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Georgia natives Julia and Graham had quite a dreamy courtship.
Though the two carried on a year-long long-distance relationship (she was working in Atlanta and he was in grad school in Los Angeles), they saw each other every three weeks, meeting everywhere from the vineyards of California to the white beaches of Costa Rica. “It was the most ridiculous and romantic courtship of my life,” Julia explains.
When it came time to plan her nuptials, Julia knew she wanted to say “I do” in an equally romantic vein and chose sites near DeBordieu, South Carolina (just outside Pawleys Island), where she and her family spent every summer vacation since she was born, for the Big Day. Julia and her mom hired Calder Clark of Blue Moon Events, and booked the circa 1750 Prince George Episcopal Winyah Church in just down-the-road Georgetown for the ceremony, and the Carriage House at Litchfield Plantation on Pawleys for a marsh-side reception.
“They came in with bursting energy and fabulous ideas,” says Calder, who added that the glowing bride said she was all about anything French. In the end, Calder and her team filled the carriage house with crystal chandeliers, round tables, and French vintage-style ribbon-tied bouquets of Lily of the Valley and garden roses. They even added gold accents “a la the gardens of Versailles,” says Calder. Julia was thrilled. “After 12 months of planning, my wedding day was completely perfect,” she gushes.
Band: Deas Guyz
Bridal gown: Carolina Herrerra
Bride’s shoes: Rene Caovilla from Bob Ellis Shoes
Bridesmaid attire: Badgley Mischka
Cake: Elaine’s Events—Cakes of Distinction
Catering: Carriage House at Litchfield Plantation
Ceremony location: Prince George Episcopal Winyah Church
Florals: Blossoms Events
Photographer: Banner Photography
Reception location: Carriage House at Litchfield Plantation
Rentals: DC Rental
Stationery & Placecards: Paces Papers
Wedding design & coordination: Blue Moon Events