Intimate Backyard Wedding on Wilmington Island

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When Carly reached out to us with her intimate backyard wedding captured by Shannon Michele Photography we could hardly wait to share it with you! From their love of each other to their love of family and heritage, this dreamy winter wedding is sure to inspire your own. 

"My husband Bailey was born and raised on Wilmington Island. All his best childhood memories revolved around the landscape of the lowcountry. From accidentally lighting the marsh on fire at his grandparent's house, to catching his first redfish, his life has always been on the water. It is his passion even to this day as he works on the water as a tugboat captain. This passion for the lowcountry is something we both share deeply, which is why we couldn't think of a better place to get married than his Grandparent's (maternal) home on the back of Wilmington Island. 

Being from the Chicago area, I was overwhelmed with the amount of friends and family that came from all over the country to help us share in the excitement of our big day. That feeling of being surrounded with so much love and bringing so many people together to help you celebrate is unlike anything I've ever experienced. It made my heart so happy to see the support we have from everyone important in our lives. 

My favorite moment of the day was our first look. I hid inside his Grandparent's (paternal) home behind the curtains and watched as he walked out on the dock overlooking the Bull River. My heart raced as I saw him standing there and the excitement that he was about to be my husband was unreal. I walked outside and every step I took towards him built on the excitement. When I finally made it to him and he looked at me and held me in his arms, all was right in the world. 

As a Graphic Designer and creative, I wanted to plan and create everything for my big day, down to the last detail. But I knew I could not execute the day without a day of coordinator. Kristie Sutton was amazing. She took my vision and brought it to life for me and I am forever grateful for her." - Carly, Bride

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Savannah Wedding Vendors: PHOTOGRAPHY Shannon Michele Photography | HAIR Hotheadz Salon | MAKEUP Dollface by Jules | FLORALS Kiwi Fleur | WEDDING COORDINATOR Weddings by Kristie | PAPER STYLING Carly Scarboro