Oceanana Family Motel
700 East Fort Macon Road, PO Box 250
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, 28512, United States

2015 Featured Couple: Julie & Travis

"Julie and I don’t have a storybook story. We are both divorced parents. We both have ex-spouses, kids, and established careers. We are not traditional, and in the modern way, we met online.

We share a love for trying new things and going on little adventures. While we were dating, Julie was training to run a half marathon at Disney World. During that training, we visited the Crystal Coast so Julie could participate in the Beaufort 10K. We stayed at Oceanana Family Resort. It was a fun little beach motel and a great little adventure.

When we were ready to get married and our children were ready to make a modern family, we knew we wanted a small, family celebration in a setting that our children would enjoy with us. Our wedding was a beach vacation.

The Oceanana staff was excited and helpful. The location under the pier was beautiful. The weather and everything came together, despite a near disaster with the cake (the heat didn’t agree with the first batch of frosting). In the end, Julie and I found our storybook ending."

-Julie and Travis Garris