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Romantic Outer Banks Oceanside Elopement in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina


Since we’re halfway through the year 2020 and it seems like the micro wedding trend is here to stay until the social distancing rules ease up on wedding ceremonies, I’ve been working closely with all of my engaged couples to plan what the next steps look like. Many couples are choosing to keep their original wedding date, and simply downsize their celebration to follow the guidelines put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at their wedding ceremony. Other couples are postponing their wedding celebration to 2021, but are keeping their original date for their legal wedding and want to do something that commemorates that day. Whether you’re thinking of downsizing your wedding or just pushing the celebration back, one of my favorite suggestions for engaged couples dealing with the challenge of a 2020 wedding has been to take the time to really celebrate your wedding day, even if it looks completely different from what you originally thought it would be. Whether it’s opting for a small wedding, a civil ceremony, or simple a photoshoot together to celebrate the fact that you are deeply in love and will have the wedding of your dreams eventually, I’ve been encouraging everyone that I work with to not be afraid to make this special, even though it’s different. One of the best ways to embrace the change of plans is to pick a place to celebrate your love that is really special and meaningful to you as a couple – and what better place to do that than the magical Outer Banks, in North Carolina?

Keep scrolling for more photos from this intimate Outer Banks beachside wedding inspiration, and stay tuned for more great advice and ideas for planning an unconventional 2020 wedding.


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Lindley Battle is a fine art film wedding photographer, serving the East Coast and beyond with modern and timeless wedding photos to capture the moments that matter most.


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