A Modern, Casual Wedding at The Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina

Molly Coleman (28 and a yoga instructor) and Michael Frank (27 and an executive health care recruiter) chose The Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina, for their relaxed Southern-inspired wedding. “We always knew we wanted a destination wedding,” says Molly, whose family and friends are mostly from Philadelphia, where she and Michael live. “We wanted our wedding to feel laid-back and casual, to reflect who Michael and are and to embrace the South. Family and friends are the two most important things to us, and we wanted a whole weekend, not just one night, to celebrate.” Throughout the wedding weekend, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff provided numerous activities to keep the couple’s 135 guests entertained, from kayaking and paddleboarding on the Harbor River to boccie on the grounds. When it came time for the outdoor ceremony, Molly and Michael said their vows on The Inn's grounds overlooking the May River. "It was so beautiful and serene," Molly says. "Our chuppah was all baby's breath—I wanted a very romantic look and to break up some of greenery from the trees and the grass." For the palette, Molly and Michael kept things simple, opting for whites, creams and greens. “I wanted everything neutral and natural,” Molly says. “My flowers were all different shades of white with greenery, and all my linens and furniture rentals were cream tones.” After a sparkler exit, Molly surprised her late-night-snack-loving husband with a food truck serving hot dogs emblazoned with “Celebrate the Franks with a frank!” —Carolyn Meers