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There is something so magical about rehearsal dinners: the joy of family and friends reuniting, the excited anticipation of the wedding to come, and most of all, the opportunity for the bride and groom to put their months of planning to rest and just be present. While they can range from backyard barbecues to five-course country club dinners, we have a soft spot for couples who use this event to showcase something special about their wedding location. Tim and Claire were married on Kiawah Island, so they chose to celebrate the evening before their wedding with a traditional Lowcountry oyster broil. Our beloved Blue Ribbon Vendors, Landon and Jordan of Landon Jacob Photography, were on hand to capture every stunning Southern detail, and we were so excited to share it in V6!

From the bride:

The natural beauty of Mingo Point speaks for itself–it is a beautiful outdoor venue with plenty of Southern charm, overlooking the stunning river around Kiawah Island. We wanted to dress it up, just a bit, to create a warm, inviting environment for the special moments that happened during our rehearsal dinner. We loved the idea of the oyster broil–it really fit our style and personality. Oyster broils are often done here during the summers, and ours was such an experience for our friends and family who are not from the South. We wanted everyone to try something new!

Taking a moment to take a step back and see the people we love most loving one another reminded us how blessed we are, and that’s what made our rehearsal dinner so special. We loved all of the small moments that our friends shared with us and each other to create an evening we will cherish forever.

lisa Written with love by Lisa
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  1. avatar Emily reply

    The natural colors of the oysters are so beautiful, and blend beautifully with the blue linens! Gorgeous!

  2. avatar Fotograf Hochzeit reply

    Amazing!

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  4. avatar Julie Herman Events reply

    Beautiful! Well executed! I am in search of linen color used at this reception. Are you able to share where they were purchased or rented? Thank you!

  5. avatar Jacqueline reply

    I love everything about this rehearsal dinner and am going to use it as Inspo to pull from. I am absolutely in LOVE with the olive wood vases and was hoping you could tell me where they came from?? Thanks so much

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Good morning, lovelies! It is a good morning, indeed, seeing as I have this lovely sunrise photoshoot to share with you! I love that the talented photographers behind this shoot — Chelsi Layne and J. Ian of J. Layne Photography — were inspired to get out of the usual rut that beach wedding ideas fall into and create something new. See for yourself, and just try to tell me these photos don’t make you happy you’re awake on this fine Thursday morning!

For you flower lovers out there, here’s the exact list of blooms used by Ruby Reds:

Bouquet: white ranunculus, peach ranunculus, “Carmel Antike” garden roses, “Sarah Bernhardt” pink peonies, and “Duchess de Nemours” white peonies
Hair Flower: “Sarah Bernhardt” pink peony
Flowers in Bottles: white ranunculus, peach ranunculus, “Carmel Antike” garden roses, “Sarah Bernhardt” pink peonies, “Duchess de Nemours” white peonies, peach parrot tulips

Credits:

Photography: J. Layne Photography // Gown Boutique: The White Magnolia, Bridal Collection // Florist: Bonnie with Ruby Reds Floral and Garden Design // Cupcakes: Classy Cakes and Creations // Vintage Cupcake mix favor: Vintage Bakeshop // Makeup Artist: Catherine Molina with HelloCathee

J. Layne Photography is a sponsor of Southern Weddings

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Coretta’s Elegant Events reply

    Oh. The. PEONIES!!

  2. avatar Tasha reply

    LOVE THIS:) SO PREETTTYYY

  3. avatar Jan – Green Tree Photography reply

    such a LOVELY bride! those cupcakes are fabulous!!

