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Elegant Island Yacht Club Wedding

Can we talk about this veil for a sec? I’m in love. Not only is it complete lace perfection, but it just so happens to be the Bride’s sweet Grandmother’s veil. Heirloom loveliness. Isn’t it gorg? And the entire day floats on that same elegant, classic style thanks to Salt Harbor Designs. A groom in tailored navy, ivory blooms in every corner and a candlelit reception… Anne Liles is behind every pretty bit—and don’t miss the film from Life Stage Films!

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Spring
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Romantic

From Anne Liles Photography… This was a lovely interfaith ceremony. The bride, Addison and the groom, Jason have been sweethearts since high school so combining the two faiths was the perfect way to represent each family. They were a very comfortable group—you could tell that their relationships had been going strong for years. A chuppah of cream linen tied with roses was constructed for them to be married under and a custom calligraphy Ketuba was created for Addison and Jason to sign in joint affirmation.

Addison chose a very crisp cream to accent her day, the tables were draped in cream linens and flowers and the maids wore long and flowing lavender dresses with bouquets made from antique cream roses. Addison carried cream peonies and Jason and his groomsmen wore boutonnieres made of peonies as well.  Addison wore her grandmother’s veil and was married with her ring—a lovely vintage touch.

Many little traditions came together to create one beautiful day. A basket of yamakas was placed with the programs if guests wanted to cover their heads for the ceremony. After the ceremony Jason dug up a bottle of bourbon. This is a southern tradition—the bottle must be full and buried upside down in the location of the ceremony one month before the wedding to ensure beautiful weather on the wedding day. Then the wedding party and family partake of it together. The bride’s grandmother was the first to sip from the bottle after the bride and groom—A lovely Figure 8 Island wedding!

Photography: Anne Liles | Videography: Life Stage Films | Event Design: Salt Harbor Designs | Cake: One Belle Bakery | Ceremony Location: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Lawn | Ceremony Venue: Figure 8 Island Yacht Club | Bridesmaids Dresses: Donna Morgan | Food: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club | Band: Atlanta Party Band | Hair + Makeup: Salon Beyond Basics

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Craft Beer Inspired Wedding

This wedding had me at craft beer.  Well, actually it had me at craft beer, candlelit reception and two high school sweethearts saying I do, but you get the point… it’s an awesome celebration.  From the breathtaking setting known as the Brooklyn Arts Center At St. Andrew’s to the tables lined with beautiful blooms from Kickstand Events to the awe-inspiring images from Theo Milo.  See them all here.

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Fall
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Art Venue

From Theo Milo Photography… This is a great candlelit wedding with a craft beer and food pairing twist. Dinner was served family style. A wedding planer herself, the bride had great input on the behind the scenes!

From The Bride… Planning our wedding was one of the most fun, challenging, and rewarding things that I’ve ever experienced. As one of the owners and designers of Kickstand Events, I have the privilege of seeing so many beautiful weddings every weekend; however, this was my chance to really reflect on what I wanted to evoke through my own special day! Over the course of my career, I’ve realized that although every wedding has similar elements, each one is so different because of the couple’s story, personalities, and supporters.
 
After eight years of dating through high school, college, and as young adults, Oscar and I knew that we wanted our wedding to reflect our unique journey as a couple and highlight the many things that have made our relationship so much fun over the years. Naturally for us, craft beer became our inspiration.
 
My vendors were relatively easy to select based on my experience as a wedding professional, and it was such a blessing to have them a part of my wedding (as friends and as colleagues). The Brooklyn Arts Center served as the perfect “host” to have our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, all in one beautiful space, which was very important to us. We knew that we wanted a venue that would allow us the option to bring in our own beer, food, and rental items—so this was the perfect “canvas” to make our inspiration come to life! Lighthouse Beer & Wine and Culinary Creations worked with us to create a food and beer pairing throughout cocktail hour and dinner service; while CE Rentals, RentATent, and Party Suppliers encouraged our “beer garden” atmosphere to really shine throughout the decor. My business partners were absolutely amazing in their contribution to my floral design, paper design and signage creation, and overall event production; I couldn’t have done any of this without their support and shared excitement!
 
