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Beach Wedding Inspiration On The Outer Banks

Summer Beach Wedding at The Sanderling Resort by Sarah D’Ambra Photography  

“Don’t drop the ring in the sand!” – how is that for a marriage proposal answer? Bride Maggie said yes to marrying Jake, the love of her life. She also said yes to a dreamy summer beach wedding at The Sanderling Resort and Spa.   

First of all, listen to the lullaby of waves that crash on the shore. Inhale the fresh salty air and exhale all of your worries. There’s certainly nothing sweeter than summertime on the Outer Banks. Therefore, it’s easy to see why Maggie and Jake finally fell in love with the idea of a summer beach wedding. They share of a love of the sand and waves. This certainly comes from their childhood memories of vacationing on the Outer Banks with family. “We chose the Sanderling Resort after falling in love with the beautiful facilities and views. The Outer Banks now holds an even more special place in our hearts!” -Bride Maggie, 2019

Sunset Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait on the Dock for Beach Ceremony at Outer Banks NC Sanderling Sarah D'Ambra

Maggie and Jake wanted their beach wedding to be a breeze. Which is why they hired only the best nc wedding vendors. Local NC wedding photographer, Sarah D’Ambra Photography captured every moment of Maggie and Jake’s magical beach wedding. From the sunset dockside wedding portraits to the adventurous boat reception entrance, Sarah D’Ambra got it all on film. This romantic, beach inspired wedding had a color palette of blues, whites, and greens that blended effortlessly with the natural beauty of the beach setting.  

Beach Wedding Dress Ideas and Inspiration White Lace Sarah D'Ambra Photography
Elegant Pearl Drop Earrings on Beach Wedding Inspiration Invitation Suite Blue Water Color Sarah D'Ambra
Mrs. Flynn Jewelry Dish with Beautiful Engagement Rings and Wedding Band at The Sanderling Resort Sarah D'Ambra

Breezy Beautiful Beach Wedding Hair & Makeup by The Sanderling Spa

Say goodbye to “beach hair don’t care,” because The Sanderling Spa can transform any bridal party into wedding day perfection. Planning dresses, hair, and makeup for a beach wedding can be a challenge. But Maggie and her bridesmaids were taken care of at The Sanderling Spa. Maggie chose a gorgeous lace bridal gown and delicate pearl drop earrings. Her bridesmaids stepped into mix and match tea length, ocean sky blue dresses. Tea length bridesmaids dresses are a great choice for outdoor weddings that might be on sand or other exposed earth surfaces. The Sanderling Spa gave the entire bridal party beautifully neat updos. It’s important to have your hair and makeup stylist design a bridal look that won’t get tangled in the beach breeze on your wedding day! Bride Maggie loved working with The Sanderling Spa hair and makeup team,      

“The Spa at the Sanderling was perfect. Not only was it super convenient for us, but the ladies were also incredibly talented and also so nice!  All the bridesmaids loved how they looked and I did too! They made us feel beautiful.”

Bride and Bridesmaids in Cute Floral Pajama Sets at The Sanderling Spa Beach Wedding Sarah D'Ambra
Bride in Lace Beach Wedding Gown Puts on Earrings with Hair and Makeup by The Sanderling Spa Sarah D'Ambra
Happy Father Sees Bride for First Time at The Sanderling Resort Beach Wedding Sarah D'Ambra
Elegant White and Green Garden Floral Bouquet with Ocean Blue Ribbon for Beach Wedding Sarah D'Ambra
White Lace Bridal Gown Portrait at Corolla Chapel Outer Banks Intimate Summer Beach Wedding Ceremony Sarah D'Ambra
First Look Bride and Groom at Ocean View for Summer Beach Wedding at The Outer Banks Sarah D'Ambra
Bride in White Lace Gown Taps Groom for First Look at Ocean View from The Sanderling Resort Sarah D'Ambra
Bride and Groom Kiss after First Look by Ocean View from The Sanderling Resort on Outer Banks NC Sarah D'Ambra
Bridal Party Light Blue Beach Dresses and Navy Suits Ocean Wedding at The Sanderling Resort on Outer Banks Sarah D'Ambra
Beach Bride in White Lace Gown and Groom in Navy Suit with Green Summer Bouquet on Outer Banks at Sanderling Resort Sarah D'Ambra

Intimate Corolla Chapel Wedding Ceremony at The Outer Banks

Maggie and Jake shared their vows at Corolla Chapel, a whimsical little white church on the coast of NC. Maggie’s one and a half year old niece played a special role as flower girl in the wedding ceremony. Jake says that his favorite moment from their beach wedding was sharing vows, “Maggie got very choked up and teary-eyed, which was surprising because she doesn’t cry often, but it was also so incredibly sweet. It showed me how much she truly loves me.”

