Beach Wedding on Pawleys Island from Heather Payne Photography
September 5, 2012
CasualBeach Weddings

Rise and shine, SMPers!  It's Wedding Wednesday - and you know what that means!  A dazzling lineup of seven weddings (Yes! SEVEN!) all set to seriously amaze and inspire you.  From drop-dead gorgeous vineyard affairs to sweeter than sweet classic soirees, we've got a little something for everyone.  So, sit back, relax and prepare for a day of nothing but pretty.  It's going to be awesome.

Up first is a stunning Pawleys Island affair that will, put simply, take your breath away.  The mesmerizing ceremony at the break of Dawn, the beautiful peach and coral hues, that downright glorious lace gown... it's one moment after another of pure beachy perfection - all wrapped up in a bundle of devastatingly gorgeous images captured by Heather Payne Photography.  Starting the day off with a bang?  Yes. We. Are.  Click here for more.

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From the Bride... John and I have always wanted to get married on the beach in the sand, surrounded by the sound of crashing waves and our close friends and family. As the sun started to peek over the water and the breeze was at its calmest on that early May morning, it was finally time to exchange our vows. It was about 7:30 a.m. on the northern most tip of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, and the wooden boardwalk out to the beach stretched about 100 yards to a knoll of sand where the bamboo arbor draped in sheer, white crinkle fabric that billowed slightly with the wind. A bouquet of mangos, cantaloupes and ornamental grass anchored the arbor. Family and friends gathered on either side of the aisle awaiting the bride's arrival. My mermaid-style, lace gown was adorned with a champagne, silk organza flower with a crystal center and satin sash. My bouquet was a mix of peach and champagne-colored flowers pulled together with green grasses. The peach and corals went perfectly with the turquoise accents in the bridesmaids' jewelry. Our daughter Mackenzie’s turquoise organza dress made her look likes a tiny fairy princess frolicking in the sand. Everything about the sunrise and the morning was perfect. The wind was perfect, the waves were perfect, and the ceremony was perfect. After the ceremony, all of the guests drove about five minutes onto the mainland to Nosh for brunch and a slice of peach, ruffled dreamsicle cake. 

Wedding Photography: Heather Payne Photography / Ceremony: A Beach in Pawleys Island, South Carolina / Reception Brunch: Nosh in Pawleys Island, South Carolina / Bouquet + Boutonnieres: Angie Laws / Wedding Cake: Angie Laws + Kerri Keever / Wedding Dress: Ally's via Sabastian’s Boutique / Bride's Dress Flower: Fascinate Me / Bride's Shoes: Stein Mart / Bride's Earrings: Gina G / Bride's Bracelets: Pree Brulee / Daughter's Dress: Megan Starnes Helms of Ruffles & Royalty