How to Find the Best Wedding Photographer

Located in the downtown historic Business district, just steps from the waterfront in Swansboro, NC. The Downtown Chapel is nestled on Main Street in the town’s first Baptist Church  built in 1897. The Chapel’s original architecture has been restored and is completely intact. The picturesque waterfront is perfect for your wedding experience. Charming and Intimate. Beaches and Lodging are only minutes away.

Bells & Whistles is a full-service florist and event design business located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Specializing in custom floral design and decor services, Bells & Whistles translates each individual client’s style and aesthetic into beautiful works of floral artistry. Offering unique style tailored to your specific needs. Design services extend to specialty linens, props, and lighting coordination. 

The Bells & Whistles team thrives on bringing your wedding day vision to life.

Our utmost goal: To express the sentiment of each client’s thoughts and wishes.

Fresh, modern wedding photography—just the way you always dreamed it!

The spontaneous joy and emotion that weddings bring will be there forever in your images. I want my work to honestly reflect who you are, as a couple, and as a family so I strive to capture the moments within moments. As your wedding photographer, I am not content to see with just my eyes. I see with my heart, because that is where I find passion. And that is where I find love.


Serving the greater Shallotte, NC region for over a decade, our dedication, experience and knowledge has elevated us in providing the greatest customer experience around. We cater events in Brunswick County, Myrtle Beach and the greater Wilmington area with a staff that is committed to creating dishes you and your guests will love.

ART Catering understands the importance of quality catering service coupled with exquisite cuisine. With the ability to create a custom catering menu for any event or occasion, the creativity of our Executive Chef continues to impress staff and guests year in and year out. Contact us today to speak with a catering adviser about your upcoming wedding!

For event catering Outer Banks style or wedding catering & personal chef or in-home chef service we have a service that can be tailored to you & your guest. Needing wedding catering Outer Banks call Dawn today to reserve your special date. Planning a wedding, holiday party, or other large event, Dawn’s Kitchen Catering can handle all your food, service. Dawn’s kitchen caters NC Outer Banks weddings, delivering the best in cuisine, service & value.   Dawn’s Kitchen is your source for catering Outer Banks weddings for locals & vacationers on the NC Outer Banks from north of Corolla in the 4×4 area south to Hatteras, NC.  For your special event catering Outer Banks from Corolla to Hatteras call Dawn 252-491-2048. From set up to clean up you only need to relax and enjoy the party. For event catering Outer Banks style or wedding catering & Personal Chef or in-home chef service we have a service that can be tailored to you & your guest. Needing wedding catering Outer Banks call Dawn today to reserve your special date.

Promised Hearts is a family business. We work together to create what you want. We offer suggestions based on the couple’s personality. We guide, suggest, & help in any way, but it is your wedding. Together we can make your dream day a reality! Pam DuVal & her husband, Joe Cadorette own Promised Hearts. And we love weddings!
Pamela DuVal is NC’s first Master Bridal Consultant trained by the Association of Bridal Consultants. Pam is a Non-denominational Ordained Wedding Minister and a Certified Sandals Specialist. She is also teaches the Wedding Planner Course.
Joe is VP for Promised Hearts and a TIP certified bartender.

Bob Laverty, veteran Musician, Master of Ceremonies and Disc Jockey brings all these skills to every event he attends.

The style is low-key, he is there to tastefully add to your event, not to overpower the day with his ego. When required he can step into the bright limelight and deliver any lines necessary, verbal or musical!

When it comes to music selection, your tastes will be the outline of your event. Bob uses your selections, his large music library and requests to keep the party moving while honoring your “must play” and “do not play” lists.


  • On the beach, in the church or under the big top, Bob provides the following sound services:
  • Wireless mic
  • Microphone stand
  • Bose speakers
  • Accommodations for live music


Wedding reception packages are priced according to length of reception, equipment needed for additional entertainment or on-site locations, lighting packages and distance to the event.

Quotes can be found on the Availability page.

Without any extras, the basic package includes:

  • Scripting the event with planning sheets and consultations before the reception
  • Arrival time 1-2 hrs. before the event and breakdown at the finale.
  • Coordination with other vendors on-site
  • Master of Ceremonies duties
  • 1000’s of songs
  • Bose sound system
  • Backup equipment for every possible failure
  • Wireless Microphone
  • Instant access to last minute song requests
  • Travel costs within 60 miles of venue

Live Music:

Ceremonies and receptions often incorporate special moments where wedding party members or guests choose to sing or play music for the celebrants. To blend live music seamlessly into the affair,

Bob can provide:

  • Backing tracks for vocal accompaniment.
  • Amplification for musicians.
  • Musicians
  • Professional, versatile acoustic guitar selections performed by Bob.


His offerings include:

  • Ceremony music from prelude to postlude.
  • Music for cocktail and dinner hour, moving to DJ system for dancing.