Pre-registration and ticket purchases will be available online until 8 am on January 18th for $20.00 per ticket. After 8 am on January 18th, tickets may be purchased at the Expo show sites for $25.00 per ticket. Early pick up for your Expo registration packet is Friday, January 17th at the OBWA office, milepost 10, 2300 S. Croatan Hwy, Suite 203 on Friday, from 10 am to 8 pm. You may also pick up your pre-registered package at the door. Remember by pre-registering and purchasing your tickets online, you will save $5.00 per ticket.
Two Day Wedding Tour, Saturday, January 18, 2014
Join us on the Outer Banks to explore all we have to offer for your destination wedding. Explore venues, wedding vendors, restaurants and sample the food, hospitality and entertainment available throughout the Outer Banks during our Wedding Tour. You can tour during the day on Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm or on the evening from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Our evening tour, which is an all new feature this year, will allow you to see our venue locations at night and take advantage of a relaxed night on the Outer Banks. Plus, experience our participating local restaurants, evening hot spots, meet our participating vendors and just take a breath to relax and take in these special moments.
On Sunday, visit our tour once again from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in case you missed something or someplace that you absolutely needed to visit before you leave our coastal paradise.
Two-Day Expo January 18th and January 19th
Our crowning achievement is our Expo, all of our vendors put their best foot forward by making you feel welcome and to experience their amazing talents. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet your vendors and chat face to face, experience all of their specialties and register to win many prizes and free prizes, from individual vendor giveaways to one of our Amazing Dream Giveaways. Take a first look at participating vendors on Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and return Sunday to experience the full expo from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at First Flight Middle School and First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills, NC.
Wedding Giveaways & Dream Wedding Giveaway
Our giveaways this year will be awarded to not just one but three lucky brides. The grand prize will include our much anticipated Dream Wedding Giveaway but in addition, two other couples will win a spring engagement photo session and a fall honeymoon escape both complete with accommodations and a fun prize package. You must be present to win and each bride who attends the Wedding Weekend Expo event will be automatically entered into these giveaways. Discover the 2013 Dream Wedding Journey on our blog. Be sure to stay tuned and follow the Outer Banks Wedding Association blog, bridal newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for more information on the dream wedding and other giveaways, as well as tips on how to create your own OBX dream wedding.
2014 Dream Giveaways
We are excited to announce a twist to the Dream Wedding! During the Wedding Weekend a spring engagement session, summer wedding, and fall honeymoon will be given away to three lucky couples! With these Dream Giveaways, the Outer Banks Wedding Association will be able to showcase three different areas of the Outer Banks. The giveaways provide an opportunity for more than one couple to win and options for couples who have already started planning. These packages will continue to grow until the Wedding Weekend so keep checking back!
Dream Engagement Weekend in Nags Head, April 11-13, 2014
Nags Head offers a blend of old and new Outer Banks style. The town is known for its sunrises and sunsets, picturesque beaches, and delicious restaurants. Who wouldn't want to celebrate their engagement at the beach? One lucky couple will get to spend a weekend at The First Colony Inn in Nags Head celebrating their engagement. They will be greeted in their room with goodies from Outer Banks Kettle Corn and Atlantic Cake Company. Sarah D' Ambra Photography will capture their love during an engagement portrait session at a location picked by the couple. Following their photo shoot, the couple will grab lunch at Sea Ranch Resort and then take a tour of the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. After spending some time at the beach, the couple will end their day with dinner for two at Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar.
Dream Wedding in Corolla on Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Corolla is located along the northern Outer Banks in Currituck County. The village is known for its lighthouse, pristine beaches, wild horses, and natural landscapes. Corolla's contemporary, yet luxurious atmosphere provides the perfect backdrop for a Dream Wedding. Be sure to save your Dream Wedding date with Save the Dates by HLR Designs. The 2014 Dream Wedding and Reception will be held at the sweeping and magnificent Whalehead Club in Historic Corolla. The venue has acres of spacious lawn with beautiful waterfront views of the Currituck Sound and sunsets. Barbara Mulford of @ My OBX Officiant will marry the lucky Dream Wedding couple while Kim Kalman Music plays ceremony music in the background. The bride and bridesmaids will be as beautiful as ever with HD makeup by All Eyes on the Bride. Following the ceremony, guests will stroll back to the reception site decorated by Bells & Whistles where they will be entertained by The Spiritual 80's Live Band. Metro Rental, Ocean Atlantic Event Rentals and I Do OBX Chairs provided all rented materials including chairs, a 40x60 trac tent, linens, and a dance floor. During the reception, guests can have fun at the photo booth provided by Photo Booth Snapshots.com. Put the sweetness in this dream wedding with a cake by Great Cakes! of the Outer Banks. The entire Dream Wedding package will be coordinated by Brenda Zielger of To Have and To Hold OBX and the wedding day will be captured by the lens of ALC Wedding Photography. The day after the wedding, ColemanShots will hit the beach with the bride for a 'trash the dress' photo shoot on the beautiful beaches of Corolla. During the wedding week, The Inn at Corolla light will provide two nights free for the bride and groom and 10% off for any of their guests that week.
Dream Honeymoon in Manteo, September 15-17, 2014
Historic Manteo is located in the center of Roanoke Island and is renowned for being one of the first English colonies. This quaint town is the perfect place for newlyweds to bask in their post wedding bliss. During the Outer Banks Wedding Association's Wedding Weekend, one lucky couple will win a Dream Honeymoon weekend in Manteo! The couple will spend their weekend at the sound front Oasis Suites' honeymoon suite styled by Holiday House and will be greeted in their room with goodies from Holiday House and the OBX Romance Store. The newlyweds will get to taste two Manteo restaurant favorites- The Brine and Bottle and Stripers Bar and Grille. To completely indulge in honeymoon bliss, the couple will get a free romantic tour of the Elizabethan Gardens.
Be sure to stay tuned and follow the Outer Banks Wedding Association blog, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for more information on the dream wedding, as well as tips on how to create your own OBX dream wedding.
2014 Outer Banks Wedding Weekend and Expo is funded in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.