11 Apr Emily & Wills | The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island
From the moment Emily and Wills got to her family lake house in Okoboji, Iowa, Wills was waiting for the right moment to pop the question. He walked around with the diamond ring in his pocket and was so nervous (and excited) he couldn’t sleep the first night. Little surprise that by 7:30 a.m. the next morning, the two were engaged. Skip ahead to their Big Day at the Ocean Course on Kiawah, and this pair hosted a stunning summer wedding with a ceremony overlooking the ocean. This twosome, who met in 2014 in law school in Kansas, say they wanted their nuptials to be a party, and the band—plus an open bar—complete with dancing under the stars made for some fabulous festivities. And while photographer Dana Cubbage cops to being worried about the August heat given the entire celebration was al fresco, she says the ocean breezes cooled everyone to perfection. As for the bride, Emily tells us it was important for her to get to know each vendor (including the florists at Charleston Flower Market, who truly brightened everything they touched) and so she felt “at home” for her Big Day. Why the need, you may ask? “I wanted to drop it like it’s hot in front of everyone and not feel embarrassed!” she laughs.
Wedding Photography: Dana Cubbage Weddings | Venue: Ocean Course at Kiawah | Planning + Coordination: Meagan Warren Events | Floral Design: Charleston Flower Market | Cake: DeClare Cakes | Wedding Dress: Alexandra Grecco from Lovely Bride | Hair + Makeup: Urban Nirvana| Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bride’s Jewelry: personal | Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN + Theodora James | Band: The Midnight City Band | Catering: Ocean Course at Kiawah | Lighting: Charleston Uplighting