enlisted Shirley’s team at Sugar Snap Events & made that happen! It took hours to hang the thousands of white flower stems around the veranda and the result – truly show-stopping! This will always be one of my favorite weddings because it’s unique for an Outer Banks wedding (no beachy details here!) and making this all come to life for Ellie was the most rewarding feeling!
The wedding party got ready at the family’s beach house Ariel (you can rent it here through Brindley Beach!), which is the root of the tradition of the annual family Corolla Thanksgiving vacation and why they chose to have the wedding that week as well! The Lovie’s ladies were on hand at the crack of dawn (troopers!) to begin hair & makeup for all of the bridal party – how gorgeous does everyone look?!
The ceremony was held soundside at The Currituck Club and at just the perfect time for the most incredible Fall golden light – everything looked like it was glowing! Jessie Taylor provided the ceremony & cocktail hour music & Corolla Trolley provided transportation for all guests.
A couple more of my favorite parts of Ellie & Michael’s day?
We did a “First Look” of the reception space before all the guests were invited in – since Ellie’s dream was of this beautiful reception space dripping with flowers, it was SO important to me that she get to see her dream vision come to life, untouched! One of the best moments!
These two live in New Orleans and Ellie surprised Michael with a Second Line, complete with parasols & handkerchiefs – something he mentioned wanting to do since it’s a New Orleans tradition!
Check out all the gorgeousness below by Coastal Shots Photography!
Ellie & Michael’s wedding is also featured in the 2018 Outer Banks Wedding Magazine! WOO!
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