A Relaxed Afternoon Beach Wedding at a Private Residence in Folly Beach, South Carolina

Ashley Zeck (27 and a bartender) and Dustin Likavec (32 and a kitchen manager) innocently flirted for six months after first meeting at work. It wasn'

Ashley Zeck (27 and a bartender) and Dustin Likavec (32 and a kitchen manager) innocently flirted for six months after first meeting at work. It wasn't until Dustin transferred to a different location that the pair began dating and he proposed four years later during a snowboarding trip. "After spending the day on the slopes, we went back to our bed and breakfast to take a nap," says Ashley. "As we got nice and comfortable, he rolled over with a beautiful ring and nervously asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes and ran around the room like a crazy woman in shock—he just wanted to take a nap." After another two years of planning, the pair hosted a laid-back navy and yellow pig roast celebration with sunflower accents. After the beach ceremony, the wedding party took off in golf carts, headed to the pier for pictures and libations while the rest of the guests enjoyed cocktail hour at their beach house rental. Dustin and his fellow chefs/groomsmen prepared festive seafood and roasted pig menu followed by a surprise ice cream truck appearance. "Everyone from 20-50 year olds were running to line up for the ice cream truck," says Ashley I think some kids even got pushed out of the way by the overly excited adults!" Due to his commitment to the US Navy, Ashley's brother wasn't able to attend so instead the couple had a life-size cardboard cut out of him for photos. "We marched to our own beat throughout the planning process and just did what made us happy," says Ashley. "We clearly didn't follow any traditions and just focused on doing us!"

The couple exchanged vows on the beach across from a home they had rented for a week and where they hosted the reception.
Ashley stunned in a light-weight, champagne Paloma Blanca fitted dress with button detailing down the back.
Mixed Sunflower and White Rose Wedding Bouqet
The bridesmaids wore mixed short navy dresses with beige crocheted foot bracelets.
"I picked sunflowers for the ladies because they just have a simplistic beauty that makes me happy," says Ashley. " The men didn't wear boutonnieres because they aren't Dustin's thing and I didn't want anything to look forced."
Sweet Blue Polka Dot Flower Girl Dress
Nautical Yellow and Navy Ceremony Program Fan
Ashley's Airy Paloma Blanca Fitted Gwon
"I was sold on having our wedding at Folly Beach as soon as we arrived," says Ashley. "The people, food and of course beaches were amazing!"
The groom has an affinity for cargo shorts, despite the season so linen shirts with dark brown shorts only felt appropriate.
Ashley and Dustin's First Kiss
Casual Cornhole Cocktail Hour Entertainment
State Map Pride Framed Sign
Oyster Shucker Guest Favors
The couple treated guests to custom Mason jars and their own oyster shuckers.
"Once dinner was completed, it was time for dessert and it was a sight to see," says Ashley. "Everyone from 20-50  year olds were running to line up for the ice cream truck. I think some kids even got pushed out of the way by the overly excited adults!"
"Dustin had went to Johnson and Wales Culinary School Folly Beach was one of his favorite spots while he was there," says Ashley. "I heard stories of the low key, laid-back beach town and I fell in love with it
before even visiting!"