Top 5 Reasons to Say “I Do” in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands

Did you know that 40% of all engagements occur between Thanksgiving and Valentines Day? In the midst of this season of marryment we thought it would be fun to share the top five reasons to say “I Do” in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands. Couples seeking a destination wedding as spectacular as their love can do so with ease by celebrating their nuptials in the Brunswick Islands. With tranquil waters and a seemingly endless skyline, your something blue is in the scenery and the sense of love is always in the air. Our charming collection of beautiful island beaches and coastal towns promises a beach for every bride and a celebration for every budget.

On the fence for whether a beach wedding is for you? Check out our top five reasons to say “I Do” to celebrating your marriage in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands!

  1. A Beach for Every Bride

North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands boasts six beaches on the breathtaking Carolina coastline, providing couples with a wealth of locations for making their wedding dreams a reality. Each of our coastal communities feature their own distinct spirit, so couples can choose a spot that truly matches their style and vision. From relaxed and casual to extravagant and intimate, there is a cozy corner of beach, a maritime chapel, historic church or lush golf course waiting to make your dreams come true.

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  1. The Setting of Modern Fairy Tales

Sure, there are no dragons or knights in shining armor in these tales, but North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands has long been a cherished source of romantic inspiration for modern filmmakers and writers. International bestselling American novelist and screenwriter Nicholas Sparks fell in love with this area and has not only written about it in his books but has also brought his stories to life by filming them here. Notably, beloved films such as A Walk to Remember, The Longest Ride and Safe Haven have all filmed scenes in the Brunswick Islands. For the ultimate touch of romance, hold your wedding at the place where some of your favorite characters shared a love story of their own.

  1. We’ve Got Your Wedding Party Covered

There is a reason it is called a “Wedding Party,” and here in the Brunswick Islands we are experts at showing friends and family just why that is. With so much to do along our six beaches and numerous charming coastal towns, your wedding party, family and guests are in for the ultimate treat. With our Wedding Weekend Fun Guide, we’ve got your guests’ itinerary covered. Whether sipping award-winning wines at the Silver Coast Winery, taking a swing at one of our more than 30 championship golf courses, casting a line from a scenic fishing pier, exploring the many shops and galleries or just hitting the beach for some pre-party R&R, your guests are sure to fall in love with the Brunswick Islands.

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  1. Variety of Venues

Our variety of venues ensures that every couple will see their wedding vision come to life. Couples looking for lush landscapes and stately clubhouses featuring indoor and outdoor spaces can explore one of our gorgeous golf clubs or resorts. For some stunning indoor venues, couples can check out our historical sites, museums, chapels and more, like the Museum of Coastal CarolinaSouthport Community Building or the Village Chapel of Bald Head Island. In the market for something a bit more private? Our vacation rental homes are known for their stellar locations, beautiful décor and spacious layouts. Invite close friends and family to take part in a private ceremony that is sure to be something truly special.

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  1. We are Here to Help

Here in the Brunswick Islands, we are always ready to lend a helping hand. We understand wedding planning can be stressful and we hope to make coordinating your beach nuptials as relaxing as a beach getaway. All the services you will require for the big day are available locally, giving you more time to focus on what is most important – you and your special someone. Check out our wedding photo gallery and download the NC’s Brunswick Islands Wedding Guide for more information about vendors, beach wedding tips, requirements and more.

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For more reasons to say “I Do” to hosting your special day in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands, please visit www.ncbrunswick.com/wedding.

Tie the Knot in the Brunswick Islands

Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day less than a month away and National Proposal Day (and the first day of Spring!) coming up on March 20th. Perhaps you’re ready to take that next step with your significant other or are already in the process of planning your big day. North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands offers a stunning backdrop with 45 miles of pristine beaches on its five barrier islands and all the resources you need to have a picture-perfect, stress-free wedding.

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Choose The Venue
With an abundance of beautiful, sandy beaches for your ceremony, brides in the Brunswick Islands can also choose from barns, the Planetarium, golf and oceanfront resorts and even have one of the historic lighthouses as your backdrop. Whatever your wedding style, the Brunswick Islands have a venue to fit your vision.

Find The Experts
Put your planning jitters at ease, and find all your wedding needs in one place with local wedding planners, caterers, photographers, wedding cake bakers and more throughout the Brunswick Islands’ coastal and mainland towns. If you’re planning a destination wedding from afar, let these local experts help you create the wedding of your dreams in the Brunswick Islands.

For a full list of the Brunswick Islands’ wedding venues, and services and planners, visit http://www.ncbrunswick.com/wedding/services.

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Select The Lodging
Find accommodations for guest lists and bridal parties of all sizes throughout the Brunswick Islands with traditional hotels, golf and oceanfront resorts, bed and breakfasts, and a range of spacious rental properties, many right on the beach. With an assortment of lodging configurations with large gathering spaces, families and wedding parties can make a full weekend or even weeklong getaway out of the celebration. For a full list of the Brunswick Islands’ lodging, visit http://www.ncbrunswick.com/accommodations.

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Stay On Trend

Coastal Wedding Trends We’re Seeing for 2017…

– Instead of a traditional “theme,” many beach brides are going with a coastal “vibe.” Rather than adding to the beach setting with additional décor, let the peaceful, laidback location speak for itself with an ocean-inspired color palate and subtle accents.

