A Rustic Waterfront Wedding at Creek Club at I'On in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Inspired by their laid-back Low Country location, Amanda Helton (30 and works in development in the nonprofit sector) and Ben Baldwin (30 and works in production and sourcing) proved a wedding doesn’t have to be over the top to be gorgeous. The couple love hosting family and friends at their home, and wanted their wedding to have that same intimate, at-home feel. “Nothing too fancy,” Amanda says. “Just good food and drinks and nothing but fun times and good laughs. We hope our guests felt right at home in the Low Country with us, and that they got to see a little glimpse into our lives together.” Amanda and Ben chose Creek Club at I'On in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, because it had exactly the local aura they were going for. “Our wedding was in Charleston, where we live together,” Amanda says. “We loved the idea of hosting our loved ones in the town we call home. It was the perfect reason to have have all our favorite people in our favorite place. One of the prettiest things about Charleston is the water and the beautiful landscape around the water. We chose to have our ceremony overlooking a creek off the Cooper River to have that beauty as the backdrop.” With the help of wedding planner Laura Morgan from Elle Courtney Events, Amanda and Ben chose a simple ivory and green color palette accented with shades of pink and blue, which they completed with DIY details, such as burlap table runners and black-and-white photo decor along the wraparound porch. One of the best parts, though, was the ultra-local Low Country-themed menu. “Instead of a cocktail hour, we had an oyster roast hour and mini crab cakes,” Amanda says. “The bar options were important to us too. Charleston has some great micro brews that we wanted our guests to taste. Luckily the venue allowed us to supplement the beer menu with our favorite local selections. Westbrook One Claw is our favorite beer from here, and we were so excited to hear how much our guests enjoyed it as well.” See all our favorite details, beautifully captured by Diana Deaver Photography, below.