A Glamorous Beach Wedding at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina

Tara Blondin (25 and an administrative and technical specialist) and Chris Blondin (30 and an elevator mechanic) created their ideal glamorous beach wedding at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina, where the Atlantic Ocean provided a majestic backdrop. "The wide-open beach setting was our dream for our ceremony and the view of the interior reception space was the icing on the cake," Tara says. Mary Basnight Photography was there to capture the beautiful scenery and glitzy decor from the outdoor ceremony on the beach to the indoor reception. With a gray, white and turquoise color palette, the wedding decor paired with the beach venue perfectly. Kerri Catino-Nason of The Proper Setting acted as Tara and Chris' event designer, working with Tara to make sure the wedding embodied the glamorous look she was striving for. "We wanted the beautiful, glamorous wedding, all while being at the most relaxed, vacation destination," Tara says. The cocktail hour took place on the wraparound porch at Jennette's Pier, where guests could take advantage of the Atlantic Ocean view and enjoy music played by Outer Banks Music Masters. "This location was what really drew us to choosing this venue and we wanted to share this with our guests," Tara says. The florist, Holiday House Weddings, created lush white arrangements using roses, ranunculus and hydrangeas that combined with surrounding candlelight fitting the glamorous indoor reception. Tara and Chris always valued their time traveling and wanted their wedding to act as a vacation for their guests. "To us," they say, "the ultimate gift to our guests was creating a vacation weekend and getting to spend time with all our guests throughout the entire wedding weekend."