Sunset Inspired on Sea Island

Sunset colors are the inspiration for this wedding, set at a private home on Sea Island, GA. Our couple, Ryan and Allie married at a historic chapel before celebrating with friends and family at a family member’s beachfront estate.  This wedding was also featured over on Coastal Living, All photos by Corbin Gurkin.

Our bride wears an airy Amsale confectionary gown, and paired it with feather adorned Jimmy Choo heels. Our bride’s bouquet features a punchy palette with coral charm peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, and delicate greens as airy accents. And, I was able to find the perfect vintage ribbon from my collection to hand tie the blooms.

I am loving this newer tradition of brides saving their full bridal look from their girls for a big reveal. Kind of like a “first look”, but for the friends before the fiance. For the bright and sunny ceremony, coral wreaths welcome guests on the doors. And, matching abundant alter arrangements.  Lettered Olive designed modern ceremony programs with metallic gold edging, and custom monogram.

Bridesmaids are in custom poppy colored high low gowns by Patti Flowers out of Dallas, Texas (where our couple lives).

You know we love a home wedding, and encourage our clients to use all of the home when hosting. Here, guests enter through the front door (with the wedding monogram in orchid blooms), and proceeded outside for the festivities overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Because, our relationships with our trusted vendors are so important, Cru Catering traveled to Sea Island with us. Of course, our servers have to be a part of the festive decor. So, they are decked out in custom embroidered aprons and silk bowties. The rosé looks so pretty served on poppy paper tray liners. A garden fountain hosts fresh shrimp cocktail, and mini foods are passed perfection.

The mother of the bride gave us the fun idea of using different sayings throughout the decor. For example, on the cocktail napkins and the lounge pillows. Sayings like “Champagne is Always the Answer” and “Nobody puts baby in a corner” are a big party hit with the guests. Since this was a cocktail party versus a seated dinner, we want to make sure not to fall short in the decor department.  Stations running the length of the tent feature multiple food components. And, an oversized bar ensures there are no lines. We also covered the fronts of the marble topped stations with fresh greens and ombre rose panels.
Seating is a mixture of al fresco tables and lounge seating. Offering vignettes were guests can converse while enjoying a plate and drink is one of our Soiree signatures.

The dance floor is a focal point of the main tent, and it made a statement. During the planning process, our bride showed me a photo of a ribbon installation over a dining table. So, we did it in ombre pinks over the dance floor. The ocean breeze had it fluttering all night.  The dance floor also adds to the vibrant design with a custom monogram decal.

By utilizing a big bay window in the house overlooking the tented space, the cake is kept cool in the AC. And, a unique “picture window” is created. The bottom of the window features a huge floral installation, which gives the look of the cake placed in the middle of an indoor garden.

Also, the pool house and pool on property is converted into an after party space. By adding a DJ booth and custom made light, the after party gives off a Miami club vibe. A close friend and guest has DJ duties. Of course, this is all curtained off as a surprise for the guests and the bride and groom.  A mobile bar was set up on the beach for guests to get their feet in the sand.

For the sake of tradition, the bride and groom depart by sparklers and golf cart. But, after a quick change they return for the after party.