NAU­TI­CAL NUP­TIALS

EX­CHANGE VOWS ON 16 ACRES OF SAND OVER­LOOK­ING THE AT­LANTIC.

Capitol File - - CONTENTS - BY CASEY TRUDEAU

Ex­change vows on 16 acres of sand over­look­ing the At­lantic.

Breath­tak­ing beaches and beau­ti­ful sun­sets make the Sander­ling Re­sort (1461 Duck Road, Duck, NC, 855-412-7866; sander­lin­gre­sort.com) one of the Wash­ing­ton area’s most sought-after wed­ding des­ti­na­tions. A five-hour drive from DC, it is the ro­man­tic oa­sis cou­ples long for with­out the stress or ex­pense of a far-flung des­ti­na­tion wed­ding.

For Emily Ochsenschlager and Josh

Fur­man, the de­ci­sion to host their nup­tials at the Sander­ling was easy: Ochsenschlager’s fam­ily has sum­mered there for many years, and it’s where Fur­man pro­posed. With the de­mands of their jobs, the cou­ple looked to the in-house wed­ding co­or­di­na­tor, Debbie Nor­ris, and her team to tend to the de­tails. “Debbie was a true god­send—I don’t think we would have had the wed­ding we had with­out her,” Ochsenschlager says. “She re­ally thought of ev­ery­thing. I kept wait­ing for that one thing to go wrong, and ev­ery­thing went ac­cord­ing to the plan. As a news pro­ducer, that is some­thing that I can ap­pre­ci­ate as both rare and amaz­ing!”

To cap­ture both the spec­tac­u­lar set­ting and the hap­pi­ness of the day, the cou­ple looked to photographer Genevieve Ste­wart (genevievestew­art.com). “[Josh and Emily wanted] amaz­ing and creative im­ages while thor­oughly en­joy­ing their wed­ding day,” says Ste­wart. “The cou­ple’s trust in us al­lowed us to push our cre­ativ­ity to the max and achieve stun­ning im­ages while at the same time leav­ing room for them to en­joy their day.”

“WE WERE ABLE TO GIVE OUR GUESTS ONE OF THE MOST BEAU­TI­FUL OUTER BANKS SUN­SETS DUR­ING DIN­NER.” —EMILY OCHSENSCHLAGER

Emily Ochsenschlager and Josh Fur­man cel­e­brated their wed­ding at Sander­ling Re­sort in North Carolina. be­low: Their beach-in­spired place set­tings in­side the pav­il­ion.

Cou­ples are hold­ing back frost­ing for an ex­posed, more naked look. This is a great al­ter­na­tive to the tra­di­tional wed­ding cake. (Cake by Great Cakes; great­cakes.net).

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