Oh how BEAUTIFUL this wedding was – the couple, their families, their guests, the weather, this venue, the decor…. OH MY- the beauty!

Katie and Adam are so amazing- they had their wedding at the Callawassie Island Club in Okatie, South Carolina- originally from New Hampshire- they had the best of both worlds this weekend.  Their hearts hold Vermont and South Carolina very dear, so they brought Vermont here to the South for the most memorable day in their lives!

They specifically wanted a ‘Northwoods’ feel – but they added in fabulous personalized details.  Father of the bride made custom votive holders out of birch trees cut from their own home in New Hampshire.  The were so lovely.  We created centerpieces using rock salt in the base to carry our snow feel up the vase, cranberries, pine cones, iced birch branches, and added in white stock and tube rose florals to make it all come together.

Behind the sweetheart table and for the seating cards, we used a great variety of tree that perfectly fit the feel of our ‘Northwoods’.  Table names were all landmarks in Vermont  and each guest place setting was topped with a large South Carolina pine cone that held a ‘Thank you’ charm.

The amazing bouquets and bouts were created by Southern Stems, who sadly has now relocated to Atlanta, Georgia (lucky brides). The beautiful ‘birch tree’ wedding cake was created by Brown Sugar Custom Cakes.  Another Northern tradition they incorporated is the ‘home-made cookie bar’ .  Friends and family created delicious cookies for guests to take home as a lovely snack.

And one of my favorite touches….the martini luge!!!!!  This was a huge hit as always.  The couples last name begins with ‘L’ so as you will see, it was perfect- see below.

For a fabulous finishing touch, guests signed the couples snow board guest book – it was GREAT! 

We got to work with the wonderful photographers from Vermont, Daria Bishop Photography.  Lee Edwards of Lee Edwards Entertainment (Charleston) kept this great group dancing all night!!!  All of this took place at the phenomenal Callawassie Island Club in Okatie.  Holly and her staff were so AMAZING and I look forward to working with them again.  This venue was breathtaking and exquisite.

Very candid photos:

Inside shot during the day…


Another angle of the dining room…


One more angle- LOVE the beams…


Table shot- we also place custom made wood boxes around the room containing more branches to add that ‘feeling’ in.  You can sort of see it behind the arrnagement.  You can see the table names in the gold frame-


One of my favorite bouquets- I love the fiddlehead fern…


Another angle….


Close up onthe pine cone favors with the ‘Thank you’ charm.


I just loved doing this- seating cards hung, you can see the snow board in front of them for guest to sign.  We used tons of pine cones all around for accents…the adorable bears were a gift from the mother of the bride a few years ago for when her daughter married.


The famous cookie table- isn’t it just AMAZING!


I took a quick shot out of a window of the ceremony – the view was so beautiful and the weather matched it perfectly.


The ‘birch tree’ cake by Brown Sugar Custom Cakes.


A shot of the snow board guest book.


AND….the martini luge in the shape of “L’ and a heart!!!!



The fruit and cheese display in front the roaring fire 🙂


Their memory table for those that are not here!


And an attempt at an evening shot- it was so warm and romantic!!  I LOVE this look and feel.



And one last shot of the back pattio- through the window (sorry) before it was totally dark.