Bryan & Kristen are getting married

July 1, 2017

The Wedding

0 days until we get married!


Welcome Party

Thank you so much for coming to celebrate our wedding with us! Please allow us to welcome you with delicious food and drinks while we all hang out and relax. We’ve reserved the open area behind the Villas at Koru Village. Please bring a lawn chair to sit in.

  • Friday, June 30th, 2017

  • 6:00pm

  • The Villas at Koru Village

  • Casual
    All: anything acceptable


Meet us at Koru Village Beach Klub for our oceanfront ceremony! Doors open at 4:30pm and our coordinators will help direct you down the boardwalk to the ceremony. There is plenty of parking in front of the Beach Klub.

Please no personal cameras or phones during the ceremony.

  • Saturday, July 1st, 2017

  • 5:00pm

  • Koru Village Beach Klub

  • Beach Chic
    Men: slacks, polos, button ups and island shirts
    Ladies: sundresses, skirts, slacks and nice blouses
    All: sandals and barefeet acceptable


The cocktail hour will begin immediately after the ceremony. Head back up the private boardwalk to the pool area to the cocktail hour and reception. The Tiki Bar opens at this time and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Dinner, cake, and dancing will follow. The pool is closed during the ceremony and reception.

Please let us know if you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions.

  • Saturday, July 1st, 2017

  • 6:00pm

  • Koru Village Beach Klub

  • Beach Chic
    Men: slacks, polos, button ups and island shirts
    Ladies: sundresses, skirts, slacks and nice blouses
    All: sandals acceptable


The Villas at Koru Village / Koru Village Beach Klub
40920 NC-12
Avon, NC 27915

Enter the Outer Banks via US-64 E
Turn right onto NC-12 S
Follow NC-12 S for about 41 miles
The Villas at Koru Village will be on the right in Avon, NC
Koru Village Beach Klub is on the left shortly after the Villas

Please note that traffic on the islands are heaviest on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-6pm and can add hours to your trip. Plan to enter the islands before or after these times to avoid traffic.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at and we’ll respond as soon as we can!

Our Story

How We Met

We met in 2012 through a meetup group, Triad Twenty-Somethings. Kristen set up a bowling event for the group and Bryan attended. He was one of the first people to arrive and we spent the majority of the night talking, even in the parking lot after everyone was done bowling for the evening. When Kristen left, she knew she wanted to get to know Bryan better. We hung out again together with the group that following weekend, then Bryan asked her on our first date that evening. We started dating on July 1, 2012 and have been inseparable ever since!

The Proposal

We took a trip to Duck, NC in May 2015 to celebrate Kristen's graduation from school and to spend a week together. We always try to have a week just to ourselves every year. One morning, Bryan asked if Kristen wanted to go watch and take pictures of the sunrise. It was chilly and windy that morning, but absolutely gorgeous. Bryan asked Kristen to close her eyes. When she opened them and turned around, he was on one knee with a ring in hand. On the sand was a heart with “Will you marry me?” written inside it. Of course, she said yes!

Why The Beach?

Choosing the beach as the place we were going to get married was not a hard decision for us. Our first trip together was to the Outer Banks and we got engaged at the Outer Banks. We also try to take at least a week together at the Outer Banks every year. We’re beach people if you couldn’t tell, and we would both like to live at the beach one day!

Wedding Party



There are several hotels within 10 minutes of Koru Village. We recommend you book your room early as they will fill up quickly. We also highly recommend you come in on Friday. Traffic will be heavy, but not as heavy as on Saturday.

If you choose to stay for a week, check out some of the vacation homes.

Hatteras Island Inn
46475 NC-12
Buxton, NC 27920
(252) 995-6100
Lighthouse View Motel
46677 NC-12
Buxton, NC 27920
(800) 225-7651
Cape Hatteras Motel
46556 NC-12
Buxton, NC 27920
(800) 995-0711
Outer Banks Motel
46577 NC-12
Buxton, NC 27920
(252) 995-5601
Cape Hatteras Bed & Breakfast
46223 Old Lighthouse Road
Buxton, NC 27920
(800) 252-3316

Activities & Food

Need help figuring what to do while hanging out at the beach before (or after) our wedding? See below for some of our favorite activities and dining choices!


Avon Fishing Pier
41001 NC Highway 12
Avon, NC 27953
(252) 995-5480
Buxton Woods Nature Trail
46375 Lighthouse Road
Buxton, NC 27920

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
46368 Lighthouse Road
Buxton, NC 27920

Equine Adventures
52193 Piney Ridge Road
Frisco, NC 27936
(252) 995-4897
Frisco Native American Museum
53536 NC Highway 12
Frisco, NC 27936
(252) 995-4440
Hatteras Island Ocean Center
57204 NC Highway 12
Hatteras, NC 27943
(252) 564-9575
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
59200 Museum Drive
Hatteras, NC 27943
(252) 986-2995
Ocracoke Island Ferry & Lighthouse
Hatteras Ferry Terminal
Hatteras, NC 27943

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station
23645 NC Highway 12
Rodanthe, NC 27968
(252) 987-1552
Bodie Island Lighthouse
8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Road
Nags Head, NC 27959

First Flight Adventure Park
6716 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 715-3622
Jockey’s Ridge
300 W Carolista
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-7132
Outer Banks Distilling
510 Budleigh Street
Manteo, NC 27954
(252) 423-3011
North Carolina Aquarium
374 Airport Road
Manteo, NC 27954
(252) 475-2300
Wright Brothers National Memorial
MP 7.5 N Croatan Hwy
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


Pangea Tavern
41001 NC Highway 12
Avon, NC 27915
(252) 995-3800
Bro's Sandwich Shack
41934 NC Highway 12
Avon, NC 27915
(252) 995-9595
Burger Burger
40618 NC Highway 12
Avon, NC 27915
(252) 995-0311
Fattys Eatery
46618 NC Highway 12
Buxton, NC 27920
(252) 995-5548
Buxton Munch Co
47359 Osprey Shopping Center
Buxton, NC 27920
(252) 995-5502
Sandbar & Grille
49252 NC Highway 12
Buxton, NC 27920
(252) 995-3413
Dancing Turtle Coffee Shop
58079 NC Highway 12
Hatteras, NC 27943
(252) 986-4004
Tortugas' Lie
3016 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-7299
Outer Banks Brewing Station
600 S Croatan Highway
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
(252) 449-2739


The most important gift to us is to have you share our day with us at the Outer Banks. If you wish to buy us a gift, you can check out the registry lists below.
Thank you so much!
Bryan & Kristen


  • Zola
  • Williams-Sonoma