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Something old, something new, something green

Something old. Something new. Something borrowed and something – green? Couples preparing their nuptials can spend countless hours planning for their big day.  Invitations, a venue, reception, caterer, flowers, and favors - the devil really is in the details.

For the bride and bridegroom-to-be who want to celebrate their nuptials in an eco-friendly way, professionals say even the most minute choices can make a difference.
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Island Living: Getting married Hatteras-style

This column is for all the brides, visitors or locals, who choose Hatteras Island for their wedding and who share the revolutionary idea of not setting up an affair worthy of a Kiss concert but one that actually focuses on the whole “getting-married” thing in the perfect location for come-as-you-are celebrations.  
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Wedding planners advise Island brides to have a weather plan

Hatteras and Ocracoke islands are especially popular now for weddings and are a great location for a destination wedding, but Outer Banks weather can be as wicked and mercurial as it can be lovely, a reality that at times is overlooked by eager brides-to-be. It’s not always a problem, wedding planners say, as long as there is a backup plan for nasty weather.  
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Tying the knot for Hatteras bridal couples is a labor of love for local minister

“I just want to make couples happy,” the minister begins.  “I feel so blessed to be in this business.”

This Avon resident has made a living doing many different things on the island.  Her latest career choice is not typical, especially when ministers are traditionally men.

Bonnie Williams is an ordained non-denominational minister who started Hatteras Wedding Ministries in 2007.  Since that time, she has performed around 200 ceremonies.  
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Destination wedding basics: 12 must-read destination wedding tips

If you are planning a “destination” beach wedding, here are the tips you need to make it all go smoothly.  
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Island Weddings: Planning a ceremony at the beach

The October evening was clear but windy.  A lovely young woman from Frisco donned a perfectly fitting white silk dress that had been lovingly made for her by a close family friend.  She slipped into a pair of delicate white high-heeled shoes and tucked a long, fragile veil under her arm. Then Natalie Perry left her childhood home in Buxton and headed into her future.    ....Read more