BEST DRESSED: Sarah’s linen Priscilla of Boston frock and Jamie’s pinstriped JoS. A. Bank suit were as comfortable as the atmosphere.
HANGING OUT: Wedding designer Stacey Fraunfelter of Red Letter Events hung garlands of white dendrobium from blue ribbons looped around tree branches.
PUPPY LOVE: Furry friends Moose (Sarah’s rescue doggie) and Rusty (Jamie’s Pembroke Corgi) were decked out in wreaths by Lotus Flower.
JUST PICKED: In keeping with the wedding’s casual feel, blue thistle, delphinium, freesia, and hydrangea were loosely dropped into metal buckets.
DOWN BY THE RIVER: Majestic oaks paired with breathtaking waterside scenery made Lowndes Grove the perfect spot for the ceremony and reception.
POP OF COLOR: Yellow roses with blue delphinium accents made for simple, bold bouquets.
SMART CHOICE: With its sweeping trees and serene view of the marsh, the plantation’s surroundings drove the light-touch approach to décor. Here, Stacey placed understated centerpieces atop small reception tables and hung Chinese lanterns overhead.
SIT BACK: Comfy wicker furniture and custom-made throw pillows gave the outdoor lounge areas a homey feel.
ICY DELIGHT: Paper umbrellas and martini glasses dressed up classic summer snow cones.
GROOVE THING: Triple Lindy’s folksy tunes got guests dancing.
TUTTI FRUTTI: For favors, Sarah’s mom assembled fabric-lined baskets, which were filled with peaches her dad brought from a local farm.
FEAST YOUR EYES: Fish restaurant served upscale Southern brunch fare—shrimp and grits cakes drizzled with chorizo gravy and fried green tomato eggs Benedict.
WEDDING SHOWER: “Absorb the day,” advises Sarah, who changed into an Aidan Mattox dress before leaving the reception. “Seeing all your loved ones is something you’ll want to remember!”
DIY TIME: With the help of a few friends, Sarah made the one-sided programs by hand, then tied them to guests’ seats with thick ribbons in a shade matching the adjacent delphinium and hydrangea blooms.
TAKE NOTICE: Guests found a program of events on solid yellow paper tied off with a patterned ribbon, or on cardstock printed with the floral design found on the custom-made table runners and lounge pillows.
FASHION SAVVY: Jamie’s blue-and-white pinstriped suit called seersucker to mind, while a sapphire bow tie with tiny white polka dots and an understated boutonniere completed the summery look.
Jamie, a Clemson grad, met Sarah while he was a first-year intern at MUSC. He’s now a surgery resident in Augusta, where the couple resides.
: THERE SHE GOES: Sarah’s veil covered her flower-studded up-do…until it tumbled from her head as she walked down the aisle! “I was so happy, I didn't even care!” she says.
LEAVE A NOTE: This poster-sized foam board made by Studio R and covered in guests’ “congrats” is now framed in the couple’s house as a wedding memory.
BY A THREAD: Rather than competing with it, the festive paper lanterns dangling from the trees complemented the environment’s beauty.
UNDER WHERE?: Sarah pinned a monogrammed handkerchief, the “something blue,” gifted by her mother-in-law, in the crinoline lining of her dress.
NICE TOUCH: Reception tables were tastefully topped with centerpieces like this one: an earthenware pot of blue delphinium flanked by votive candles.
0536: GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Augusta-resident Sarah wanted her guests’ favors to echo her Georgia roots, and fresh-picked peaches did the trick.
IN BLOOM: Canterbury bells potted in artfully cracked, organic-looking containers retained their natural beauty and added to the romantic backyard feel.
SWEET AS PIE: In keeping with the summertime theme, blackberry cabernet, strawberry rhubarb, key lime, and chocolate-peanut butter delights from 3.14 Pie were served rather than cake. The couple froze one of the chocolate pies for safekeeping until their first anniversary.
SNAPSHOT: Three-year-old Jamie and four-year-old Sarah grinned over a margarita pie.
The couple nabbed this Cadillac convertible from local resident Roger Good to serve as their getaway car.
CHANGE OF PLANS: The getaway car delivered Sarah and Jamie to the airport, where they expected to hop on a plane for Hawaii. Instead they faced a canceled flight! In the end, the couple set up camp that night at Washington Dulles Airport—a step below the L.A. Ritz-Carlton, where they’d made reservations.
BLONDE BEAUTY: In true summer fashion, Sarah adorned her locks with ivory hydrangea blossoms she’d found on Etsy.com. “I always knew that if I ever got married, I’d want flowers in my hair,” she says.