If you’re getting married on Bald Head Island, it’s likely that most of your guests have never been here before. While it would be nice to be able to spend the whole weekend with all of them, you’re going to have plenty of things going on yourself! Here are some activities that will help them navigate the island and stay busy until it’s time for the party.
Six years ago, my husband and I were married on Bald Head Island. We had what I now know to be a fairly standard sized wedding reception, right around 100 people, with a ceremony on the (very windy) beach and a reception at the Shoals Club. Here’s us on our wedding day, with our sweet pup Folly!
Katrena & Charlie’s wedding was one of my favorites of all time. They were relaxed and fun, and the group was just the right size for a good party! It was a beautiful fall day, and the wedding ceremony was held on the beach. When the tide came in, everyone took it in stride and dipped their toes in!
After the beach ceremony, everyone headed back to the house for a reception with fun, food, toasts, and ended the night with a great beach bonfire!
I love the beach bonfire wedding after-parties. There’s something so romantic about a crackling fire on the beach with the cool breeze blowing in off the ocean. With a Bald Head Island wedding, the majority of guests are staying on the island overnight anyway. What better way to top off the night than to keep the party going with a beach bonfire?! It gives the bride and groom more time to visit with the guests who aren’t quite ready to head out yet, in a less chaotic and more intimate setting.
Whenever I work with brides who are planning a spring wedding, particularly in April or May, we often have a conversation about the “little green worms that hang from the trees.” While technically harmless, no one wants to plan their Bald Head Island wedding and have all their friends and family travel there, only to have these little greenies descend like ninjas from the trees and steal the show.