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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
  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!

  5. avatar Monthly Round-Up :: June 2011 « Southern Weddings Magazine reply

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Style is far from lacking in Katie + Clark’s beach wedding. Just check out the groom wearing shades on the dance floor! From the tasseled umbrellas to the chalkboard signs, Katie and her planner, Stephanie of Savoir Faire, nailed the beach-meets-glam look with the help of Florals by the Sea. Linear Park at WaterSound Beach provided the perfect backdrop for this Southern affair. I’m crazy for the sheer white tents K + C chose. They flow effortlessly with the string lights and chandelier, and you must admit, they’re gorgeous against the cobalt blue sky in the last photo. Another detail that flows effortlessly? The aesthetic of Katie’s dress and her cake display! Confections on the Coast created four tiers of cake that matched the top of Katie’s dress, while the table was outfitted in linens that mimicked the bottom of her dress. Now that’s creativity. Thanks again to photographers Paul + Mecheal Johnson for sending this beauty our way!

Tell us about finding your wedding dress: I knew what dress I was going after the day I called my mom and said I was coming to Nashville. I went shopping for my senior prom dress in Nashville in 2002. I walked into B. Hughes Bridal not knowing it only sold bridal gowns. I looked around and didn’t see prom dresses but I saw a Vera Wang dress and I remember thinking to myself, “I will be back to buy a dress from Vera.” Fast forward 8 years and it was the first store I walked into. At first, I didn’t see it. I had the saddest look on my face until my maid of honor she spotted the dress hidden in a corner in the window display. I immediately had it taken off the mannequin and put on me! I knew the dress was the one. I LOVE my dress and will wear it to do the dishes, vacuum and to just feel pretty every now and then.
Describe your wedding flowers: I wanted my estate table to have a row of beautiful flowers. The table had orchids, hydrangea, roses, tulips, and stock. Our other tables had a low row of arrangements of hydrangea, stock and roses. I wanted bundles of the same flower but in multiple vases of different styles and heights. It was exactly what I had described to my florist. We also had vases of Manzanita branches with small pink garden roses glued to them and it was such a beautiful but different centerpiece to keep with our rustic beach theme. Finally, we had gorgeous arrangements of cherry blossoms around our wedding cake and at our wedding entrance table.
Describe your wedding cake: I wanted my cake to look like my dress. After looking at many wedding blogs, I found linens that looked like the bottom of my dress. My cake designer, Rhonda with Confections of the Coast, did an amazing job at making the cake look just like the top of my dress, so that when you looked at the table it looked like my dress!
What range did your wedding budget fall into? $50,000-$75,000
What is the one thing you are most happy you splurged on? I think our splurge would be all the flowers! Orchids aren’t cheap, but they were worth every penny!
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? My daddy’s speech. It was the most amazing speech. My dad isn’t one to just talk your ear off and he talked for 15 minutes! His two stories about Clark and me were absolutely amazing and had everyone laughing hysterically and then crying.

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Kylene reply

    Where did she get that awesome table skirt?

    • avatar Nicole reply

      Hi Kylene!

      Isn’t the table skirt such a neat find? Katie found it at I Do Linens in Atlanta.

    • avatar Kylene reply

      Nicole: It is great! Thank you for the link!

  2. avatar Katherine reply

    Those bridesmaids dresses are so beautiful and perfect! Who designed them & where the heck can I find those for my wedding? :)

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Katherine! Katie designed the dresses herself through LulaKate (, and purchased them through Bella Bridesmaid ( Happy shopping!

  3. avatar Monthly Round-Up :: June 2011 « Southern Weddings Magazine reply

    […] the invitation suite that bride, Yeri designed and screen printed herself, while Marissa chose Katie + Clark’s colorful, painted signs. Emily fell for Towne + Andy’s decked getaway […]

  4. avatar Lindsay reply

    What a fun wedding! Where did you they that fabulous colorful wood sign made?

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