Bobby and Leah met on St. Patrick’s Day 2012 in downtown Greenville, SC. Since both have always enjoyed the coast, a destination wedding in the Lowcountry seemed like the perfect fit. We're LOVING the preppy vibe these two created thanks to the striped bridesmaids dresses from Bella Bridesmaids, Sperry topsiders and nautical elements!
They wanted a “destination wedding” feel and chose Memorial Day weekend so guests could enjoy the many riches and culture that Charleston and the Low Country has to offer. For many, this was their first trip to South Carolina! The day began with the boys relaxing at Old South Barber Spa with an old-fashioned blade shave and hot towel facial. The ladies enjoyed mimosa’s in their bridal suite at The Residence Inn Riverview while having their hair styled and makeup applied. The ceremony began at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, followed by pictures down the road on the fisherman dock at James Island County Park. The reception followed at 6 pm starting with cocktails and southern passed hors d’oeuvres (petite crab cakes with remoulade sauce, pimento cheese fried green tomato wedges, and fried chicken & waffle sliders), followed by a buffet style dinner from Hamby Catering. After their introduction, the bride and groom danced to Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” and danced the night away to music provided by the DJ, Mr. Bobby Clair of The Carolina Girl Yacht. The end of the night finished with a bubble exit as the bride and groom left for their stay at the Francis Marion Hotel on King Street. They took an immediate, small honeymoon to Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC followed by a week-long honeymoon in La Jolla, Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, and Santa Barbara, CA in late October. Thanks to Southern Jewel Photography for capturing this preppy Carolina Girl Wedding!
Bobby, an alumni of Indiana University and the University of South Carolina, is a home health physical therapist with Gentiva in Union, SC and has a passion for golf (see the golf tee boutonnieres). Leah, who has live in South Carolina since the age of 3, is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and is a microbiology technician at Bausch + Lomb in Greenville, SC. She enjoys baking, crafting, photography, and anything nautical (hence their nautical themed wedding). Together, they both share a love for southern cuisine and craft beer. With help from Terrapin Brewery, they featured a crafted “wedding ale” made specifically for our special event as a wedding favor to their guests! Bobby and Leah currently reside in Simpsonville, South Carolina with their cat, Nougat
Ceremony: Church of the Nativity, James Island // Floral Arrangements: Lisa Ferguson // Photographer: Southern Jewel Photography // Bridal Hair: Magan Hibbard // Groom/Groomsmen: Old South Barber Spa // Caterer: Hamby Catering & Events // Reception Venue: The Carolina Girl // Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids // Groom’s attire: Nautica/Sperry Topsider // Bride’s attire: Boutique of Dreams // Cake: Publix Bakery at Merchants Village