Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Wedding in Beaufort, SC

Carly & Patrick's wedding at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort, SC by Garter + Whiskey Photography

CARLY & PATRICK

Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park wedding

Beaufort, South Carolina

Ring bearer in pale pink bow tie and grey suspenders  //  Hilton Head wedding photos by Garter + Whiskey

In 2014, Carly Hinchman & Patrick Milyo met while at King and Duke, an Atlanta restaurant, where both were grabbing a drink to celebrate their spots on Jezebel Magazine’s Most Eligible Atlanta list. After catching Patrick’s eye that evening, the pair reunited three days later for an unforgettable night on the dance floor —Patrick was even able to squeeze in some of his signature splits. Before long, two of Atlanta’s most eligible were officially off the market.

Beaufort SC Bride Carly Milyo in floral robe  //  Hilton Head wedding photography by Garter + Whiskey  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Beaufort SC Groom's monogrammed shirt  //  Hilton Head wedding photos by Garter + Whiskey
Beaufort SC bride's braided hairstyle  //  Hilton Head wedding hairstylist Christy Hansen

After a surprise proposal at Reynolds Plantation, Carly put her plans in motion for a celebration in downtown Beaufort. “My parents own a house on Lady’s Island,” explains Carly. “The first time I saw Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park I knew it was the spot where I wanted to be married.” And while Carly was concerned the logistics might be a nightmare, planner Lindsay Jones of L. Events helped the couple create the summer evening celebration along the Beaufort River, the way she had always envisioned.

Monogrammed handkerchief for wedding in Beaufort, SC  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Floral ceremony arbor for outdoor wedding at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort, SC  //  Hilton Head florist Urban Poppy
Beaufort SC bride by Garter + Whiskey Photography
Beaufort SC bride in Winnie Couture gown  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Bridesmaids first look in long blue Show Me Your Mumu dresses  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Hankies at Beaufort SC wedding ceremony for Happy tears  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Groom in coastal attire with light blue shirt and dark blue tie  //  Hilton Head wedding photos by Garter + Whiskey

On the hunt for the perfect backless gown, Carly set out with her little sister to track down her dream dress. Their search took them to Winnie Couture in Atlanta, GA where she finally had her princess moment in an open-back design with a layered tulle skirt and lace bodice. She finished off her summertime look with loose beach waves and warm, natural makeup from Bride’s Side Beauty to complement her sun-kissed glow. Subdued shades of pink, blue, and green combined for the subtle palette for this waterfront affair. The nine bridesmaids wore pale blue Show Me Your Mumu dresses in the style of their choice with beach-inspired locks.  Patrick and his crew kept it coastal in linen suits with baby blue button downs and dark blue ties.

Hilton Head bride in Winnie Couture gown in Beaufort SC  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Beaufort SC groomsmen in linen suits with light blue shirts and dark blue ties  //  Hilton Head wedding photos by Garter + Whiskey  Hilton Head bride in Winnie Couture gown in Beaufort SC  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Succulent and peony bouquet for Beaufort SC wedding  //  HIlton Head florist Urban Poppy
Tall greenery arrangements with pink blooms for wedding at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park  //  Hilton Head florist Urban Poppy  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Bridesmaids in light blue show me your mumu dresses
Groomsmen with Saturdays are for the Boys flag  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magaizne
First look with Father of the Bride by Garter + Whiskey  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Hilton Head Bride in lace Winnie Couture gown  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Beaufort SC wedding invitations by Empress Stationery  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Horse and carriage ride in Beaufort SC  //  Hilton Head wedding photos by Garter + Whiskey
Bridesmaids in long baby blue Show Me Your Mumu dresses
Hilton Head bride in Winnie Couture gown in Beaufort SC  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine

Sticking with tradition, Carly & Patrick passed on a first look in favor of sharing the emotional moment with their guests at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Carly made her ceremony entrance on the arm of her father and headed down a petal-covered aisle as 165 guests (and a crowd of passers-by) looked on. She met Patrick under a natural arbor adorned with hydrangeas, roses, blue thistle, and greenery, as they swapped heartfelt vows between the palmetto trees. At the conclusion of the joyful ceremony, guests waved their ribbon wands to honor the newly married couple.   

