Our wedding did not go as planned, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. It rained cats and dogs on our outdoor wedding, and was FREEZING! However, it was a wonderful location and everything else was fantastic! Rachel Munro at Bridal By the Sea was the best choice we could have ever made. She was able to save th day by getting sidewalls for the tent; something that I had not planned for. The reception went beautifully, the DJ did an amazing job, the cake was awesome, and the food was out of this world. Truly a day to remember!
Jimmy was an awesome suggestion for a baker by my wedding planner. We wanted something very simple but elegant, and he more than came through. The cake was DELICIOUS! My husband was so excited for our first anniversary so that he could eat that cake topper! Speaking of which, his cakes freeze beautifully. It was just as wonderful as the day of our wedding. Loved working with Jimmy. He is an absolute jewel.
The location of Summerwinds was just perfect for our wedding. We planned to have it right on the grassy knoll at the fence, overlooking the ocean. We had it there...under a tent due to rain! It would have been so lovely otherwise. Working with Tom was an absolute breeze. He was prompt, attentive to detail and very helpful. I'd highly recommend this location. It really is gorgeous.
Our reception was in Ginger's Cafe, located at Summer Winds. I really liked it. You had the option to make it as private as you wished, due to the full length roman shade curtains that covered all of the windows. The doors also opened to the pool are, allowing guests to mingle both in and out of the room. Bathrooms are right across from the cafe, and it's roomy with excellent acoustics. There was plenty of room for the catering setup, the DJ, the guests, dancing AND tables. Highly recommended!!
Windjammer Inn is our absolute FAVORITE place to stay when we visit Emerald Isle. All of the rooms are oceanfront, and you can even get a jacuzzi in certain rooms. I don't mean a tub, either. I mean a two person jacuzzi. The outside view is gorgeous. There is an outdoor pool, an outdoor hot tub, a wading pool with fountains, outdoor seating, and best of all: beachfront hammocks! There's no continental breakfast, but with so many great places to eat, who wants it? The staff is always friendly, and the price is a great value. We were even allowed to come back with our photographer to take some engagement photos on the grounds. Windjammer is awesome!
Pros: all rooms are oceanfront, free wireless internet. Cons: our bed was so hard it was like sleeping on a brick. not so friendly staff.
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