Today, we are on Sea Island for this fun summertime soiree. Our clients celebrated with family and friends with a cocktail reception and all night dancing ocean side at a private club on Sea Island, GA. This couple wanted nothing but to have fun, so that’s what we did. And, how cute is that puppy? Thank you to Liz Banfield for the photos.
For design inspiration, we turn to the mother of the bride’s home. She has a mostly white palette with classic, simple, and natural elements here and there, like potted orchids, seagrass touches, and textured fabrics. So, mixtures of white dresses and white flowers set the tone.
Lettered Olive works with us to create the perfect printed suite for our couples. A save the date features classic elements like seersucker stripes, and a watercolor map of the island. Then, invitations follow with sophisticated and traditional black and white calligraphy. And, our weekend party pack really added the fun beach touches. Our bride is known for signing her correspondence with a “smile”. So, we took her personal smiley face and used it on printed pieces throughout. Like, sticker seals for the party pack, reusable drinking cups in the welcome bags, etc.
The father of the bride has a favorite cooler bag that he uses for all of his travels, so, we decided to fill them with all the goodies for a spectacular wedding welcome.
The Frederica Chapel on St. Simon’s is a locally well known historic chapel. But, since there were more guests than the hundreds year old church could old, we opted for a ceremony on the front lawn. This has never been set up as such before, and people were stopping all day to snap photos. Such a pretty back drop, don’t you think?
With more and more client opting for after parties, a getaway may be missed. So, with the church and reception in separate venues, this was the perfect spot for a fun car.
We also are big fans of the cake as a focal point. Here, the cake is displayed in the main foyer where guests enter. An all white and sugar flower masterpiece from Jim Smeal make a stunning showpiece.
Since this wedding features cocktail stations versus a seated dinner, we have to get creative for details. So, potted orchids are calligraphied with the menu for each station. Charming seating is positioned throughout the courtyard, featuring cocktail umbrellas.
Once guests move into dinner, seating along the shore offers guests a place to eat and enjoy the view.
But, we think keeping the reception tent curtained off for a big reveal is still a bit part of the atmosphere for the evening. So, in order to get guests attention for the dancing portion, horns from the band walk through the party and lead guests into the big reveal.
Dancing all night in an all white and natural lounge was just what the bride wanted.
One of our biggest signs of success other than happy clients, is knowing that everyone had fun all night. As evident here, by our bride crowd surfing, and costumed guests, fun was had by all!
Happy Anniversary Erin and Ryan!