Jeannie and Barry, along with family and friends, made the trip from Hershey, PA down to Charleston, SC for their wedding on April 12th at Peninsula Grill at Planters Inn. Charleston is very special to both Jeannie and Barry so it was the natural choice for their wedding and the weather could not have been more perfect for their big day!

Caroline Cook, of Birdie and Boe Event Management and Design, planned the entire wedding. She also designed some beautiful table settings and arrangements and topped it all off with freestanding, old wooden doors with pictures of the bride and groom and their families hanging from the doors. Several of these doors graced the courtyard as guests arrived at the Peninsula Grill courtyard to be welcomed with an assortment of seafood appetizers and incredible blue rock candy-infused champagne cocktails!

While guests enjoyed the weather, food and cocktails in the courtyard, the couple arrived via rickshaw in true Charleston fashion. I geared up for their big entrance, announced the newly weds as they entered to “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins. The song choice was in part due to the groom’s career in the Navy and the couple’s fun-loving spirit. The couple then made their way into the courtyard for their first dance, “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts. The couple then held a beautiful sand ceremony in honor of those who could not attend set to “Endless Love” by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross. After dinner and cake, the dance floor officially opened and was packed until the sparkler send-off when the happy couple rode away in what else…a rickshaw.  My favorite part was at the end when I played “Bless the Broken Road” as the last song of the night and all of the guests joined the newly weds on the dance floor.

The staff at Peninsula Grill was second to none and on top of everything! They did an amazing job. Julie Neal of Visions of Honey Photography took some incredible pictures of the action and I can’t wait to see them!

The newly weds plan to spend every anniversary in Charleston and will have some great memories from their wedding day to reminisce when they’re back next year.