A Pink Southern-Inspired Wedding at Harborside East in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Laura Johnson (25 and a registered nurse) and Tony Martin (25 and a civil engineer) wanted to have a very Southern-looking wedding, starting with blue

Laura Johnson (25 and a registered nurse) and Tony Martin (25 and a civil engineer) wanted to have a very Southern-looking wedding, starting with blue seersucker blazers for the groomsmen. They loved that the chic blazer, navy pants and bow ties, all from JoS. A. Bank, added a little vintage flair to the feel of the wedding. Wanting to maintain the theme throughout the details, they chose Harborside East in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, for their venue because of its wooden accents, large windows and painted art. As if that weren't enough, they loved that the outside patio overlooked the Cooper River Bridge and was surrounded by lush lawns. Wedding planner Heather Stokes from Confetti of Charleston helped bring the details to life, and Alex Thornton Photography beautifully captured all the stunning aspects of the day. One of our favorite parts was Laura’s gorgeously simple A-line wedding dress from Jean's Bridal Charleston. “For my wedding dress, I had sent my mom pictures of the dress about five years earlier,” Laura says. “When I arrived at the bridal shop in Mount Pleasant, I showed the sales associate the picture, and she had a dress almost exactly like the one in the picture in my size. My mom cried because of how perfect it all was, and that was the dress I chose.” A tip from the bride: “For future couples, we would just tell them to not sweat the small stuff,” she says. “Things are going to go wrong from the time you get engaged until the wedding, but the end result will still be amazing.”

Tony proposed with an emerald-cut diamond ring surrounded by a halo of smaller diamonds. He chose a simple gold wedding band for himself.
Laura found her dream dress five years before she was engaged. She saved a picture of it and took it with her to Jean's Bridal in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Luckily, the boutique had almost exactly the same dress, which Laura tried on and loved. It was an ivory A-line dress with spaghetti straps.
The groomsmen wore blue seersucker blazers paired with navy blue pants and a navy bow tie. Laura and Tony wanted a vintage Southern feel for the attire, and the groomsmen pulled it off perfectly. The bridesmaids wore cocktail-length pink dresses with a ruffled scooped neckline.
Laura carried roses, ranunculus, dahlias and alstroemerias in her blush, orange, yellow and ivory bouquet. She loved the textured wildflower look of the arrangement and how it fit in with the lush lawns of the garden venue.
Laura and Tony exchanged vows at Harborside East in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. They loved the wooden accents, large windows and painted art of the elegant and sophisticated L-shaped room. They also loved that the outside patio overlooked the Cooper River Bridge and was surrounded by lush lawns.
Laura completed her look with a glamorous pearl and crystal headband with her fingertip veil. She also wore a pearl bracelet borrowed from her mom as her "something borrowed," and wore navy monogrammed Jack Rogers sandals for her something blue.
The bridesmaids carried more colorful versions of Laura’s bouquet, including orange alstroemerias, yellow pompons, pink ranunculus and blush roses. Laura and Tony loved the textured look of the lush bouquets.
The reception tables were decorated with white linens and blue linen table runners. They were topped with yellow mums, white hydrangeas, pink ranunculus, orange alstroemerias, blush roses and pink sweet peas for a little pop of color.
Laura and Tony enjoyed a three-tier square wedding cake. Two layers were filled with raspberry filling and one was filled with vanilla custard. The cake was topped with pink ranunculus blooms and a sparkly gold 'Better Together' topper.
Romantic Riverfront Patio Dance Floor