TYSON & MAX
A Caledonia Golf & Fish Club Wedding
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
November 4, 2017
THE PROPOSAL: Tyson Blount & Max Jones met the first day of real estate class. “Max sat in the open seat next to me,” says Tyson of their fateful introduction, “and the rest was history.” Fast forward to Max’s 30th birthday weekend where the couple took his pontoon boat out for an afternoon cruise. As Hall & Oates played in the background, the couple made their way to a special spot in the inlet—a place Max’s father had always enjoyed fishing—where Max surprised Tyson with his grandmother’s ring.
THE LOOK: Tyson hoped to set the stage for the day’s festivities with a show-stopping gown and found a custom creation from Modern Trousseau would do just the trick. The result was an Italian silk shantung, fit & flare with a ruched bodice, off-the-shoulder neckline, and chapel-length train. To complete her look, she wore a chapel-length, European tulle veil—the perfect accessory for the long, dramatic aisle that awaited her—royal blue Kate Spade heels and a chic, low bun. For her bridesmaids, Tyson selected full-length Dessy dresses with an ivory top and long gold skirt. In keeping with the formal trend, Max and his groomsmen wore custom black tuxedos and monogrammed gold cufflinks.
THE VENUE: For their wedding, Max & Tyson looked to Caledonia Golf & Fish Club to deliver the elegant Southern backdrop they envisioned. “I have always adored live oak trees with Spanish moss and I couldn’t think of a better setting to be married,” explains Tyson.
THE CEREMONY: Tyson & Max put the Lowcountry on full display when it came time to say I DO. Two large arrangements full of white hydrangeas, roses, baby’s breath, and magnolia leaves flanked a custom white aisle runner etched in gold with the couple’s monogram. As their guests arrived, they took their seats facing a stunning backdrop of ancient oak trees. The duo skipped a first look in favor of an emotional trip down the aisle, something Tyson says she’ll always remember. “The most anticipated and special moment was seeing my groom down the aisle while walking beside my father whom I love dearly,” she recalls.
THE AESTHETIC: Tyson & Max have a true appreciation for classic design, and were keen to create an evening that incorporated a Lowcountry-inspired color palette of neutrals mixed with Southern staples. Chinoiserie vases, pops of bold blue, lace details and gold accents influenced the pair’s stylish vision. They worked with Events on the Half Shell (and Tyson’s mother) to enhance the initial concept with white blooms, loads of greenery and personalized sentiments.
THE RECEPTION: The crowd of 375 moved to the reception where they dined on a menu full of comfort food and seafood options—a nod to the couple’s coastal upbringing—starting with oyster shooters and fried green tomatoes canapés. Heirloom furniture, including a crisp, white French provincial sofa and two royal blue chairs, made for a cozy spot to grab a seat. Under the tent, gold linens topped long estate-style tables, draped with over 400 feet of handmade garland. Round tables, complete with textured linens, dotted the reception and boasted pillowy arrangements in tall chinoiserie vases. The seated dinner featured Southern specialties like fried chicken, slow-cooked pork tenderloin, collard greens, and cheddar cheese biscuits, followed by a late-night pizza station!
THE FAVORS: In honor of the first fateful day in real estate school, they designed “It just got real, Max & Tyson sealed the deal,” koozies as a keepsake of the evening. In addition, they gifted key bottle openers with a cheeky note that read, “Thank you for being a ‘key’ part in our past, present, and future.”
THE DEPARTURE: At the end of the evening, guests created a tunnel of purple and gold (representing East Carolina) and garnet and black (in honor of USC) shakers as the newlyweds waved goodbye while they jumped in a vintage Rolls Royce.
Venue: Caledonia Golf & Fish Club II Photographer: Pasha Belman Photography II Event Planning: Events on the Half Shell II Floral Design: Callas Florist II Catering: Inlet Affairs II Cake: Incredible Edibles Bakery II Gown: Modern Trousseau II Bridesmaids Dresses: The Dessy Group from Bella Bridesmaids II Hair & Makeup: Beautiful Salon & Spa II Groom’s Attire: JoS. A. Bank II Rentals: EventWorks II Invitations: William Arthur from Crane & Co. II Linens: CE Linens, EventWorks II Lighting: MC Sound Light & Video II Videographer: Life Stage Films II Ceremony Music: Strand Strings II Bagpipes: Peggy & Mark Gaudreau II Band: The Maxx II Officiant: Rev. Dr. B. Mike Alexander, Jr. II Dance Instructor: Debra Hughes II Aisle Runner: Starry Night Designs II Cigar Bar: Cigar Row Events II Signage: Cheers & Calligraphy, Sign Logic II Calligrapher: The Script Shop II Soloist: Jo Nell Koch II Transportation: Carolina Limousine
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