Kiawah River Course Wedding Celebrating the Beauty of the Lowcountry

Just married couple proceed down aisle at Kiawah River Course Wedding

Destination Kiawah River Course Wedding

Jocelyn and Will’s Kiawah River Course wedding was the perfect wedding to end the 2021 wedding photography season!

The couple live in Raleigh, NC so this was a destination wedding. Their wedding was full of gorgeous, personalized details that highlighted some of the best parts of the Low country for their visiting guests.

It's all about the Natural Beauty of the Lowcountry

The bride's bouquet was stunning with a showstopping with a large King Protea, Dahlias, Roses, and Anemone. Light blue delphinium and blue thistles were also used as well as eucalyptus. In a loving nod towards her grandmother, Jocelyn's tied a gold sand dollar charm to her bouquet.

Will & Jocelyn love visiting Kiawah beach where Will’s parents have a house. Thus, they decided to have their first look along the boardwalk overlooking the beach. Family photos were then taken under the giant oak trees dripping in Spanish Moss in front of the River Course Clubhouse.

Kiawah River Course Ceremony

Planter boxes filled with greenery, flowers, and plumes framed the altar area in a semi circle alongside mahogany wood chairs set into curved rows.

Shortly afterwards, their ceremony, which was officiated by the groom’s aunt, was held overlooking the ocean on the lawn near the 18th hole of the Kiawah River Course.

Aqua glass vases consisting of monstera leaves, silver dollar eucalyptus and local pampas grass plumes were used as pew markers to further add to the natural beauty of the scene.

After saying their “I do’s” the newly married couple toasted each other with their signature cocktail, a Marsh Mule, while watching the stunning sunset.

Rocking Reception

Subsequently, guests were ushered indoors to a beautiful modern space decorated in deep jeweled colors of the ocean. Wedding guests found their seating assignments marked on local oyster shells sitting atop gold chargers.

Jocelyn & Will entered straight into their first dance to the song “Don’t” by local singer/ songwriter Darius Rucker.

All sorts of yummy Southern delectable bites were served to the guests including mini crab cakes, green tomato tartar, fried chicken in mini waffle cones, and wreckfish.

The couple’s meringue toasted key lime pie was displayed on a farm table in front of an asymmetrical installation of native greenery including Spanish Moss, pampas grass and palm fronds.

Following the pie cutting, guests were served mini mason jars of key lime pie for dessert.

The Perfect Ending to an Amazing Day

Later after some crazy party dancing, the night ended with the wedding guests lining up for a lavender toss exit. Meanwhile, the bride and groom shared a private last dance - soaking in all of the goodness of their amazing day!

“Leigh was truly a pleasure to work with, both at our engagement shoot and on our big day! Neither one of us was used to being photographed professionally and she was able to direct us in a way that felt very natural and comfortable. We are so thrilled with the pictures and had a lot of fun in the process! Everyone in our wedding party agreed that Leigh was fantastic and brought great energy to the wedding festivities!”

Vendor Dream Team

Photography: @leighhaywardphotography

Venue: @kiawahresort

Planner/ Florist: @engagingevents

HAMU: @lasheslacechs

DJ: @djscottsain

Rentals: @eventworks

Transport @scexpress

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