Margaret Kay Brinson and John Ko journeyed to Pawleys Island for their wedding at the beautiful, picturesque Heritage Plantation. Pawley’s Island is a special place for the bride and groom as the bride’s family has vacationed in the area for years. But Pawley’s Island became more special to the couple when John proposed to Margaret Kay there while on vacation. The couple was joined by about 100 of their closest friends and family. The newlyweds were married under the oak tree abutting the marsh behind the main clubhouse and had the reception in the same location.

For the ceremony, one of the guests played the keyboard while guests were being seated and as Margaret Kay walked down the aisle to her future husband while being escorted by her father. One of the groomsmen performed a song with the keyboardist for the couple during the ceremony as well.

After the guests cooled off inside the clubhouse and were treated to a traditional southern buffet complete with fried chicken and collard greens, the bridal party and the bride and groom made their entrance to the outdoor dance floor to Coldplay’s “A Sky Full of Stars,” followed by the newlyweds’ first dance as husband and wife.  With a perfect sunset over the marsh (just look at the picture!), the couple danced to The Avett Brothers’ “February Seven.” The Avett Brothers, and this song, in particular, are special to the bride and groom as they first met at an Avett Brothers New Years’ concert in Tennessee. After the first dance, the father of the bride joined Margaret Kay on the dance floor and they danced to “My Girl” by The Temptations. Then the party began as the dance floor opened up. We kept the party going with everything from 50 Cent to Daft Punk to Michael Jackson to Iggy Azalea and the bride and groom and their guests never stopped dancing until it was time for the sparkler-send-off!

Debbie Idol of Events on the Half Shell provided seamless and expert planning and coordination. Debbie made my job so much easier and I cannot thank her enough for all she did to ensure that everything went off without a hitch!