Outer Banks Vow Renewal Filled with Pastel Beauty

With a beach vacation already being planned with friends and family, it was actually family who prompted Michelle and Ben on the idea of a 15th year anniversary celebration and marriage vow renewal. Everyone agreed -- it really was the perfect opportunity since it rarely happens that everyone is in the same place at the same time. From English styled gardens to the peaceful oceanfront in the Outer Banks, Michelle and Ben’s anniversary event reminds us of the beauty of marriage's journey together.

Since Michelle and Ben originally had a fall wedding, style ideas of the complete opposite were envisioned: a pastel palette of pink, blue, and green, garden ceremony, and casual beachfront reception with family-style dining. Being quite talented in the arts and the wedding industry, Michelle wanted to infuse personal touches where she could. She created a gorgeous watercolor illustration for the stationery, an acrylic tribute box for those who were no longer with them, and even seaglass place cards with every guest's name lovingly written on them (that was then turned into home decor after the event!).

Photographed by Stephanie Messick Photography and coordinated by The Posey Detail, we fell in love with the personal touches as well as all the pastel detail prettiness. King protea-filled bouquets, a flowy pale pink chiffon dress, the tiny blue bow tie worn by the couple's son, and the long wooden farm table beneath bistro lights on the sand are just some things to swoon over and be inspired by.

Beautiful pastel colored wedding anniversary celebration at the Elizabethean Gardens in the Outer Banks
Handlettered vow renewal invitation with watercolor background and pastel blue envelope and copper wax seal
Sweet moment between bride and bridesmaid in the Outer Banks
Gorgeous pastel pink dress for wedding vow renewal at the beach
Adorable moment between groom and his son in the Outer Banks for a marriage celebration
Wedding vow renewal ceremony at the Elizabethan Gardens in the Outer Banks
Wedding vow renewal ceremony at the Elizabethan Gardens in the Outer Banks
Beautiful modern handwritten wedding vows on clear acrylic squares for unique memento
Beautiful pastel bridesmaid bouquet with king protea and white sweetpeas
Romantic stroll on the beach with bride and groom in the Outer Banks
Beautiful bride with pastel pink dress and natural makeup perfect for a beach wedding vow renewal
Outdoor wedding vow renewal beach reception with long wooden farm table with draping eucalyptus centerpiece garland
Organic beach marriage celebration ideas in the Outer Banks
Blue and white sea glass wedding place cards for beach wedding reception
Beach bride and groom with flowy pink dress and bouquet in the Outer Banks
Long farm table with eucalyptus garland and vintage plates with sand dollars for beach wedding reception
Beautiful vow renewal and wedding anniversary celebration at the Elizabethan Gardens in the Outer Banks
Pretty king protea wedding bouquet with pastel pink and blue colors for beach celebration

Special Editor's Note: We were honored to also share their love story in the Tidewater and Tulle Journal Spring 2018 issue. Take a peek at their special day in print, too!

Photography: Stephanie Messick Photography | Coordination & Florals: The Posey Detail | Venues: Elizabethan Gardens & Private Beach House | Cake: Great Cakes! of the Outer Banks | Lighting & Rentals: Main Street Weddings & Events | Catering: Bad Bean Baja Grill | Specialty Rentals: Renee Landry Events | Beauty: Mazza Bridal Hair and Makeup | Bride's Gown: RenzRags via Etsy | Calligraphy: Farmstead Design Studio | Bridal Sash: That's My Dress Bridal & Prom | Groom's Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Lollipops: Leccare Lollipops via Etsy | Bridal Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Ribbons: Harriet's General