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Real Weddings: Morgan & Sean | Cottage On The Creek, SC

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{Featured in Vol. 21}

Photographer:   Ava Moore Photography

Musicians: Carolina Trio//Reception Venue: Cottage on the Creek//Caterer:Creek Events//Cake Designer:Cupcake//DJ: Lee Edwards Entertainment//Linens and Coverings: Snyder Event Rentals//Hair Stylist:Vski Salon//Floral Designer:WildFlowers Inc//Event Planner: WildFlowers Inc.//Submitted via Two Bright Lights



How did you two meet?

On the Monday night after Thanksgiving 2011, Sean went to the gym. After he got home, he got out of the shower and heard the doorbell ring. He wrapped the towel around himself thinking that it was one of his friends and answered the door. Morgan stood there and asked Sean if he could help her carry a TV stand up from her car to her apartment, which was right below Sean’s. They had only ever said hello before in the stairwell, but Morgan needed someone to carry the TV stand up, and had remembered seeing a guy in her building with a dog. She went upstairs and saw Sean’s big shoes sitting outside an apartment, hoped they were his, and knocked. After Sean carried the TV stand up, he offered to put the stand together for her. They spent the next few hours building the stand and setting up her TV, and the rest was history.

How long was your engagement?

Sean proposed on April 11, 2014, at Sunrise Park, a park in Charleston that was very special to them, and they were married exactly one year to the day later.

What inspired your wedding theme?
Our wedding theme was colorful coastal, which pretty much sums up our life. We live in Charleston and avidly try to incorporate color & a coastal feeling into our home decor, wardrobes, and general lifestyle. It was only natural to extend that to our wedding. Since 2012, we have been blogging at CharlestonCrafted.com with the tagline of “Crafting a colorful, coastal life in Charleston, South Carolina.” It was a blast to carry that vibe over to our wedding.

What inspired your wedding color palette?
Our wedding color palette was a mixture of our favorite colors, and it almost exactly matched the color scheme of our home. Navy blue and pops of pink were very prominent in our reception decor. Our bridal party wore grey and shades of sea glass, which just made the whole ceremony feel special and uniquely us.

What was special about where you got married?
We wanted to get married in a venue that gave our guests a very Charleston feel. 90 percent of our guests were coming in from out of town, so we wanted to give them a traditional Charleston experience. We chose the Cottage on the Creek on Shem Creek in Mt. Pleasant and we were married on a dock next to the water with a marsh and the Ravenel Bridge in the background. Our guests were able to get the great sights, sounds and smells of Charleston all night long and this was very important to us.

What do-it-yourself projects did you do?
We are avid DIY-ers, so it was only natural that our wedding was heavy on the do-it-yourself projects. We made quite a few decor items that made the wedding feel like it really came from us. We made several signs, such as an entry sign with arrows pointing in the directions of special cities in our lives, a sign with our wedding hashtag made entirely from string art, and a sign for the bar made out of bottle caps. We had cupcakes instead of a traditional wedding cake, and we built our cupcake stand from driftwood gathered at the beach and slices of wood from a tree in Sean’s dad’s backyard. We hand tied 100 monkey fist knots to serve as place card holders. We also designed all the stationary ourselves on Photoshop and printed them through Catprint, focusing on a navy blue color scheme with a rope knot motif.

Advice From The Bride:
Enjoy it. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in wedding planning and go a little crazy. Make sure that every decision that you make is for you and slow down and enjoy the process. It’s a once in a lifetime experience to plan and have a wedding – treat it as such!


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  • The DIY cake holder is unbelievable. What a fantastic idea. I can’t believe it is made from driftwood. Very talented couple.

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