Jenn & Eric Castronova
As the owners of Simply Shells Rentals, we know exactly how it feels to be an engaged couple planning a destination wedding! We got engaged in July 2009 and were married 2 years later on Ocean Isle Beach, NC. At the time of our engagement we lived in Virginia, so planning a destination wedding from 400 miles away had its challenges.
One of the challenges we faced, was finding upscale beach themed décor! We wanted something simple, yet elegant that would enhance the natural beauty of the beach. We chose a beach wedding to keep it simple, but by no means plain!
My mom saw how disappointed I was in what we had to pick from and offered to help. She hand made every centerpiece, every favor and created these beautiful box planters covered in shells that were the cornerstones of our ceremony area on the beach. Our wedding was beautiful and truly magical. We had people from all over asking us where we bought our gorgeous centerpieces and champagne flute favors and the idea for our business was born!
Now, as residents of the Carolinas, my husband and I offer something that no one else does beautiful, hand made, custom beach themed décor for your special day. Weddings (especially destination weddings) can be stressful and overwhelming, so we wanted to take one more thing off of your plate that day! We come, set up, decorate and break everything down as well leaving you to enjoy that time with your family and friends.
Our wedding was the inspiration for starting our business and we are passionate about what we do and the items we offer but what makes us even happier is seeing our couples weddings look even more spectacular than our own!
Please feel free to contact us via email or phone and we will get back to you within 24 hours!
Recommended by 100% of couples
Sara Mearns · Married on 11/03/2018
They made my dream wedding a reality!
From Sara the Bride: Karen, Jennifer and their team made the wedding of my dreams come to life. I live in NYC now but I grew up going to sunset beach for years and knew that would be where I got married. Their beach decor including the incredible driftwood, all the shells, the flowers, the walkway (which they found especially for me since I had shoes on!), all the special signs, and the care they took putting it all together was exceptional!! Everything is handmade by them, they find all the shells themselves and custom make the decorations. They know that beach better then me ( which is saying something) and made sure it was set up so we wouldn’t be disturbed by any unsuspecting elements or people. They were incredible kind people to work with. I want to go back already and get married again! I want to stay in that moment forver and they made my dream moment happen. I am so grateful. I would recommend to anyone getting married on a beach in N.C. to us them!! Love, Sara and Josh
Sara Mearns · Married on 11/03/2018
Best Wedding weekend ever!
My husband and I stayed here for our wedding weekend extravaganza and it was literally perfect. They left us strawberries and champagne, and many of our guests stayed there as well. It was so comfortable, clean, and beautiful. I grew up going to sunset beach, and I can’t wait to go back again and stay here for our anniversaries! Thankyou for such a beautiful stay for our most magical moment in our life!! Love, Sara and Josh
Kayla · Married on 10/05/2018
They made everything look absolutely perfect and exactly what I wanted. I literally just showed up when it was time to get married and everything was even better than I could have pictured
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Beautiful selection of rentals! Perfect for destination beach weddings and Jenn is a true gem to work with.
Beautiful rentals with exceptional customer service! We love working with Simply Shells Rentals :)
Gorgeous work, great details, and a caring, skilled staff. Highly recommend them!