Spring has sprung, and we’re loving every April Showers and May Flowers minute of it. But this wedding is for those of us who need that little pump of beach into our veins this early on in the season. We adore this Hilton Head Island wedding from the always talented Donna Von Bruening Photographers. It’s just the perfect amount of white shore, blue ocean, adorable bride, and stunning flowers to get us through to the sandy months ahead. Donna Von Bruening’s got more of this beautiful bride on her blog, so surf over there!

There a whole lot more in the gallery!

From the bride … Dave and I were on our way to Maine for our anniversary. He had been acting strange the few days prior to our trip, and I was worried that something might be wrong. We stopped at the Portland Head Lighthouse and got out of the car to walk around. We got to an amazing spot, where we could see the lighthouse, sailboats, and the surrounding towns – it looked like a postcard. Dave looked at me and said “I want to love you forever.”  I high-fived him and said “I want to love you forever!” He said, again, “No Lauren, I want to love you forever.” I replied “Okay, I want to love you forever!” Then, all of the sudden, he got down on one knee and said “I want to be with you forever. Will you marry me?”

Dave and I brainstormed a place that would be forever special to us. My parents live in South Carolina and every time we go down, we just fall in love with Hilton Head Island. Most of our guests were coming from New York, and we wanted our wedding to be and feel special to everyone! We wanted it to feel like a true getaway… kind of like a trip to the beach.

Venue: The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa / Florist: A Floral Affair / Cake: Ronnie’s Bakery & Cakes by Lou / Tux: Men’s Wearhouse / Bride’s Dress: La Sposa, Fanal from Jaehee Bridal / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Bill Levkoff Style 370 from Rana Bridal / Shoes: Badgley Mischka, Oliver / Photographer: Donna Von Bruening Photographers / Videographer: Savannah Wedding Films / Jewelry: Bourghol Brothers JewelryJ. Crew Wedding / Invitations: Pretty Papers / Band: Deas-Guyz / Alligator shaped bread: Publix Bakery, Bluffton, SC

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