Ashley and Chris met after they both moved off their college campus to houses where they were neighbors. They relocated to Myrtle Beach in 2015, and that October saw historic flooding in the area. Chris had planned to propose during this time for months and, ironically, on October 8, the day he had originally planned, it stopped raining. He asked Ashley to marry him on the beach in Surfside Beach at low tide with a beautiful pink sky sunset as the backdrop.
The wedding at Pine Lakes Country Club featured a garden theme with a color palette of pinks, yellows and golds to incorporate a light and bright feel. The pair utilized the natural beauty of the venue’s gardens. Inside, the large windows and yellow curtains helped enhance the theme. Two lanterns surrounded by gorgeous firefly lights and greenery welcomed guests as they entered. Stephanie Gore was there to capture the special moments. The bride wanted to look like herself, so she opted to do her own hair and makeup. She always envisioned looking like a princess as she walked down the aisle, and her Mori Lee gown from Fancy Frocks had five layers of tulle, a six-foot train and a matching cathedral veil. The bridesmaids wore yellow dresses from David’s Bridal.
The modern wedding ceremony included Ashley walking down the aisle to “Tale As Old As Time” from Beauty and the Beast (one of her all-time favorite movies), and the couple doing a fun exit to Andy Grammer’s “Good to Be Alive.” The simple yet elegant florals featured pink and yellow roses, white hydrangeas, eucalyptus and cascading greens. The centerpieces were mason jars with tea lights and a yellow ribbon surrounded by baby’s breath and eucalyptus. Halfway through their first dance, the couple invited their parents, grandparents and wedding party to join them on the floor, which made a special moment of everyone dancing together. Chris also surprised his grandmother with a special dance with her to “Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw, her requested song for the wedding. We think even Belle would be in awe of this beautiful big day!
Photographer: Stephanie Gore Photography | Venue/Catering: Pine Lakes Country Club | Coordinator/Florals: Mary Bell | Dress: Mori Lee from Fancy Frocks | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Groom/Groomsmen: Vera Wang from Men’s Wearhouse | Entertainment: Ice Box Productions | Officiant: Modern Ministries