Outdoor wedding ceremony at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort, SC  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Outdoor wedding ceremony at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort, SC  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Outdoor wedding ceremony at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort, SC  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Outdoor wedding ceremony at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort, SC  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Outdoor wedding ceremony at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort, SC  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Outdoor wedding ceremony at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort, SC  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Outdoor wedding ceremony at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort, SC  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Outdoor wedding ceremony at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort, SC  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Tall greenery arrangements with pink blooms for wedding at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park  //  Hilton Head florist Urban Poppy  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine

Once the vows were complete, guests made their way to the tent where the team at Urban Poppy created an airy, summer atmosphere. Pale pink linens topped the seating tables which were surrounded by natural Chloe chairs and finished off with full, garden-style centerpieces. Crystal chandeliers were accented with hanging blooms in shades of white and pink to add a whimsical touch to the reception. After a Lowcountry-themed menu, attention turned to the five-layer cake from Savannah Custom Cakes. “Having the perfect wedding cake was actually one of the most important special touches on our wedding day,” says Carly. The final product was adorned with sugar flowers and featured a cream cheese frosting with both banana and carrot cake layers, and it tasted just as beautiful as it looked. 

Five-tiered white cake with sugar flowers by Savannah Custom Cakes  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Hilton Head bride in Winnie Couture gown in Beaufort SC  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Wedding hashtag  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Bridal Party portraits at Beaufort SC wedding  //  Hilton Head photos by Garter + Whiskey
Tented reception for wedding at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park  //  Hilton Head florist Urban Poppy  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Carly + Patrick's Beaufort Sc wedding photos at The Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
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Hilton Head wedding decor at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park   //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Carly + Patrick's Beaufort Sc wedding photos at The Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
Driftwood escort cards for wedding at Beaufort SC  //  Hilton Head florist Urban Poppy  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Tall greenery arrangements with pink blooms for wedding at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park  //  Hilton Head florist Urban Poppy  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Carly + Patrick's Beaufort Sc wedding photos at The Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
Five-tiered white cake with sugar flowers by Savannah Custom Cakes  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Carly + Patrick's Beaufort Sc wedding photos at The Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
Hilton Head wedding decor at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park   //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Carly + Patrick's Beaufort Sc wedding photos at The Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
Driftwood escort cards for wedding at Beaufort SC  //  Hilton Head florist Urban Poppy  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Tall greenery arrangements with pink blooms for wedding at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park  //  Hilton Head florist Urban Poppy  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Floral chandeliers for wedding at Beaufort SC
Beaufort SC groomsmen in linen suits with light blue shirts and dark blue ties  //  Hilton Head wedding photos by Garter + Whiskey  Hilton Head bride in Winnie Couture gown in Beaufort SC  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Five-tiered white cake with sugar flowers by Savannah Custom Cakes  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Tented reception for wedding at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park  //  Hilton Head florist Urban Poppy  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Carly + Patrick's Beaufort Sc wedding photos at The Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park

For an added treat, Patrick’s mother made buckeyes — an Ohio specialty confection — which were served in individual ‘C+P’ stamped boxes. As the night progressed, a sea of pastels washed over the dance floor as customized favors were divvied out. Bartenders started the trend by pouring drinks in custom stadium cups featuring an American flag and the phrase, “Making Marriage Great Again” while the crowd waved ribbon wands in the air. Guests also received “Namaste Y’all” hats as a nod to Carly’s successful yoga studio. And in true fairytale fashion, the couple departed in a shower of pastel confetti as they hopped into a horse-drawn carriage before embarking on their Hawaiian honeymoon.

Tented wedding reception at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort SC
Custom Making Marriage Great Again wedding cups
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HILTON HEAD WEDDING VENDORS - Ceremony & Reception Venue: Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park  ll  Photographer: Garter + Whiskey Photography  ll  Event Planning: L. Events  ll  Floral Design: Urban Poppy  ll  Gown: Winnie Couture  ll  Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu  ll  Hair: Christy Hansen  ll  Makeup: Bride’s Side Beauty  ll  Men’s Attire: Suit Supply  ll  Catering: Downtown Catering  ll  Cake: Savannah Custom Cakes  ll  Invitations: Empress Stationery  ll  Watercolor Map: Eight21 Studios  ll  Rentals & Lighting: Amazing Event Rentals  ll  Music: Ocean Street  ll  Videographer: Hart to Heart Media  ll  Officiant: John Wright