Last week, I opened up a Save-the-date for our friends' Lowcountry wedding later this year at the Island House and after obsessing over this beauty, I couldn't be more excited. It's the perfect Charleston wedding venue for a couple looking for a laid-back Southern bash on the water with a nice salty breeze. The talented Jennifer Bearden Photography teamed up with A. Caldwell Events, First Bloom of Charleston and Cru Catering for Annie + Carey's dreamy Southern affair!
From the Bride: "Carey and I have been dating for 8 years. We lived in the same dorm in college. We had many mutual friends but never really hung out. My junior year my brother moved in Carey. We started hanging out and as they say the rest is history. Carey is the best friend I could have ever asked for and our wedding was everything I had ever dreamt of. It was just perfect. As we called it was Pottery Parn meets Pinterest with a touch of rustic. It was laid back but still elegant. The ceremony was outside on the Stono River. The weather was just perfect. The bridesmaids were in soft blue chiffon and guys in navy suits. The aisle was lined with mason jars filled with soft pink, blues, and white flowers. Petals were scattered on the grass around the altar where a large piping held fabric pulled by and secured with large white flower arrangements. The ceremony was held in the tent outside. The seating charts were on old easels that we had found, refurbished and painted each window pane with chalkboard paint. The tables were lined with burlap runners. Flowers (blues, pinks, whites) were in different size and shaped vases and candles in hurricane holders were the centerpieces. We had made the table numbers. I had glued numbers to a block and then spray painted them. They looked great. ‘Mr’ & ‘Mrs’ sign were used on Carey and I chairs. I had a memory candle burn in honor of my brother who is no longer with us. The cake was amazing. It was 4 tiers with lace to match my dress. The cake topper was the best. We are big animal lovers and had a handmade clay topper of Carey and I with all our animals; two labs and our cat. We had used A&C throughout our whole wedding. It was on our save the dates, our invitations and on the mason jars that were our favors for guest. It was the best day ever!"