At Sadie and Nick’s Sea Island spring garden-inspired party, you won’t find the usual formalities that accompany a traditional reception. Instead, their vision was to create an atmosphere where guests could freely roam, savoring delightful bites while engaging in lively conversations. It was a concept that transcended the boundaries of conventionality, immersing guests in a garden party experience that would be etched in their memories forever captured by Indie Pearl Photography and floral design by Tina Boswell Flowers.
Sadie and Nick had a gorgeous garden party theme and their reception wasn’t the typical set up with tables, chairs and place settings… they wanted to encourage everyone to socialize by guests eating appetizer-sized foods as they walked around, so you won’t see any plates, forks, and knives. Instead, you’ll see seating built around the tent posts with lots of comfy pillows and lounge sofas and chairs.
They had a lot of fun details, including, but not limited to custom logo graphic on their dance floor and server aprons, a gorgeous Mira Zwillinger dress with custom pearl earrings, custom-made pearl earrings for each of the bridesmaids, the signature cocktail “Olive Martini” with flags of their puppy, Olive Martini, at cocktail hour, feather bow tie for the groom and fathers of the bride and groom, feather detailed shoes for the bride, ring box to match their garden theme, and gorgeous florals.
But what about the seating, you may ask? Gone are the rows of neatly arranged tables and chairs. Sadie and Nick opted for a more intimate and cozy setting, seamlessly incorporating the garden’s natural elements into their reception. Imagine seating built around the tent posts, adorned with plump cushions and inviting lounge sofas and chairs. It was as if the very essence of comfort had found its place amidst the ethereal backdrop of blooming flora.
The absence of plates, forks, and knives may raise a few eyebrows, but it was a deliberate choice made by the couple. By encouraging guests to enjoy appetizer-sized culinary delights while mingling, they fostered an environment that thrived on shared experiences and spontaneous connections.
With every bite, guests were free to wander, exploring the enchanting corners of the garden, as laughter and conversation seamlessly intertwined.
Venue: Frederica Golf Club @fredericagolf
Coordinator: Lauryn Prattes Events @laurynprattes | @lpe_ramsey | @lpe_leigh
Photography: Indie Pearl Photography @indiepearlphoto
Videography: Justin Peay Productions @jpeaypro
Band: Big Bling and the Funk Machine @big_bling_and_the_funk_machine
Ceremony strings: Music by Pegge @musicbypegge
Makeup: Makeup by Claire V @makeupbyclairev
Hair: B Lush Salon and Spa @b.lushsalonandspa | @kaypea_
Cake: Lila Greene
Dance floor graphic: Grofik Installations @grofikinstallations
Rentals: Beachview Event Rentals @beachview_event_rentals
Linens: Stadley Davidson Linens @stradleydavidson
Draping: Blossoms Events @blossoms_events
Tent: Sperry Tents @sperrytentssoutheast
Accommodations & transportation: Sea Island @seaisland
Stationery, art & paper goods: Ashley D Studio @ashleyd_studio | Able Letter Press @ableletterpress
Bridal Designer: Mira Zwillinger @mirazwillinger
Bridal Shop: Mandi Jackson Bridal @mandijacksonbridal
Bridal shoes: Gianvito Rossi @gianvitorossi
Bridal earrings: Susan Standeffer Designs @susanstandefferdesigns
Bridesmaids attire: Amsale @amsale
Bridesmaids earrings: Vivian Drew @byviviandrew
Groom’s suit designer: Samuelsohn @samuelsohn
Groom’s shoes: Christian Louboutin @louboutinworld
Groom’s suit shop: Millers Brothers Ltd @millerbrothersltd