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Emily + Scott | St. Simons Island Wedding Planner

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We had the pleasure of assisting Emily + Scott with their wedding at the Saint Simons Island Lighthouse and the Museum (the A.W. Jones Heritage Center).  It was a sweet and intimate gathering of family and friends—with great food provided by Straton Hall and music by Island Sound.  Emily + Scott originally met as “models” taking pictures for the neighborhood they lived in, The Woodlands of Athens.  I love that Emily says, “5 years have passed and we  are still drunk on each others love.”  That being said, I am so very impressed with how the photographers of Once Like A Spark captured the playfulness and romance between the two of them.

Congratulations, Emily + Scott!

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(I love that they chose to be married on the porch of the Keeper’s House at the St. Simons Lighthouse.  Another personal detail:  the same pastor that baptized Emily, was also the officiant to marry her to Scott)

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The family decided to do a “Biscuits at the Beach” brunch the next day—but not before Emily + Scott did a killer morning after shoot:

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Allison and Charles :: St. Simons Lighthouse Wedding Planner

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 Fourth of July always has a sentimental meaning for me.  It’s the day I had my first date with my husband and it was my original due date for my daughter.  This year, it has a new meaning, as I had the opportunity to spend and share it with Allison and Chuck, who were married on St. Simons Island.  This wedding was so much fun, and even though the growing crowds on the island had the entire vendor team on pins and needles, the wedding went off flawlessly!  Having worked with Allison and her mom all those months was such a joy.  When I finally saw Allison moments before she walked down the aisle, we both broke into the tears and hugged repeatedly.  I still laugh when I think about it; I hear her mother say “Alright, girls. Cut it out”.

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To celebrate Chuck’s Scottish heritage, Allison surprised him by having the fabulous bagpiper Jim Sloan perform for the ceremony.  The adorable ringbearer was a doll—he followed (very seriously, I might add) behind the flower girl and tiptoed around her dropped petals, stating he “didn’t want to step on her pretty flowers”…

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 Allison’s mother was fabulous—she was so creative by making the centerpieces and so many other elements of the wedding.  They coordinated perfectly with the silk and lamour linens in the beach inspired colors of sand, french blue and ivory.  The elevated sweetheart table was draped in both taupe silk and caviar pearl beaded chiffon, which complemented the floating candle and starfish centerpieces.  The casual beach vibe strewn with gerbera daisies and roses was pulled together with the ladies and gents in their wedding attire and flip flops and starfish and sand in the decor—all beside an oceanside setting.  There were so many sweet details:  female guests received beach cookie cutters, while the gentleman received custom golf balls. All guests were treated to guest baskets with items inspired or about St. Simons Island.

Beach inspired shell centerpieces

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One thing I loved about the wedding is the laughter.  There were so many great people, reunions and fun moments at the wedding.  Allison and Chuck had a “Second First Dance” song:  Adam Sandler’s “Grow Old With You” (hence the huge laugh on Allison’s face above).  The boots in the earlier picture were from Allison’s dance with her dad—they started out to “Isn’t She Lovely”, which then turned into a rousing rendition of “Cotton Eyed Joe”!

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I had  such a great time helping to bring together Allison and Chuck’s event vision and working with Allison and her mom.  Now I have another reason to love July 4th.

 

Special thanks to Spencer and Anna Clark for the photos.