Following the Corolla Chapel wedding ceremony, Maggie and Jake entered their reception by boat! Sarah D’Ambra Photography expertly captured the entire day. Here’s what Maggie had to say about working with Sarah D’Ambra for her beach wedding at The Sanderling Resort.

“Sarah was absolutely the best! Since I planned our wedding from a different state, it was tricky to get a feel for a photographer over the phone, but after my first call with Sarah, I knew she was the person I wanted to hire. She has such a calm about her which is so helpful on such a busy day. Our wedding day was so hot – in the high 90’s. Sarah took this into account and was so efficient in taking all the photos so that we didn’t have to be in the heat for too long. I know that the whole wedding party truly appreciated her organization and efficiency!”

Bride and Bridesmaids Light Blue Beach Dresses at Corolla Chapel White Lace Gown Ideas and Inspiration Sarah D'Ambra
Groom and Groomsmen in Navy Blue suits and Khaki Pants Beach Wedding attire at Corolla Chapel Outer Banks Sarah D'Ambra
Bride and Groom Share Vows at Corolla Chapel on Outer banks of North Carolina near The Sanderling Resort Sarah D'Ambra
Beach Bride and Groom Kiss outside of Corolla Chapel's Cozy White Steeple on Outer Banks Sarah D'Ambra

White and Green Ocean Wedding Reception at The Sanderling Resort

Maggie and Jake invited their wedding guests to an elegant dinner and reception party at The Sanderling Resort. Whispers of fresh greenery and white sheer cloth decorated the event space. Tiny sea creatures painted in gold served as creative escort cards guiding guests to their seat and table. The Sanderling Resort catered the seaside reception and provided guests with a cozy place to spend the night. Maggie and Jake shared their first dance as husband and wife surrounded by an incredible view of the ocean. Maggie’s favorite memory from her beach wedding at The Sanderling Resort was dancing at the reception,

“I was with all my best friends, my family, and my new in-laws and I just thought to myself “all of my favorite people are here right now, celebrating with me” – it was a really cool feeling and also something that will probably never happen again.”

Ocean Dockside Reception Entrance of Bride and Groom at their Sanderling Resort Wedding Sarah D'Ambra
Wooden Farm Wedding Reception Tables with White Green Minimalist Decor Beach Wedding Ideas The Sanderling Resort Sarah D'Ambra
Gold Painted Sea Creatures as Escort Cards for Beach Theme Wedding Reception at The Sanderling Sarah D'Ambra
Wedding Reception Tables Exposed Wood Summer Greenery Beach Theme Design at The Sanderling Sarah D'Ambra
Beach Wedding Reception Design Table Number Seven White and Green Floral at The Sanderling Sarah D'Ambra
Bride and Groom Share First Dance at The Sanderling Resort on Outer Banks of North Carolina with White and Green Decor Sarah D'Ambra
Beach Wedding Favor Ideas Blue Sea Creature Theme Cookies at The Sanderling Resort Reception Sarah D'Ambra
Elegant Wedding Reception Tables with White and Green Design at The Sanderling Resort Sarah D'Ambra
Wedding Reception Dance Off Between Beach Bride and Groom at The Sanderling on Outer Banks of North Carolina Sarah D'Ambra

The Flynns now live in Oklahoma, but we’d bet that they’ll be back at The Sanderling Resort and Spa for a vacation, soon enough! Jake is a Captain in the Army working as a Battery Commander for Basic Training. And Maggie works as a Virtual Assistant and as a Health & Fitness Coach.

Want to see more of Sarah D’Ambra Photography’s amazing work? Check out this gorgeous real wedding at Wrightsville Manor.

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