I thee Wed – Inspiration from the USA
In the next issue of Save the Date magazine (July and August) we have a very special ‘Real Wedding’ feature, all the way from South Carolina in the USA. But for the time being, here is a sneaky peek for you to enjoy before the big, 4 page spread in the next mag!
Kristy and Kirk married on 22nd May 2010 in Murrells Inlet, (a gorgeously quaint, sleepy fishing village) in South Carolina. Over to the blushing bride herself:
Sitting on rocking chairs on Kirk’s front porch before we were even engaged, he proposed the idea of getting married at the beach. I’m much of a home body and traditionalist, but the idea of a Southern beach wedding sounded quite appealing!
My family often visited the quaint town of Murrells Inlet, known for the best seafood. You can’t drive through M.I without passing and noticing a precious white church on the water. So, when Kirk mentioned the beach, I immediately thought of that white church I always admired …
Once we decided on Murrells Inlet, my mom, Kirk and I spent a weekend there visiting many different venues. We all FELL IN LOVE with the reception venue as soon as we got there. The gorgeous place that we celebrated our new marriage with friends and family is “Wachesaw Club Plantation”. It sits right on the Waccamaw River and is surrounded by the most gorgeous Live Oaks draped in Spanish Moss I’ve ever seen. There is a white porch that surrounds the whole building, lined in little white lights. We had many family members traveling from the north and we knew that it was the perfect mix of “Southern Elegance”, with a cozy feel!
Kristy: The two main colors of our wedding were light Apple green, and “Caribbean blue”. The bridesmaid dresses, by Lula Kate were made of silk shantung and were Caribbean blue. Their sashes were apple green. I gave my girls the choice of two different styles of dresses and we ended up with 6 of one style and 6 of the other. They were all the same color and hit right above the knee and they even had pockets like mine! I had 12 bridesmaids, 1 junior bridesmaid and a flower girl!
Candy table – this is really popular here. An array of pretty glass containers, labelled with all the different types of candy. Guests could fill bags which had our logo on stickers as one of their ‘party favours’.
Are we loving this amazing wedding or what!? The lovely bride, Kristy has shared so much more which will be available to read in the July/August of Save the Date magazine; from her dress to the venue’s decor and entertainment to the quirky little extras. This is one hell of a wedding guys so be sure to gather your USA inspiration from Kristy and Kirk and her fabulous suppliers in the next issue 🙂
The fantastic photography is courtesy of Matt and Jenna Daniel of Matt Daniel Photography so go take a look and see some more of their incredible work!