A Romantic Garden-Inspired Wedding at Bald Head Island Club in Bald Head Island, North Carolina

Wanting their wedding to feel super-romantic and light, Heather Guay (32 and a public relations executive at Bloomingdale’s) and Jason Yoo (36 and the

Wanting their wedding to feel super-romantic and light, Heather Guay (32 and a public relations executive at Bloomingdale’s) and Jason Yoo (36 and the president of Team Yoo Taekwondo & Sports Performance) chose a white and gold palette accented with pops of light blue to play up their island location. Salt Harbor Designs helped with the wedding planning, arranged the lush, white florals and created all the day-of stationery, which really brought Heather and Jason's vision to life. "If you are having a destination wedding that is a little hard to navigate, it is best to hire a local planner," Heather says. "Salt Harbor Designs helped us navigate a lot of the small things about the island that I would have never taken into account." Although Heather and Jason live in Washington, DC, Heather grew up in North Carolina, and she really wanted to share the island with her and Jason's friends and family. Without missing a beat, she knew it would be Bald Head Island Club in Bald Head Island, North Carolina. One of our favorite details was the stunning hanging floral box over the head table at the reception. It totally brought the outside in and added an overgrown garden aura to the tented space. Plus, who says centerpieces have to be on the table? Check out our favorite details from this romantic garden wedding, beautifully captured by Millie Holloman Photography, below.

The stationery was custom-made by Haute Papier in Washington, DC. All the paper goods took on a subtle wave theme, as did the soft blue, white and gold palette, which set the tone for the romantic destination wedding.
Heather wanted her bouquet to be full of whites and greens. Salt Harbor Designs totally nailed it with ranunculus and garden roses accented with sweet peas and freesia.
Heather and Jason placed unfinished wood signs throughout the decor to direct their guests to the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. The welcome sign for the reception was decorated with a leafy garland and white garden roses for a soft twist on the otherwise rustic look.
Heather's eight bridesmaids wore the same blue-gray strapless Love Lane dresses. Heather and the ladies loved the crinkle chiffon fabric—and the pockets. "I wanted them to be understated and beachy, not super-stiff and made-up," Heather says. "They all looked beautiful."
Heather and Jason's flower girl wore a shantung silk Coren Moore dress complete with an ivory sash from Bella Bridesmaid. She completed her look with a crown of white rose buds and carried a basket of white rose petals down the aisle.
The ring bearer, Alexander, wore navy pants with a white shirt, navy suspenders and a checkered bow tie from Bloomingdale's. Since Bald Head has a large turtle conservancy, he carried a gold turtle down the aisle that Heather and Jason ordered from Areaware. "It was nice to tie what he was carrying back to a little piece of the island," Heather says.
"I grew up in North Carolina, and we have had a home on Bald Head for many years," Heather says. "Jason and I had been there together many times, and he loves it as much as I do.  So after a long deliberation we thought it would be nice to do a destination and share the island with our friends and family and make it extra-special."
The bridesmaids carried lush, textured bouquets of white sweet peas for the ceremony. Heather loved how the bouquets, gorgeously arranged by Salt Harbor Designs, added plenty of romance to the outdoor wedding.
Guests were greeted to the ceremony aisle with vases full of freesia, ranunculus, sweet peas and roses on pillars at the beginning of the aisle. White rose petals along both sides of the aisle added plenty of additional romance to the outdoor ceremony space.
Instead of a traditional altar, Heather and Jason hung black lanterns from the Spanish-moss-draped oak tree. Each was filled with a white pillar candle, and served at the backdrop for the romantic, outdoor ceremony.
Jason donned a super-fashionable midnight blue Hugo Boss suit for the formal wedding. He wanted to stand out from the groomsmen a little, so they wore darker navy suits. His blue tie from Turnbull & Asser, lobster cuff links from Simon Carter London and brown wing tips from To Boot New York totally brought his look together.
Since Heather and Jason wanted their guests to be able to see one another over the long tables, they kept the centerpieces low. White ranunculus, sweet peas and freesia were displayed in between pillar candles at varying heights that still added plenty of dimension to the reception space.
Who says centerpieces have to be on the table? Salt Harbor created a stunning hanging floral box filled with white hydrangeas, roses and plenty of greenery that really brought the outside into the tented reception space.
Instead of using table numbers, Heather and Jason had table names. Each table was named after a city they visited on their engagement trip in Italy. The head table was named Venice since that was where Jason actually got down on one knee.
The ghost chairs at the reception were decorated with olive-leaf garlands to match the overgrown garden feel of the tented reception.
Salt Harbor created all the menus, place cards, programs and other day-of stationery based on the colors and styles Haute Papier used in the wedding invitations. The escort cards were white with elegant gold calligraphy, which were displayed in the forks at each setting.
The gold-rimmed chargers at each place setting were topped with the gold-decorated menu cards and a sprig of rosemary. Talk about fresh!
One Belle Bakery created this gorgeous confection for dessert. Inside it was almond with raspberry filling, carrot cake and lemon cake. Outside, the cake was topped with white buttercream and painted gold leaf on two layers. Salt Harbor added a cascade of beautiful, real flowers for plenty of added romance.
Heather and Jason had their reception in a sailcloth tent from Sperry Tents Southeast. They danced into the night to Black and Blue Experience from East Coast Entertainment. "We had the best band ever," Heather says. "They are a 12-piece group, which was one of the great things about them. They had male and female vocalists, a rhythm section and horns, which were awesome."
Heather and Jason had their first dance to "When I Fall in Love" by Nat King Cole. "I grew up listening to him with my mother," Heather says. "Jason liked the song, so we chose it."
Heather chose a stunning A-line Rivini dress for her romantic, light wedding. She loved the modern lines and flowing material, which really fit the look and feel of the day. For the ceremony, she added a satin sash, but changed into a beaded belt for the reception to dress it up for the party.