A Summer Nautical Wedding at Carolina Girl Yacht in James Island, South Carolina
Leah Skorzewski (26 and a microbiologist) and Bobby Papariella's (28 and a physical therapist) summer nautical-themed wedding went above and beyond their expectations. Being Roman Catholic, the couple tied the knot at the Church of Nativity on James Island in Charleston, South Carolina. The church's neutral-toned walls and wooden pews made for a perfect canvas to let the colors of the day to stand out. The palette of navy and coral and the fashions of the entire wedding party blew us away. Wearing navy suit jackets from Nautica and navy-and-white bridesmaid dresses with whimsical detailing from Bella Bridesmaid, the groomsmen and bridesmaids tied each element of the wedding together perfectly. The coral accents of the color scheme were seen in the groomsmen's ties and bridesmaids' coral carnation bouquets, balancing out each ensemble. The unique and fun reception was held on Carolina Girl Yacht, on Fisherman's Pier in James Island County Park. The yacht, decorated with navy lighting and linens with coral table runners, set sail along the coast of South Carolina--a great way to celebrate Leah and Bobby's nuptials. One of our favorite details was their buttercream-iced wedding cake: The circular designs perfectly integrated the ruffled accents of the bridesmaid dresses. How cool is that? Wedding Flowers by Lisa Ferguson adorned the purely white cake with carnations and blue delphiniums, reflecting the decor of the reception in each bouquet. A piece of advice from the bride: "I found it especially helpful to make an itinerary and journal of my wedding plans. Do your research on vendors and try to include your future spouse in the planning; they can really offer good ideas and support throughout the whole process."