  4. avatar Jacqueline L. reply

    Gorgeous Bouquet! So soft & romantic

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    […] Featured | Southern Weddings Magazine We knew months ago that we wanted to do a modern vintage editorial shoot for Southern Weddings Magazine and we knew exactly who we wanted to work with…but we were unsure of the exact theme/vision of the shoot. After spending time researching and viewing different resources for inspiration we realized that we wanted to create, style, and photograph a beach bridal session.  Now, we know the whole beach theme is overdone and very repetitive…so we wanted to create our personal take on a beach portrait session. After pitching the idea to our vendors, they were immediately inspired and helped out throughout the planning of this shoot. When the vision, shoot, & post-production was complete, we could not wait to send it over to SW! We only waited about a day before we received an email from Emily @ Southern Weddings, saying she would love to feature the editorial shoot…our work paid off and we were instantly blissful, giddy and humbled. Thank you again, Southern Weddings!! Words to describe the shoot: simple, elegant, feminine, vintage, romance, light Photography: Chelsi Layne & J. Ian w/ J. Layne Photography Gown Designer: Blush by Jim Hjelm Gown Boutique: The White Magnolia, Bridal Collection Florist: Bonnie with Ruby Reds Floral and Garden Design Bouquet: White Ranunculus, Peach Ranunculus, ’Carmel Antike’ Garden Rose, ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ Pink Peonies, and ‘Duchess de Nemours’ White Peonies Hair Flower: ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ Pink Peony Flowers in Bottles: White Ranunculus, Peach Ranunculus, ’Carmel Antike’ Garden Rose, ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ Pink Peonies, ‘Duchess de Nemours’ White Peonies and Peach Parrot Tulips Cupcakes: Classy Cakes and Creations Vintage Cupcake mix favor: Vintage Bakeshop MUA: Catherine Molina with HelloCathee Model: Megan Doyle -Without them, this vision would not have became reality. To view this feature on the Southern Weddings Magazine website, please click here! […]

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    […] Photography: Chelsi Layne & J. Ian w/ J. Layne Photography Gown Designer: Blush by Jim Hjelm Gown Boutique: The White Magnolia, Bridal Collection Florist: Bonnie with Ruby Reds Floral and Garden Design Bouquet: White Ranunculus, Peach Ranunculus, ’Carmel Antike’ Garden Rose, ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ Pink Peonies, and ‘Duchess de Nemours’ White Peonies Hair Flower: ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ Pink Peony Flowers in Bottles: White Ranunculus, Peach Ranunculus, ’Carmel Antike’ Garden Rose, ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ Pink Peonies, ‘Duchess de Nemours’ White Peonies and Peach Parrot Tulips Cupcakes: Classy Cakes and Creations Vintage Cupcake mix favor: Vintage Bakeshop MUA: Catherine Molina with HelloCathee Model: Megan Doyle -Without them, this vision would not have became reality.  To view this feature on the Southern Weddings Magazine Blog, please click here! […]

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  9. avatar Sharina Wunderink reply

    This is such great inspiration for any summer wedding! And the bride is beautiful!

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Beautiful scenery and fresh colors and details make Katie + Charlie’s wedding stand out as sophisticated and refined among super-glamorous or super-themed beach weddings. White flowers from The Perfect Settings, a white cake topped with roses and baby’s breath by Thompson Cakes and a fantastic venue (including a porch overlooking the water!) at Limefish made me want to jump into these pictures by Clary Photo so I could party with the newlyweds. Katie + Charlie even had their first dance overlooking the sunset–can it get any better than that?

See all the photos from Katie + Charlie’s wedding in their Real Wedding Gallery!

What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? Good Southern food! We served chicken New Orleans, garlic mashed potatoes, and asparagus. Our signature drink was a mojito served with a green and white paper straw. Other details included mason jars that were used as flower vases and candle votives, country music, DIY programs and menu cards, and LOTS of raffia!
Describe your wedding cake: It was an all white, three-tiered round Italian crème cake decorated with lemon leaves and flowers. We displayed it on an antique wood table.
If you are comfortable responding, what range did your wedding budget fall into? $10,000 to $25,000
What is the one thing you are most happy you splurged on? The table settings – everything was perfect and just how I imagined.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Our first dance overlooking the ocean at sunset and dancing with my dad to “My Girl.”
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? We are looking forward to our big move to Georgia from Chicago where I will begin my first job as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

Photographer: Clary Photo // Planner: The Perfect Settings // Ceremony venue: Roser Memorial Community Church // Reception venue: Limefish // Florist: The Perfect Settings // Wedding Cake Baker: Thompson Cakes // Caterer: Simply Gourmet // Paper Products: With Grace // Bride’s Dress: Candice’s Bridal // Bride’s Hair Accessories/Veil: Candice’s Bridal // Bride’s Shoes: Kelly & Katie // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid // Accessories: La Mariee // Hair and Makeup: Ana Molinari Salon

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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  1. avatar Pam Archer reply

    This proves that it doesn’t have to be over-the-top to be elegant and beautiful. So lovely!

  2. avatar Katie B reply

    I could sum up this wedding in one word. . .Fresh. Ahh, it just looks so breathy and effortless and elegant. Love love love.

  3. avatar Clary reply

    Katie and Charlie’s wedding looks so pretty here! Thank you for the feature!

  4. avatar Amanda Gillihan reply

    The pictures are breathtaking!

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