– Bring the hues of the coast to your wedding color palate with sunshine yellows and deep ocean blues.

– Brides are opting for quick and intimate ceremonies with just their closest friends and family. Have guests stand with you in the sand and keep your vows short and sweet. Consider a bench or two for older guests to have a seat.

– On and off the beach, brides are choosing loose, beachy hairstyles for their big day, keeping their look as light and fun as the ocean breeze.

To begin planning your wedding in the Brunswick Islands, visit http://www.ncbrunswick.com/wedding.

Request your free NC’s Brunswick Islands Wedding Planner at http://www.ncbrunswick.com/request_guide/wedding.

Have Your Wedding Where the Something Blue is a Given

have your wedding where the something blue is a given. The Carolina blue sky. The deep blue Atlantic at the edge of the sand on a barrier island. North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands offers a variety of wedding venues for couples to say “I do” on their special day. Whether your ideal wedding is on the beach, walking down the aisle with the sand underneath your feet and a nice sea breeze catching your veil, or a lavish inn or golf resort with romantic grounds filled with southern charm, we have the perfect venues to host any couple’s wedding. You don’t need a passport to celebrate a destination wedding; the five islands that make up the Brunswick Islands are filled with 45 miles of pristine, uncrowded beaches, charming accommodations for you and your guests, mouthwatering restaurants and savvy wedding planners who can help with every last detail of your big day. Make our unique coast the ideal location for your memorable wedding. It’s all up to you, but there’s one thing you can count on – North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands can accommodate any fairy tale wedding.

Swing into Nuptials

Whether the groom needs another round before he says “I do,” or you are looking for that gorgeous lushly landscaped venue with a stately clubhouse, our golf clubs and resorts offer both indoor and outdoor space, like Sea Trail Resort and Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort. Indulge and relax on your special day knowing everything is being taken care of by the professional staff. And don’t forget to take those gorgeous wedding shots by the green!

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Foodie Lover’s Paradise

If food is one of the most important components of your dream wedding, allow one of our many restaurants serve as the host of your wedding. The Isles Restaurant and Tiki Bar, for instance, has gorgeous views and secluded banquet rooms for your wedding party, and it will also give your guests a savory experience they’ll never forget.

Sandy Toes

beach weddingFeel the sand between your feet with the perfect beach wedding at North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands. Resorts and inns such as The Winds Resort Beach Club, Ocean Isle Inn and The Islander Inn, will take care of all the planning so you can enjoy your special and everlasting moment. Besides, nothing beats a beach wedding on our uncrowded and romantic shores.

Making History

Historical sites and museums are can also be rented for weddings that need a little more of a rustic and unique touch. Imagine a ceremony at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site, with the sun peering through the large oak trees around the magnificent ruins of a colonial church. You will be surrounded by the extraordinary history of the site while you begin create your own special moments.

Something Borrowed

For a casual and family-oriented wedding experience, consider renting a generous-sized beach house. A private wedding is perfect for any bride looking to have friends and family close together to experience such nuptials. There are an abundance of options ranging from “do it yourself” to a perfectly planned wedding ceremony. There are no limits to what your North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands beach house wedding can be.

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A Fresh Start

Maybe you want a blank slate. A clean palette. There are multiple event centers in which will house your dream wedding. The Southport Community Building, with its large event space and waterfront setting, will give you the opportunity to be the artist and transform the space into what you have always imagined.

From fairy tale, to classic, to modern and from beaches, to golf fairways, to lighthouses and sailboats, there is the perfect venue waiting for you in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands.

For a complete list of accommodations, wedding services, and even honeymoon options, visit here.

Post updated 1/5/2018.

Beach Wedding Planning Made Easier

whether your ideal wedding is on the beach, walking down the aisle with the sand underneath your feet and a nice sea breeze catching your veil, or a lavish inn or golf resort with romantic grounds filled with southern charm, North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands has the perfect venue to host any couple’s wedding. This year, North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands has made planning any bride’s dream wedding easier with the new 2015 Wedding Planner.

The all-inclusive wedding guide provides a list of ceremony and reception wedding venues that includes details for guest capacity, indoor/outdoor space, on or off-site caterinBHI Wedding 5g and more as well as local accommodations and a service directory of wedding planners and photographers. The guide also includes a list of fun activities for guests, average temperatures for the months of the year and drive times from surrounding major cities.

You don’t neBCT-50 Wedding Planner.vF REVISED.indded a passport to celebrate a destination wedding; the five islands that make up NC’s Brunswick Islands are filled with 45 miles of pristine, un-crowded beaches, charming accommodations for you and your guests, mouthwatering restaurants and savvy wedding planners who can help with every last detail of your big day. Make our unique coast the ideal location for your memorable wedding. It’s all up to you, but there’s one thing you can count on – North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands can accommodate any fairy tale wedding. There are no limits to what your North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands beach wedding can be. Personal, poetic, picturesque, passionate – perfect.

To order a printed version of the Wedding Planner or a NC’s Brunswick Islands Vacation Guide or Golf Guide visit here.