This fun-loving Georgia bride wanted to place a special emphasis on dancing and laughter at her Charleston destination wedding.
Blair and Josh are highschool sweethearts. They both share a passion for Georgia sports teams and vacationing at the beach. The stunning Charleston beaches definitely played into their decision of pursuing their destination wedding in Charleston, SC. Blair and Josh were adamant about including Josh’s son in their big day, making him their junior groomsman. Another important detail that Blair incorporated into her ceremony was her father’s pocketwatch. He passed away four years ago and she thought that this would be a heartfelt way of honoring him as she walked down the aisle. Blair’s bridesmaids were dressed in a navy blue, while the groomsmen wore gray tuxes. When asked about a theme for her wedding, she explained that with a destination wedding at a venue like this, there does not need to be a theme because the atmosphere speaks for itself.
The day started off with the bride getting ready at the Hilton Garden Inn Waterfront. This location made for some great nautical shots. Her stunning champagne colored dress was custom designed by Corrine of Wedding Angels in Roswell, GA.
Blair did not let a little bit of rain ruin her big day! The drizzle-filled afternoon made for a dramatically lit first look at the Historic Rice Mill. Luckily the rain stopped long enough for an outdoor ceremony on the water at this location. The sound of cellos and violins, courtesy of Palmetto Strings, rang out over the Ashley River as the couple said their I do’s.
Following the ceremony, the guests poured inside for a fabulous cocktail hour. The room was adorned with natural greens and ivory tones. Navy was a great choice for an accent color because it really made the more neutral colors pop. The tasteful florals were done by the bride’s very own aunt, Lynn Barnette.
Cakes by Kasarda created the perfect cake that echoed the classiness of the floral arrangements by adding floral accents to the cake. After the cake was cut, it came time for what Blair was most excited for- the dancing! The entertainment was provided by DJ Mateo of Other Brother Entertainment. Blair and all of her guests danced the night away.
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