BG Brides, have you checked out the Crystal Coast Vows on the Beach Contest  yet? Many of our readers have already sent in their submissions via Facebook for a chance to win an unforgettable seaside wedding ceremony and 7-night honeymoon on the Crystal Coast , an 85-mile stretch of gorgeous coastline and breathtaking beaches in North Carolina. Although there will only be one winner chosen, we wanted to share some more exciting info about this wedding destination haven. And while it's not hard to imagine how memorable a romantic beach wedding would be, here are five reasons why a Crystal Coast wedding may win your heart.
Reason #1: A Romantic Beach Wedding Ceremony
If exchanging vows along the peaceful ocean shoreline has always been a dream of yours, then the Crystal Coast is a perfect spot to make your wedding day fantasies come true. With a variety of pristine beach locations  to choose from, Crystal Coast is the ultimate wedding destination for couples who want a truly romantic setting for their special day.
Reason #2: Complete Wedding-Day Resources
One of the top concerns for brides who are planning a destination wedding is not being able to have access to the vendors in their area they know and trust. The Crystal Coast offers the convenience of being a US destination (no passport required and not so far away!), and there are numerous wedding vendors and services in the area. Check out the Crystal Coast Tourism Authority's recommendations for entertainment services , catering , rental suppliers , florists  and more .
Reason #3: Breathtaking Photo-ops
Photography  should be considered as one of the most important aspects of your wedding. These are the images that will remind you of the happiest day of your life, so you want to make sure they capture every special moment. Imagine taking a romantic bike ride on the beach for two, posing on top of Cape Lookout Lighthouse overlooking the water’s edge or taking some shots on horseback with you and your new hubby – now those are some serious Kodak moments!
Reason #4: Fun Activities
Hosting a destination wedding means you’ll most likely have people traveling in from all around the country. Since many couples have started planning an entire “wedding weekend” for their visiting guests, they choose a location that has a variety of fun activities  to keep friends and family entertained during their stay. North Carolina’s Crystal Coast provides both relaxing escapes and action-packed adventures including cruising along the water, relaxing on the beach, fishing, playing a round of golf or climbing to the top of a 150-year old lighthouse.
Reason #5: Meet the Wild Horses of the Crystal Coast
Finally, if you need any further convincing, check out this video featuring one of the Crystal Coast’s most famous inhabitants.