From land to sea, this wedding has some of our favorite nautical details. The adorable bridesmaids dresses, the stunning bride and her killer dress, the handsome groom and his men, and all the other pretty wedding details has us swooning all day long. We love a nautical wedding, and this one has us falling in love. How cute is the bride and bridesmaids with their sailor hats? And the groom’s socks? Love it! Southern Jewel Photography was behind the lens capturing all the sweet moments. Before you head out that door for the weekend, make sure to set some time aside to browse this lovely wedding.
Acquiring his doctorate at the University of South Carolina brought Bobby to South Carolina from his hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana. Bobby and Leah met on St. Patrick’s Day 2012 in downtown Greenville, SC. They enjoy vacationing in the low country andhave an affinity for the coast. Therefore, Charleston seemed like the perfect location for their nuptials. While Bobby is originally from Indianapolis, IN, both bride and groom had a large portion of the family and friends coming from out of town including: Indianapis, IN, Tuscan, AZ and Cleveland, OH. They wanted a “destination wedding” feel and chose Memorial Day weekend so guests could enjoy the many riches and culture that Charleston and the Low Country has to offer. For many, this was their first trip to South Carolina! The day began with the boys relaxing at Old South Barber Spa with an old-fashioned blade shave and hot towel facial. The ladies enjoyed mimosa’s in their bridal suite at The Residence Inn Riverview while having their hair styled and makeup applied. The ceremony began at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, followed by pictures down the road on the fisherman dock at James Island County Park. The reception followed at 6 pm starting with cocktails and southern passed hors d’oeuvres (petite crab cakes with remoulade sauce, pimento cheese fried green tomato wedges, and fried chicken & waffle sliders), followed by a buffet style dinner. After their introduction, the bride and groom danced to Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” and danced the night away to music provided by the DJ, Mr. Bobby Clair of The Carolina Girl Yacht. The end of the night finished with a bubble exit as the bride and groom left for their stay at the Francis Marion Hotel on King Street. They took an immediate, small honeymoon to Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC followed by a weeklong honeymoon in La Jolla, Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, and Santa Barbara, CA in late October. Bobby, an alumni of Indiana University and the University of South Carolina, is a home health physical therapist with Gentiva in Union, SC and has a passion for golf (see the golf tee boutonnieres). Leah, who has live in South Carolina since the age of 3, is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and is a microbiology technician at Bausch + Lomb in Greenville, SC. She enjoys baking, crafting, photography, and anything nautical (hence their nautical themed wedding). Together, they both share a love for southern cuisine and craft beer. With help from Terrapin Brewery, they featured a crafted “wedding ale” made specifically for our special event as a wedding favor to their guests! Bobby and Leah currently reside in Simpsonville, South Carolina with their cat, Nougat.
Photography: Southern Jewel Photography
Venue: Carolina Girl Yacht
Hair: Augusta Place Salon
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid
Catering: Hamby Catering & Events
Wedding Cake: Publix Bakery