When we sit down with each couple in the beginning, we always emphasize the importance of creating a wedding design that truly reflects the couple and is custom to their personality by using elements that really speak to them.  When Bonnie and Chad brought us on to help, we were so excited to hear their likes, thoughts and dreams for this amazing day.

Bonnie was SO creative with her details ~ from start to finish, nothing was missed.  From the custom created pillows on benches on the dock to the home-made cinnamon rolls they sent home with their guests!

Chad’s proposal even set the theme for our wedding.  When Chad proposed to Bonnie, he took her out to a huge oak tree on the water at Alhambra Hall in Mt. Pleasant’s Old Village.  He talked about their families strength and legacy of love being like the oak tree that was covering them in shade.  He talked about family as a refuge and a stronghold, and he asked her to help him build a family tree with him. 

 Since the tree theme was so important to his proposal and their love story, they  thought that their wedding’s theme needed to be trees so of course…Boone Hall Plantation and its Avenue of the Oaks was perfect!!

When it came to colors for the event, they opted not to have a single color define their wedding day; rather, they opted for something more sentimental.  When they first started dating, they liked to take Bonnie’s dog for walks on Sullivan’s Island around sunset.  They would discuss the day’s events!  Since those sunset walks were so important to their early relationship, they wanted the colors to remind them of the early evening on the shore of Sullivan’s Island—the deep gray of the sand and the blue, green, and purple hues of the Atlantic Ocean’s waves against the rising moon and setting sun.

As you go through the images, make sure to read all the details about the images ~ from the joggling board ‘guest book’ to the Coke ‘toast’ ~ you don’t want to miss any part of it….as always, it was so wonderful to work with Juliet Elizabether Photography and Cafe Catering again.

We enjoyed the entertainment of Super Deluxe and we can not wait to work with them again!  All the vendors were so amazing.

Vendor LOVE:

Venue ~ Boone Hall Plantation…Cotton Dock

Catering ~ Cafe Catering

Photography ~ Juliet Elizabeth

Video ~ Crown Ally Films

Flowers ~ The bride and Jade Water Designs

Cake~ D’Lish

Band ~ Super Deluxe

So of course with a lovely warm summer day in South Carolina, you need a  great fan 🙂

It all began with the entrance, soft drapped fabric and moss-covered grapevine wreaths.

Out back on the dock, guests enjoyed a soft sea breeze ~ you can see the custom pillows for the dock benches.

Love the program!  Of course you can see the large oak tree they used.

I LOVE this photo so I wanted to include it.

Love these lanterns~ these were out front to mark our location.

Now how Southern/Charleston is this…great sweetgrass bout.

One of my favorite of all time….the couple had a joggling board made for their home and then guests signed it!!

The photography options at Boone Hall are endless…

The couple had a memory table for those that were no longer with them.

Inside, the design used farm tables and round tables~ so lovely.

The color palette was so connected to this couple~ they defined the colors by how a sunset appeared to them during evening walks and talks~ AMAZING!!  The different textures of the linens is perfect!

We strung lights throughout.  You can see the colors come to life here.

We defined the dance floor by hanging lanterns to compliment their colors.

Fun, fun, fun cake display~ again, incorporating their tree love!

We transformed the dock to more seating and lounge furniture.

Love this shot~nighttime at the Cotton Dock 🙂

Now…THIS I just LOVE!!!  The couple did not want a traditional ‘champagne’ toast so they got bottled Cokes for a toast with all their guests.  They paired it with hot boiled peanuts as a late night snack!!

Yummmm ~ cinnamon rolls….all the guests had a sweet snack to take with them.

And of course, the beautiful sparkler send off.