EXCHANGE VOWS ON 16 ACRES OF SAND OVERLOOKING THE ATLANTIC.
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).