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St. Louis, Missouri couple Jason and Michelle chose a destination wedding in Charleston, S.C., because the more Michelle planned, the more complex a wedding in her hometown became. She wanted her wedding day to be a day when she could be at her most beautiful while being down-to-earth and deeply in love, so she decided to move the wedding to a beach house in Charleston. She poured herself into the details of the wedding, compiling a selection of gold vintage brooches and having a local florist create her one-of-a-kind DIY bouquet, and adding little elegant touches like a tuxedo for the couple’s cocker spaniel, Finn, Plum Pretty Sugar robes for her bridesmaids (who then changed into varying shades of gold for the ceremony), and chalkboard-labeled jars for a lemonade “cocktail” hour on the beach after their sweet ceremony. She included a Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream station instead of a cake, and lots of personalized details all located in the brick-walled Southend Brewery in downtown Charleston.

Very special thanks to photographer Kelly Sauer for such gorgeous images!

Wedding Blog Gilded Beach Wedding in Charleston
Wedding Blog Gilded Beach Wedding in Charleston
Wedding Blog Gilded Beach Wedding in Charleston
Wedding Blog Gilded Beach Wedding in Charleston
Wedding Blog Gilded Beach Wedding in Charleston
Wedding Blog Gilded Beach Wedding in Charleston
Wedding Blog Gilded Beach Wedding in Charleston
Wedding Blog Gilded Beach Wedding in Charleston
Wedding Blog Gilded Beach Wedding in Charleston
Wedding Blog Gilded Beach Wedding in Charleston
Wedding Blog Gilded Beach Wedding in Charleston
Wedding Blog Gilded Beach Wedding in Charleston
Wedding Blog Gilded Beach Wedding in Charleston
Wedding Blog Gilded Beach Wedding in Charleston
Wedding Blog Gilded Beach Wedding in Charleston
Wedding Blog Gilded Beach Wedding in Charleston
Wedding Blog Gilded Beach Wedding in Charleston
Wedding Blog Gilded Beach Wedding in Charleston
Wedding Blog Gilded Beach Wedding in Charleston
Wedding Blog Gilded Beach Wedding in Charleston
Wedding Blog Gilded Beach Wedding in Charleston
Wedding Blog Gilded Beach Wedding in Charleston
Wedding Blog Gilded Beach Wedding in Charleston

Photographer: Kelly Sauer // Wedding Venue: Private Home at Folly Beach, S.C. // Reception Venue: Southend Brewery // Event Designer/Coordinator and Florist: Beth LeonGuerrero, Wildflowers, Inc. // Bride’s Bouquet: Walter Knoll Florist //  Makeup: Bride // Hair: Abi Bollinger, friend of the bride // Caterer: Southend Brewery // Dessert: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream // Officiant: Friend from St. Louis // DJ/Band: Lee Edwards Entertainment // Wedding Dress: Tadashi Shoji for BHLDN // Hair Accessory: Twigs & Honey // Bride’s Earrings/Bracelets: Nadri // Bride’s Engagement Ring: passed down from her grandmother, who passed away in September, 2012 // Shoes: Nina // Bridesmaid’s Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar // Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Express, Arden B, & Dillards // Bridesmaids’ Jewelry: Kate Spade New York // Groom’s Suit – David’s Tuxedos // Groom’s Shoes – Converse // Groomsmen’s Suits – David’s Tuxedos // DIY Resources: Etsy/Local Antique Shops