A Shabby-Chic Southern Wedding at a Private Residence in Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina
Focusing on love and family for their nuptials, Elizabeth LaMance (28 and a lawyer) and James Bakker (33 and a real estate developer) got married at James’s parents’ home in Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina. They loved the gorgeous gardens and the moss-covered oak tree altar, which inspired all the day's details. Florist Janice Clayton from Pretty Petals of Charleston brought the lush garden vibe to life with stunning textured arrangements. “When I was planning with our florist, I explained that I was going for an organic arrangement style and wildflower look,” Elizabeth says. “She and her team did such a beautiful job, and they really captured the look I was going for.” Elizabeth and James also worked with Amanda Lewis from Southern Chic Weddings and Events to bring their refined rustic theme to life with a purple, blush and white palette. The best part of the day? The wedding cake! “One of the day's most important elements was the traditional English wedding cake made by James's grandma,” Elizabeth says. “James's family is English, and we were so honored to have Grandma make a special cake for us with the traditional royal icing for our big day. The cake board used to display it was a gift from James's cousin, and it was made from a tree unique to the area of England where their family is from, which was very special.” There are so many details we love—see them all, beautifully captured by Riverland Studios, below.