The little details were the elements that I was most excited about when bringing our vision to life. The gold hops in the boutonnières, the tasting glass escort cards, the “Brewery Tour” inspired table assignments, the homebrewed beer (Hoppily Ever After and I Do Brew) that we served during the ceremony… it was all so much fun to create! However, as a designer, the décor was also equally important. Although Oscar and I are self-proclaimed “foodies” and craft beer enthusiasts, I still splurged on our beautiful chinaware, gold taper candles, lush garlands and draping, and floating candle display that framed our favorite quote from the Avett Brothers song, “Murder in the City”: “Always remember there was nothing worth sharing like the love that let us share our name.”
 
There was enough opportunity to carry our inspiration throughout the event without losing sight of the classic design that I wanted to achieve.
 
Looking back, it’s amazing to have such fantastic memories from the best day of our lives, especially when the celebration was shared over a nice, cold beer with the people who matter most to us.

Photography: Theo Milo Photography | Floral Design: Kickstand Events | Cake: Imaginary Cakes | Catering: Culinary Creations | Make Up: Maari Wohlhueter | Hair: Hannah Lynne - Beauty Bar Boutique | Lighting: High Performance Lighting | DJ: DJ Brian Hood | Tuxes: Jos. A. Bank | Ceremony And Reception: Brooklyn Arts Center At St. Andrew's | China And Linnens : CE Rentals | Coordination: Kickstand Events | Farm Tables: Rent A Tent | Get Away Car: British Taxi | Wedding Dress Boutique: Gorgeous Gowns | Wedding Dress Designer: Enzoani | Wine And Beer: Lighthouse Beer And Wine

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Chic Seaside Bald Head Island Wedding

The details that make up this sunny Bald Head Island wedding day from Abby Grace are nothing short of chic Southern charm at it’s best. Fluffy peony bouquets sculpted by the Bride’s very own Grandmother, furry friends adorned with baby’s breath wreaths, glittered Kate Spade heels and a custom Woodford Reserve blend signifying the joining of two families. And that’s just for starters… you can find the rest right here in the gallery!

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Summer
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From Abby GraceMeg & William met at the Gala in White on Bald Head Island in 2008, on the very same steps of the club that hosted their wedding reception. They both grew up vacationing on the island with their families, so BHI was the obvious choice for their big day. The wedding was a chic, sophisticated affair with coral and light pink themes + peonies throughout, a perfect representation of the elegant Southern charm of the island.

The ceremony itself took place in the shade of an oak tree, at the base of BHI’s lighthouse, Old Baldy. Meg & William’s black lab puppies, Scout & Lilly, served as their flower girl + ring bearer, complete with baby’s breath wreaths ’round their necks.

The bride’s grandmother crafted the beautiful bridal bouquet, the bouquet for the maid of honor, and the wreaths for the pups. All of the additional florals were supplied by Courtney Stone of Kickstand Events- she did an incredible job bringing Meg’s vision to life!

A favorite highlight of the day was the wedding favor: together with their families, Meg & William selected two barrels of Woodford Reserve, a high-end Kentucky bourbon, to be combined into one custom blend for their wedding, representing their two families coming together as one. The guests danced from dusk til starlight under the airy white canopy with an incredible live band providing the tunes, and Meg + William made their departure that night in a Rolls Royce golf cart. The island is cut off from usual cars, so everyone on the island drives golf carts!

Photography: Abby Grace | Floral Design: Kickstand Events | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: One Belle Bakery | Ceremony Venue: Old Baldy Lighthouse | Reception: Bald Head Island Club | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Coordination: Kickstand Events | Live Band: The Business | Photography - Assistance: Sarah Goodwin | Rentals: L&L Rentals | Rentals: La Tavola

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