A Pretty Beach Wedding at Omni Oceanfront Resort in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Bethany Phalen (32 and a medical device clinical specialist) and Ali Cowan (37 and a medical device sales representative) wanted their wedding to take place in a fun and casual destination. "We love to travel and have fun, and that's what we envisioned for our wedding," Bethany says. To pull it off, they decided to host the wedding at Omni Oceanfront Resort in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina — the same place they had spent their first weekend away together. "When we first visited Hilton Head Island, we hung out on the beach and wrote our names in the sand," Bethany says. "Little did we know that three and a half years later we would be getting married in the very same spot." The setup was simple: Guests were seated in white folding chairs decorated with starfish and twine as Bethany and Ali exchanged vows under a pergola draped with white linens. "We also had our son take part in the ceremony, which was very important to us," Bethany says. After the ceremony, guests made their way to a tent on the resort's terrace. String lights and lanterns cast a romantic glow and centerpieces of candles and starfish added to the laid-back vibe. The wedding cake fit perfectly with the beachy theme, with sand-colored buttercream and fondant seashells and seahorses. Fresh white orchids topped it off. Sunshower Photography was there to capture all the details!