Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Jennifer and Robert




































I may be committing a cardinal sin when I say this, but beach weddings aren't usually my favorite. It's probably because after just one day by the water my hair is a nightmare and I can't stand the feeling of sand between my toes, but it takes a whole lot of loveliness to get me on board with a seaside celebration–something this Bald Head Island wedding has in spades.

Jennifer and Robert chose Bald Head Island because of its proximity to their families, who live between Georgia and North Carolina. The couple wanted a traditional wedding followed by a formal dinner reception, and insisted on a timeless, fresh aesthetic. Their ceremony at the Village Chapel of Bald Head Island featured simple hydrangea pew markers that let the Spanish moss and property's own hydrangea bushes positively sing.

The bride wore a strapless lace trumpet gown and a traditional veil with duster from Jenny Lee, purchased at the Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier. A pair of understated Jimmy Choos complimented the bride's aquamarine ring and vintage clutch, both of which honored her late mother. Jennifer also made handkerchiefs from her mother's own wedding gown for her siblings and herself. Gardenias, her mother's favorite flower, were incorporated into the bouquets and worn as boutonnieres, and their scent was enjoyed all night long. Robert, the groomsmen and the couple's fathers wore classic tuxedos, and the bridesmaids wore understated navy cocktail dresses.

After the traditional ceremony, guests headed to the Bald Head Island Golf Club whose outdoor terrace faces the ocean. Fresh arrangements of hydrangea dotted the white linen tables, and escort cards and table names paid tribute to Manhattan, which the couple calls home. Salt Harbor Design arranged the flowers and created the fresh, classic look the couple desired, while Lindsey Cheek of Fifi Cheek was on hand as day-of coordinator, making sure everything happened on schedule.

Atlanta-based band Banks & Shane provided Southern tunes that all generations present enjoyed, and made for a more relaxed, off the cuff reception. A classic cake decorated in buttercream pearls and lace inspired details was baked by Crumb de la Crumb, and proved to be the sweetest ending to the evening. Veil and Bow photographed this classic seaside celebration, and convinced me that some beach weddings are worth getting sand between your toes for!


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31 comments:

  1. her veil is absolutely stunning. I want one just like it :)

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  2. these are seriously sweet details! lovely wedding, Lena :)

    xoxo, chrissy
    The Perfect Palette

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  3. that ring!! It's so simple.. and huge. :]

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  4. I always have to find the ring pic :)

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  5. Beach weddings are my favourite so I am loving this one... they sure got timeless and fresh right!

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  6. I am totally on the same page when it comes to beach weddings. This one though, lovely lovely. xoxo

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  7. Okay, I love the peaches and I love that little red board that says "yes." What a fun wedding!
    xo
    Alexa

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  8. you always find the prettiest weddings! :)

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  9. Totally agree - beach weddings are much better on paper than in reality :-) Love this wedding! The shot of them underneath the tree full of hanging moss is just beautiful

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  10. that church is just precious and I love those old trees, what character! xo

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  11. Ive never actually been to a beach wedding so I cant say whether they are my faves but this wedding does look lovely. I especially love the brides veil. I am a sucker for a long veil.

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  12. So worth it! I need to visit the East Coast very soon.

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  13. beautiful wedding...i love the YES sign with the rings! what a cute detail.

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  14. Just stop it with the gorgeousness. This is stunning! That veil shot and the "Yes" sign holding the rings? I swoon.

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  15. This is the perfect round up of beautiful images... so many details... swoon....

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  16. Gorgeous photos! The Bride looks fabulous and I love the hankerchiefs made from her mother's gown. That is so sweet.

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  17. peaches in the basket!! that and the 'yes' sign have to be my two faves :)

    xo,
    c

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  18. I love these so much. Much too much. ugh... MUCH!

    {ps no clue as to why my car did that :/ its a real bummer}

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  19. Gorgeous details! Love the lighting throughout, so heavenly! Also love the NYC theme!

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  20. Dreamy, simple, sweet, delicious!!

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  21. The black and white shots are GORGEOUS! And I love that ring too!

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  22. These photographs are simply breathtaking <3 I adore the veil blowing in the breeze; truly I looked at it for minutes! It is beautiful!

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  23. Omg I love this!!!!!!!!!! That lighthouse is gorgeous!

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  24. I love quaint weddings. So beautiful.

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  25. i am obsessed with this wedding! the midnight snack, the yes board, the metro tickets!!! Love it ALL!

    life spelled jen

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  26. GASP! Just stunning. And I love her wedding colors and flowers - same as mine! :)

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  27. This is a really beautiful wedding! I had an inquiry as to where the bride and groom got the carriers for the "midnight snack". They're the exact size and shape that I've been looking for, and I wondered if there would be any way to contact the couple, to find out. Thank you!

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