Top Wedding Trends This Season on the Outer Banks

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A minimally populated beach, lightweight sweaters emerging from closets, and cross island commutes cut in half are sure indications that fall is here on the Outer Banks. Summer may have passed, but wedding season is not over yet!  October implies that we are halfway through the wedding season, which means the trends of 2016 weddings have clearly developed on The Outer Banks.  Although every ceremony and reception is uniquely catered to each couple, there are a few rental items that are notably favored by Outer Banks brides and grooms this season.

Rustic/Country Themes

Many brides have chosen to intertwine country elements with their predominantly beach focused weddings. Couples have chosen to forgo the basic table with linen of their choice in favor of the Farm Table. Farm tables are heavier than the typical banquet table, yet feature fold-out legs that enable an efficient set up. The farm table emanates an earthy, rustic vibe.

Photo courtesy of Renee Landry / Decor by Renee Landry / Event at The Sanderling Resort

Continuing the rustic chic pastiche, the newest addition to the Ocean Atlantic Event Rental supply is the X-Back Chair. This sturdy wooden chair sports a curved back that provides comfortable support for guests. The chair includes an ivory seat pad that securely ties to the back of the chair.This classic yet organic chair coordinates perfectly with the farm table to create an effortless rustic aura at your event.


Natural Tent Lighting

Protect farm tables, chairs, décor, and of course, your guests, by securing a protective structure. Some of the most sought after tents this season have been the clear top tent or tent with sky lights. Clear top tents allow the sun to shine through and the moon to illuminate your magical evening. The natural lighting enhances the natural ambiance of a rustic wedding while providing protection from the elements during your most enchanting and memorable evening.

Photo courtesy of Kerri Catino-Nason / Planning by The Proper Setting / Decor by The Flower Field / Event at The First Colony Inn

For more information on event rentals for your Outer Banks wedding, visit our event rental website or give us a call at 1-888-627-3836.

The 11th Annual Outer Banks Marathon Weekend – November 11-13

Ocean Atlantic Rentals is proud to be an event equipment and service sponsor for the annual Outer Banks Marathon weekend event. This is a great event that offers something for everyone, from a kids run and games to the full marathon. Read on to discover how you can participate in the Outer Banks Marathon weekend …

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What to Do This Fall on the Outer Banks

  Fall on the Outer Banks is perfect. The summer crowds begin to fade away and the high temperatures start to mellow out. Take advantage of the amazing weather and see the Outer Banks from a different perspective. Soak up the natural beauty of the Outer Banks or attend one of our fun fall festivals! …

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Run the Outer Banks: Flying Pirate Half Marathon & First Flight 5k

The Outer Banks 7th Annual Flying Pirate Half Marathon and First Flight 5k are quickly approaching! This is a fun weekend event for all ages and all levels of running ability, with the option to sign up for a 1-mile Fun Run, the 5k, or the half marathon.

As a series sponsor for all Outer Banks Sporting Events (OBSE), Ocean Atlantic Rentals is proud to support the Flying Pirate races this year, which will be held April 16 & 17. Both races award finishers with a medal. If you sign up for the Double Dare Challenge (run the half marathon and the 5k), you will receive the “Double Dare Challenger” medal! There will be awesome event swag and t-shirts for participants, along with a 2 day expo event and a post-race party following the half marathon!

The Flying Pirate Half Marathon is a beautiful course that covers the first half of the Outer Banks Marathon Course. The race starts on the Woods Road in Kitty Hawk, a flat winding road with lush tree coverage. As you make your way through Moore Shore Road onto Bay Drive you will have great views of the sound and soon find yourself in a residential neighborhood. Bay Drive runs right along the sound front and you will be getting amazing views of the water with every home you pass. You will then make your way towards the Wright Memorial, where you will circle the monument and continue on the road towards Nags Head Woods Nature Preserve. Once you make it into Nags Head Woods, you will be trail running on a mulched dirt road in a beautiful maritime forest. The race comes to an end at the YMCA in Nags Head which borders Pirates Quay – the after-party venue!

There is still time to register for all events. The current pricing is $95 for the half marathon, $140 for the Double Dare challenge, and $40 for the 5k. The Pirate Fun Run (approximately one mile) is $10, no event shirt is given but a bib and medal are included. The Fun Run will be held right after the 5k on Saturday.

Ocean Atlantic Rentals is proud to be a Series Sponsor for the Flying Pirate Half Marathon and all other OBSE events. For more local Outer Banks information, check out our blog.