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The Outer Banks Wedding Guild

The Outer Banks Wedding Guild is a group of local vendors that have been chosen for its’ elite membership. They are consistent in quality, creative in design, have a passionate love of their art, are attentive in detail, and  personal in the care they give their clients. All Guild vendors have been in business for at least 20 years. The Guild members offer everything you need for your event and just the right touch of salt, sea, sound and sand. 252-305-7444 

About the Guild

Key Facts

  • Experienced
  • Insured
  • Vetted
  • Continual 5 Star Reviews
  • Wedding Planners
  • Event Designers
  • Florist
  • Rental Equipment with Staff
  • Photographers
  • Musicians
  • DJs
  • Bakers
  • Caters
  • Officiants

Our All Our Members make Your Event Stress Free!

Wedding Planners

Selecting an experienced wedding planning professional who is well qualified with the necessary education, experience and expertise in all aspects of event planning, is of the upmost importance. Your wedding day will be one of the most important days in your lives, so it is essential every detail is planned perfectly and you have the peace of mind knowing your day will go off without a hitch.

The wedding planners who are members of the Outer Banks Wedding Guild, consistently receive 5-star ratings from their clients. All Event Planners that work for these companies, hold Certifications from the world renowned The Bridal Society. 

There are many benefits of working with a certified planner, but having access to their preferred vendor list and receiving advice on spending wisely and staying within your budget, are very important. Our planners make your event as stress free as a day on the beach!

11th Hour Weddings and Events:

Whether A Year Away OR The Very Next Day….

This Guild Member has created over 4,500 weddings since 1978, by using the best vendors on the beach and mainland. Their team designs wedding packages with many great options ranging from simple elopements to all inclusive multi day events. They own their own rental equipment and decor and many of their vendors are in-house. Their packages include vendor meetings, tastings, and include staff to put it all together for you. Because they have their own equipment, they are very affordable!

They manage or work with multiple venues and event homes that they have carefully selected as the best in the area.

If you already have all your vendors and rental equipment in place, they offer Directing Only Services. 252-305-7444

  • Venue selection
  • Rental and Equipment needs 
  • Timeline creation
  • Ceremony Rehearsals
  • Caterer and Baker tastings
  • Vendor choices
  • Officiant vows
  • Floral design
  • Decor details
  • Bartender hire 
  • Photography and Videography
  • Budget management
  • Musicians, DJ or Band Styles

Nordstrom Events:

The experienced team at Nordstrom Events offers wedding and event planning, day-of direction, and full and partial packages designed to make your Outer Banks ceremony and reception stress-free, memorable, and affordable. They use only the best, most sought-after vendors on the beach who will work as a team to create your special day!

It’s the passion of owners (husband and wife) Diane and Frank Nordstrom to make couples’ wedding dreams come true. Nordstrom Events’ perfect 5-star rating and the over 150 weddings the Nordstrom’s’ have planned that reflect their commitment to their clients. Couples love that they can “one-stop-shop” for their wedding services, including photography, décor, floral, chair and table linens, reception meal, officiant, and so much more.

Please call 252-264-2350 or email to schedule a free consultation.

  • Certified Planner / Director
  • Officiant
  • Timeline
  • Ceremony Rehearsal
  • Tastings
  • Vendor Meetings
  • Decorating Staff
  • Linens with choice of Runner and Cloth Napkin Colors
  • A large variety of Centerpieces
  • Reception Decor
  • Dining and Cocktail Tables
  • Custom Place Settings


Discover Your Floral Style

Just like hiring any other wedding professional, couples should rely on the knowledge and experience of a pro floral designer. Whether it is a question about what flowers are in season, which are in budget, or needed suggestions for reception decor, Guild Florist are available to help.

Since a wedding florist is a professional, they have access to top quality flowers and materials that an online store might not have access to. And, flowers from a florist are usually better quality than online vendors.

11th Hour Flowers:

Lead Floral Designer Charlene Wallace, has been putting smiles on brides’ faces for 30 years. or call at 252-305-7444

  • Table Araingements
  • Ceremony Arrangements
  • Bridal Bouquets
  • Bridesmaids Bouquets
  • Toss Bouquets
  • Boutonnieres
  • Bridal and Boutonniere Combos
  • Pin Corsages
  • Wrist Corsages
  • Floral Crowns
  • Flower Girl Petals
  • Flower Girl Bouquet
  • Dog Collars
  • Arch Sprays

Event Rentals

Everything you need for your Ceremony and Reception

11th Hour Rentals:

All of our rentals include delivery, setup and take down. No extra fees and added. or call at 252-305-7444

  • White-padded Resin Chairs
  • 8′ Farm Tables
  • 4′ and 3′ Round Resin Tables
  • 6 Styles of Ceremony Arches
  • Whitewashed Wooden Lanterns
  • 4 sizes Glass Cylinders
  • Lighted Cylinder Bases
  • Linen Tablecloths and Multi Colors of Napkins
  • 20 Colors and Styles of Runners
  • Signs, Decor, Easels and more
  • Cafe Style Overhead Lighting
  • Cake and Cupcake Stands
  • Lighted Pool Balls


Capturing your Once-in-a-Lifetime day.

Deborah Sawyer Photography:

Deborah has photographed thousands of weddings in her career after receiving a Liberal Arts Degree in Photography from Chowan University.  Named the Northeastern North Carolina Wedding Photographer of the year in 2020, she shoots in the style preferred by her clients. Whether posed or candid, she has perfected her craft. 

Deborah’s images are edited in her office by a skilled and full time team member. Her packages include ownership of the copyrights of the Hi Resolution images. Your wedding images will be in your possession in 1 to 3 weeks. Family, Engagement, and other Portrait Sittings will be posted in 48 hours.


