Archive for August, 2010

Mary & Blaine: Beach Wedding

Seabrook Island, South Carolina

August 29th, 2010

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This beach wedding comes to us from photographer Kelli Nixon, and I’m thrilled she sent it, as I know this wedding firsthand. Not only did bride Mary wear a super wedding dress, but her apple green shoes and flirty birdcage veil captured her sassiness perfectly. Bridesmaids wore apple green dresses, each with a rhinestone brooch (gift from Mary) that helped create cleavage security while adding a little bling. Having your name embroidered into your dress is the perfect way to include a little “something blue” into the day. The sweet DIY birdcage centerpieces were from Michael’s and Save On Crafts and several have since been repurposed as accessories in Mary’s niece’s nursery. Tan suits worn by Blaine and his groomsmen not only complemented the bridesmaids dresses, but looked right at home at the Seabrook Island Club. Tyson, the couple’s handsome dog, loved sporting his flower lei. Felt like a million bucks, he told me.

Welcome to Waterside!

Seabrook Island, South Carolina

August 17th, 2010

I read a quote recently that more or less stated once you’ve done something 100 times, you’re pretty much an expert at it. Since I’ve directed well over 100 oceanfront weddings in the past few years, I guess I’ve reached expert status in that department. That, along with my experience as a magazine editor, a photographers’ agent, a culinary school graduate, and a wedding coordinator, puts me in a pretty good position (I hope!) to curate a blog on waterside weddings and all that they entail.

This blog will not only feature real weddings (I could look at them all day long), but it will highlight great venues and vendors, include DIY instruction, offer tips, and morph in many wedding directions, if I’m lucky. While I don’t know how or where Waterside will go, I can’t wait to get it started.

I do know one thing for sure – it’s a certain kind of person who wants (needs, actually) to get married on the water. Whether her dream is of a ceremony along the seashore, at the edge of a lake, or floating in a swimming pool, a wedding on water is a unique, memorable experience for everyone. For some couples, no other option will suffice. Does this sound familiar? Then this blog is for you.