Outer Banks Wedding at Pirate's Cove Marina in Manteo, North Carolina

A seaside wedding on a beautiful marina surrounded by sport-fishing boats created the perfect resort feel that Caroline Hoppe (29 and a nursing studen

A seaside wedding on a beautiful marina surrounded by sport-fishing boats created the perfect resort feel that Caroline Hoppe (29 and a nursing student) and Brian Driscoll (29 and a general contractor) desired. “Our families and guests were able to rent houses or condos for the week or just a few days right there at Pirate’s Cove,” Caroline says, and “everything was walking or golf cart riding distance.” The couple knew that they wanted to emulate the glitzy yet elegant style of Kate Spade with bold black-and-white stripes dripping in gold glitter and pops of blush. Everything, including the tablecloths, cake, bouquets, boutonnieres and mini champagne bottle favors, were wrapped in black-and-white stripes, and the checkered dance floor further accentuated the pair’s motif. Caroline and Brian featured a photo booth for their guests, complete with a dazzling sequin backdrop and silly props such as pool floats, hats, wigs and mustaches. No guest left the celebration hungry, thanks to the lavish popcorn and candy bars. Caroline’s gold-glitter kitten heels were designed by Kate Spade, as was her gold-glitter clutch, which her mother surprised her with as a gift. All the bridesmaids were given matching pearl and rhinestone Kate Spade earrings, and their short, black, chiffon dresses glamorously paired with the groomsmen black suits and black-and-white gingham bow ties.—Juliette Cheatham 

Caroline chose a lace ivory-gold mermaid-style wedding gown. Buttons trailed the entire way down the back to the beginning of the train.
A handcrafted "Mrs. Driscoll" was shaped in gold wire and attached to the bride's glittery wedding dress hanger. The dazzling hanger matched several of the other glamorous gold glitter accents and served as a sweet keepsake for the bride.
Caroline wore ivory satin gold glitter kitten Kate Spade heels with her wedding dress. She was also given a matching gold glitter Kate Spade clutch to match by her mother.
The bridesmaids carried a bouquet of white roses wrapped in a black-and-white-striped ribbon. The bride incorporated large blush roses and white peonies into her bouquet as well.
Caroline chose a less traditional colored gown in a deep ivory gold. She purchased a rhinestone-and-pearl belt separately and had it sewn into the dress to accentuate her waistline. The fingertip-length veil was also bordered with rhinestones and pearls.
The bridesmaids wore short, black, strapless chiffon J.Crew dresses. They sported gold shoes with rhinestone and pearl details to match the bride, and were given beautiful Kate Spade earrings to match the ensemble.
Caroline and Brian were married at Mount Olivet Methodist Church in the Outer Banks. Keeping the decorations to a minimum so as to not distract from its beauty, the couple added two large floral arrangements on the altar and greenery on the handrails of the stairs.
To create glitzy reception centerpieces, tall candelabras were covered in crystals and draping greenery. Blush and ivory roses were added throughout the venue to contrast with all the black and white decor and give the celebration an elegant Kate Spade feel.
Each table was set with a black-and-white-striped tablecloth made by the bride’s mother. Tables were decorated with tall, large, silver candelabras with hanging crystals and a flower arrangement of blush and ivory roses.
This triple-layer white cake was decorated in black ribbon, blush roses and white peonies and topped with a gold-glitter “Mr. & Mrs.” sign. Each layer featured a different flavor: chocolate eclair, vanilla cake with chocolate mousse filling, and vanilla cake with raspberry filling.
Caroline and Brian gave adorable miniature bottles of champagne to their guests. Each bottle marked the date of the wedding and was wrapped in an elegant black-and-white-striped bow that matched the Kate Spade–inspired reception decor.
Situated on the Pirate’s Cove Marina in Manteo, North Carolina, fishing boats and ocean views created the backdrop for Caroline and Brian’s wedding venue. The scenic Outer Banks created a resort feel for the wedding of these North Carolina natives.