Proof that the Porch is the Perfect Place for a Wow-Worthy Wedding Reception
Rich with resort-like tones and textures, Emily and Liam’s Lowcountry fete was overflowing with local flavor and lively designs. The two sought to keep things simple, working off of the surrounding live oaks, Spanish moss, and nearby marshlands for built-in ambiance like no other. Small touches, like vibrant pops of blues, ikat patterns, and palm fronds placed here and there, went a long way to make their day entirely their own.
The Bride and Groom
Though Emily still refers to herself as a Virginian, Emily and Liam are now northerners who couldn’t resist flying South for their Big Day. These two lovebirds fell for the coastal, Southern charm of the Lowcountry and played off of the region’s rich colors and relaxing vibe to plan the perfect day.
Paper with a Pop of Palms
Emily and Liam set a laid-back, coastal tone with pretty paper invitations featuring casual fonts and a festive, palm-patterned envelope liner.
Ready to Walk Down the Aisle
The bride stepped out in a stunning set of shoes from Sam Edelman that brought a beautiful neutral tone to her otherwise bright and colorful day.
Beauties in Bright Palm PJs
Emily’s bridesmaids started the day with a bit of coastal fun wearing a coordinated set of palm frond PJs.
Stunning in All White
Emily’s simple yet splendid bridal ensemble is enough to take your breath away. She paired a gorgeous Watters gown with a nearly all white bouquet, allowing natural greens to subtly coordinate with the colors of her day.
Lovely Supporting Ladies
Emily's bridesmaids looked lovely in dark blue gowns that blended with the bride's water-inspired color palette.
A Toast to the Groom
Liam and his men cleaned up well, boasting beautiful white boutonnieres for a timeless wedding look.
An Intimate Afternoon Ceremony
The two said “I do” at Saint Andrew Chapel surrounded by friends and family.
Laid-Back Lowcountry Landscape
Guests were greeted by a relaxing patio scene peppered with wicker and blue for a cocktail hour overlooking the Okatie River.
Dazzling Seating Chart Design
A punchy blue ikat pattern played backdrop to Emily and Liam’s green leaf seating chart display.
Dinner on the Patio
Guests made their way through the historic home and out onto the veranda for an intimate, al fresco dinner that offered the very best of porch party ambiance and marsh scenery.
Southern Style Dinner Full of Lowcountry Cuisine
Wicker chargers paired with pops of blue and tabletop greenery to create the perfect patio dinner setting. Soon, plates were piled high with foods full of Southern charm. Emily played homage to her Southern roots with a menu featuring everything from BBQ and pimento cheese to Lowcountry crab cakes and seafood.
The Most Memorable Moment
After dancing the night away on the grounds of the antebellum estate, the newlyweds bid the day adieu from the back of a vintage Rolls-Royce. It was that moment that stuck with the bride the most. “It was bittersweet, because I was sad that our wedding was over, but so overwhelmed with gratitude for everyone who celebrated with us as we began our life together,” Emily reminisced.
Cheers to the vendor team that brought this Big Day to life:
Photography: The Happy Bloom
Design + Planning: Design Studio South
Florals: Kato Floral Designs
Reception Venue: Oldfield Club
Cake: Brown Sugar Custom Cakes
Hair + Makeup: Bride’s Side Beauty
Band: The 919 Band
Ceremony Music: New Arts Ensembles
Ceremony Venue: Saint Andrew Chapel
Rentals + Lighting: Amazing Event Rentals
Transportation: Kelly Tours
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Jewelry: Petite Delights
Suits: The Black Tux
Invitations: The Printable Shop
Veil: Posh Bride Accessories
Place Card Calligraphy: Tigrotto & Co
Envelope Calligraphy: Lowcountry Paper Co
Bride’s Dress: Watters