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Happy Monday, y’all! If you’re off to a bit of a slow start like I am, maybe today’s wedding will help get you in the spirit! (You know, the Monday-Funday spirit.)

Shelley + Greg’s wedding is fun, indeed! Is anyone else crazy for Shelley’s white “getting ready” dress and her adorable monogram and flower-adorned bag? It’s a good sign when you’re finding things you love in a wedding before the bride even puts on her wedding gown! (Shelley’s gown is actually her second white dress. Her first was ruined by the cleaners after her bridal portraits — yikes!) We’re loving the big pink bouquets and boutonnieres and the striped details, from the groomsmen’s custom ties to the wedding programs. Cheers to Virgil Bunao Photography who shared this fun wedding with us!

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. We actually met on Greg is from Cary, NC where I was born and we learned that we even went to the same pediatrician when we were infants! Greg drove down to Charleston last October for us to meet and we clicked immediately. We had an amazing weekend together and I knew that weekend that Greg was the man I wanted to marry. He met my family and all of my parents’ friends the following weekend and they, of course, loved him. Greg and I make a perfect team together as husband and wife and as friends.
Describe the proposal. Greg proposed to me at my parents’ house in Ohio on December 23. We were able to celebrate with my family until Christmas day and then flew to Cary to celebrate Christmas and our engagement with Greg’s family.
Three adjectives that describe the day are: Nostalgically Southern, beautiful, and fun.
In what month did you get married? July
How many guests attended your wedding? 115
What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? We love pink and green. The guys all wore khaki suits with custom made pink and green ties from M. Dumas & Sons. The girls kept it simple in pink J.Crew dresses and wedge heels, while the four children in the wedding wore custom-made seersucker john johns in green and dresses in pink with their monogrammed initials on the front. We wanted the entire day to be Southern and detail-oriented so we also provided pink and green flip flops in galvanized buckets, custom-made bottled water, pink and green koozies, pink and white striped ceremony programs, bamboo fans, monogrammed pink and green matchbooks for the sparklers, and more.
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: To make a long story short, I ended up with the most perfect wedding dress just two weeks before my wedding. My wedding dress was ruined by the cleaners after my bridal portrait shoot and I was forced to find a replacement dress, which I wanted it to look as much like my original dress as possible. Lula Kate had a sample very similar to my original Lula Kate dress, but it was too tight for me. I took the dress to my seamstress and she worked magic. She lowered the back on the replacement dress to make it more comfortable and Lula Kate rush ordered a replacement sash to make my wedding day dress better than I could have imagined.
Describe your wedding flowers: Breath taking! Whitney far exceeded our expectations and we will never forget the flowers on our wedding day. We told her that we love pink and green and love tulips, peonies, and hydrangea. Whitney hit a home run with the flowers. She even brought a beautiful pink peony for me in a mason jar for the girls to put in my hair for the reception. I loved it!

Photographer: Virgil Bunao Photography // Videographer: Hart to Heart Media // Weekend Of Coordination: Sweetgrass Social Event & Design // Venue: Creek Club at I’on // Florist: Branch Design Studio // Wedding Cake Baker: Wildflour Pastry // Caterer: Jacob’s Kitchen // Rentals and Linens: EventWorks // Paper Products: Save the Dates Mac and Murphy, invitations from Open House, out-of-town packets and ceremony programs designed and made by the bride and groom // Hairstylist: Lauren Wood of Velvet Salon // Bride’s Dress: Lula Kate // Bride’s Hair Accessories/Veil: Etsy // Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew // Accessories: Men’s ties were custom made from M. Dumas and Sons, Mother of the Bride’s dress from Berlins, monogrammed cake table runner from Etsy, seersucker flower girl and ring bearer outfits custom designed from Etsy

Love these details? Check these out:
Our Bowties + Boutonnieres Pinterest Board
Our Monograms Pinterest Board

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Katie reply

    This wedding is cute as a button! Love Love Love the programs. Just what I needed on a Monday morning!

  2. avatar Virgil bunao reply

    Thank you for featuring this on this fine Monday morning. I love Shelley and Greg and truly enjoyed working with them.

  3. avatar RentMyChurch reply

    The details were true joy – loved the bride’s pink shoes- way cute!

  4. avatar Katherine reply

    all of the green and pink is perfection! I agree with Katie, those ceremony programs are so much fun!

