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Seersucker, Spanish moss, a gracious plantation home, and a beautiful (real life!) couple in love: sounds like just the ticket for Southern Weddings! Allison Pedigo and Elizabeth Marie Weddings & Events put together these details, inspired by the Lowcountry of South Carolina and the hospitality we all hope to offer on our wedding days and in newlywed life. Don’t miss the beautiful wreaths on the venue doors and at the reception table, and the joyful petal toss at the end!

From the team:

Incorporating a taste of South Carolina was important to us, not only for the sake of matching our backdrop, but in helping our viewers take a front seat and truly feel the essence of the Palmetto State — a place where porch sitting takes precedence over air conditioning and southern hospitality is just a way of life. My trips to South Carolina as a kid growing up consisted of beach visits, lagoons, humidity, popsicles and our annual Low Country Boil. Since sending guests home with Frogmore Stew wasn’t an option, we opted for a homemade starter for “guests” to enjoy at their leisure.

We began the day by photographing our bride as she went about her quiet, thoughtful morning, taking a moment to reflect on the commitment she would soon make to her groom. We created two separate spaces — one which was a sweetheart table for our couple after they wed in front of the estate, the other for their guests to enjoy the reception under the shade of the large, live oak that greets you upon stepping foot on the property. We ended the day with a whimsical, petal send-off as they exited down the long pathway as bride and groom.

Our bride and groom had recently wed before we planned our collaboration, so it was truly a joy to capture raw emotion and excited banter between the two throughout. Brandy and Drew have a love like none other, and I love how their adoration and newlywed giddiness show through in this collection of images.

Photographer: Allison Pedigo | Venue: Wavering Place Plantation | Planning and design: Elizabeth Marie Weddings & Events | Floral design: Camille & Gray | Makeup: Lee Chamberlain with Studio O2 | Bridal gown, sheer skirt, and jewelry: White Magnolia Bridal | Groom’s suit: Suit Supply | Invitation suite and favor tags: That Pretty Invitation | Silk ribbon: Silk and Willow | Cakes: Izzabee’s Confectionaries | China, napkins, flatware, and glass favor jars: Crate & Barrel | White chiavari chairs: Party Reflections

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Amy South reply

    Beautiful!

  2. avatar Ana Conlon reply

    Such an amazing setting for a wedding…Simply Stunning!

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Spring has sprung, y’all! Do you know that moment that occurs at at the beginning of the season when you find yourself suddenly confused about the state of your health? Have you come down with a cold or is it just your allergies that have (blast them!) returned? I had that moment a few days ago. Sadly, this time, it was the cold that won.

I’m working from home today, but y’all, Meg + Jeremy’s wedding is actually making me feel better! Their June wedding looks fresh and cool, especially with the addition of some smashing seersucker suits! And see those crisp white tables lined up for the reception? If that’s not perfection, I don’t know what is. The biggest thanks to Melissa Schollaert for sharing this beautiful wedding with us!

I share my favorite detail of this wedding with the bride, who had her girlfriends lining the stairs leading to the aisle. They handed her the blooms that ultimately comprised her bouquet! I’m blown away by this sweet and unique detail.

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. Like my father and his new wife and my brother-in-law and his wife, Jeremy and I met on Match.com. Jeremy had just moved to Atlanta from Orlando and was looking to meet new people, and I had just decided to start dating again after a terrible break-up. After our second date, I knew that Jeremy could be someone I could really fall in love with. And fall in love we did!
Describe the proposal. It was two days before my father’s wedding, and knowing that all of my family, especially my sister, would be in town, Jeremy popped the question on the sidewalk of our favorite neighborhood, which at the time was adorned with Christmas lights and decorations. It was beautiful and romantic. He had already made dessert and champagne reservations for later that night at a beautiful restaurant in Atlanta. We toasted our engagement and looked forward to telling the family the next day. It was the perfect proposal–one that was heartfelt and sincere and reflected the type of man Jeremy is and the kind of relationship we have.
Three adjectives that describe the day are: Elegant, simple and fun.
In what month did you get married? June
How many guests attended your wedding? About 135
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: My girlfriends who, instead of being official bridesmaids, lined the stairs leading to my processional. They held flowers to hand me, which ultimately comprised my bridal bouquet. The last girl in line tied them together with an ivory sash.
What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? The hospitality. We wanted all of our guests to feel welcome and included as much as possible. All guests were invited to the rehearsal dinner, and everyone stayed on site at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. It was truly a wonderful weekend.
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: Finding the wedding dress was a bit of a feat, I have to say. I had a very clear idea of what I wanted, but I had a hard time finding it. I knew I wanted something a little different from the typical bridal gown, but at the same time something very simple and classic. Something fit for a garden ceremony and that reflected my personal style, which is anything but flashy. Ultimately, I got exactly what I wanted. I wouldn’t change a thing about my dress.
Describe your wedding cake or dessert: Delicious and beautiful! It had ivory buttercream icing with sea grass detailing over alternating square layers of vanilla and chocolate pound cake separated by lemon curd and chocolate ganache.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Finding the dress…and the right undergarments to go with it!
What range did your wedding budget fall into? We spent between $25,000 and $50,000
What is the one thing you are most happy you splurged on? Hands down, photography.

Photographer: Melissa Schollaert Photography // Venue: Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Crane Cottage // Dress: J.Crew Bridal // Bride’s Shoes: Nina // Bride’s Earrings: J.Crew // Bridesmaid Dress: J.Crew // Men’s Suits: Paul Frederick // Flowers: A Courtyard Florist // Catering: Jekyll Island Club Hotel // Invitations: Sweet Lemon Paper

Melissa Schollaert is a member of our fabulous Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

We think you’ll love these weddings, too!
Lizzie + Mile’s darling Jekyll Island wedding here and here
Victoria + Rusty’s Spanish moss wedding here and here
Beverly + Curtis’ scenic outdoor wedding here and here

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
8 Comments
  1. avatar La Fleur Vintage reply

    This is BEAUTIFUL, what a ceremony location! The color palette is gorgeous as well.

  2. avatar Kelli Ahern reply

    Those guy suits are the best I’ve ever seen! LOVE them!

  3. avatar Floral Cotton reply

    Super nice! I love seersucker!

  4. avatar Deva @ Fresh Pastry Stand reply

    LOVE the seersucker suits + the dramatic shot of the Spanish moss. The table settings were delightfully simple and elegant!

  5. avatar lisa reply

    Hi Nicole! I love the groomsman ties. Any idea where they purchased them from? They would coordinate well the tan suites and blue bridesmaid dresses.

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Your cute quotient is about to go WAY up thanks to today’s Southern Spotting!

Small Southern children in seersucker – does it get any more adorable than that? Though we love all flower girls and ring bearers, we reserve a special place in our hearts for those that dress traditionally. It’s almost too much, y’all!

Thanks so much to Jennifer Bearden for sharing these photos! If you love this idea, be sure to check out the full wedding here!

P.S. More seersucker details:
A seersucker wedding gown!
A groom in a classic seersucker suit
A beautiful seersucker bouquet wrap

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar maria baez reply

    nice clothes

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