We started planning Katie and Brett’s wedding last fall when they took a trip down to St. Simons and Jekyll Island from their home town of Dalton, GA. It didn’t take very long for these two, before they knew exactly what they wanted! And it had to happen right here in the Golden Isles of Georgia!
Katie and Brett have been sweethearts for 10 years beginning in high school. So it was totally meant to be, for these two to become husband and wife on May 14, 2011 at 5pm at St. Simons Island, Georgia. It was the dream they had both wanted for a long time and it was going to finally come true for them.
Although a heavy downpour of rain moved the ceremony from Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island to Halyard’s Riverhouse at Village Creek Landing, there was absolutely nothing that could change how happy these two were, to finally be married to each other! Nothing was going to change that!
The day started early for Katie and her bridesmaids and they had their hair done before arriving back at the beach house to begin make up and dressing for the ceremony. Her bridesmaids wore navy blue dresses with bouquets of pink and bright pink garden roses. The three bridesmaids and Katie’s mom, Lisa, helped Katie into her wedding gown. She was absolutely stunning! She carried a bouquet of bubblegum pink garden roses with a rosary attached. So pretty!
And Brett…he was handsome as ever! He and his groomsmen were dressed in black suits and pink ties and bubblegum pink rose boutonnieres. They arrived early at the ceremony site and waited patiently for the bride to arrive.
The sweet little flower girl, Ava, was precious in her white gown. She carried a white wicker basket of flower petals and did an excellent job, I might add. A blanket of flower petals lined the aisle between the chairs and the guests were seated. The harpist and violinist began playing the prelude music and the ceremony began.
Katie was given in marriage by her father, Daniel Stoker before taking his seat next to her mom. The wedding vows began with Brett reading the vows that he had written to his beloved bride. So romantic and heartfelt, that he was overwhelmed, as was everyone in attendance. Katie wiped a tear from his cheek and then read her own words of love to him. Not a dry eye in the house. Love is like that…
They were pronounced Mr. and Mrs. and oh what a joyful jubilation! Their happiness was written all over their faces as they began the recession of the wedding party! It seemed like they had been waiting forever and the dream had finally come true!
After the photography, the happy couple arrived back at the Riverhouse for lots of food and fun with their guests.
I’ll have to tell you that I just love this sweet couple. They are so perfect for each other and the love between them just makes you smile! I like that a lot.
For more information on how to have your own destination wedding or elopement to St. Simons Island or Jekyll Island, Georgia, please visit my website at http://www.stsimonselopements.com.
Thanks goes out to the following wedding professionals:
These images and wedding photography provided by Molly Bisceglia of Lone PinePhotography
Hair styles provided by Studio 412
Catering and Ceremony Site provided by Halyard’s Riverhouse at Village Creek Landing
Wedding Cake provided by Serendipity Bakery
Wedding flowers provided by The Flower Basket
Ceremony music provided by Leslie Kaufmann, Harpist and Jessica Houser Bryden, Violinist
Tent provided by Beachview Tent Rentals
Chairs provided by Rent All Party Shop
And a million thanks to Logan Brown, my assistant!