  5. avatar Sierra reply

    The girls in the office know, but I used to have an oversized jute tote bag very similar to the monogrammed one above. I loved that thing and wore it out! Such a great gift idea for the girls. I got mine for $5 at a wholesale trade show. They had all kinds of colors!

  6. avatar Emily reply

    This wedding is absolutely beautiful! Does anyone know anything about the dress the bride is wearing in the photo with the tote bag? It’s exactly what I’m looking for in an exit dress and ties in perfectly with out decoration motif.

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  8. avatar Candice reply

    I love the tote bag too! Please share shopping info. I’d love to order it for my bridesmaids!

  9. avatar Candice reply

    Love the tote bag for bridesmaids! Can you share where it’s from?

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Candice! The monogrammed tote is from Carolina Girls ( Hope that helps!

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  13. avatar Haleh reply

    Would love to know the brand of the white (off) dress being worn by the gal holding the tote. Thanks.

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I like to believe in fate. Do you? It makes everything a little more romantic, and it’s stories like Suzanne + Sean’s that seal the deal for me. (Just read their interview for details!) Their South Carolina wedding was full of fun and sweet details that are so completely Southern, like those screen printed linen bags, bike rides down the street and the serene white chapel. I love that Suzanne’s bouquet of orange tulips included a sentimental note. A single white rose was included in the bunch to honor her father who passed away.

Can we pause for a moment and marvel at this beautiful church? I love that the couple chose to decorate the interior with simple white and green florals that don’t distract from the church’s natural beauty. We can see why Suzanne described the ceremony as “a dream.”

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. I was out in California with some friends visiting my sister. We went out one night and ended up meeting Sean and one of his friends at a bar. We talked for a while and planned to meet up again during the trip but never did. When we were on our way home back to Michigan, we ended up on the same connecting flight to Phoenix! At this point we decided it must be fate and we all exchanged email addresses and phone numbers. We remained friends for a few years until finally realizing we were meant to be together.
Describe the proposal. We were down in Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, South Carolina visiting Sean’s family and they arranged for us to go out on a dinner boat. It was really windy, but we sat on the front of the boat and had a four course meal. It was delicious! Just before they were going to bring out dessert, Sean got down on one knee and popped the question! I, of course, said yes!
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: I always knew I would wear a mermaid style gown. When my mom and I went dress shopping, I started to give up toward the last dress of the day and figured I would just try on the ball gown to make my mom happy. Little did I know that it would change my mind completely!
Describe your wedding flowers: My bouquet was made of orange tulips with a single white rose to honor my father who passed away.
Three adjectives that describe the day are: Whimsical, unforgettable, fun.
In what month did you get married? April
How many guests attended your wedding? 88
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: The late night snack! We had mini burgers, French fries, and milk shakes!
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Planning the wedding in six months! Luckily we had a planner and family willing to help!
What range did your wedding budget fall into? $50,000-$75,000
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? When they opened up the doors to the chapel; Sean was standing at the end and the sun was glowing all around me. It was like a dream.
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? Enjoy every second because it goes by so quickly.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? We are closing on our first house this week!

Photographer: Amy Arrington Photography // Planner: Kelli Corn, Wedding Design Studio of The Inn at Palmetto Bluff // Ceremony venue: Waterside Chapel on the May River // Reception venue: The Inn at Palmetto Bluff // Florist: Sue Burden // Wedding Cake Baker: Custom Cakes // Caterer: The Inn at Palmetto Bluff // Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals // Linens: Cloth Connection // Paper Products: Gunther Gifts // Bride’s Dress: Oleg Cassini // Bride’s Hair Accessories/Veil: David’s Bridal // Bride’s Shoes: Mystique // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal

If you like this wedding, you might like these:
Amanda + Brent’s blue and white wedding here and here.
Tara + Steve’s orange and pink wedding here and here.

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Lisa reply

    How absolutely gorgeous…that white church could not be more perfect, and they look so happy together! :)

  2. avatar Kristen Smith reply

    Sigh….the chapel at Palmetto Bluff truly is the prettiest chapel. Love!

  3. avatar Theo reply

    Love the pews and wooden floors! Nice touch with the white flowers!

  4. avatar Brit {Colure Weddings} reply

    Love that the bride used tulips, they are lovely! And I’m in love with the photo of the groomsmen on bikes! What a great posing idea!

  5. avatar Tim Duncan reply

    The venue is so stunning! I love the cake, too!

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