We are THRILLED to unveil the gorgeous details from our annual couple’s tasting held this past February! For those of you who may not know, we hold a tasting annually where we invite all of our Sanderling couple’s for an evening of mixing and mingling, wine sipping, food tasting, and more. We pour our little wedding loving hearts into making this evening/weekend the perfect little getaway for our couple’s to bask in the fun of wedding planning (wedding planning doesn’t always have to be hard, you know!).

Every year we ask our extraordinary preferred event designers to create showstopping tablescapes for the evening. Without a doubt, every single year, we are blown away by the magic that comes to life in the Pavilion! Everyone mingled and ate their little hearts out while enjoying music by Jeremy Russell of Outer Banks Wedding Entertainment, snapped a few photos in front of the photobooth designed by Amaranth + Artifact, and finished off the night with delectable cake samples by Patty Bakes and Italian ice galore by OBX Sunset Slush. Take a look at the jaw-dropping tablescapes and other fun details from the evening below!

Holiday House Weddings & Events – Table 1

A glamorous black and white modern look with tropical vibes. We love the cutout details in this table runner. Not to mention those tulips hanging from the centerpiece!! The use of black and white and mirrors makes for a night-time effect of shimmering candlelight, the perfect romantic setting.

Bells & Whistles – Table 2

Who doesn’t love a bit of blue ceramic chinoiserie?! We are loving Bells & Whistles take on it! With beautiful pops of red and pink roses, she really figured out how to make those vases and plates pop.

Renee Landry Events – Table 3

Color pop is all the rage these days and we love this custom overlay by Renee Landry. Everyone is looking for new ways to incorporate their napkins into decor these days and this little knot tied napkin is the perfect addition! The “I lava you” marketing material could be replaced with a menu or thank you card.

Sugar Snap Events – Table 4

We love this chic mix of paper and florals atop Amaranth + Artifact’s whitewash table. The wicker chairs or bench complete a sweetheart table look! This table included rhinoceros accents on the table markers and napkin tags as a nod to a client’s passion for them.

Renee Landry Events – Table 5

Loving this peachy fun table! Take your decor to a new level by added rented (or purchased) water goblets and a colorful plate, charger, and/or silverware. Sometimes it is the little things that elevate your tablescape!

Holiday House Weddings & Events – Table 6

This white table with pops of orange and green give us all the tropical vibes and was a nod to the lifestyle of the Bahamas! Lemons and oranges were such a fun addition to add some pop to the centerpiece. And who isn’t gushing over the aloe cay print napkins from BBJ Linen (also a piece of inspiration for the table)?!

Sugar Snap Events – Table 7

A romantic table of cool pinks and greens to round out our tables thus far. Check out the beautiful ceiling installation over this table (an inspiration in the design behind this table) and think of all the different ways you are able to elevate your tables. Make sure you catch that fun napkin fold with a BBJ napkin cuff and topped with a bit of greenery.

Bells & Whistles – Table 8

We cannot talk about this charger and napkin pair enough on this black/tropical themed table. The Goldstone Blush charger will have your guests ohhing and ahhing all night long. The tropical dried palms tie everything together just perfectly!

Holiday House Weddings & Events – Table 9

This copper themed table is the talk of the town! Inspiration behind the copper theme: According to myth and legend, copper has the ability to conduct spiritual energy back and forth between individuals and activates intuition, desire, and vitality. These energies are then used towards the pursuit of one’s path or a couple’s evolution.

Renee Landry Events – Table 10

Who doesn’t love some taper candles? This was the perfect touch to add to the table as the main focal point of this table is navy blue dried hydrangea ceiling installation. Be sure to ask your florists if they have any overlays you could incorporate into your design as this overlay from Renee Landry adds some print to the table, along with the texture of these wicker chargers, which can also be rented by Renee Landry. We also love the added touch of the dusty blue velvet chairs for the bride and groom.

Sugar Snap Events – Table 11

This clean coastal inspired look is giving us all the feels! Especially in that golden hour light! The gold deco metal chargers from BBJ Linen are the perfect addition to this crisp look. The pop of the light aqua centerpiece adds perfectly to the look.

Bells & Whistles – Table 12

Another take a coastal inspired look. This table gives us a darker, moody feel with this Noir Anguilla table linen and Luxe Black Gold Charger from BBJ Linens, while still holding to the coastal theme with the wicker baskets, shell accents. The perfect fall inspired tablescape!

Ceiling, Lounge, & Entryway

We want to give a HUGE shout out and thank you to Sugar Snap Events, Holiday House Weddings & Events, and Amaranth + Artifact for all of their amazing work of the entry way, ceiling installation, lounge set, and photo booth backdrop! This group of vendors worked together to create a fun, vibrant theme throughout the Pavilion and we cannot stop talking about it!

Patty Bakes

Patty Bakes knocked this cake out of the park by tying the vendor group above’s theme together. The team shared a vision board with her and she killed it! Our guests got to taste some of her spectacular flavor combinations such as almond cake, lemon curd filling, & fresh blueberries and banana cake, espresso soak, & nutella buttercream. Inquire directly to learn about all of her delicious flavor combinations!

Sanderling Culinary

The evening began with butler-passed hors d’oeuvres and two stationed appetizers, our Mediterranean Antipasto and the Ahi Bar. Once everyone was seated, tables were released one by one to enjoy a stationed style dinner which included items such as our Sea Salt Encrusted Prime Rib carving station, I Heart Bacon bar, and Marinated Grilled Vegetables to name a few. Take a look at our full list of menu options for your next catered event here.

Outer Banks Wedding Entertainment – Jeremy Russell

If you are looking for a combination of guitar/vocals for cocktail hour, but still looking for a full DJ for the reception, Jeremy Russell is your guy! Jeremy really knows how to serenade a crowd and is the perfect option for your ceremony or cocktail hour. Thanks for setting the tone at our annual tasting, Jeremy!

OBX Sunset Slush

Sunset Slush is always the perfect added touch to any wedding day. We love the opportunity provide it as a sample at our annual tasting for couples to see what it’s all about. Whether you enjoy the Italian ice on it’s own or add a little “adult” splash of alcohol, it is the perfect refresher for cocktail hour or even post-dinner dessert!

S’mores & More

We couldn’t let the evening end with only dinner and cake, so we brought out our signature item, s’mores by the fire pit on the sound! Whether you’re opting for our classic s’mores with chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows or looking for our more upscale “Sassy S’mores” we have exacting what you’re looking for. You may think that the only way to have s’mores is at our Event House where a fire pit is included, you can still have s’mores and a sunset too by renting our brand new fire pit set to be set on the Pavilion deck. The perfect way to enjoy the sunset surrounded by your family and friends.

Thank you so much to all of our awe-inspiring vendors involved: Sugar Snap Events, Holiday House Weddings & Events, Renee Landry Events, Bells & Whistles, Amaranth + Artifact, Metro Rental, BBJ Linen, Patty Bakes, OBX Sunset Slush, HLR Designs, and Outer Banks Wedding Entertainment. An extra special thank you goes out to the amazing eye behind the lenses of these gorgeous images we get to share with you, Mary Basnight Photography!!!

If you are a Sanderling couple, ask your wedding planner today about tickets to our next annual tasting. It is the perfect opportunity to taste delectable bites from our catering menu and get inspired with the perfect vision for your wedding day from our amazing designers. We hope to see you next year!

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