  • Family Beach Portraits
  • Wedding Photography
  • Engagement
  • Family Reunions
  • Senior Portraits
  • Maternity
  • Children
  • Pet


Capturing your Once-in-a-Lifetime day.

ViolinistStacy Waters:

Violinist Stacey Walters has been in the Outer Banks wedding music industry since 1997. She started playing the violin at just 10 years old in Springfield, Ohio. Under the instruction of John Smarelli, a prominent concertmaster and educator, Stacey developed a deep appreciation and passion for the violin and music. After college, she played two seasons with the Northern Kentucky Symphony.

Today, Stacey has continued her love for the violin and music in the Outer Banks. She is the music director of Grace Lutheran Church By-the-Sea. Stacey plays numerous community events up and down the Outer Banks throughout the year and played several years with Heart Strings & Ivory, a classical trio. To date she estimates that she has played over 1,000 weddings since her start in 1997. 

If you’re lucky, you may find Stacey jumping into the local music scene at her coffeehouse and pub, Sweet T’s Coffee Beer & Wine in Duck. 

  • Ceremony Music
  • Cocktail Hour Music


Guitarist Dr. Tom Vinick is Licensed Chiropractor By Day And A Singer, Guitarist And Performer By Night. Tom Plays Around Town In The Virginia Beach / Norfolk Area As Well As North Carolina’s Outer Banks Regularly. Depending On The Night You Might Catch Him Performing Alone As A Solo Artist With Just His Guitar And Mic, Belting Out Some Of Today And Yesterday’s More Popular Hits Or You Can Catch Him On Other Nights Playing In The Musical Duo PAIRADOCS With His Buddy Dr. Wes Or Along With His Full Accompanying Band, Dr. Tom & Friends!

  • Ceremony Music
  • Cocktail Hour Music


Guitarist Michael has been performing professionally since the late 1990s. He has performed with the Virginia Symphony, Virginia Arts Fest, Virginia Musical Theater, and several groups and performers of various genres. His guitar playing has been featured on HGTV and in the show “Supernatural”. Michael is the Director of Contemporary Worship and Arts at Great Bridge United Methodist Church in Chesapeake, Virginia, where he also resides.

  • Ceremony Music
  • Cocktail Hour Music


Music and antics to make your event memorable..

Greg Chapel:

With over 20 years as a DJ, Greg Chapel is going to keep your wedding or event humming. Greg will connect with your guests and entertain all at every age. 

  • Ceremony Music
  • Cocktail Hour Music
  • Reception Music
  • Dance Floor and Up Lighting

REVIEW: Sarah and Tom 6/8/24

Hey Greg!!! Thank you soooo much for everything and helping keep the timeline with the music and everything We had an absolutely incredible wedding with amazing memories and had so many compliments on the music and energy We loved having met you and being able to have you celebrate with us!!!!


All The Sweets that you crave.

Icing on the Cake:

Custom cakes, cupcakes for any event.

  • Custom Wedding Cakes
  • Cupcakes
  • Desserts
  • Master Gelato Maker


Established local caters serving a wide variety of specialities to the Outer Banks Area.

Currituck BBQ Company:

NOT just Barbeque.

Visit out website or call at 252-453-6618

  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Wedding Receptions
  • BBQ
  • Seafood
  • Desserts

Argyles Catering:

Catering for any style of event.

Call Debra 252-267-7325 to schedule event

  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Owners of Icing on the Cake


Let’s make it official

Vince Rodkey:

Officiant Vince Rodkey, although currently pastoring a church in the North Carolina Outer Banks, is also licensed in the state of Virginia. 

Vince’s experience began in the wedding and event industry, long before he became a minister. For 15 years, before and while attending Mid Atlantic Christian University, he worked waiting tables, bartending, cooking, and setting up for events. 

After receiving a Summa cum laude degree, with an emphasis on Youth Ministry, Cultural Anthropology and Christian Counseling, in 2002, he took a youth ministry job in Ocean View, Delaware. There he performed weddings and funerals. In 2012 he took a Senior Minister position at Avalon Church of Christ in Virginia Beach, left in 2015 to pursue social work, and in 2016 was hired as a Fatherhood Consultant with Child Development Resources, in Williamsburg, Virgina. In 2016 to present, he is the lead minister at Powells Point Christian Church. 

In 2022 he purchased the rental division of 11th Hour. So you may see Vince and his crew setting up your arch, tables and chairs, then changing his attire to Officiate. 

Vince’s ceremonies are designed for the couple’s vision, while reminding us God’s Blessing is most important. Smiles and laughter are always a part of his ceremony!

Diane Nordstrom:

Diane Nordstrom– Weddings bring people together in celebration and harmony. Officiant Diane Nordstrom provides couples with personalized, authentic, and unforgettable ceremonies. Crafted with personal touches that feel every bit like you, her ceremonies are full of heart, laughter, and happy tears.

A licensed, ordained wedding officiant, Diane performs religious and non-religious ceremonies, same sex marriages, and inter-faith celebrations. These include full weddings, elopements and vow renewals. 

Diane believes each event should be unique. She works with couples to develop a ceremony that reflects their personal style. Her goal as an officiant is to create a meaningful ceremony that will become a lasting memory. 

Officiant packages include the creation of the ceremony “script” and the filing of the marriage license.

$350-$400 wedding ceremony (depending on ceremony location)
$200-$250 ceremony rehearsal (depending on rehearsal location)
Diane Nordstrom to reserve your wedding date: 252-264-2350 or