Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You | Jekyll Island Wedding Planner

You’re just too good to be true…can’t take my eyes off of you. 

You’d be like Heaven to touch…I wanna hold you so much. 

At long last love has arrived…and I thank God I’m alive. 

You’re just too good to be true…can’t take my eyes off of you. ~ Frankie Vallie

On April 23, 2011 at 9am on Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island, Georgia…Holly Ann McIlvaine and Michael Scott Harvey were married. 

The morning was fresh and new and came early for Holly as she woke and began preparing for her 9am elopement on Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island, GA.  She did her own hair and make up….well, because she just does it better than anyone else!  Her long blonde hair was pulled back in an offside ponytail and curled down the front of her left shoulder, ever so beautifully!

She slipped her petite little self into her diamond white wedding gown of rich taffeta, with a strapless neckline and ruched bodice.  The bodice was accented with a band and floral detail at the natural waistline.  A full ball gown skirt completed this sweet silhouette.  She wore a string of pearls and earrings to accessorize.  Her bridal bouquet was made of white and off white roses, lilies, and orchids.  Very simple, but oh so elegant!

Meanwhile, Scott was already dressed in his black suit and waiting for his bride to arrive at the beach site.  As I pinned on his white rose boutonniere, the photographer captured the moment and then they took the walk down the sandy pathway to the chosen beach site under the driftwood accented coastline.

Holly arrived shortly after, and oh my goodness, she was so beautiful!  As she stepped from the vehicle, I hugged her and helped her with her dress.  We proceeded down the path together to arrive at the chosen site and begin the romantic and intimate wedding ceremony, planned especially for them.


Scott’s first glance of Holly, and her’s of him was a sight to behold!  She was Cinderella and he was her Prince.  Holly smiled with a radiance that words cannot describe. Time stood still for the two of them as they stood together under the centuries old driftwood to become husband and wife forever.

As they said their vows, exchanged rings, and were pronounced husband and wife together, the smiles from these two never left their faces.  Their glow was warmer than the morning sun.  Their happiness was truly evident.  God has surely blessed these two.  Sometimes you just feel it.

For more information on how to have your own romantic elopement or destination wedding, please visit my website at

Thank you to Luke Smith of Lone Pine Photography and Linda Stewart of The Flower Basket.


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