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Brunch Wedding at Ocean Course on Kiawah // Katie + Steve

April 23, 2024

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When Katie first told me about her wedding day vision – a classic brunch wedding overlooking the water at the iconic Ocean Course on Kiawah Island – I knew it was going to be such a beautiful celebration.  There really isn’t anything like a Kiawah Island wedding!  A custom Modern Trousseau ball gown, topped with a lace bolero, was the perfect pick for her sophisticated style.  Paired with a pearl bracelet that she borrowed from family and a pair of blue topaz + diamond David Yurman stud earrings, she was a vision of timeless beauty.  Simple yet elegant florals and decor complemented the natural beauty of the venue, allowing the location and water view to really shine.

They chose just two people to stand next to them on their wedding day – her sister and his best friend – but they were surrounded by nothing but love and support throughout the day.  All of Katie’s best friends got ready with her and wore navy dresses as honorary bridesmaids.  Katie’s dad walked her down the aisle as a bagpiper played and onlookers cheered as if Steve had just won the Master’s after they exchanged vows.  Such a fun moment!  After their ceremony, guests mingled and dined on brunch favorites – and then, the real party began.

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Thanks to balmy February temperatures, guests were able to enjoy the day on the back lawn, lounging and sipping on cocktails, celebrating Katie + Steve.  Katie spent the ENTIRE afternoon and evening on the dance floor, as ATL Groove Factory kept the party going past sunset.  At one point, I asked Katie if she wanted any more portraits before sunset and she said “please don’t take me away from my party!”  I told her, “I’d never do that!” and she kept dancing!  ATL Groove Factory played for 4 hours on stage without even one break – incredible!!  It was such a beautiful day with the best people and I couldn’t be more honored to be a part of it.  Here are some of my favorites from Katie + Steve’s classic Kiawah wedding at the Ocean Course…

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Wedding Photography: Dana Cubbage Weddings | Venue: Ocean Course at Kiawah | Planning + Floral Design: Engaging Events | Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau | Hair + Makeup: Chelsea Shea | Bride’s Jewelry: personal | Band: ATL Groove Factory | Cake + Catering: Ocean Course at Kiawah | Rentals: EventWorks | Linens: Stradley Davidson + BBJ La Tavola | Stationery: Dodeline Designs

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