REE TOPS: Whitney of Branch Design Studio hung lanterns from live oak trees with ribbons for color before the sun set and warm lighting afterward.
View From the Top: “Good love and people to celebrate it with us,” is what Sarah says ultimately made the day a marvelous milestone.
Meet & Greet: Guests from both coasts mingled before supper in the stable.
WIDE OPEN SPACES: Guests enjoyed Lowcountry views during the post-ceremony cocktail hour at Johns Island’s Stono River Riding Academy.
NO STRINGS ATTACHED: Local bluegrass favorites Common Ground played before supper at the stables.
Family Style: Sitting with guests at the long reception table remains one of Sarah’s favorite memories of the day.
TINY TOUCHES: Playing with the downhome theme and a palette of pinks and corals, Whitney placed small heirloom-style vases of colorful peonies throughout the reception.
Party of Eight: Stalls became intimate dining rooms for small groups of guests when the long table had filled.
Green Day: Beribboned fresh boxwood garland swags punctuated by gerbera daisies transformed the barn into an elegant dining hall and added color.
Hay Day: Sarah met with Whitney of Branch Design Studio every other week to hash out ways to incorporate everyday elements into the reception, like this bale turned ottoman-coffee table.
TAKE THE CAKE: “Our marzipan wedding cake was divine,” Sarah says of the confection created by Jim Smeal
Light The Way: Mason jars with votives tossed a soft glow and protected the barn from open flames.