A Preppy Nautical Wedding at Cottage on the Creek in Charleston, South Carolina

Callie Peacock (24 and an international business analyst) and Brian Eggleston (24 and a software consultant) met in school at Stetson University in Fl

Callie Peacock (24 and an international business analyst) and Brian Eggleston (24 and a software consultant) met in school at Stetson University in Florida, while Brian was on the baseball team and Callie was working as a baseball announcer. The duo threw a preppy Southern wedding focused on nautical touches and using a palette of navy and white with pops of pink. “We wanted to tie in nautical pieces with elegant touches to work with our amazing waterfront venue,” Callie says. The ceremony took place facing the water between two five-foot-tall silver urns spilling with white hydrangeas, garden roses and ferns framing the couple as they exchanged their vows. Callie wore a classic strapless satin gown that wrapped to one side before falling into a simple train and carried a bouquet wrapped in pieces of lace from her mother and mother-in-law’s old veils. Callie decided not to have a veil, and finished her look with Lilly Pulitzer sandals to accommodate the Lowcountry oceanside venue. The pair opted for handmade wedding invitations that Callie designed along Brian’s mother and sister and a close friend. “I love all things DIY and the menu cards, escort cards, table numbers and programs were all handmade,” Callie says. Brian’s father even jumped in to help, creating all the escort card holders. Brian, who loves to work with natural wood, designed custom wooden coasters with the South Carolina flag to decorate the reception tables. —Juliette Cheatham

Callie's ring is a round-cut diamond with a delicate band containing smaller diamonds; the wedding band also contains smaller diamonds to match. Brian's ring is a simple white, gold-brushed band.
To fit the casual waterfront venue, Callie paired her dress with Lilly Pulitzer sandals. The metallic gold leather decorated with rhinestones and beading was the perfect chic, summery beach look.
Callie’s dress was a classic strapless satin gown, which wrapped to one side before falling into a simple train in the back. “The dress originally only had a zipper, but I added tiny satin buttons for extra detail down the back,” she says. Callie also added a crystal belt to help define the waistline and add some interest.
Callie’s mother and mother-in-law let her use pieces of lace from their veils to wrap around her bouquet, which served as her “something old.” Peonies, white hydrangeas, English garden roses, ranunculus and dusty miller were all used at Callie's request.
Brian and his groomsmen paired gray suits with black leather dress shoes and a ranunculus boutonniere. The groomsmen wore solid navy ties while Brian wore a navy-and-white-striped tie to keep with the nautical motif.
Each bridesmaid wore a floor-length navy strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline. “I love long dresses and believe they are flattering on everyone, and I wanted everyone to feel like they looked their best that day,” Callie says. All the bridesmaid bouquets were wrapped with navy-and-white-striped ribbon for a nautical flair.
Brian single-handedly created an original design to be engraved into wooden coasters. The South Carolina flag and the couple’s names and wedding date were added to the front and given to guests to take home after using them during the reception.
Two tall silver vases spilling with white hydrangeas, garden roses, ferns and other greenery flanked the altar space.
With the help of the couple's families, Callie designed, printed and put together every escort card, menu card and program. All stationery was printed in navy, pink and white with nautical embellishments like sailor’s knots or rope.
A two-tier traditional Southern hummingbird cake was decorated in an intricate rope design and light pink peonies. In addition to the cake, Callie and Brian offered chocolate, pecan, espresso cookies and mini key lime pies in honor of Callie’s Florida upbringing.
Navy-patterned table runners were draped over white table linens and topped with a bright floral arrangement of Callie's favorite flowers, including hydrangeas, peonies and dusty miller. Balls of white rope were used to display table numbers printed on navy and white stationery with a sailor’s knot.
The ceremony space at Cottage on the Creek in Charleston, South Carolina, was kept simple and chic, with white chairs, a white tent and silver urns spilling with white hydrangeas, garden roses, ferns and other greenery.
Served in a rustic mason jar with a nautical white-and-navy-striped straw, Callie chose margaritas as her signature cocktail.