Explore the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge by Kayak

A person in a kayak paddling at sunset

Just a few miles west of Manteo and the Outer Banks, sits the 152,000 acre Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.  The refuge was established in 1984 to protect the “Pocosin” wetland habitat and the wildlife that thrive there.  The refuge is known for its high concentration of black bear and for its efforts to conserve …

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Top Wedding Trends This Season on the Outer Banks

wedding trends on the beach

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 www.oarevent.com or give us a call at 1-888-627-3836.

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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Explore the Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks is known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic because of the thousands of ships that have wrecked along its shores. Some of these wrecks are much closer to the beach than you would imagine, in shallow waters around 15-20 feet deep. When the ocean water is clear, which has been often this …

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