- Alicia Tonione and Debbie Norris
Say “I Do” at Sanderling Resort! Sanderling Resort and Spa is located in Duck, North Carolina on the Atlantic Ocean and Currituck Sound and is the only full-service resort in the Outer Banks. Our certified wedding coordinators will assist with every aspect of planning your destination wedding.
Name(s): Alicia Tonione and Debbie Norris
Where you call home: Outer Banks of North Carolina
Things you’d write home to your Momma about: We are over the Carolina moon excited to be a Southern Weddings Blue Ribbon Vendor and a Style Me Pretty “Little Black Book” Member. We have once again been awarded 2014 Best of the Knot and 2014 Couple’s Choice Award from Wedding Wire. You can also see us featured in Weddings Unveiled, The Knot North Carolina, VOW, Southern Bride & Groom, Virginia Bride, Washingtonian Bride & Groom, Southern Living’s Hotel Collection, and most recently in Coastal Living as a Top Coastal Wedding Destination in the nation. We were also mentioned on Kelly and Michael’s talk show and Wheel of Fortune as a top prize!
Location/Coverage: Destination weddings
Favorite thing about weddings in the South? Our favorite thing about Southern weddings is tradition. We are tickled by everything ruffles, pearls, lace, and pastel colors. Rustic chic with a hint of glam is our absolute favorite style! What’s a farm table without a crystal chandelier?
Favorite part of a wedding day? Our favorite part of a wedding day is the bridal party introductions. We love the expression on our bride’s face when she sees everything she’s worked so hard for over the past year come together. Ceremony nerves have come and gone and everyone is now relaxed and ready to party!
Best piece of advice you can give to brides and grooms? When working with a budget, pick one thing you really, really want and go all out! Scaling back on everything may leave you disappointed and splurging on everything is probably unrealistic. Whether it’s your dress, makeup, or ceiling décor — whatever will make your day over the top special for you, do it. You only get this chance once!
Dream travel destination? Alaska and Portofino, Italy
Favorite Southern city? Plant City, Florida and Nashville, Tennessee
Early bird or night owl? Night owls
Pie bar or red velvet cake? Indulge! Pie bar with mini red velvet cakes
Pottery Barn or Anthropologie? Couldn’t live without either!
Succulents or peonies? It’s unanimous – peonies