If you're in the mood for a coastal bash, I have a feeling Becca + Jay's Folly Beach wedding will be just what the doctor ordered. At least, it was for me! The minute I laid my eyes on this preppy soiree I knew it needed to find a home in A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine. Bride Becca's choice of navy, coral and mint had me immediately hooked. It didn't stop there! The adorable stripped bridesmaids dress, tasty Bourbon bar, gorgeous bouquet, amazing photography from Dana Cubage Weddings....the list goes on and on! Even though we wanted to, we couldn’t include everything in the magazine, so to find out a little more about Becca’s big day, check out her answers below and to see all the details you can purchase a digital edition of the Mag here!
What made you choose your venue? What elements drew you to it?
I knew that I wanted to get married on the beach and have my reception at a fabulous beach house afterwards. In a house, I was looking for an open floor plan, breathtaking ocean views and unique design that would set it apart from your typical beach home. When I met with the owner and builder of the Pink Flamingo in Folly Beach, I knew immediately that this was the home! The décor was beautiful, the floor plan was open and warm, the view was incredible and it had a rooftop cabana style deck (where we did our first look) that made it so unique!
Tell us a little bit about how you met your husband…
My husband owns a personal training gym in the heart of Uptown Charlotte. I started training there in February of 2010 with his business partner. Over time we became very good friends and eventually he asked me out on a date….and we haven’t been apart since!
Tell us all about the details! Did any have special meaning? What was your favorite?
I wanted the details to showcase my personal style and also reflect myself and my husband as a couple. Being a Southern girl, born and raised, of course monograms were a must.
Some of which included:
-large wooden monogram of our married name that was hung over the dance floor
-SEC themed corn hole boards from our respective universities. (I am a UK Wildcat and he is a Florida Gator)
-Adirondack chair “guest book” with a custom Moose pillow (my “guest book” was my favorite detail, because we get to see it and use it everyday J)
-Window pane photo collage with our favorite photos together
-Bourbon Bar on the rooftop… a MUST for me since I am a Kentucky girl.
Out of the entire day, what was the most memorable moment?
This is a 2-way tie!!
-During the reception, my husband gave the most beautiful speech telling everyone how I changed his life. It was the most touching thing hearing the man I love telling all of our friends and family all the reasons he loves me.
–My sister-in-law (who was 7 months pregnant at the time) gave the most beautiful speech at the reception and ended asking both of us to be the godparents of her son. It was a beautiful moment!
How did he propose? How long were you engaged for?
He proposed on July 9th, 2012 the night before we were to leave for our summer vacation to Mexico. He proposed at home. It was intimate, personal and perfect! (most of all it was a SURPRISE..which is almost impossible to do with me…I am a bit of a snoop J ) We were engaged for 9 months.
- Brides drink: Spiked Arnold Palmer
- Grooms drink: Old Fashioned
How many guests attended? 65
Color Palette: Mint, Coral, Navy
Something old: My grandmother’s pearls.
Something new: A David Yurman cuff bracelet given to me by my aunt the night of my rehearsal dinner.
Something borrowed: A beautiful hairpiece from J. Majors Bridal.
Something blue: Monogrammed Hanky Panky undergarment J
Most valuable piece of advice you’d give to a newly engaged bride...
BREATHE!! Enjoy every moment of planning your wedding and being engaged. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed and consumed with all that goes into planning a wedding, but it’s a magical time and will be over before you know it. Everything will fall into place and the little things won’t matter in the end!
Venue: The Pink Flamingo / Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals / Caterer: CRU CaterinG / Cake/Cupcakes: Bon Bon's Baked Goods / Hair/makeup: Honey and Associates / Florist: Keepsakes Florist / Photography: Dana Cubbage Wedding Photography / Bridal Gown + Accessories: J. Majors Bridal