It’s been two weeks since Duck Dynasty’s John Luke Robertson married Mary Kate McEacharn at his family farm in Louisiana, and everyone is fawning over their dreamy Australia honeymoon. But does it have to cost thousands of dollars to take your first vacation as husband and wife? You can copy John Luke and Mary Kate’s honeymoon on the cheap by adventuring on the Crystal Coast!
Adventure doesn’t just happen Down Under.
The couple stayed steadily posting pictures of the trip to Instagram, featuring snorkelling, jet skiing, and swimming with fish. Sounds like an absolute dream, right? On the Crystal Coast, adventures like these are an everyday reality! Browse our complete list of Crystal Coast activities on our vendor page, including diving, guided bike or boat tours, inshore and offshore fishing charters, and much more. Skip the 24-hour flight to Australia and book your adventures in Eastern North Carolina to save yourself a little jet lag and a lot of money.
Fresh Catch and a Table for Two.
Enjoy fresh Carteret Catch from one of our many award-winning restaurants in Historic Downtown Beaufort, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, and more. Chef Floyd Olmstead of Floyd’s 1921 Restaurant has traveled the world studying a wide array of cultural cooking techniques that he’s now combined with traditional Southern dishes to create a perfectly unique menu. It’s an experience you surely won’t forget, and a meal you definitely won’t find anywhere else. We recommend Redneck Egg Rolls to start and fresh local Shrimp Napoleon as a main course. Bistro By-The-Sea in Morehead City serves up dinner with a view, overlooking the picturesque Bogue Sound. Try a crowd favorite, a bento box with a twist, including ahi tuna bites, and trust Chef Tim when he recommends a special. You’ll never regret it.
A coastal breeze and a chair on the beach is all you need.
No matter where in the world you go for your honeymoon, you’ll find yourself wanting to curl up with the one you love and relax. Our 85-mile stretch of beautiful beaches creates the perfect place to sit back enjoy the sound of rolling waves, the feel of sunshine bouncing off your skin, and that exciting, fresh feeling of being able to call yourself a newlywed. Choose from one of our many oceanfront accommodations on the Crystal Coast and get ready to enjoy some serious R&R by the water.
The Crystal Coast Bridal Alliance is dedicated to providing brides the most comprehensive list of wedding professionals on the Crystal Coast. Whether you’re a local looking to take a step towards getting organized with your planning, or you’ve set your sights on a destination wedding by the water, you can browse our list of vendors or let the professionals come to you. Start planning your dream wedding, or your dream honeymoon, on the Crystal Coast here.
Choose wedding colors inspired by the natural beauty of Historic Downtown Beaufort, North Carolina, brought to you by the Boathouse at Front Street Village, a premier waterfront wedding venue.
Ellen LeRoy is a local with an eye for beach photography, making her the perfect fit for any wedding on the Crystal Coast. Book your wedding photographer now before it’s too late!