Seaside Welcome

One of our favorite Southern venues is Sea Island, GA. It’s full of rich history, classic architecture, and fantastic service! And, not to be overshadowed by weddings, the options for wedding welcome parties are just as lovely. Because the couple is usually more relaxed and seeing many of their guests for the first time in a while.  We are sharing this perfect little party at Frederica Golf Club. All photos by Corbin Gurkin.

With the bride clad in a custom Dee Hutton party dress, the event started with cocktails in a lounge on the lawn, followed by a sit down dinner and toasting inside the clubhouse. 

The venue has the most darling vintage boats that can be taken out for slow ride around the water. And, the position on the bluff is prime real estate for some lounge seating.

Since the wedding featured shades of pink and coral, we wanted to give a little nod to that with the flowers this evening. We love how they made for a cheery pop of color against the navy awning stripes. Custom cocktail napkins and koozies by Lettered Olive accented the bar.

Sweet seating viognettes offered guests a place to gather with a prime view of the waterfront scenery.

We built our escort card table using tailored boxes filled with fresh rye grass, and anchored by a large and lovely citrus sherbet colored arrangement.  Even though the rehearsal party is traditionally hosted by the grooms family, it’s still a wedding celebration, so flowers have their place!

Guests enjoyed a traditional southern supper (complete with help yourself biscuits), and toasting the couple into the late evening!