Real Wedding | Anna + Jeremiah

Huge mossy oaks and a warm fall evening were the setting for Anna and Jeremiah’s elegant wedding. Vibrant teal bridesmaid’s dresses looked stunning against the lush green backdrop, and bright pink floral bouquets were the perfect accent. As day turned to night, simple lights suspended from the trees gave a gentle glow to the festivities. Read on to find charm and inspiration galore in this classic southern celebration.

Anna and Jeremiah | October 9, 2010 | Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

How they met

We were both out with friends in Cambridge, MA, and a friend of a friend recognized Jeremy and thought we might like each other.  We were literally pushed into each other.  It was so loud that we could only smile.  We discovered that night that we both studied abroad in Italy and had lived in the UK post-college.  The rest is history!

The ceremony

Outdoors in the most beautiful place on earth – the Live Oak Allee with a string quartet playing Unchained Melody as the bridal processional began.

The reception

It was rustic, cool…very us! There were lanterns on the tables, Edison-style bulbs in the trees and furniture placed under the stars. We used old-fashioned plank boards as the dance floor, but I am sure no one saw it because everyone was dancing.

The moment Anna will never forget

Thousands of dragon flies decided to descend on the wedding guests during the cocktail reception in the Palmetto Garden.

How Anna knew her wedding dress was “The One”

I didn’t have a specific style of dress in mind, although originally I wanted something flowy and loose.  I think I fell in love with the back of the dress because I knew that was what everyone would see.  I also loved the lace tiers and the little bit of sparkly sewn onto the cotton lace – it added a great element to a simple dress.  I’m so glad I went with the mermaid silhouette as well.  I felt amazing and beautiful in it.

Why Anna decided to sell her wedding dress

I have stunning photos from our wedding, and I am never going to wear it again – so why not let someone else enjoy it?

Anna’s dress: Melissa Sweet

Photography: Carmen Ash Photography