Whimsical South Carolina Island Wedding: Bette + Blake

Maxi floral bridesmaid dresses

With one look at those floor-length floral bridesmaid dresses above, we knew we’d be smitten with Bette + Blake’s big day. These guys tied the knot at Kiawah Island Club – off the coast of South Carolina – and their wedding was filled with gorge florals (thanks to Sara York Grimshaw) and so many stylish, fun touches throughout. They also put emphasis on really great music that would ensure their guests would party their hearts out! Between the beautiful environment and B + B’s conscious decision to let the day unfold naturally + stress free, it all sounds like a recipe for an incredibly good time to us!

Bette says, Our vision for our wedding weekend was to create an organic feel that would inspire epic partying and infectious love … a damn good time was had by all and the love we felt flowing in all directions was truly life changing. We knew we would have a large wedding given both of our families are on the small side of massive so we did our best to create the intimate feel we had hopes for despite the large guest list. We tried to keep our focus on inspiring an infectious feel of love and celebration throughout so that our family and friends would feel uplifted. We will be forever grateful to all of our incredible vendors for making us feel as if we were their only wedding of the year and to our truly amazing family and friends for allowing us to feel a love so strong it still takes our breath away.

Let’s check out how designer Ellen of WED brought Bette + Blake’s wedding vision to life in Caroline Ghetes‘ gorgeous images below…

lace dress

floral accent invitation

gold bracelet gift

Blake surprised Bette with the most thoughtful gift: a gold bracelet inscribed with some of her favorite Mumford & Sons lyrics.

Monique Lhuillier wedding dress

giant peony bouquet

spanish moss

floral peony chuppah

What a dream to be married underneath such a pretty, floral-adorned arbor!

floral peony chuppah

hanging glass terrarium

candle vase terrarium

candle vase terrarium

South Carolina ceremony

South Carolina ceremony

South Carolina ceremony

South Carolina ceremony

South Carolina ceremony

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Stubborn Love – The Lumineers + The Cave – Mumford and Sons (Both Instrumental Versions)

Recessional: Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (String Quartet Version)

First Dance: Not with Haste – Mumford and Sons

South Carolina ceremony

floral print bridal party

i freaking love you ring dish

Maxi floral bridesmaid dresses

Guys, we seriously can’t get over these dresses (can you?)! The ones pictured here are from Show Me Your Mumu (as well as a variety of eBay finds) but don’t sweat it if you want to see what else is out there for floral print gowns for your best gals. We pulled together a round up of our current faves featuring this super fun trend:

Maxi floral bridesmaid dresses

loose green bouquets

loose green bouquets

Maxi floral bridesmaid dresses

South Carolina wedding

South Carolina wedding

green boutonniere

Monique Lhuillier wedding dress

What a perfect, wild bouquet!

loose whimsical peony bouquet

South Carolina wedding

Monique Lhuillier wedding dress

South Carolina wedding

terrarium centerpiece

hanging garland with peonies

terrarium centerpiece

hanging peony cake table

dancing

garland backdrop

A few closing words from Bette + Blake, The LOVE we felt our wedding weekend from all of our family and friends was like nothing either of us have ever felt before. We will strive to hold onto that feeling for the rest of our lives. We thank our amazing family and friends for allowing us to feel such a crazy, crazy love and are beyond grateful to each and everyone one of our vendors for their incredible dedication to bringing our vision for intimacy mixed with wildness alive.

Congrats, you two! And all the best from GWS!

photography: Caroline Ghetes // venue name: Kiawah Island Club, Kiawah Island, South Carolina // event design: Ellen Robinson of WED // planning: Ellen Robinson of WED // florals: Sara York Grimshaw // bride's shoes: Tsubo // hair stylist: Sasanqua Spa // makeup artist: Sasanqua Spa // groom attire: Banana Republic // groom's shoes: Allen Edmonds // videography: Zomei Film Stories // catering: The River Course // cake: Sugar Bakeshop // officiant: Jimmy Morrow (Groom's Best Friend) // second photographer: Bryan Dale // wedding dress: Monique Lhuillier from Maddison Row // veil: Mother's veil restored by Maddison Row // bride's engagement ring: Kiawah Fine Jewelry // bride's wedding band: Croghan's Jewel Box // groom's wedding band: Ann Ladson // earrings: Filigree // bracelet: Ann Ladson // matron of honor dress: Joanna August from Bella Bridesmaids // bridemaid's dresses: Show Me Your Mumu // groomsmen's suits: A Variety of mixed suits // stationery: Studio R Design // ceremony musicians: The Loyales with Charleston Virtuosi // rehearsal dinner band: Green Levels // rehearsal after party band: The Rivertown Band // wedding reception band: The Loyales // wedding reception afterparty: Tony Mele a.k.a "DJ BirdFlu" & DJ JeffET // transportation: Absolutely Charleston

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